Reality TV rejects audition on Superstar
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 June 2012
A host of former reality TV contestants are set to battle it out to land the role of Jesus Christ in 'Superstar'
A host of former reality TV contestants are battling it out to play Jesus Christ in 'Superstar'.
Former 'The X Factor' contestant Nikk Mager, 'Joseph' star Seamus Cullen and The Voice's Nathan James are all trying to land the lead role in musicals mastermind Lord Andrew LLoyd Webber's latest TV search for a star.
Andrew's show, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' is set for a major revival, with an all-star cast including comedian Tim Minchin, former Spice Girls singer Mel C and radio DJ Chris Moyles who will be joined by the winner of the ITV series.
Nikk, 28, was a contestant on 'Popstars: The Rivals' in 2002, where he became friends with Cheryl Cole, who went on to become a member of Girls Aloud through the show. He then auditioned for 'The X Factor' in 2008, but was rejected.
Seamus, 38, was previously on screen after he made it to the final 10 hopefuls in 'Joseph' - a talent show which found a new leading man for Andrew's musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' - in 2007. He made it to the third round before being voted off.
Nathan, 23, auditioned for 'The Voice', but none of the judges picked him to be on their team.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "It shows that the role of Jesus is one of the hottest parts in town."
Two girls have also auditioned for the part. 'Superstar' starts on ITV1 next month.