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"Now that's some Serious talent"
« on: December 20, 2008, 06:05:34 am »


"WILLIAM Campbell has certainly got talent - and the 15-year-old Marist student is set to prove it to the nation.
After a passing comment from his grandmother prompted him to audition for the upcoming third series of the Channel Seven talent show Australia's Got Talent, the skilled diabolo juggler and Slipstream Circus performer decided to give it a shot.

Attending the Hobart auditions recently, the young performer wowed show producers with his routine, which involved juggling not one but three diabolos on a piece of string.

"Everything in the audition ran smoothly and there was a very positive response from everyone in the room," William said.

Receiving a call-back from a show producer the following week, William was informed he had been selected to travel to Melbourne in mid January to perform for show judges, including the infamous Red Symons.

"It's pretty exciting because I didn't expect to make it to the next level," he said.

Slipstream Circus trainer Andy Trudgian said William's skills were well beyond his years.

"His is an exceptionally talents kid, not just in the skills he possesses but also in his performance ability," Mr Trudgian said.

The series will air in mid 2009."

From my local newspaper The Advocate.
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 07:59:05 am »
SWEEEEEETTT! I'll be watching out on TV just in case  ;)

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 08:16:31 am »
OMG WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UR GONA BE ON TV!!!
Well done :)

(watch out for Red, he'll be like, "neee it was good neee but neee i could have done better"
and if he says he could have done better, heaven help him!
I WILL PERSONALLY TIE BLADES TO MY DIABOLOS AND VERTAX THE HELL OUT OF HIM!)

no but really congradulations, show them what diaboloing is all about!
From what i know there have been 2 diaboloists who performed as a team, and they made it to the 2nd round i think, im not sure.
Hopefully you'll claim the title, you already have my vote!

(P.S say hi to Ricki Lee for me :D)
(EDIT: it turns out its not Ricki Lee but actually Dani Minouge)

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 10:26:47 am »
Congrats, jugglers never usually do too well in these things so it's nice to see people get through to the next stage every once in a while. Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008, 01:15:55 pm »
hm in spain was a diabolist in the final, i think. but you william are much better than him. i hope that we all see you in the finals, good luck.

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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 01:41:27 pm »
Congrats Will! Now win or il be so dissapointed...
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Re: "Now that's some Serious talent"
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008, 01:42:58 pm »
Hey that's great stuff!

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 03:52:35 pm »
You got this Will!
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Re: "Now that's some Serious talent"
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2008, 04:42:37 pm »
WIN IT!!

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 09:24:40 pm »
You'll probably get on tv but you'll get bumped off pretty soon after and some crappy singer will win.

These shows have nothing to do with talent.

Well done on getting this far though!

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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2008, 09:49:46 pm »
yeah beni you are right, the show in germany sucked... there were some really talented people, but a mouth organ player (i hope thats right xD) won, he wasn't bad, but he wasn't really a talent.

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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2008, 09:52:17 pm »
Youre awesome will! Congrats  :o
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2008, 09:59:20 pm »
well you know it's all bogus when this guy doesn't win:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgNgODPIO0w

:)

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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2008, 11:27:54 pm »
WAT THE !
he lost me at the scorpian down the pants....
was that talent or just sheer stupidity?

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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2008, 12:37:56 am »
Well, he DID say it was stupidity, but...

OH MY GOD!  Sorry Will.  Can't miss out commenting on your AWESOMENESSSSS over some guy with a scorpion down his pants.  Making it on the newspaper AND getting past to the second round CERTAINLY is awesome down your pants.  This guy, however, has got something else...
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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2008, 02:12:13 am »
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You'll probably get on tv but you'll get bumped off pretty soon after and some crappy singer will win.

These shows have nothing to do with talent.

Well done on getting this far though!

True words ::). If you´re actually any good don´t expect too much. And don´t get dissapointed if someone crappy wins/goes further. Nothing about those shows are what it seems.

Win or not, I do hope you can get some good publicity from it though. Rooting for you to win it ofcourse :)

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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2008, 11:48:18 pm »
best of luck, it'll look good on the cv.

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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2008, 04:11:35 pm »
that guy is crazy, OMG
hell yeah!

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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2008, 06:59:45 pm »
Nothing about those shows are what it seems.

Sounds like a bribe is in order...  ;)
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2008, 07:26:26 pm »
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Sounds like a bribe is in order... 

Haha that´s not what I meant but surely it wouldn´t hurt :P. In our version everything was paid for by Sony BMG and so you had to by contract release a record/DVD with them if you won. Can you imagine Sony BMG releasing a technical juggling-DVD :-D? 6 of 8 acts in the final were music btw and a little singing girl won.

