"Madonna" is not The One And Only...
Tonight the second act to be voted off BBC One's The One And Only... was Evelyne Brink after she failed to impress with her tribute to the queen of pop, Madonna.
In the second live show of the series, the remaining 11 tribute acts each sang a solo song as they set out to prove that they were every inch the musical superstar that they were paying tribute to.
Following frank feedback from vocal experts Carrie and David Grant, the acts then waited for the results of the all-important viewers' vote. After a tense wait the two tribute acts with the least number of viewers' votes were revealed as Evelyne Brink as Madonna and Siam Hurlock as Diana Ross.
Singing for their survival, Evelyne and Siam had to perform once again in the Superstar Sing-off to keep their place for another week. Then it was down to the Superstar Vote where the nine surviving tributes voted to save the act they wanted to keep in the contest.
Siam won nine votes, from the tributes to Elton John, Cher, Frank Sinatra, Lionel Richie, Robbie Williams, Kylie and Britney Spears, while with just two votes, from the tributes to Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones, Evelyne was left to say goodbye, her hopes of making it to Vegas shattered.
Commenting on Evelyne's first performance as Madonna on tonight's show, vocal coaches to the stars Carrie and David Grant disagreed somewhat:
David said: "First the good news, there was an intensity and a presence about that performance that I really liked. But the bad news is that that could be undone by the fact that the vocals were wavering, they were in and out of pitch and, even though you sound like Madonna, if you're not able to hold the pitch that will undermine however good your performance is."
While Carrie said: "Hang on a minute because what we've been working on this week, yes the tuning because of course that matters, but it's the vulnerability and for me you did deliver tonight Evelyne. You gave it exactly what we've been working on."
The remaining ten tribute acts through to next week's show will be battling it out once again for the once in a lifetime opportunity of performing live on the Las Vegas stage with the renowned Legends In Concert – the world's longest running tribute show.
Notes to Editors
The songs which the tribute acts performed on tonight's live show:
- Kylie – Spinning Around
- Frank Sinatra – That's Life
- Cher – Believe
- Tom Jones – Green Green Grass Of Home
- Madonna – Papa Don't Preach
- Elton John – Rocket Man
- Dusty Springfield – Wishing And Hoping
- Lionel Richie – All Night Long
- Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time
- Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You
- Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
In the results show all of the acts also performed a group rendition of Dancing In The Streets, while there was a special guest performance from the Bootleg Beatles performing the fab four's classic Hey Jude.