Superstar Finalists: Meet Roger Wright
NAME: Roger Wright
FROM: East London
Roger is a born and bred East Londoner, and has always had a creative streak, even from a young age. Roger grew up performing at school, singing and listening to music and knew early on that he wanted to do something creative with his life. After leaving school Roger won a modelling competition hosted by Just17 magazine and was quickly picked up by international modelling agency ‘Models1’. Roger enjoyed success internationally as a model; and did film shoots for music videos, TV commercials and graced the catwalk in fashion shows.
During his modelling career, Roger harboured a desire to become a successful recording artist, so he formed a pop group with his brother called Fresh. They signed a recording contract with ‘East West’ records and released two singles ‘Feel My Rhythm’ and ‘Did I say Ti Amo.’. He then ended up back in modelling and on a casting session walked into the wrong room where they were casting for a new musical called Hot Stuff and won the lead role. Other musicals followed and he then landed his biggest role as Simba in the first tour of The Lion King.
How did it feel when you found out you got through to the live finals?
When I found out I got through to the live shows I was over the moon, this was and truly is a dream come true moment, it’s a wonderful feeling.
What can we expect from you in the live shows?
What you can expect from me is lots of fun and lots of great songs to rock your world! There are many special moments that will only be revealed in the live shows!
How has the experience been for you so far?
This experience so far has been life changing, challenging, educational, and an emotional rollercoaster it’s so much fun; I have enjoyed every moment so far.
What would winning Superstar mean to you and how do you think it will change your life?
To win Superstar would mean so much, it would be an absolute joy! To play the role of Jesus and to sing the fantastic iconic and classic songs from Jesus Christ Superstar would be an honour and of course to work one on one with Andrew Lloyd Webber – the genius, would be a moment in time to cherish forever.