#35 Casey Donovan - What's Going On 4/5 Score: 7.628 My Score: 6.5 Highest: 11 x 1 (@livefrommelbs) 10 x 3 (@Phonetics Girl, @Slice of Life, @Robsolete) Lowest: 4 x 2 (@Blond, @Verandi) Casey Donovan is an Australian singer best known for winning the second season of Australian Idol in 2004. Something she has in common with our last eliminated artist, Melissa O'Neill, is that she was the youngest contestant to win the show at just 16. What's Going On was the second single from Casey's first and only studio album For You. It was released in 2005 and charted at #18 in Australia. Also fun fact, as @livefrommelbs pointed out earlier in the thread, the song was originally written by Australian duo The Veronicas. @Sprockrooster (7) - Cute next to gorgeous. @unnameable (8) - Very pleasant rock ballad. @Memoria (8.5) - Probably my favourite discovery of the rate. @berserkboi (9) - Strong! @DJHazey (9) - I don’t even think I could add it on Spotify back during the Aussie TV Girls Rate, so this is a nice little surprise. Boy was she down wrong in that rate; let’s fix it! @livefrommelbs (11) - Many a song in here that could have had my 11, but I've got to give it to my girl Casey. Partially because the ghouls can't be trusted to underscore this, but mostly because it's one of my all-time fave 00s tracks, and defs in my top 10 pop-rock anthems from the era. Casey just has such fragility and emotion in her voice during the verses, which transposes to proper vitriol for the chorus. Wigs flew! Not only that, any pop-rock that incorporates a piano melody deserves top marks too. It's got The Veronicas' songcraft all over it, elevated by one of Australia's most underrated pop voices.