Donna the singing coach was giving it straight to the wannabe Jesus’s: ‘You look psychotic, you look depressed, you look slightly depressed, you weren’t bad.’
Yes, we were off on another reality TV journey with Superstar on ITV1 at the weekend, this time to find the lead for an arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar.
On Sunday night Lloyd Webber joined Jason Donovan and Mel C on Superstar Island as the contenders tried to impress with their singing and acting skills at Jesus Boot Camp.
A beatbox performance of What’s the Buzz left the judges puzzled. ‘Well done,’ said Lloyd Webber. ‘Brilliant,’ said Jason. Then, when the contestants had left the room, Mel C chipped in with: ‘I hate that beatbox stuff.’ Lloyd Webber and Jason nodded agreement.
Jonathan Ansell of G4 was in contention, but his experience on The X Factor had clearly left him fed up with judges. When he told the singing coach what he thought of her comments, you knew he was heading for the mainland.
Steve the builder had a good voice, but struggled with his acting. His tactic was to act in the corner in the hope that no one would notice. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t work.
Then there was Nathan, a Justin Lee Collins lookalike who definitely has the lungs for the role. Will the fact he looks more like JLC than JC count against him?
By the end of the show, the contenders were at Lloyd Webber’s villa in Majorca waiting to learn their fate. It’s early days, but have you spotted a winner yet?