Mel C: Superstar is better option than X Factor for contestants

Mel C says 'Superstar' differs from 'The X Factor' because it offers contestants a stable career after the show has ended

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Mel C says 'Superstar' differs from 'The X Factor' because it offers contestants a career.

The former Spice Girl - who will play Mary Magdalene in the new arena production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' - has joined Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dawn French and Jason Donovan for the show and believes it is not just another talent search show.

She told The Sun's TV magazine: "Jesus has to have an incredible voice, great acting ability and a lot of charisma. I'm glad it's the British public's job to cast him, not mine.

"What set's Andrew's show apart from other casting shows like 'The X Factor', is that there's a career at the end of it. In the music industry there's a lot more luck involved, you can be hot one minute and dropped the next."

Mel also revealed her own role in the musical took her by surprise and credits Jason with helping her land the gig.

She said: "I came into the TV show as a mentor and now I've ended up part of the production. Jason encouraged me to talk to Andrew about playing Mary but I didn't have to sing for her - he trusted me that I can do it. I've got a lot to prove in rehearsals."

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