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Stars in their Eyes
Member Name: kirstieksf
Stars in their Eyes
Date: 25/09/00, updated on 25/09/00 (250 review reads)
Advantages: Entertaining, showcases undiscovered talents
Having been a viewer of Stars in their Eyes since it first started about ten years ago, presented then by Leslie Crowther, I can say that the show is well worth watching. For the past eight years, it has been presented by Matthew Kelly, who I think is a brilliant choice of presenter.
The basic idea of the show is that each for the first twelve shows each series, five people appear as a famous singer - everything about their appearance is transformed by the amazing makeup and costume departments, but the voice is down to them!
At the end of each show, the studio audience votes for the best performer, who then goes through to the end of series final, and eventually there is an overall winner for each series. I don't always agree with the people who win, but part of the fun of watching at home is deciding who should win, and then watching to see if the audience agree.
The show is now so popular that from now on there will be two series each year, instead of just one - this is great news for me, as I try never to miss a show.
Many of the past winners have gone on to become quite famous, either as the person they impersonated on Stars In Their Eyes, or as a singer in their own right. The programme showcases many undiscovered talents, and the fortunate ones have a valuable chance to sell themselves to the viewers at home, and maybe get themselves 'discovered' - after all, they never know who may be watching!
All in all, I would recommend Stars In Their Eyes to anyone who likes the typical light entertainment that is shown on a Saturday evening.