Kylie Minogue returns to Australia, welcome back
Suddenly, even in the midst of a personal Botox crisis and the pressure of being the only person alive who doesn’t see the smart allegories in Squid game – the world is feeling a little fair again.
Kylie Minogue has confirmed to the BBC that she is saying ta-ta guv’na in London and coming back to Melbourne after 30 years! Yes. “I spent a lot of time with my family this year in Australia and felt really good,” she said.
Glitter Cannons, start exploding along the east coast now.
In cultural terms, Kylie is our Elgin Marbles. She settled down and seemed comfortable in the UK for a long time, but has always really been a part of here. Forget the Jamiroquai and Christmas shows at the Royal Albert Hall. The woman was born to be ready at any time to set up a trestle at Camberwell Market, head to Gate 2 of the ‘G, or head to the Chadstone food court.
Even when she adopted that odd hybrid accent, she still, always, remained a total supporter of Australia, including the casual tourist ads. Even during the pandemic, when other stars who no longer live here (you, Rebel Wilson) considered it their duty to criticize our foreclosure policies on the world stage while flaunting tasteless Mediterranean yacht vacations .
Now, with our international reputation undermined by underwater hubbub, spinelessness of climate change and border restrictions, the decision of a star with the money to live absolutely anywhere to run to us speaks volumes.
It is public relations that our country cannot buy. It’s saying loud and clear that our troubled, frustrating and amazing island is still the best place on the planet to live and, hey people, I’ll be there with you for the grand reopening.
Most intriguing will be what Kylie does with her life when she unboxes the hot pants in Melbourne. At 53 and richer, is she slowly ending her career or considering continuing to record and tour from a base in the antipodes?