Fame Academy

Season 1 Episode 31

Episode 30

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Dec 10, 2002 on BBC
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It's Friday night, and as soon as the final three - David, Lemar and Sinead - leave Shepperton Studios after the penultimate live showdown, they find their tour bus waiting. In 24 hours, they'll be visiting Glasgow (David's home town), Belfast (Sinead's home town) and then back to London, in order to perform and drum up support for the final next week. The students travel 420 miles overnight to Glasgow, and have to sleep on the coach. They arrive at 8:30 am on Saturday morning, and go through the running order for the day, and then straight to make-up. David reveals that he's done better than he ever expected, and isn't worrying about winning. At 10:30, the students go on stage, and David performs his own song, "Living the Lie" to an amazing audience. Afterwards, David says that he's "shattered" but realises that he's going to need to be energetic for their next performance. The students take a 45 minute flight over the Irish Sea. 2000 fans are waiting at Belfast, and the next performance starts at 3:30 pm. It's Sinead's chance to shine and she sings her old favourite - "Don't Speak" to the crowds at Belfast. At 5:15 pm, the students board a private jet that will take them back over to London. David and Sinead take the opportunity to point out that, although they both won the public vote last night, it doesn't mean that Lemar won't win on Friday. The next performance is at a London shopping centre - and the students are amazed at how many people have turned up to see them. At 11:00 pm, the students are back at the Academy, after travelling 10,000 miles in 24 hours. The next day, Carrie wakes the final three up. Although they're still exhausted after yesterday - they have a big day ahead of them. They've got 10 songs to learn for Friday, videos to record, and various television appearances ahead of them. Everybody gets ready, and gather in the lounge to review the showdown. David says that Friday was the first time he ever got lost in a performance - the words took over, but he worries that it might have affected his vocals. Carrie congratulates Sinead on what she describes as her "best performance yet" but Richard says that he didn't think that it was so great. Sinead promises to take all the comments that she's been given on board. As the review comes to an end, Carrie warns the students that this week is an "all or nothing situation". The runners up are unlikely to be given any support, because all of the media will be concentrated on the winner. She comments that, in one way, it's easier to come out in 4th or 5th place rather than 2nd or 3rd. "You need to play to win," she tells them. Later, Lemar gets a shock. His girlfriend is on the phone. Last week, when the students reunited, he kissed Camilla. Lemar apologises to his girlfriend, but promises to sort it out when he leaves. His girlfriend jokes about "hurting him" when she sees him, but adds that she does want to see him again. Meanwhile, Sinead and David go out to shoot a video to go with the single that they're releasing. On Monday morning, the teachers gather to discuss the final three students. Carrie says that David is still developing as an artist, but came in sounding like a boy, and will come out sounding like a man. She says that Sinead is "unique, grounded, complex, down to earth, funny, and mysterious" while Lemar is "up there" with the other black artists that she works with. Carrie admits that she doesn't know who will win, because she doesn't know what the public will be going for - good looks, a good voice, etc. But in her vocal lesson with Lemar, she instructs him to come out of his shell, because he's not motivating people to pick up the phone and vote for him.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Cat Deeley

Cat Deeley

Presenter 2002+

David Grant

David Grant

Vocal Coach (Season Two)

Patrick Kielty

Patrick Kielty

Host

Richard Park

Richard Park

Headteacher

Carrie Grant

Carrie Grant

Vocal Coach

Ainslie Henderson

Ainslie Henderson

Himself (Season One, Evicted, Days 1-64)

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