Delta Goodrem is an Australian pop culture sensation. She started as a child star on an Australian soap opera, and then eventually began a professional singing career at the ripe old age of 15. I first her voice in her in the smash hit In This Life, a powerfully energetic and inspiring song. See below for the video.
But this week, the Australian pop culture website published a curious statement that ties a Goodrem reference to the late great Eva Cassidy. On May 19, 2013, Pedestrian.TV reported:
Your best gal pal Delta Goodrem killed two of Eva Cassidy‘s songbirds with one precious stone [a diamonte] last night by making an appearance at Goodgod Small Club to support the sold-out show of burgeoning New Zealand vocalist Lorde [Ella Yellich-O’Connor, 16]. In doing so, Delta spun her chair in the direction of both certified talent and bolstered ‘indie credibility’ (if that’s even a thing) which sadly took a syncopated beating this time last year.
Say what? Killed two of Eva Cassidy‘s songbirds with one precious stone? Obviously this is a play on the expression “kill two birds with one stone”, which is a positive reference to someone who is very efficient, and accomplishes twice the results for their effort.
But what’s with the Eva Cassidy reference here? Has Eva become such a household name in Australia that they’re just being cute and trying to make a quantum leap to connect her with the typical “two birds” expression?
Whatever it is, I guess Pedestrian.TV assumes their Australian audience will understand this. But here in the USA, typing this from Eva Cassidy’s home town of Bowie, MD, I gotta say that I don’t get it.
Can anyone explain the Eva Cassidy reference? If so, please add a comment! (Look below the video – i you don’t see the “add comment” form there, click here.)