Andrew Lloyd Webber 40th Anniversary special on ITV in the UK tonight
Nicole Scherzinger singing "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina," Samantha Barks singing "Another Suitcase In Another Hall," bits of Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, etc.
How was it, UK DLers? Could someone please post a YT link here? Thanks.
How did Nicole Scherzinger get a career in the UK? Is Simon Cowell trying to make her happen?
Having seen her on X Factor USA, where she was awful, she single handedly saved the UK show last year. She didn't have the play the subservient role in Cowell's presence, and she was funny, kind, caring and passionate, and while the show itself was a piece of shit, she was amazing.
She was quite good tonight, gave a good performance. Samantha Barks has been much better doing ALW standards (see her performance of Memory with Rachel Tucker in the I'd Do Anything sing off for a place in the final) but the standout for me was the start of The Bodyguard (I forget her name) singing Memory.
Heather Headley, R2. She was on Broadway in Aida. She's stunning.
I heard Michael Ball got really fat. Cue John Simon...
I'll never forget when he took off his shirt in Aspects of Love when it was on Broadway. He had manboobs which required a manbra. I couldn't believe it. The dude was on Broadway with his shirt off, why didn't he hit the gym in preparation? Or at least lay off the Krispy Kremes.
Michael Ball piled on the pounds supposedly for Hairspray, but he's one of those lardy men who's always battling their weight and saw Edna as the chance to let the diet go and eat all the pies.
Alongside Elaine Paige he's probably the best known musical theatre performer in the UK. His latest album of dreary cover versions looks and sounds fucking shit though.
When Michael Ball played the lead in the original London production of PASSION, he couldn't wait to do the "nude" scene that opens the show. One look at his shirtless torso and Sondheim said NO - HE MUST NEVER SHOW THAT SHAPELESS CHEST AGAIN.
I put the mute button on when Nicole Scherzinger came on. I can't stand her. As for her having a career in the UK? I can't explain it. It seems the trashier the American Celebrity the more the British public loves them.
I'm sure it was DIVINE. Who sang shit from Sunset? Kim
Who the fuck is Patti L?
The Great British Public
The original Fantine at the Royal Shakespeare Company, R9/bitch.
She was in the original production with Michael Balls and Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle?
Never heard of her.
Michael Ball was rumored to be the BF of Prince Edward years ago....