Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Casey Donovan Is Big, Beautiful & Sexy!

I've always felt a bit sorry for Casey Donovan. The 2004 Australian Idol winner never got a fair shot. Sony clearly had no idea what to do with a curvy, chain smoking teenager and basically pulled the plug on her career after releasing a shoddy cash-in album. It's a shame because "For You" had at least one great song ("What's Going On?") - which is more than Damien Leith, Natalie Gauci and Wes Carr can say! As far as Idol alumni go, I think she ranks up there with Lisa Mitchell as the most unique and hardest to market. At least Lisa could fall back on the indie crowd, while poor Casey spent the past few years touring RSL clubs and promoting weight loss products. Well, the plucky diva has decided to take things into her own hands by independently recording a steamy comeback anthem called "Big, Beautiful & Sexy". As as you can see from the performance below - Casey is taking the song's title literally! The delicious songstress will set temperatures soaring with her saucy outfit (a figure hugging corset and tutu) and attitude filled lyrics. I honestly think this is a great song and I'd forgotten that Emma wasn't the only member of the Donovan clan with a fucking amazing voice. Bring on the finished version! To promote this smash in the making, Casey is taking her "Big, Beautiful & Sexy" tour on the road. For more information check out her Facebook. See you there! Thanks to Jacques for the heads up.

10 comments:

Jafet M. Denegri said...

I like her voice, she sounds like Adele.

Anonymous said...

LOL!

Jenny said...

Damn this is a HOT mess!

Mike said...

LEAVE CASEY ALONE!

Anonymous said...

I fully agree with the sentiments expressed in your blog.

If I could make a few corrections, Casey never promoted weight loss products - the closest she did to anything weight loss releated was to train with Guy Leech.

Casey has been re-evaluating her career since she and Sony parted ways. She released an EP (Eye 2 Eye)in 2008 and, after signing with Williamson Management, was a member of 'Women of Soul' which featured songs by Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin etc. while still doing regular solo gigs. Her biggest 'break' post-idol has been with the musical 'The Sapphires' which has just finished touring the country and travels to South Korea at the end of this month for a short season. Casey received rave reviews for both singing and acting and a successful career in musical theatre has been predicted. However, Casey is also continuing her career as a singer and recording artist and it's great to see the momentum gathering.

The Big Beautiful and Sexy tour will also feature the music of big, beautiful and sexy divas such as Athetha Franklin, Mama Cass, Ella Fitzgerald etc as well as her own songs.

The clip you have was taken by a Casey fan at one of Casey's gigs. A teaser for the recorded version can also be found on youtube.

Mike said...

Thanks for the info! Send me an email at trash_lurver@yahoo.com.au when the single is ready. Can't wait to hear/see the final version. I love this song!

Anonymous said...

The full version is now on youtube. Casey's management just put it up today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICPsKDL2xrk

It goes to radio next week and will be available digitally from 7th August.

A good way to keep up with Casey news is via her Facebook page or her Big, Beautiful and Sexy Facebook page.

Anonymous said...

I love Casey Donovan, Thanks so much for writing this article.

Anonymous said...

Casey has won 'Best Supporting Actress' at the Deagu International Musical Festival for her role in 'The Sapphires'.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this song.... she has an amazing voice! People need to request this song to get it out there.