Justin Bieber fans turn the volume down and the adoration up at rooftop …

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Justin Bieber Wants ‘Respect’ When You Take A Selfie With Him, Okay?.

It’s understandable that whenever Justin Bieber lands in a different country, fans of said country will go suitably crazy that he’s actually breathing the same air as them. But after arriving in Melbourne at the weekend and encountering some slightly over-excited Beliebers, Justin decided to speak out and ask for ‘respect’ when he’s being shouted at for selfies 24/7. Halfway into his first song on Fox FM’s World Famous Rooftop – the venue’s official name – Bieber leaned down to the wailing hordes on the street below and shushed them with a finger to his lips. The 21-year-old “What Do You Mean?” singer took to Snapchat to address his fans’ apparent ways of asking to take photos together, reported Aceshowbiz.

Then he addressed the 300 mostly young, mostly female competition winners crammed onto the roof of the radio station. “There’s not a lot of production on this track,” he said, nodding to his only musical accompaniment: guitarist Danny Kanter. “So if we could just try to respect the fact that I came all this way to sing for you guys … Taking to Snapchat, Biebs had a bit of a rant (a very friendly one though, is there a word for that?), to say how he felt, explaining: “The way you ask or approach me when you want a photo with me is going determine if I take a photo or not. “If I’m walking somewhere or arriving somewhere and you guys are asking me to take a photo, if I don’t respond, if I continue to keep walking, the likelihood is that I probably don’t want to take a photo at that moment. Honestly I’d rather stand there and talk to you for five minutes and not take any photos… just have that moment without the chaos.” “It’s like why did you travel to see me in the first place, was it really to see me or was it to get that moment of you seeing me so you could tell people about it?” Bieber added he is just another human being who also communicates the same way as his fans do. “Just remember I’m not unattainable, unreachable, I’m just like you and I communicate just like you, so next time remember.” I quizzed several winners about the lengths they’d go to for the 21-year-old Canadian pop superstar. “Literally anything,” said one. “I’d have his babies,” said another.

Her friend – under pressure to up the stakes – pledged: “I would die for him.” MC Tim Lee, a Hit Network presenter, interviewed two girls closest to the stage. But after a couple of years of bad-boy antics – including abandoning a pet monkey at German customs, inexplicably wearing a gas mask in public, and being filmed urinating in a mop bucket while yelling “F— Bill Clinton” – he seems to be getting serious about his music again.

His pared-back set (‘Hold Tight’, ‘All That Matters’, ‘What Do You Mean?’, ‘Boyfriend’, ‘As Long As You Love Me’), showed his voice has matured, and he did impressive things with it on stage. At times, he seemed to keen to shun the things that characterised his teenage mega-fame: the screaming, the crowd surges, the over-produced performances. By the time he finished with the song that started it all, ‘Baby’, he was working the stage, and his fans were jumping and singing the chorus for him. Of course, the moment their idol appeared, a forest of iPhones sprang up, dutifully cataloging his every move. “I’ve been to his concert before,” said one fan, gasping to catch her breath after the final song. She is so giddy, she cannot properly explain if she’s from Sydney or Perth. (I gather she was born in one city and moved to the other.) “But I’ve never been this close to Justin, physically.

Amazing.” Chris Isaak has spoken about his struggle with fellow judges James Blunt, Dannii Minogue and Guy Sebastian over their reluctance to include classic rock and roll musicians in the Seven show. The 59-year-old Wicked Game singer and X Factor newcomer opened up to Fairfax after trading blows with Sebastian over an auditioning blues singer early in the season. Songwriter Roshani Priddis performed an original song called Paid In Ink, and despite being praised by Isaak, was told by Sebastian her music needed to be made more commercial. “I was just freaking out because I was thinking if he says something negative and I don’t answer, the rest of the judges may agree and just send her home.

Isaak managed to convince the other judges to include Roshani after pleading with them, but she was eliminated after failing to make the top 12 last Thursday night. Despite disagreeing with his contemporaries during the audition process, Isaak said it was a good thing the judges all brought different backgrounds to the panel. “There’s a whole bunch of music that I don’t know and there’s a whole bunch of music that they don’t know, but it all comes together and we’ve got a huge range.” Isaak, who is performing at the AFL Grand Final next month, also went on to praise Sebastian for having worked with roots legends “with real cred” like Steve Cropper. Now in its seventh season, The X Factor continues to be a ratings powerhouse for the Seven Network, premiering to 1.5 million viewers earlier this month. Many Australians dream of making it big in the United States – whether in Hollywood, Silicon Valley or Wall Street – but comic book artist Nicola Scott has done just that, without leaving her Potts Point studio. After years drawing for iconic DC titles such as Wonder Woman, Teen Titans and Superman, Scott is branching out on her own, collaborating with writer Greg Rucka on Black Magick, a new “witch-noir” police procedural. “Being a girl, and especially an Australian one, helped me stand out – people remembered me and could see that I was improving every year and had a certain ambition and bullishness,” she says.

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