1. Anika Moa:
She helped teach prisoners to write songs in Maori TV's Songs from the Inside so she's more than qualified to mentor some reality show contestants locked in a house in Epsom.
2. Dave Dobbyn:
He's our musical Godfather, and one of the most genial musicians we know. His Yoda-like presence would be a great help in calming the waters on the troubled show.
Natalia kind of stole her haircut, so it's only fair she gets to take her place.
4. Gin Wigmore:
She certainly knows how to deal with the trolls. If we can't get her, then maybe Ginny Blackmore: similar name, she's apparently available, and she's already duet mates with Stan Walker so we know they'll get along.
Also knows how to deal with the trolls. And would undoubtedly offer some choice advice about how to cover her songs. Possibly, doesn't the money though.
6. Laughton Kora:
He did a brilliant job of acting like a troublesome frontman in local comedy series Coverband, so he'd fit right in.
7. Boh Runga:
True she said rude things about these shows a few years ago. But it would be worth it, just to see Boh Runga mentor Beau Monga.
8. Ryan and Betty-Anne Monga from Ardijah:
Because they've already done a good job with Beau Monga (their son, who is a contestant). And because this competition so needs another married couple.
9. Jason Kerrison:
He's experienced from his
New Zealand's Got Talent
days and would be a very sensible choice. Very sensible.
10. Russell Crowe:
Sings a bit. Friendly.
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