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Wirral singer hopes to be Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Superstar'
VIEWERS will find out this weekend if a Wirral singer is still in the running to become Andrew Lloyd Webber's next West End star.
Rory Taylor, from Heswall, impressed the iconic composer as part of his latest ITV show 'Superstar' which searches for the leading man in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
The 24-year-old was put through his paces at gruelling mini-bootcamp before being whisked off to Lloyd Webber's home in Majorca to perform one on one.
But we will have to wait until tomorrow night to discover whether he has been whittled down to the final 10 contestants for a role in the classic rock opera.
He said: "When I auditioned back in February, I thought I would give it a go but never thought for one minute that I would get through.
"Performing for Andrew Lloyd Webber was an incredible experience because he is such a musical genius and has been around for so long and it was pretty daunting.
"I don't have any formal musical theatre training so to be regarded among people who really know what they're doing was amazing and I felt very lucky to be given such a huge opportunity."
The show, which launched last weekend, follows on from Webber's previous talent searches such as 'Over The Rainbow,' 'How To Solve A Problem Like Maria' and 'Any Dream Will Do.'
This time he enlisted the help of Spice Girl Melanie C, who is set play Mary Magdalene in the touring show, Jason Donovan and casting director David Grindrod to join the judging panel.
And Rory, who is in local band 5,4,3,2,1 with his brothers and cousin, said his family have been there for him every step of the way.
He said: "My brothers have been supportive throughout the whole process because they know how much I want it. We have been in the band for so long now and you’re always looking for a break so when something like this comes along it's massive."
'Superstar' will be shown at 8pm tomorrow and 9pm on Sunday.