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Dull, a bit lifeless and with Alan Titchmarsh.....ugh!
Popstar to Operastar
Member Name: huggy2009
Popstar to Operastar
Advantages: Its only an hour long
Disadvantages: Alan Titchmarsh
This is a strange programme, on ITV on Friday nights at 9pm, the programme follows a bunch of 'Pop stars' as they attempt to become Opera Stars.
Presented by Mylene Klaas and Alan Titchmarsh the show i'm not sure who this show is aimed at, Klaas is a presenter with a classical music background, while Titchmarsh is a gardener cum tv presenter, he doesn't make sense hosting this and lacks charisma or style or any intimate knowledge of the subject.
The idea of the programme is transforming a 'Pop star' to an Opera star, it involved Danny from McFly, Darius from Pop Idol, Kym Marsh from Hearsay, Marcela from Shakespeare Sister as well as one of the Nolan Sisters, people are voted off each week by the public and judged by a live panel of experts.
The experts are a funny opera singer called Rolando who is energy personified and seems like a real laugh, he's lively and doesn't stop moving, Meat Loaf also judges. I'm not sure why as I presumed he was a rock singer but then Katherine Jenkins also judges who is an opera singer so that makes sense.
Finally we have Laurence Llewellyn Bowen an interior designer, his presence alongside Meat Loaf and Titchmarsh make little sense and sum up the programme for me, it feels like an attempt to jump on a bandwagon and has daytime television production values, its a bit cheap and cheerful and the opera songs are sometimes a tad dull and drawn out by the singers.
The stars aren't really famous and are obviously seeking publicity and their progression becomes dull after a while, I watched the semi final and it appeared to be judged on popularity not talent. Overall I found the show a bit dull and depressing and better suited to 2pm on a tuesday than primetime telelvision.
A disappointment and an attempt to jump on a bandwagon more than anything else, i'll stick to real opera.
Summary: Dull, a bit lifeless and with Alan Titchmarsh.....ugh!