2 September, 2003
Well, it's getting pretty interesting now eh? After
Louise left on Saturday, everyone has been saying they now have
NO idea what is gonna happen over the next few weeks.
I've been thinking about it and can hardly - even
with my vast FA knowledge - work out what will happen. These are
my thoughts on the students:
Funny, good voice, big fan base.
Bad couple of performances, but gets a big sympathy vote(cry baby!)
Lots of mates in the academy, powerful voice, only not got public
Very experienced, confident, public love him.
WOW! What a voice. Lots of people love him!
Mr Performer and he owns the stage!
My tip for winner, amazing voice and lovely girl.
So, I am now left thinking who will go?
Alex is mega stressed and has been deaf/dumb signing
to her parents in the audience which she got told off for. If she
keeps calm I have her down as my favourite but I literally have
no idea who will leave this SUNDAY!
Yes, the Fame Academy showdown has moved this weekend
due to the footy on Saturday.
As for Louise, she may release a Robbie song, but
she was genuinely sad to be out. For her it's sunk in that the fun
in the Academy has gone forever and now she has gotta do it for
herself. Not sure she'll miss Kevin's dance class though!
I'm worn out! Holly and I are up at 0515 every
morning for the early show and then hanging around until 7pm- phew,
that's a long day!
Even so, everyone who stops me in the street wants to know what
I think, so I hope I'm being helpful with my tips as I walk to the
There's loads of great stuff coming up on our CBBC show over the
next few weeks and don't
forget to check out Alex's pages on the BBC Cornwall site.
1 September, 2003
Monday morning and there's another empty space
at the Fame Academy breakfast table.
When it came to the crunch of a student vote on
Saturday night, it was Louise who got shown the door.
There were tears at bedtime as many found this
the most difficult student vote to date.
Louise is popping in to see us later today, so
more news on how she felt about Fame Academy life on the way.
25 August, 2003
So is this the Fame Academy or TV Stars The Rivals?
It was hard to tell as Richard and Patrick argued their way through
But, putting their arguments aside for a bit...
what a show! It was so cool!
If Fame Academy is Lemar, all glitz, glam, talent
and future superstardom, then Pop Idol is One True Voice. Small,
uncool, and a bit embarrassing!
Alex blew me away with her amazing voice. Peter
was rock personified and Alistair was just great.
However, even for someone as talented as Simone,
the Fame Academy was possibly a step too far and she lost to Carolynne
by 6 votes to 1 with only James opting to keep the North London
Simone joined us on CBBC2 today and, to be honest,
she seemed a bit relieved to be out. After
all, not getting the public vote for three consecutive shows and
being cut down on a regular basis by the Parkster must take it's
As for the remaining students, life is gonna get
even tougher. The eight remaining students are mega talented and
the showdowns are going to get closer and closer, tougher and tougher
for the next eight weeks
While the nation enjoyed a lazy bank holiday Monday
morning, the students were in Kevin Adams' fitness class sweating
their way into week four.
With Barry suffering and identity crisis, Louise
threatening to leave because she misses Jenson so much and Carolynne
in floods of tears because there is no-one waiting for her on the
outside, it will be another interesting week on CBBC At The Fame
21 August, 2003
Audley, Nick, Lorna and now Gary... once again
the curse of the Parkster has rung true.
Just minutes after his rendition of Drive by the
Cars was described as a boy singing a man's song, Gary failed to
get the support of his fellow students and left the academy.
Everyone agreed that Gary looked great and is a
killer guitar player, however his vocal ability and passion for
telling Richard Park where to stick his impressive tie collection
meant his Academy dream was over!
And it now seems, after a few weeks in the Academy,
the students are getting wise to the working of the Highgate House!
Barry has said he wants to go because he realises
that he doesn't have the love and support of his fellow students
- particularly Louise and Carolynne which is almost a death knell
in this place!
Peter is making sure that no matter how upset,
annoyed and frustrated he is, he is showing no-one in the hope that
his students will continue to love him enough to keep him.
Don't miss Saturday's showdown on BBC1 as you can
expect to see Robin Gibb on stage this weekend, as the students
do a Bee Gees special. Yeah, now we're Jive Talking! (cheesy I know!)
Over the next few days, see how Alex and Peter
enjoy the Kerrang! awards, see if Nick remains paranoid about leaving,
see if Barry wins over the students again and see if Simone actually
leaves the Academy to chill on the grass. I think she's allergic
to fresh air!
Keep lovin' the show. Oh - and come on City - On
18 August, 2003
Wow, what a weekend! As another Fame Academy student
departs, the students enter the recording studio to start getting
some stuff on CD!
I reckon (just between you and me) that a new album
will be on it's way out soon so watch this space.
On Saturday I was actually at the showdown and
couldn't believe how heated the debates got.
As well as Richard and Carrie failing to see eye
to eye, it had become Vocal Coaches:The Rivals between Carrie and
David as they both take individual students and don't want theirs
to be in the student vote.
There were a record number of calls on Saturday,
unfortunately, not enough were for Lorna. After the teachers kept
Louise, the student wanted to see more of Simone (who looked like
a Motown throwback... Nina Simone the 2nd!!)
Lorna joined us this morning and actually said
she felt fine about leaving and would love to make it onto the stage,
so keep your eyes peeled for her.
Right better go, time to get ready for this afternoon's
live show where we are joined by FA rocker Peter Brame!
But before that for disgusting, horrible and most
nasty sector gossip - James Fox shaves his shoulders!!!! EEEURGH!
On that note I will throw up then go and say hi
to the nation. By the way, our viewing figures are great so thanks
a million and keep on watching CBBC at the Fame Academy!
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