The One And Only Coming To BBC One
Brand new to BBC One, The One And Only… is a primetime Saturday night talent show that will leave viewers amazed and wondering if seeing is believing.
Presented by Graham Norton the programme will showcase the cream of tribute act talent in a quest to crown the UK’s best tribute act and up for grabs is a prize that money can’t buy.
Performers won’t just want to sing like a superstar, they have to look like them, dress like them, and act like them. In fact they have to live, breathe and actually turn themselves into the superstar of their dreams.
Imagine the glamour and glitz of swinging Sinatra doing big band battle with the undisputed princess of pop Kylie. Or the timeless Elton John fighting it out against sexy chanteuse Cher in a bid to take the tribute act crown.
Auditions have taken place throughout the UK where thousands of hopefuls paid tribute to their favourite idol to win a place in the nail–biting Superfan Singoff.
It is at this stage that the tribute acts for some of the world’s greatest superstars have to pull out all the stops to impress the toughest panel of all – the Superfans of their idols.
Only ten tribute acts will make it through to the live shows and it’s the Superfans who decide which ten acts are convincing enough to show off their talent to the nation.
All this leads up to the weekly live shows on BBC One, where the tribute acts will sing their hearts out in front of a studio audience full of friends and Superfans, to earn those all–important viewers’ votes.
The tribute acts will be put through their paces as they try to capture the performing essence of an established superstar. They will be transformed into the star they idolise by a host of top professionals, from choreographers to make–up artists and costume makers.
Established vocal coaches to the stars David and Carrie Grant will be also on hand to mentor, prepare and perfect the sound of the acts.
For the winner there is a once in a lifetime opportunity – a three month performing contract in Las Vegas with the renowned Legends In Concert, the world’s longest–running celebrity impersonator show.
Who can combine their looks, voice and acting talents into a complete package that suspends the audience’s disbelief? Who will the nation choose as their greatest superstar double? Tune in to find out in early January 2008.