Texas Tenors at Whitley Bay Playhouse
With the X Factor returning to
television last weekend and the media frenzy surrounding it, one thing is for
certain, within a few months we will have a new crop of reality TV stars.
Sometimes these people fade back in to obscurity as quickly as they emerged
from various reality shows, but others go on to carve themselves a career
as performers either in musical theatre or their own acts. We only have to look
at the West End and many
Marcus told us there was no single point of the TV extravaganza which sticks out, as the guys considered the whole journey as an experience. But when you consider they worked a fourteen hours day to sing for just ninety seconds, you start to understand the pressure behind the glitz and glamour. The Texas Tenors felt progressing through the competition week by week was a challenge in itself, as they headed for the final. At no time did they hear the dreaded buzzer or see a red cross appear above them. But they told us the sound could clearly be heard backstage and throughout the auditorium when any of the judges pressed their buzzers.
Life has changed dramatically for
the three Texan guys since the show, but the careers for the three school boy
friends was firmly based in show business before the TV talent show. From
classical singing, cruise ships, TV dramas and Broadway shows the guys have
worked extensively but never broken through in to the big time. So they joined
forces and entered Americas Got Talent and now a year later, they have toured
There is no doubting the drive of
Marcus, JC and John as they make a name for themselves as the Texas Tenors and
their success seems richly deserved as they are level headed and have worked
for years for their big break and do recognise how lucky they are. Marcus told
us their lives have changed dramatically since the show. Now they have
financially security, with sell out tours in
They admitted to being totally overwhelmed after singing in the final of Americas Got Talent, when not only the audience rose to its feet but the three judges gave a standing ovation. While Sharon Osborne and David Hasselhoff had admired the Tenors from the start, it was winning over Piers Morgan that gave them the most satisfaction. Piers had been the hardest critic of the group but his views softened as the Texas Tenors won through each round.
The closeness of all the finalists meant they have kept in touch and several have even performed with each other in Vegas since the final.
Even the staging is a group
effort as each of the Tenors contributes to their act, while music producer
Nigel Wright lends a guiding hand and will work with the group once more when
they are back in the
While the guys feel there is not
too much difference between
Once the twenty four