Comic Relief Does Fame Academy

Season 2 Episode 5

Saturday Chris Expelled

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Aired Weekdays 7:00 PM Mar 05, 2005 on BBC
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Saturday Chris Expelled
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Saturday 5th March – 6.45pm BBC One Live for the fifth evening show Cat and Pat ushered though nine performances from the celebrity students. With the good news being that nearly £250,000 has already been raised by the phone and text votes so far. So first up it was Dawn – Brass in Pocket – Richard "That was nearly very good" "I did enjoy it" "Chrissie Hyne moves" "get the confidence thoughts out of your mind" Lesley "The one thing I'm learning here is how much training matters" "a gap has now opened up between those who respond to the training and those who are still searching for their voices" "You are very much in the first category" "that was a complete departure, it's fabulous, you look amazing" Craig "I felt on edge through the whole thing" "you have a fantastic voice, I prefer the country style" "I agree with Lesley, the best look you've had" Nick – Ain't no Sunshine – Richard "I know your not gonna like what I have to say, I like that song, it's one of the best songs of its time. Your growling all the way through, it suits a gentleman, I was hoping for a greater singing style from you after your comments last night" Carrie "I don't think Nick was going to get a good review from the judges tonight, There is a money moment in each song and you missed yours. The rest of the song you did use a different tone tonight which shows your making progress, thank you for that" Craig "I liked that we saw more of you tonight, the real Nick" "obviously the singing was really bad" Lesley "Nick started singing just two weeks ago" "that song needs a sweeter sound" "well done for trying" Adrian – Ever fallen in Love – Ade says "There could have been a lack of dignity there" (explained by his bare feet and painted toenails) when Paddy joins him on stage for the judges comments. Craig "Congratulations to Kevin on the bold and dangerous staging" "the voice wasn't great tonight" Lesley "remarkably consistent with voice, usually overlooked" "best tune" "another decade" Richard "writhing around in magnificent style reminding me of Ruby Wax two years ago" "the voice is shot, the ring pull cans and being the last man standing every night isn't doing you any good" "if your not going to go to bed it is going to effect your performance" Up on the audience balcony Cat has a quick word with Jennifer Saunders wife of Ade Edmondson. Cat "Did the judges get it right?" Jennifer "I don't really listen to them" Cat "Why do you not agree with their opinions?" Jennifer "I think their doing their job" Cat "Has he improved?" Jenn starts to giggle "Yes, I've enjoyed all his performances" Cat "Any annoying habits that you're not missing?" Jennifer "Well the snoring, but he says that I'm the snorer so now I have proof" Back to the stage, Gina – I Try – Lesley "You light up the stage, wonderful performer" "you don't have good voice and tone" Carrie "I don't know if you've heard Macy Gray but Gina sounded like Macy, that's a massive improvement, you pulled it off vocally on the stage tonight" Richard "I agree with Carrie, she's a wacky lady" Macy Gray doesn't sing that well and neither do yes" "You have improved since Saturday" Chris – Fly Away – Craig "few dodgy notes" "altogether great, I loved it" Lesley "energy, staging of it and voice together, wonderful" "when you get excited the voice gets brittle" David "It does get brittle, that's called rock singing" Richard "I'm surprised, that was unconvincing" "it didn't come off for you" "that passed me by" Kim – How do I live – Lesley "I thought you were brilliant tonight" "great technique" "wonderful singing" Craig "That song is full of epic ideas, you did brilliant" Richard "Brilliant is an exaggeration" "I don't think its as good as a couple of years ago when you performed Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is You at the EastEnders Christmas Party" Patrick then says she was great and raises his microphone like you would a glass suggesting that as it was a Christmas party maybe Richard had been drinking. Richard hits back "Patrick you always think their great, we've had this conversation before, your views are null and void as your sycophantically stroking them all" Patrick replied "That's why I always say it and then I guess the voting