Country Bumpkin to Top 6
CAITLYN Shadbolt has achieved one of her dreams – making the top 6 in X Factor. But why stop there. The stars seem to be aligning in a manner that would assure us all that there is a future in the Australian music industry for young people with a rural background, and especially young people who would like to take things forward.
Once again this week, Caitlyn was allocated a song that was outside her sphere of interest and while the judges like to say that they are selecting such material to challenge her, its is interesting that they have not selected a “country” song to challenge any of the other artists. It would not be unreasonable to provide such a challenge given the popularity of country based artists in the US right now.