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Old 25.01.2010, 10:54
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'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

Here's a talent show with a twist. The organisers have asked several popstars to take lessons in operatic singing and compete against each other, some with hilarious results:




Friday nights on ITV1, repeats on Wednesday nights.
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

Hi Argus,

I am following the series, it's great and very funny indeed.
What did you think of Jimmy OsmondI mean What was he thinking?????
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Old 25.01.2010, 11:02
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

I have been strangely addicted to this also

I am amazed at how some of these singers can sing so amazingly well in opera. Kym Marsh and Bernie Nolan for a start...
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Hi, Es Presso. I wish Alex James had not gone out in the first episode - he's very entertaining although he has hardly a single thread of opera in his vocal chords. I'd have been happier if Vanessa had gone out first and then Jimmy (perhaps they chose 'Volare' for him 'coz he finds it so difficult to sing opera?).

Oh, yes, Nicky. Kym and Bernie are very good indeed - such naturals!
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Old 25.01.2010, 11:08
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

Yeah I was a bit disappointed Alex went out first, I think he would have been very amusing over the weeks. Vanessa needs to get the boot next

And please who the hell hired Meatloaf as a judge, I have to mute when he says his bit, ridiculous man
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

Curious why he always stands up when he yells.He has become a caricature of himself
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I think he's Steven Baldwin in disguise
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Yeah I was a bit disappointed Alex went out first, I think he would have been very amusing over the weeks. Vanessa needs to get the boot next

And please who the hell hired Meatloaf as a judge, I have to mute when he says his bit, ridiculous man

Oh, you missed Friday's. Won't spoil the fun for you if you catch the repeat on Wednesday.

Yes, Meatloaf is a weird judge. I like that Orlando or Rolando opera coach though - like an Italian Mr Bean!
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

Oops Argus sorry yes I did see Fridays hmm forgot Vanessa did go, sorry I thought Donny went for a minute then (he should have) but yes Vanessa was given the boot, I think Donny should have gone this Friday and Vanessa then next
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

ecxactly, I am happy Vanessa is out now. Ok, I will give Jimmy some credits, because he really wants to do it right, but then I hope he will improve then. My favourite is Marcella Detroit.
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Oops Argus sorry yes I did see Fridays hmm forgot Vanessa did go, sorry I thought Donny went for a minute then (he should have) but yes Vanessa was given the boot, I think Donny should have gone this Friday and Vanessa then next
Jimmy. Donny is a bit taller and skinnier than Jimmy.
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Jimmy. Donny is a bit taller and skinnier than Jimmy.
i wasn't drinking last night honest....

hmmm my brain seems to be all over the place this morning
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ecxactly, I am happy Vanessa is out now. Ok, I will give Jimmy some credits, because he really wants to do it right, but then I hope he will improve then. My favourite is Marcella Detroit.

The Osmonds have always been known for their strong work ethic.
And they're the nicest people (apart from Tom Hanks and 'Opie') in entertainment - an ex-colleague of mine interviewed them.
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

I found this YouTube of one of the two mentors, Rolando Villazon:



He's quite appealing, no?
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

Well hoorah! I'm not the only one who watches this. It is pure Friday night trash, mind you. However, scarily addictive (if only for Meat Loaf's very odd comments.)
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Well hoorah! I'm not the only one who watches this. It is pure Friday night trash, mind you. However, scarily addictive (if only for Meat Loaf's very odd comments.)

I'm not ashamed to say I watch this as I watch very little TV. Accidentally came across it last Wednesday while surfing to see what little there is to watch.

Are you saying you're addicted to Meatloaf's odd comments?!
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

*purses lips*

No, I'm addicted to the show. And Meat Loaf's (or "Meat" as Alan Titchmarsh seems to insist on calling him) odd comments just make the show more watchable.

I've been ill over the weekend you have to be nice to me when I start spouting nonsense

P.S. That emoticon really is foul!
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I found this YouTube of one of the two mentors, Rolando Villazon:
he looks like Rowan Atkinson singing opera - very amusing
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I think he's Steven Baldwin in disguise
One of these days, he's gonna peel off that Meatloaf latex mass and Steven Baldwin's gonna pop out. (Why does this make me hungry? Oh yeah, meatloaf.)


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he looks like Rowan Atkinson singing opera - very amusing
I did say at the beginning of this thread that he's like an Italian Mr Bean, but he's Mexican. He's cute and compact though.
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Re: 'Popstar to Operastar' - anyone following the series?

Marcella did really well in the first week (but was slightly less so in the second week):

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