We’re only into show two of Superstar and already we’re hooked as Andrew Lloyd Webber searches for a rock god to play the title role in his hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
Tonight we saw 40 hopefuls descend on a secret island for the next gruelling rounds of auditions.
There’s no denying, the lads left in the competition are a talented and downright handsome bunch, but it’s going to take someone pretty special to play Jesus and the good Lord is pulling out all the stops to ensure he finds someone worthy of the heavenly role.
First up, we saw the group enjoy an elaborate feast, or should that be Last Supper, as it certainly was for some of them.
Some of the singers sampled a little too much of the holy wine and felt the effects of their over indulgence the next morning – big mistake.
As judge Jason Donovan said: “This is a really, really tough role, and you’ve got to get your attitude right.” Oops!
Thrown in at the deep end, the lads then faced acting coach Donna Soto-Morettini, who tore every little movement and glance to shreds. This lady knows her stuff and dramatic musical-theatre swoons are just not going to cut it for Jesus. Someone who didn’t take too kindly to Donna’s ‘guidance’ was former X Factor star Jonathan Ansell. He is now also a former Superstar hopeful…
Nine other wannabes, including youngest competitor, 19-year-old Mitch, were sent packing when they failed to shine during the group performances of Jesus Christ Superstar hit What’s The Buzz? Sadly it was a case of Buzz-off for this bunch.
But there was no rest for the wicked as Andrew told those lucky enough to have survived the chop that they were to record music videos.
In an attempt to rival One Direction and The Wanted, the boys got dressed up in their best vest and jeans combos and delivered performances of hits including Lady Gaga’s Edge of Glory and Take That’s Patience, with a beautiful beach backdrop. They were interesting to say the least. See for yourself.
While Lord Webber was impressed with some of the boys’ efforts, for others, he appeared to look on in disgust.
Next week, the competition hots up as the lads travel to Majorca for the next round of musical magic. Have you got a favourite? Who do you think should play Jesus? Use our comment system to tell us.
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