Four contestants were left, battling for the role of Danny and Sandy in the new West End show. Anthony "Me-Me-Me! I used to be Kavana" Kavanagh, and Danny B (our favourite), then Susan "Sister of Brian, but it's not as if I mention it much" McFadden, and Michelle, who improbably reached the final at the expense of the better Vicky and Alison.
Anthony & Danny: "Sandy" - Ant is tooooo confident.
Michelle & Susan: "Hopelessly Devoted to You" - Round one to the McFadden, with The Chin a long way behind.
Anthony: "You Get What You Give" - up a wee bit in our estimations as it's one of our fave songs ever. If gold medals were given out for self confidence, he's be on top of the podium everytime.
Danny: "I'm Your Man" - effortless performance which proves he would make a good Danny Zuko.
Michelle: "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" - dreary. That's all.
Susan: "One Moment in Time" - pleasantly subtle performance of a song which is always in danger of becoming overblown.
Anthony/Susan/Danny/Michelle: "Summer Nights". Good to hear another song from Grease. Danny & Susan still our faves.
During the week the final four were then set the challenge of performing to the co-stars already cast for the musical - which includes - OMG! The mighty Siobhan from "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria"!! Good to see her again and glad she's making her way in musical theatre.
Sandy....... IT'S SUSAN !! (cue shots of cheering by The Brother who is there tonight with Delta Goodrem)
Danny ....... IT'S.......... DANNY B !!!!!! Justice is done!!!!
We at EuropeCrazy feel that the right choices were made for Danny and Sandy. Despite only being 19 years old, Danny B has the maturity and cool appeal for the part, whilst Susan not only has singing experience, but she really has that Sandy-quality.
Saturday 9th June 2007 was a very enjoyable night, as not since Will Young on Pop Idol have we agreed with the result of any of these TV singing contests, neither in the UK or in Europe. So let's celebrate!!!!