Latest 'Superstar' reject could get musical role

Friday July 20, 2012

Irishman Niall Sheehy is the latest contestant to be voted off Superstar, but Andrew Lloyd Webber told him he would be perfect for another role in one of his musicals.

After receiving the least number of public votes, Niall and 24-year-old Rory Taylor, from the Wirral sang to win over Lord Lloyd Webber.

The musical maestro chose to send 31-year-old Niall home but did say that the hopeful would be better suited to playing Marius in Les Miserables or Raoul in his own Phantom Of The Opera.

Niall, who is from Bray, Co Wicklow, had left a job on the UK tour of the Monty Python musical Spamalot to be able to take part in Superstar.

His performane of How To Save A Life by The Fray failed to impress the judges, while Rory had performed a rousing rendition of Coldplay's Fix You.

Actor David Hunter, 27, who narrowly avoided being sent home on Wednesday night after ending up in the bottom two, got plenty of praise when he sang Prince's Nothing Compares 2U, famously covered by Sinead O'Connor.

But Lord Lloyd-Webber said the best performance of the night was by Ben Forster, 31, from Sunderland, with his version of Tracy Chapman's Fast Car.

Photo: Rex

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