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    Posted: 06 Nov 2012 at 05:13
This Youtube video was only put up recently. It is the 'flashmob' performance in Alice Springs (there are only 6 performers left in Alice Springs). The train is the Ghan. It travels between Adelaide and Darwin, stopping at Alice Springs. "Originally the Afghan Express, the name The Ghan was inspired by the pioneering Afghan cameleers who blazed a permanent trail into the Red Centre of Australia over 150 years ago."   
Source - Great Southern Railways

Performance to "Locomotion"

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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Oct 2012 at 02:56
Last night was the last episode with the final 3 performing in the outfits with the big shoes and big head dresses from the movie / live show. One was eliminated and the final 2 had 24 hours to develop a piece that lasted 4 minutes. The piece they performed had to show their journey and use acting, singing and dancing. There were a lot of tears as 3 became 2 and the final 2 being stressed and exhausted (they worked virtually non-stop through the 24 hours).

The winner was announced and he won A$250,000, a month's accommodation in New York and representation in the USA.

Here is a photo of all the contestants at the start of the journey, posing inside Priscilla. The front had regular coach seats and the back converted for wardrobe and makeup.



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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 2012 at 15:26
This is a Youtube video of the boys in Broken Hill getting a drag tutorial from gender illusionist Courtney Act (AKA Shane Jenek). Once the boys had developed their drag persona, they were told they would go into town to a pub dressed in drag, just like in the movie PQOFTD.

This video is from earlier in the series, so its out of order as there are more of the boys involved in this segment.

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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 2012 at 16:13
Australiana costumed performance in Las Vegas

The solo perfomances of the bottom 2 at the club where the Chippendales perform.


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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 2012 at 15:51
The 4 remaining boys did their Australiana costumed performance outdoors in Las Vegas to 'Viva Las Vegas'. Of course the Americans did not know what flora and fauna the costumes represented. Rohan, whose costume has always been the native bottle brush had been asked if he was a bee or a strawberry.
All four contestants performed with the Chippendales in an ensemble performance. They were not told they would be performing with the Chippendales until an hour before they arrived at the venue. Their initiation prior to the rehearsals was to tear a singlet they were given to wear. The bottom 2 had to perform solo acts snd they did strip as part of the act.
My favourite of the remaining 4, Rohan will not be going onto Broadway. He disclosed that he went into the mining industry because he had lost confidence as a performer, even though he had been in the industry for over 20 years. Being in the series of 'I will Survive', showed he was braver than he thought having to perform outside of his comfort zone.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2012 at 12:06
The 5 remaining contestants were in Los Angeles for this week's episode. In Venice Beach they learned how to do street dancing. As part of the competition they had to do a solo singing performance each and the bottom 2 had to do a sing off in a recording studio. Its getting more emotional as it gets down to the final 4. The one that went home had been in a lesd role in Jersey boys in Australia for 3 years.
Next week they are in Las Vegas and have to perform with the Chippendales. That should be interesting.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 03:01
They hit Alice Springs in last night's episode, with Priscilla racing against the Ghan, a train that travels from Adelaide to Darwin.
One of my favourites was eliminated last night. The remaining 5 have packed their bags and the Priscilla part of the journey is over. They're heading off to Los Angeles for the next part of the competition. I think that means there will be no more performances in drag.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 2012 at 16:41
Episode 2 performance - the guys did a cheerlesader routine to Girls Just Want to Have Fun. It lead to the first elimination.

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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 2012 at 07:46
This is the first performance from episode 1 - Go West. Its the first drag performance where the performers had to do their own makeup and work out their costumes from the ones supplied. The performance is great, their makeup without professional help was not. They performed in front of their families and friends before they set off in Priscilla.
In subsequent performances they wore body suits to hide the hairy armpits and any tattoos and had professional makeup artists help them.

First perfomance - Go West

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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2012 at 04:42
The group performed in a settlement called Hermmanburg. It has a large Aboriginal community. At the school they encourage and speak the local Aboriginal language.

The seven remaining performers had to sing a love song duet with a female singer. The singers were from a special program to encourage indigeneous talent called the Desert Divas program. the guest judge this week was Kelly Rowlands.
The bottom 3 were selected, and as always, the bottom 3 sing and perform the main lyrics of the chosen song with those safe as the chorus.

They sang to Cymdi Lauper's True Colours, done in a beatifully haunting way. The costumes reflected and payed homage to the desert outback colours.





There are 6 left, all with a lot of professional live theatre performance excperience, so it will be harder from now on to determine who will be in the bottom 3 and elimination.

There next stop is Alice Springs

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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2012 at 05:52
Don't Leave Me This Way

From the video you can see there are only 8 contestants left in that performance, with one left behind in Coober Pedy. Someone else will go tonight. The performance was filmed at the Greek Club in Coober Pedy. The couple they perform to are celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary.


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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 2012 at 11:39
In tonight's episode, Stefan, the director of PQOTD, told the remaining contestants that
1. The Oscar winning costumes were made on a shoe string budget of $5000
2. The role of the character played by Guy Pearce originally went to Jason Donovan, but at the last minute he turned it down.

Tonight, the costumes were 3 tier wedding cakes as they were performing at a 54th wedding anniversary celebration in a town called Coober Pedy.

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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2012 at 04:43
Their performance

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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2012 at 04:36
The performers were given their wigs, so they knew what their characters were to look like. The costumes looked great with the wigs and full makeup.


the fish tail wig is a work of art.
The blue 2 piece started out as a blue leotard from an op shop. The pirates shorts started out as a pair of purple trousers, cut down to shorts.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 02:29
This week the boys were in a town called Port Augusta in South Australia.

To let the town know they had arrived, they did a routine to 'Its Raining Men"

"Its Raining Men" in Port Augusta


In last night's episode, Toni Collette ("Muriel's Wedding', "The Unites States of Tara") was the guest judge.
To determine the bottom 3, the boys were set a challenge to develop a character and do a monologue, then segway, in character into a song.
That was an interesting exercise. There was a mixture of dramatic, light hearted and comedic pieces.

In tonight's episode, they did a nautical costume themed piece to "Venus". The twist was that the boys were given a challenge to make their own costumes (the designer fibbed and said the costumes didn't arrive). They went to op shops and shops similar to Poundland to buy clothing that could be converted to costumes and decorations. Who knew that a net bath sponge could be unravelled and used to represent seaweed. Luckily for the boys, the designer had lined up some local ladies who all brought in their sewing machines and did the actual sewing. The boys helped where they could, sticking on decorations etc. The costumes looked good for an impromptu sewing session.



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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2012 at 16:02
Week 3 Broken Hill performances

Tribute to Tina Turner.
Mad Max was filmed in Broken Hill and Tina Turner was in one of the Mad Max films, so they did a video clip as a tribute.


I Love the Night Life



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