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13 Moments From The Arias All Aussies Will Definitely Remember

2010: The year everyone was shitfaced.

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1. Axle Whitehead's infamous flash.

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The crowd at the 2006 Aria Awards got a little more than what they bargained for, when former Australian Idol contestant Axle Whitehead presented an award... with his fly unzipped and privates exposed. Whitehead also allegedly simulated masturbation on the Aria trophy. Needless to say, the incident was not aired on TV.

2. Liam Payne's soul escaping his body.

Poor Liam. He probably has no idea which country he is in, let alone what the Arias even are. Look at that dead look in his eyes after his forced smile. The dude was clearly struggling.

4. Delta Goodrem owning the whole year of 2003.

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Delta slayed the musical game in 2003, scooping up a record seven Aria awards. The singer was battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the time and announced she was in remission in December 2003.


5. Darren Hayes covering "Lost Without You".

Former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes sang "Lost Without You" for Delta, following her epic 2003 Aria haul. It was an iconic performance, with barely a dry eye in the house.

6. Silverchair's push for Peter Garrett as prime minister.

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It was 2006, and Silverchair were making an epic comeback with a brand new sound - and apparently a brand new message.

7. The time Ben Gillies knocked himself out with his own drum kit. / Via Channel V

In 1995, a younger look Silverchair smashed out a live performance, only for drummer Ben Gillies to smash something else... his head, on his own drum kit. You do you Ben.

8. Paul Mac's controversial '90s speech.

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After winning an Aria for best dance release in 1995 (as part of duo Itch-E and Scratch-E), Mac controversially thanked Sydney's "ecstasy dealers, without whom this award would not be possible".


9. When Sia had a face.

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There was once a time, where the magical Sia wasn't always hiding behind a lot of hair. Here's an example of her glorious posing with her glorious face. And let's not forget the time she won an Aria and proceeded to say: "It's a big piece of heavy metal - that's going to hurt when I put it up my bum!"

11. Ricki-Lee Coulter's awkward banter with Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet.

Their staged segment revolved around Ricki-Lee referring to the fact she ~thought~ he was gay, which she then accompanied with a weird, limp wrist gesture. Absolute disaster.

12. Jessica Mauboy's awkward "debutt".

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The year was 2010, and a flustered Jessica Mauboy awkwardly mispronounced "debut" as "debutt" twice. But hey, that year was a bit of a shitshow for everyone...

13. And basically the whole year of 2010.

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2010 was a shambles of an award ceremony. From Ricki-Lee and Eric Stonestreet, to Powderfinger having no idea what award they just won, it was a flop through and through. And why on earth was Bob Katter there?!

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