public are always wrong too" When the camera changes shot to Cat at the far side of the stage Richard Park is clearly seen mouthing an expletive and making an unsuitable hand gesture toward Patrick. Next up it was Edith. Before she sings she tells Cat about a new game they all have been playing where they replace one word from the title of a film or TV show with a rude word word, its hours of fun!" Edith – Enough is Enough – Craig "that's the most boring performance you've given to date" Edith asks why. Craig "There was no energy in your body, you were just step touching, there was no focus" Edith responds "I think you'll find its actually a duet I was doing the parts of two people" Craig "I've seen better before" Richard "Edith is right, this was originally by Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand, I think you brought that off, I have to tell you in the different variety of songs you've done you are as cool as a row of cucumbers babe, it's hot" "She is the first Radio 1 DJ who could actually sing the songs" Lesley "I was very impressed, you're a very clever kid" "the top note, you risked that, I'm in awe" Reggie – You can get it if you really want – Richard "I don't know what's gone wrong with me Reggie but I enjoyed that, I was waiting and waiting for you to go down in the depths but you didn't" Craig "I enjoyed that, the best you've sung" Lesley "Rome wasn't built in a day" "try, try and try, try and try" "tuning problems" "I'm so pleased" Debra – If there's any Justice – Lesley "Your consistent" "look fab" "sound lovely" "I thought you bottled out on the big note" "that's wonderful" Richard "It didn't come off, sounded like a choir girl" Craig "That's wrong, David and Carrie have turned your voice around since the first night when you sung like a six year old girl" The song that Debra had just sung was by ex Fame Academy student Lemar who will be on the show on Monday to sing with the students. The full recap of all nine performances was then shown with the numbers on screen to phone and text. That was it for now, just eight will remain tonight but who's gonna go? Gina, Edith, Nick who knows? In the result show there will be two very special performances from the students. The show ended with a reminder why voting is so important. A short film featuring Ewan McGregor, Julie Walters, Robbie Williams, Stephen Tompkinson, Lenny Henry and Dawn French was broadcast showing how Comic Relief can help people of all ages. The Results 8.45pm – BBC One Earlier in the day the students had been split into two groups David and Carrie then worked on them to produce the performances of Black Eyed Peas Where is the Love and Aretha Franklin & George Michaels I knew you were waiting. First up was David's four piece ensemble of Reggie, Gina, Dawn and Edith. Up next were Carries troupe of Debra, Kim, Nick, Chris and Ade. Comments from the judges followed: Richard "The Were is the love absolutely brilliant" "especially Reggie and Gina" Craig "Group two, singing cool" "good attitude was good for group one" Lesley "I think it's a testament to the love you have for each other, that was brilliant" "Gina you big red fire engine I want to hear you sing like that tomorrow" Richard "Congratulation to David and Carrie Grant and Kevin Adams for those performances" Then Claudia popped up with the latest from Academy life featuring the students toasting Jon following his expulsion the night before, Gina consoling herself with ice cream following being saved by the judges and not the public vote and Ade's new song "in-Fame-ia" about being trapped in the Academy raising money for Comic Relief. The results of the public vote, students saved: Nick, Kim, Adrian, Debra, Reggie and Edith. That left Dawn, Gina & Chris to the judges vote. Craig – "for natural talent and ability – Dawn" Lesley "singing so well, looking so good – Dawn" Richard "voting the same – Dawn" So Dawn joined the others for the student vote to decide between Gina and Chris. Nick – Chris, Kim – Gina, Adrian – Gina, Debra – Chris, Reggie – Gina, Edith – Gina & finally Dawn – Gina. With five votes to two and staying at the Academy it's Gina Yashere. Chris Colquhoun was heading home but just before leaving the stage told Cat he was a little disappointed but that his fellow students were all superb. When asked who was gonna win he um'ed and aw'ed before finally backing Gina to Cats relief. Sunday nights show will be a theme show. Swing night at the Academy.moreless

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