Anthony Callea checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@anthonycallea) on Monday (May 4), where the ‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up talked about finishing up his role in ‘Wicked’ in January, and the status on the follow-up to his 2006 album ‘A New Chapter’. The 26-year-old writes:
I know many are you are eagerly waiting on my 3rd album, so am I! I’m currently working on new tracks and working with some awesome writers and producers, it’s very exciting. I’m actually in Syd all next week working with an amazing producer/writer that I’ve never worked with before, I’m a big fan of what he has done in the past with other artists.
Music industry commentators expected Anthony Callea’s announcement that he’s gay, and the resulting publicity, to help his record sales. “I don’t think it matters in this day and age,” music guru Molly Meldrum tells The Herald Sun. “It’s whatever you feel comfortable doing. There are other artists who haven’t felt comfortable and prefer to stay in (the closet). It’s each to their own. He should be judged on his talent as you would with any recording artist.” Read more.
‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up Anthony Callea posted the following message to fans on his official web site following his revelation that he is gay:
Following speculation and reports in the media, I would like to make the
following statement about my private life:
Yes, I am gay. But I want it clear that I am proud, happy, comfortable
and confident in who I am. And I have no issue with my sexuality.
Things now feel right for me to share this part of my life. I am content.
I have been in a long-term relationship with my partner, Paul, who has
been by my side for the past two and a half years. Together we have the
love and support of our family, friends and peers.
I know some people may feel deceived or betrayed. I hope you can find
it within to understand that ‘coming out’ can be a very troubling, confusing,
and emotional time.
‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up Anthony Callea has revealed he is gay. “Yes, I am gay,” Callea told the Herald Sun. “I have no issue with my sexuality now, but it’s taken time to become confident with who I am and happy with who I am. I’m looking forward to living a life with no barriers and not having to worry about saying the right thing.”
‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up Anthony Callea was on with Kyle and Jackie O. of 2Day FM in Sydney on Monday (January 15). Anthony talked about his New Year’s Eve fun, what he did for Christmas, and his new single ‘Addicted To You’. 2dayfm.com.au has since removed the audio.
Em, Wippa & Ollie of 92.9 FM in Perth talked with Anthony Callea on Wednesday (November 29). The ‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up talked about his strained voice, “touring” with Pavarotti, his Callea University web site, the new single ‘Live For Love’, and more. 929.com.au has since removed the audio.
‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up Anthony Callea was in the studio with Kyle and Jackie O. of 2Day FM in Sydney on Thursday (November 9). He talked about his return to the show, his thoughts on this season’s contestants, what he’s done with his cash, buying a home at an auction, and the new single ‘Live For Love’. 2dayfm.com.au has since removed the audio.
Kyle & Jackie O. of 2Day FM in Sydney, Australia caught up with ‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up Anthony Callea on Tuesday (October 24). He talked about getting locked into the Qantas club at Sydney Airport, his thoughts on the new season of ‘Idol’, and his new and more personal sophomore album out November 25th. Callea then performed ‘Live For Love’. The interview and performance has since been removed from 2dayfm.com.au.
‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up Anthony Callea attended the 2006 Variety Heart Awards at the Sofitel Wentworth on Monday (March 6) in Sydney, Australia. The Variety Children’s Charity helps improve the quality of life for special needs children throughout Australia by providing services and equipment including wheelchairs, musical equipments and sporting programs. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up Anthony Callea dropped by the Kyle and Jackie O. show the other morning to promote his new single ” and his tour. Callea cited Christina Aguilera amongst his favorite shows, though Jackie and Anthony apparently were not impressed with Destiny’s Child and their recent tour of Australia. He also talked about touring with Tina Cousins, the bombings in London, a petition to get him to pose topless in Dolly magazine, and more. The interview at Auspipe.com has since been removed.