Weekly Poll: Who’s the ultimate pop princess?

Composite photo of the nominees

Ask and it shall be done! Who is the ultimate pop princess?

In alphabetical order of first name, we have 9 nominees. As usual, if you disagree with the shortlist you can take it up in the comments.

  1. Amy Winehouse: “For the kids who don’t like ‘mainstream’ pop,” says the Snarky Platypus. “Never mind the fact Amy is probably more mainstream than Dannii Minogue.” I trust his judgement in these things.
  2. Anthony Callea: OK, OK, he’s fading fast. But it gives me a chance to make a pathetically gratuitous gay reference and waste 15 minutes looking at his photos. It was either him or Elton John, and there’s only so much my stomach can take.
  3. Björk: Yes, her music’s bizarre, but she knows how to deal with intrusive journalists.
  4. Britney Spears: Where to begin? She’s got it all! And it’d be polite to say something nice about her at the moment, she’s had a rough week.
  5. Dannii Minogue (not pictured): Since she did so well in our poll for Governor-General, she must be included. I didn’t bother with her photo, though. Just look at Kylie, squint and grimace.
  6. Kylie Minogue: Neighbours and Stock Aitken Waterman to… superstardom. Not even cancer can stop her! She even inspired our new national anthem.
  7. Madonna: I suppose there’s some life still left in the old hag.
  8. Melissa Tkautz: “She is kinda obscure to non-Australians / trash pop culture junkies / E-Street watchers,” warns the Snarky Platypus. “She’s kinda obscure to non-Australians,” warns the Snarky Platypus. “Actually, obscure to most people, except for trash pop culture junkies & E-Street watchers” However this gives us a chance to introduce Melissa to a wider audience. Read my lips! [Beware, there is rap. Sort of.]
  9. Olivia Newton-John: Another oldie, but she’s the closing act for Mardi Gras this year so presumably someone thinks she’s worth it.
  10. Someone else? Discuss!

As usual, go to the website to vote — scroll down to find the poll on the left-hand side.

Previous results: Most people reckon Australian of the Year is worth keeping, but only if they choose more relevant people. We shall return to this subject in December…

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28 Replies to “Weekly Poll: Who’s the ultimate pop princess?”

  1. @blackcatbondi: I think it’s funny how you make this all so personal. You sign your post “peace” and “love”, and yet spend the bulk of it ordering other people around with “get over yourself” and “go write about…”. Such hypocrisy! [laughs]

    It’s pop music, FFS, one of the most disposable products on the planet. It’s not as if we’re talking about doctors or teachers or farmers or soldiers or anyone else useful here. It’s mindless entertainment.

    There’s nothing wrong with mindless entertainment. We all need down-time. But to put pop musicians on pedestals is just… stupid. I’m continually amused by the angry, emotional responses to any criticism of a pop star — as if we’d depicted Mohammed as a pig in drag.

    Melissa is hardly “a huge talent” either or she’d have had plenty of work before now.

    Think about who will support you the wayh yhou [sic] do to them

    What? You’re not seriously suggesting that in my dotage I rely on having the “support” of mindless fans seeking someone to adore? No thanks, I’ll go with a superannuation strategy of some kind.

    As Snarky Platypus hints, it’s pretty obvious there’s astroturf for Melissa. Votes were posted from a Surry Hills creative agency that works for several artist management firms just a few days before news reports that Melissa was in that SBS program. Are you part of that?

    I’d much prefer honest conversation over a fake persona. Let’s talk about Melissa’s strengths and weaknesses. Let’s talk about the show. Let’s not pretend to be teenagers in MySpace.

    [Update: Gosh, the email address blackcatbondi@hotmail.com doesn’t exist. What a surprise. And neither does the URL you link to. Is there any truth in what you’ve written?]

  2. @Britney Spears Groupie: Nice work whoring your website there, your link can stay. 😉

    No matter that [what?] the media slings at her, she always comes back on top!

    Yeah, scum always rises to the top of the pond, eh?

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