Idol winner Natalie Gauci bombs out
By Paul Cashmere
December 17, 2007 12:43pm
AUSTRALIAN Idol fans have given the thumbs down to Natalie Gauci's album, with lacklustre sales seeing it fail to debut in the top 10 on the national charts.
Despite heavy promotion on one of the year’s most-watched programs, the souvenir CD The Winner's Journey only managed to make it to number 12 on the ARIA chart, with sales of of 11,489 units in its first week of release.
By comparison, last year’s winner Damien Leith sold 89,257 copies of his debut CD in its first full week on sale, according to music news website Undercover.com.au.
The winner's single this year, Here I Am, has sold only 19,362 copies in the three weeks it has been on sale.