I was in the studio audience for Superstar on Thursday night when Niall left the show. I can say that he was the worst one on the night and did deserve to go. However, I found that generally what is actually heard live in the studio seemed to have little or no direct effect on the Judges comments at all. It seemed me to that they had already decided what they would say based on notes made earlier on in the day at the dress run. It was quite strange to watch.
ALW was really fun and chatted to the audience in the ad breaks, as did Dawn French who was lovely and very stunning. Jason seemed a bit grumpy on the whole and kept himself to himself. During one of the ad breaks a loser from the audience who was sitting near me tried to blag free tickets for Viva Forever from Mel C, which didn't go down too well. Mel was the most relaxed Judge and really supported each performance. There was some major flirting going on between Mel and Jason too. And as for Amanda Holdon? Well, I felt quite sorry for her actually. Our night was the one where she completely messed up a) the performer's names and the phone numbers. She's like a little Barbie doll with a fixed grin that the producers kept wheeling on and off stage and inbetween her pieces to camera she seemed a bit detached from the whole production really. Don't get me wrong, she seemed to be a very lovely person and had a good sense of humour about the whole thing, but I think she is quite obviously out of her depth.
And to the poster on here who implied that David was only nice when the cameras are rolling - absolute rubbish! He seemed to me like a genuine northern lad. On Thursday evening he was the first guy to come over and thank for audience for their support and he was genuinely upset about Niall leaving the show. I'm sure all the would be Jesus' are stressed enough and well aware that ALW has already decided the winner to even bother trying to play up to the camera or play games. From what I witnessed they were all very supportive of each other.
Jesus summary - Personally, my only negative comment would be towards Ben who, out of all of them, did have an element of 'jazz hands and showbiz smile' whenever the cameras where on him which was a bit cheesy. And, although the Judges raved about him, the people near us didn't really rate his performance. He was good but nothing special. Rodger is very sexy but needs to keep his right leg still when he sings - he constantly jigs it up and down in a very 'dad dancing' like manner. David was superb the night I saw him, but agree with previous posts on here that he has a tendency to overact. Nathan has huge thighs which he insists in squeezing into trousers 2 sizes too small for him but he is very very engaging to watch. I don't think he is likeable enough to win. Jeff was very good but, once again, was given a rubbish song to sing so didn't get the opportunity to show off his strengths. Rory is tiny, like a jockey and, although he has an excellent voice, was quite forgettable. I can see why he ended up in the bottom two that night. Jon seemed to be a really nice person and his voice sounds better live than on TV.
I wish them the very best as no matter who wins they have all done incredibly well to cope with ITV's complete massacre of a previously successful format. Bring back the BBC and Graham Norton pronto!
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