And while it's true Hudson's performance in Dreamgirls has its detractors, it did win the Oscar and you don't win them by being universally disliked. So I wonder what will become of Mauboy. Her album is already charting higher than Kanye West's on the iTunes charts, and - heaven forbid - maybe her popularity could get a young audience to see an Aussie film for once. And a musical co-starring Deborah Mailman, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins and even Geoffrey Rush at that!
In the end, however, Mauboy does what she does and says what she says* so we'll see if all works out in the end.
*Don't bother trying to understand this unless you are Australian and have a penchant for watching Australian Idol contestants making fools of themselves in sponsor commercials. Bless.