Superstar: Jason Donovan hopes Kylie Minogue will duet with him on the show
Particularly in view of the fact that their scheduled duet at Hit Factory Live was cancelled due to the god awful weather last week, which turned London’s Hyde Park into a mud bath.
Speaking to TV Biz about his hopes that the duet will happen, Jason said, “We were both genuinely looking forward to it and disappointed it didn’t happen in the end.
“We were rehearsed and it felt like the right time. But the glorious British weather had other ideas…
“I would love to do it another time. Nothing’s been planned but it would be great to perform Especially For You on Superstar.”
Jason also discussed how he’s going to critique the remaining ten acts who’ve made it through to the live shows.
He said, “We’re putting people in front of millions of viewers and they have to be of a certain standard.
“They have to give 110 per cent. I’ve never been the greatest actor, singer or dancer, but I’ve worked my ar*e off and made what I’ve got work for me.
“Now they need to do the same. And if they don’t I will tell them straight. You can’t ‘baby’ people — you have to be honest…
“Simon Cowell is a harsh critic, but people listen to every word. He is the one that matters on the panel and he tells it how it is.
“He has built up enough of a reputation for people to care what he says. I don’t think that is a bad thing to be aiming for.”
He added, “I have to be honest, I am a bit nervous about the show going live.
“It’s one thing to do pre-records and another to do live shows. You’re writing your own script as you go along and I really want my comments to be articulate.
“But as long as I stay calm, hopefully it will be fine. I did try to get a good night’s sleep last night but it wasn’t very successful.”
And finally, of the controversy surrounding the show, which saw Christian protesters targeting the early rounds of the show, he said, “What a load of b******s. We’re making an entertainment show here.
“Anyone who loses focus on that has to look at themselves. This is about a representation of Jesus in a TV show. To protest about it is crazy.”