The company that did the filming for Sony were the agents of three of the finalists it was revealed after so those three got longer airtime and did not have to follow timeguidelines etc like the others. I can go on and on about the backstage-"cheating" but already wrote a long post about it someplace else and even that didn´t cover half of it.

So yeah, a bribe...probably won´t help. Make sure you don´t drop at all if possible, show personality (which you are good at Will, seen a vid from an act) and hope the public likes you.

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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2008, 08:30:57 pm »
Well done WIll! Win in!
The Brittan' got Talant one is okay. Since last year I think it was. Or this year (can't remebes) Dancer's won it. I'll probley go for the Brittan's got Talent sometime soon.
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2008, 08:36:22 pm »
I'll probley go for the Brittan's got Talent sometime soon.
don't.
destined to failure, it is already established that any diaboloer even the best in uk wouldn't win because it doesnt make good telly.

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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2008, 09:09:50 pm »
Yeah norbi entered and didn't do too well... and that's norbi. I mean, come on.

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Re: "Now that's some Serious talent"
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2008, 09:12:03 pm »
Yeah norbi entered and didn't do too well... and that's norbi. I mean, come on.


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Re: "Now that's some Serious talent"
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2008, 09:40:31 pm »
i go for walk now? it easy to find papers! look, i got this bag of filters!

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« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2008, 10:12:05 pm »
Clean slate?

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« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2008, 11:54:44 pm »

 ;)


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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2009, 02:58:06 am »
Bumpety humpety. But worth it.

Had the show last night. Went great, dropless. Standing ovation and three 'big' yes's from the judges.

Its the Semi-Finals for me.  :)
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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2009, 03:04:41 am »
AWESOME!  We'll be cheering you on harder and more than ever!  And when you're tired and feel like giving up, we'll raise you back up any way we can!  Keep giving it your all!
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2009, 07:34:22 am »
wooo!
whens it gona air on tv though?

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« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2009, 01:13:16 pm »
awesome :D

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« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2009, 01:48:48 pm »
good work and such. 5 pounds of respect

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« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2009, 03:03:43 pm »
nice job!!!!!!
are you going to upload it? i cant wait to see it...
good luck will!!!!

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« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2009, 03:19:50 pm »
Yes we ant to see it
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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2009, 04:16:51 pm »
Congratulations :)
Do you have enough material left to keep surprising the judges ?

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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2009, 05:12:49 pm »
yeah, that seems a problem. although i don't know your routine exactly, it did have a lot of aspects of diabolo in. whats your next one going to be like?

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« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2009, 08:06:09 pm »
Awesome-ness Will. I wonder where it's gonna end!
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« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2009, 08:33:52 pm »
If you win, I demand you use some of the money to come to a an european convention. Or even better, give me some of the money so I come to Australia  :-D

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« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2009, 09:18:56 pm »
If you win, I demand you use some of the money to come to a an european convention. Or even better, give me some of the money so I come to Australia  :-D

Or, you could use the money to get yourself a fast internet connection so you can stop complaining about uploading videos :)


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« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2009, 09:25:27 pm »
Or, buy some kits for your circus and diabolo like a real men  :P

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« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2009, 09:30:29 pm »
Or, buy some kits for your circus and diabolo like a real men  :P
Wouldn't you need a finesse for that?
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« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2009, 10:41:57 pm »
Congratulations :)
Do you have enough material left to keep surprising the judges ?
I only did 1d for 90 seconds. So yes :P
If I win I'll be at EJC, BJC and all the other JC's..
I'll get some circus kits too, all of them to go on 3 separate diabolos, grouped by colour :P
I'll get a new pc and internet faster than Mr. Gates.
I won't say what the next routine will be :P
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« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2009, 11:50:34 pm »
Oh jeez...$250 000 for winning the thing?  You'll be rolling in cash [1] if you can pull this off!  No wonder there's talk of asking you for money.  Anyways, keep practicing and make sure you get plenty of rest.  We'll all watch over you.

For those who're too lazy to look for more info:  http://au.tv.yahoo.com/b/talent/

[1] What can you do?  I'm a middle-class.  And such is the result of broken Taibolos and still no Sundia Carbons and the latest G Finesse.  And Henry's.  The Henry's are the most important!!!
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« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2009, 06:52:16 am »
!!!$250,000!!!
WAT THE HELL!!
that can buy you like 5000 suns or flys :) :) :)
if i knew that kinda money was in i would have auditioned lol

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« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2009, 09:39:06 am »
5000 suns/flys would be nice. I could beat Nev in the spelling out words department.
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« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2009, 12:56:49 pm »
5000 suns/flys would be nice. I could beat Nev in the spelling out words department.
Or you could break his little monopoly >_< :D
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« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2009, 04:12:00 pm »
5000 suns/flys would be nice. I could beat Nev in the spelling out words department.
hehe - you sure could
big congrats and best of luck in the future stages.

