Steph Fearon has been voted off BBC’s Over The Rainbow.
The 21 year old narrowly missed out on her chance to sing in next week’s final show, after she found herself in the bottom two alongside Lauren Samuels. Before the pair embarked on their sing off of ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’, Graham Norton revealed that Steph received the least votes from the public this week and coming after all three judges chose her as their least favourite contestant, the writing was on the wall for Steph.
During their duet, we actually preferred Steph’s vocal to Laurens. Lauren has a beautiful singing voice but Steph has a raw emotion that Lauren often lacks. We find Lauren’s performances quite forced and stage schooly at times and suspect that this is why she ended up in the bottom two once more.
Revealing his decision Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber said:
“I’m glad its the last time I have to say…it’s like losing a member of the family. I’m going to save Lauren.”
Steph then received a standing ovation from the audience and the judges as Andrew continued:
“Well it’s something that I saw during the week…I just didn’t quite the connection with what you were doing acting wise. You’re a fantastic singer but I did believe Lauren a little bit more.”
On hearing her fate Steph said:
“I’ve had the best time of my life, I’ve made friends for life and I have learned so so much. Can I also say a massive thank you to everyone backstage. Yeah, I’ve just had the time of my life.”
Graham looked distinctly teary as he introduced Steph for the last time and her final rendition of Over The Rainbow was definitely one of the most emotional so far. Did you agree with tonight’s decision? Leave your comments below.