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If you're a fan of the Australian Idol series, be sure to take a look at the new releases coming out this week.

If you're a fan of the Australian Idol series, be sure to take a look at the new releases coming out this week.

Australian Idol - Uncut 2004 (BMG, 187 mins, PG)
Fifty thousand wannabes and only one spot for an Australian Idol. It's a show destined for tears, begging, pleading, which of course provides the rest of us with all-round quality entertainment.

The search for talent this year extended to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, Canberra, Tamworth, Darwin and Hobart. From each city we saw hopefuls shine, and also some disastrous and cringe worthy auditions. Australian Idol - Uncut 2004 brings together the hilarious early auditions that we've come to love. Featuring footage not shown before on television, Uncut is a DVD for the hardcore fans out there, which brings us to another release this week...

Australian Idol - Karaoke: The Hits - Vol. 2 (Sony, 48 mins, E)
Grab the microphone and start practicing for next year's auditions. Unfortunately, there is only one solo performance by an authentic Australian Idol on this DVD with Guy Sebastian's Angels Brought Me Here. You'll also find the final 12 idols from last year singing Rise Up and American Idol Kelly Clarkson's Miss Independent. A full track list can be found below.

  1. Angels Brought Me Here - Guy Sebastian
  2. Rise Up - Australian Idol Final 12
  3. When Doves Cry - Prince
  4. Angels - Robbie Williams
  5. Beautiful Day - U2
  6. What About Me - Moving Pictures
  7. Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
  8. Crazy In Love - Beyonce
  9. Working Class Man - Jimmy Barnes
  10. Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson
  11. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
  12. Superstar - Jamelia