Or you could break his little monopoly >_< :D
what makes you think I have some sort of monopoly? - anyone else can buy and sell Sundia / Taibolo and they already do - I was just the first to take the risk and do it outside of Asia.  I'm pretty sure if Will was to buy any, he would buy them from one of the Australian shops that sell them.
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« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2009, 04:21:01 pm »
Even if you don't win you can still make £20! ;)
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« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2009, 05:33:59 pm »
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what makes you think I have some sort of monopoly? - anyone else can buy and sell Sundia / Taibolo and they already do - I was just the first to take the risk and do it outside of Asia.  I'm pretty sure if Will was to buy any, he would buy them from one of the Australian shops that sell them.
My excuses, i never believed you had monopoly. I just hypered in having the knowledge of this
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- I was just the first to take the risk and do it outside of Asia
Don' get offended Nev, please. :)
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« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2009, 07:35:27 pm »
lol - I am in not offended in any way
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« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2009, 09:04:57 pm »
Even if you don't win you can still make £20! ;)
Its going to happen. The photo will be there.
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« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2009, 10:32:41 pm »
Of course first things first: a sizeable donation to the forum. :)

Heck, you could start a fund to buy us vbulletin and a dedicated video server. Wouldn't that be sweet. Now go win us a dedicated server.

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« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2009, 11:00:03 pm »
Of course first things first: a sizeable donation to the forum. :)

Heck, you could start a fund to buy us vbulletin and a dedicated video server. Wouldn't that be sweet. Now go win us a dedicated server.
hahaha at this rate theres not going to be much of the 250,000 left for will to spend on himself lol, id like a car while we're at it

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« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2009, 11:27:59 pm »
!!!$250,000!!!
WAT THE HELL!!
5000 suns/flys would be nice
start a fund to buy us vbulletin and a dedicated video server
id like a car while we're at it
So, no pressure at all...
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« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2009, 11:34:10 pm »
Nah, not at all. But Sean - IF I do win the money - Expect something coming your way. :)
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« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2009, 12:11:33 am »
can i have tree fiddy?

like the southpark with the loch ness monster?

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« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2009, 12:33:36 am »
Daym Loch Ness monsta you aint gon' get ma' tree fiddy!
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« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2009, 12:40:17 am »
how about a dollar?

or maybe if i make you some cookies?

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« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2009, 12:44:02 am »
I'll falcon punch you and that's about it.
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« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2009, 07:55:15 am »
I'm pretty sure if Will was to buy any, he would buy them from one of the Australian shops that sell them.

*offtopic* Unfortunately I don't think there are any Australian shops that sell Taibolos...

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« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2009, 08:46:31 am »
On topic: You´re through...Yay :)! Where can we see the performance when it airs?

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« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2009, 11:48:44 pm »
*offtopic* Unfortunately I don't think there are any Australian shops that sell Taibolos...
keep ur eye out for circus stuff, there on their way :D

with wat diabolo88 said, i think it would be good it someone recorded it and uploaded it, so people outside australia can see it too

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« Reply #62 on: January 20, 2009, 11:37:18 am »
*offtopic* Unfortunately I don't think there are any Australian shops that sell Taibolos...

Unfortunately true, but Socrates in Woden, Canberra, has those new Yo-Hos with in-built LEDs. Niiiiiice. Doesn't 'Miesta' have a diabolo store in Australia?

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« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2009, 11:53:05 pm »
Daym Loch Ness monsta you aint gon' get ma' tree fiddy!
And then there was this girl scout tryin ta sell me cookies and i was like "how much are dem cookies" and she was like that'll be about tree fiddy, and thats when i noticed that this girl scout was da loch ness monsta!

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« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2009, 10:22:37 am »
For those that dont no, today was the semi final air date in australia, i saw it and recorded it.
some pretty good acts but will got my vote, pretty good. 3d was nice and fluid and had a great ending.
So yea hope he makes it into the finals, and i also hope he uploads the vid

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« Reply #65 on: April 05, 2009, 04:57:44 am »
AWESOME!!!  Now we can all cheer for Will even harder.  I'm betting that Will's pretty nervous, but if he's had experience, then his nerves of steel will cut through his competition like butter!
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