Any Dream Will Do

BBC Premiered Mar 31, 2007 Between Seasons


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  • Wildly Uneven Variety Entertainment in the Guise of a Reality Competition

    Mind you, I am watching this regularly, but the quality of the performances is wildly uneven. The concept is that Lord Andrew Lloyd Weber is searching for a 21st Century Joseph for his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat musical. The reality is that the eventual winner (this is being telecast in the US more than two years after it originally aired in the UK) was already employed in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical from the get-go! Anyone who can Google knows the outcome, so the suspense is gone. Unfortunately, along the way, some very talented people are disgarded in favor of younger, prettier(!?), yet less accomplished performers. Song choice is not up to the potential Josephs, so they often have to make awful pop arrangements work to their advantage. From the initial auditions, it was clear who the eventual Joseph should be - Lee just outshone everyone at every stage.

    The judges panel is hysterical - in fact, the winning Joseph married one of the judges just a few weeks ago. Now, that's a prize not even American Idol can offer!

    The choreography and backup dancers (The Josephines) are cruise ship quality at best.

    I watch for the occasional amazing performance, presenter Graham Norton and the discomforting look on Lord Andrew's face when he has to choose who is next to go.

    I'm hoping they come up with a companion show to find a new Jesus for the Superstar tour that Ted Neely's been headlining for the past 30 years.