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Wirral singer's dream of becoming Lloyd Webber's 'Superstar' ends
A WIRRAL singer’s dream of becoming Andrew Lloyd Webber’s next star ended last night in the grand final of ITV’s Superstar.
Rory Taylor, from Heswall, found himself in the sing-off on Tuesday night, following his rendition of Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight.
But he was beaten in last night’s final of the reality tv show by Ben Forster from Sunderland, who will play the lead in Lord Lloyd Webber’s arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Third place went to Roger Wright from London.
Former Calday Grange Grammar student Rory told the Globe today: “I’m more than happy, it was a great night. “Of course it’s disappointing, but to come second to Ben was an honour. He’s an incredible vocalist and actor.
“All these people have had years of training and I haven’t had any. So it was amazing to get as far as I did in the competition.”
Paying tribute to public support throughout the competition, Rory continued: “I want to say a massive thank you to everyone from Wirral and Liverpool for their votes. It means a lot.”
The judging panel for the show featured Lord Webber alongside Melanie C, singer Jason Donovan and comedian Dawn French.
On working with Lord Webber Rory said: “Andrew is an incredibly nice guy. He’s very supportive and has offered me a lot of interesting opportunities. It would be great to keep in touch with him.”