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Encyclopedia > Grease Is The Word
Grease Is The Word
Format Reality Talent show
Presented by Zoë Ball
No. of episodes 10
Production
Producer(s) talkbackTHAMES in association with SYCOtv
Running time 60-90mins (inc. ads)
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 7 April 20079 June 2007

Grease Is the Word is the UK version of NBCs Grease: You're the One that I Want!. It was announced on December 20, 2006 by ITV,[1] it was to air in Spring/Summer 2007. The show is produced by Syco TV (the production company of Simon Cowell). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... Zoë Louise Ball (born November 23, 1970 in Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English television and radio personality, most famous for becoming the first female host of the prestigious BBC Radio 1 breakfast show. ... talkbackTHAMES is a British television production company, a division of FremantleMedia (part of the RTL Group). ... Simon Philip Cowell (Born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom, but is best known as a judge on the television programs Pop Idol, The X Factor and American Idol. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the television network. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ...


The winning couple, Susan McFadden & Danny Bayne, now star in the new West End production of Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre. Susan McFadden (aged 24 born in Dublin, Ireland) is an actress and singer. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... The Piccadilly Theatre is situated on Denman Street in Londons West End, hidden behind Piccadilly Circus. ...


The judges are David Ian (the producer of the stage show and the 2007 Broadway revival), David Gest, 80s star Sinitta, and American Dance Icon and X The X Factor judge Brian Friedman. The main ITV show is presented by Zoë Ball, and Holly Willoughby is presenting Greased Lightnin on ITV2. Greased Lightnin shows extra unseen auditions, behind the scenes gossip and exclusive interviews with the judges and contestants. David Ian (born Chadwell Heath, Greater London in 1961), is a former actor, who turned Theatre Producer in 1991 to become the most powerful man in UK Theatre in 2005 according to The Stage magazine [1] The chairman of former Clear Channels subsidiary Live Nation’s global theatrical division... David Alan Gest (born May 11, 1953) is an American television producer, concert promoter and TV personality. ... Sinitta Renet Malone was born on the 19th of October, 1966 in Washington DC/USA. She is the daughter of singer Miquel Brown. ... For the current series, see The X Factor (UK series 4). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... Zoë Louise Ball (born November 23, 1970 in Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English television and radio personality, most famous for becoming the first female host of the prestigious BBC Radio 1 breakfast show. ... Holly Marie Willoughby (born 10 February 1981) is a British television presenter, born in Bolney near Horsham in Sussex, UK. She was educated at Burgess Hill School in the town of Burgess Hill. ... ITV2 is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ...


Cat Deeley was originally scheduled to present the show, but had to pull out at the last minute due to scheduling difficulties with her American shows. Simon Cowell was also supposed to be a judge but could not as it was shown at the same time as American Idol. He was still an executive producer. Catherine Elizabeth Cat Deeley (born October 23, 1976) is a popular English disc jockey, television personality and former fashion model, who rose to fame at the age of 21, co-hosting the well-known childrens series SMTV Live, alongside Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


Unlike the NBC series, the ITV programme will not be based (at least directly) on the How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? format, which is owned by the BBC. How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? was a British talent show, shown on Saturday evenings on BBC One, first broadcast on 29 July 2006 until the series finale on 16 September 2006. ...

Contents

Format

After the traditional auditions, the final sixteen were paired up. From show four onwards each couple had to sing a duet, based on a theme. The two couples who gained the least votes, each week, had to sing again, this time a 'Grease' classic. The judges then eliminated one of those two couples.


After three couples had been eliminated, the judges changed the couples, eliminating again one of the two lowest vote getting couples.


The following two weeks, were the Danny and Sandy semi-finals, respectively, with the singers competiting as soloists, with the judges eliminating the first and the viewers the second victim of the nights. The final consisted with the final two Dannys and Sandys, with the public voting which two should win the roles.


Original Couples

Tom & Kate
Richard & Joanna
Wayne & Hayley
Bradley & Michelle
Danny R & Lauren
Danny B & Susan
Anthony & Allison
Michael & Vicky


Finalists

Couple/Act Date of Elimination/Winning Decided by
Susan McFadden (24) WINNER Viewers
Danny Bayne (19) WINNER Viewers
Anthony Kavanagh (a.k.a. Kavana) (29) 09 June Viewers
Michelle Antrobus (24) 09 June Viewers
Vicky Hoyles (22) 02 June Viewers
Alison Crawford (25) 02 June Judges
Michael Quinn (24) 26 May Viewers
Danny Rhodes (22) 26 May Judges
Bradley Clarkson (25) & Lauren McConnell (16) 19 May Viewers
Wayne Smith (26) & Hayley Clarke (18) 12 May Viewers
Richard Morgan (20) & Joanna Power (22) 05 May Viewers
Tom Bradley (19) & Kate Somerset-How (23) 28 April Viewers

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Press Revelations

On Saturday 7 April 2007, the first day of the shows airing, The Sun newspaper revealed that 1990's popstar Kavana had reached the live final stage. [2] April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... Kavana (real name Anthony Kavanagh, born 4 November 1977, Moston, Manchester, England, UK) is a British singer. ...


On 22 April 2007 it was announced that Hayley, one of the final 16, is the daughter of the actor, Michael Starke who starred as Sinbad in Brookside and currently appears in Coronation Street. [3] is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Michael Starke (born Liverpool, UK), is a British actor best known previously, for his role as Sinbad in the popular soap, Brookside. ... For other uses, see Brookside (disambiguation). ... Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. ...


Susan is also the younger sister of former Westlife member and current solo artist Brian McFadden. Brian Nicholas McFadden (born 12 April 1980 in Artane, Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish singer and songwriter. ...


Show Controversy

Just after week three of the live shows, it was revealed that judge David Ian and his colleagues decided to change the couples pairing.


David Ian gathered the finalists at the Picadilly Theatre in London's West End to tell them that the judges "hadn't got it right with the pairs." [4]


On the fourth live show, David Ian announced live on the programme that from week five, the finalists would no longer be partnered up. The Danny hopefuls would compete against each other, live on week five's show, and the Sandy's on week six of the show. Each of the Danny and Sandy specials eliminated 2 of the 4 hopefuls thus leaving only 4 finalists for the final vote on June 9th [5]


References

  1. ^ "Grease Is the Word for Cowell", Manchester Evening News, 20 December 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Kavana in the final ten", The Sun, 7 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "Grease Is the Word finalists revealed", NewzLine.com, 22 April 2007. 
  4. ^ "All change for the Grease couples", Grease at itv.com, May, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Finalists now single in Grease", Grease at itv.com, May, 2007. 

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