Bono to judge Superstar

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 February 2012


Bono is being lined up to judge 'Superstar' and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is even considering condensing the show into two weeks to accommodate the U2 frontman

Bono is being lined up to judge 'Superstar'.

The U2 frontman is reportedly top of show supremo Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's list of potential panellists for the forthcoming talent show, which is looking for someone to appear in a touring production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's definitely a long shot, there's no doubt about that.

"But Andrew is keen to get Bono on board and if anyone could pull off something like this, then it is him."

Andrew and ITV chiefs are so desperate to land Bono, they are said to be planning to cram the show into a two-week special so as not to disrupt his schedule too much.

Former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger - who was recently axed from the US version of 'The X Factor' - is also heavily tipped to land a role on the panel.

Auditions for the role of Jesus are currently taking place, with David Grindrod - who worked on the casting of musical movies 'Mamma Mia!' and 'The Phantom of the Opera' - overseeing the selection process.


The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows as part of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

Manchester Arena

Fri 19 Oct

£35–£190 / 0844 847 8000

Sat 20 Oct

£35–£190 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Tue 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Wed 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

The SSE Arena, Belfast

Sat 27 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 28 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

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