'Superstar' exodus for Moses and Jeff

Monday July 23, 2012

Two more Superstar hopefuls are out of the running for the musical role as Jeff Anderson and Jon Moses have become become the latest would-be Jesuses to exit the show.

After the viewers' vote the pair were in the bottom three along with 41-year-old Roger Wright. Lord Lloyd-Webber then opted to save Roger.

The three jointly performed Could We Start Again, Please? from Jesus Christ Superstar - the musical for which the peer is trying to find his star.

Lord Lloyd Webber praised the two who left the show, telling Moses, 28, from Newcastle, a cabaret singer who was a last-minute addition to the line-up: "You've made an incredible amount of progress in this competition, you're going to have a fabulous career." 

He then told Jeff Anderson, 21, from Newtownards, Northern Ireland: "I have no doubt that one day you will play Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. It's just maybe you are our baby Jesus, maybe you are two or three years too young for it."

Jeff's responded to his time of the show by saying: "To be with the talent that is on this stage, and also to get the the time spent with these iconic people, thank you so much for having me here."

To which Moses agreed saying: "Exactly the same, thank you so much."

The new production of Lord Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice's musical goes on tour in September, featuring comic Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, DJ Chris Moyles as King Herod and Melanie C as Mary Magdalene.

Roger Wright, 41, from east London, stays in the competition along with actor David Hunter, 27, from Warrington, Ben Forster, 31, from Sunderland, Nathan James, 23, from Reading, and Rory Taylor, 24, from the Wirral.

Photo: Rex

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