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Season 2 Episode 1

Saturday Live Launch Al Expelled

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Aired Weekdays 7:00 PM Feb 26, 2005 on BBC
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Saturday Live Launch Al Expelled
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BBC One 6.15pm – 7.35pm

The show launched live from the new Academy at Tower Bridge with Pat & Cat striding into an electrically charged studio where an audience of supporters and fans were ready for some singing from the familiar circle of fear stage. On the viewers right hand side Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel-Horwood joined Operatic diva Lesley Garrett and head teacher Richard Park on the judging panel which will be in place for every show of this series, guest judges will join on certain nights. While placed on the viewers left were vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant, relegated from the judging positions they held during the 2003 series of this talent show to mere tutors. Personal tutor Jeremy Milnes and fitness coach and choreographer Kevin Adams were up on the back balcony watching the show as audience members. The thirteen celebrities were then introduced on stage and took their place on the left of the performance area behind the Grants. First up to sing was: Kim Medcalf – You can't hurry love – Richard "got potential" Lesley "wasn't disappointed" "interesting colours" Craig "confident performance" "do not like the sound of your voice" "voice= whingy, whiney" Nick Knowles – You've lost that loving feeling – Richard "not in tune for first 10 seconds" "he did it well" "it was good" Lesley took her glasses off to him "perfect, tender, passionate" "little of out of tune at beginning" "gravely" Carrie "out of tune at beginning" Carrie then hits back at "The Orange man" (Craig) about Kim's voice. Edith Bowwan – Hanging on the telephone – Richard "amazed him" "impressed him" Craig "great attitude" "hated her dance break" Lesley "nailed it vocally" "socked it to them" Jon Culshaw – Feel – Lesley "tough song" "brave" "wants him to change the sound from his nose" Richard "dull, tuneless, lifeless" Jon retorted in Richards voice "Dull , tuneless, lifeless, like every review you've ever given, Mr Spook" Richard "freestyle was good at end" Craig "agreed with Richard" "plodding across the stage" Jon answers back again in Simon Cowell's voice "Mr Orange man, Your not Simon Cowell" to which Craig replied "I don't want to be" Gina Yashere – Crazy in Love – Richard "beyond Beyonce" "she gave 100%" Craig "fantastic" "took the stage" "you cannot sing" Lesley "singing is overrated" "she was fantastic" Adrian Edmondson – Tainted Love – Lesley "really interesting" "acting performance rather than singing performance" "interesting to see him sing a ballad, more simple song" Ade replied "I might not have to. Lesley "I love what you do" Richard "new romantics influence – Marc Almond" "very good" Craig "bold choice in staging" "liked the voice" "moved in tune" Carrie "fantastic voice – how a pop voice sounds" Konnie Huq – Genie in a Bottle – Lesley "who would have thought a Blue Peter presenter could look so sexy" "looking fab" "you nearly inhabited it" "it could have been a bit better" "wants to see more" "Richard "didn't sing it very well at all" "lack of confidence, shyness" "work to do" David "Konnie had one hours rehearsal, give her a chance" Chris Colquhoun – Hey ya – Craig "really loved it" "great" "falsetto/range needs work" Lesley "performance of the evening" "loved his tonal range most" "strong technique, good body" Richard "extraordinary well" "nothing more to add" Jenny Éclair – If my friends could see me now" Craig "brave effort" "lost the track" "speechless" Lesley "wouldn't give up the day job just yet" Jenny replied "I haven't got one, what will I do?" Lesley continues "I couldn't have kept with that track" "big performance" "fab articulation" Richard "truly dreadful" "audience enjoyed it" "for comic relief high marks" "vocally poor" Reggie Yates – Mr Boombastic – Richard "didn't work at all, decent effort, didn't happen" Reggie answered back "get the cobwebs out of your eyes" Craig "really liked it" "pulled it off" "want to hear more vocal" David to Richard "Elvis is dead, it worked for me" Dawn Steele – Leave right now – Lesley "difficult song, did really well" "unbelievable standard tonight, hard to criticize" "voice has air in the tone" "lot of potential" Richard "Will Young song, sung very well" "we'll hear more of you" Craig "innocent, beautiful haunting sound" Al Murray – Stuck in the middle with you – Richard "a bit Seaside Special, mike movements" "I know the songwriter and he will not be thrilled" "not too bad" "middle lower marking of tonight's performances" Craig "aquard, cheesy" Al said "I wanted it like that, I hit my mark" Lesley "monotonous" "you had fun, enjoyed it" Debra Stephenson – Young hearts run free – Richard "hard to go last, very good performance" "you can do better than that, looking forward to hearing you in next shows" Craig "great performance" "voice does not match your body" "you sing like a six year old girl" "helium" Carrie "for this disco song, like Tina Maria, voice perfect for song" Lesley "sang well" "more in there" "with work it could improve"

A quick re-cap was then played with the phone and text numbers for each singer. Cat and Pat then closed the show and asked viewers to come back for the results at 9.00pm.

The Results – BBC One 9.00pm

The show began with the performances being recapped with the numbers for phone and text, the last chance to vote had then came and gone. Cat announced that over £33,000 had been raised since they came on air earlier that evening. The moment of truth had then arrived, as all thirteen potential students were stood side by side around the back of the circle of fear. Patrick announced in no particular order the ten students they had received the most votes and were through to Wednesday's show. Debra, Dawn, Reggie, Konnie, Adrian, Gina, Edith, Chris, Nick and Kim were all saved. But it wasn't over yet for Jon, Jenny and Al. The judges then voted, Craig choose Al, Lesley went for Jenny and Richard Park also selected Jenny. She then joined the others to take part in the student vote. Before they voted, Cat asked Jon if he had anything to say to the voting celebs. He said "I'd like another go, easier songs to come, you're all lovely and I want to a bit more time with ya" Al asked the same question by Cat answered "I was going to sing a Rolf Harris song next, I was looking forward to it" The students then voted: Debra – Jon, Dawn – Jon, Reggie – Al, Konnie – Jon, Adrian – Al, Gina – Al, Edith – Jon, Chris – Al, Nick – Jon, Kim – Jon and Jenny who said she should have been going home on the night bus voted for – Al. With six votes to five and keeping his place it was Jon Culshaw. Al then was given his marching orders and the show concluded with the phone numbers being read out without being shown on screen. The students were being shown live in the studio unaware that they were still being broadcast to millions at home.moreless

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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

Contestant (Runner-Up)

Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson

2005 Contestant [3rd Place]

Jon Culshaw

Jon Culshaw

2005 Contestant [4th Expelled]

Paul Ross

Paul Ross

Contestant (1st Eliminated)

Jo Brand

Jo Brand

Contestant (3rd Eliminated)

Cat Deeley

Cat Deeley

Presenter 2003+

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