Superstar: Shop worker Sam Cassidy underwhelms and splits the panel with ‘Live & Let Die’
It wouldn’t be a good reality TV show if some of the not so good auditions weren’t mixed in with the spiffing ones and unfortunately for Sam Cassidy, his tryout was one of the not so glowing ones which aired on the new ITV show this evening.
The 25 year old hopeful works at Abercrombie & Fitch but wanted to leave his retail career behind him and push on with his singing and as such, was desperate to land a role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’
He told the panel that he spends his life auditioning and was determined to get a yes and a positive response for once, however his vocals just didn’t match his enthusiasm.
After admitting that he had taken a week off work, so he could grow a beard and look more Messiah like, Sam performed Paul McCartney and Wing’s ‘Live & Let Die’ for Andrew, Mel C, Jason Donovan and David Grindod.
We didn’t love the performance. It wasn’t bad but it didn’t blow us away either.
Andrew wasn’t impressed with the singing or the song choice and confessed:
“The trouble with that song is that it doesn’t show off his voice”.
“I wasn’t impressed, I think he has got some serious technical issues to address. I was a little bit disappointed today….it didn’t feel natural today.’ Melanie added.
‘It was intense, he has an interesting look for us.’
Mel C wasn’t convinced he deserved it, but she agreed to give Sam one more chance and put him through to the next round.
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