Sarah Murdoch was close to tears after realising she had mistakenly said 19-year old Kelsey Martinovich was the winner of the Foxtel TV series during the show’s live finale.Martinovich
“I don’t know what to say right now. I’m feeling a bit sick about this,” Murdoch told a 2,000-strong audience.
“I’m so sorry. Oh my God, I don’t know what to say. This is what happens when you have live TV folks. This is insane, insane, insane.”
But Martinovich was gracious in her sudden defeat, saying: “It’s okay” over and over and repeatedly congratulating Ware.
The disastrous event was dissected in real time on Twitter, and it became an international trending topic immediately.