Popstar to Operastar (series 1)

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Popstar to Operastar
Series 1
Broadcast from 15 January 2010 (2010-01-15) – 19 February 2010 (2010-02-19)
Judges Rolando Villazón
Katherine Jenkins
Meat Loaf
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Presenter(s) Myleene Klass (ITV1)
Alan Titchmarsh
Broadcaster ITV
Winner:
Darius Campbell
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Runner-up
Bernie Nolan
Chronology
  2010

Popstar to Operastar is a British television music competition to find new singing talent in Opera. The show began on 15 January 2010 and finished on 19 February 2010. The show has eight popstars which took part within the competition battled each other learning opera. The judges were Rolando Villazón, Katherine Jenkins, Meat Loaf and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. The winner of the show was Darius Campbell and with the runner-up being Bernie Nolan.

Popstars[edit]

Popstar Solo/Group/Band Status
Alex James
Blur (Bass guitarist)
Eliminated (Week 1)
Vanessa White
The Saturdays
Eliminated (Week 2)
Jimmy Osmond
The Osmonds
Eliminated (Week 3)
Danny Jones
McFly
Eliminated (Week 4)
Kym Marsh
Soloist / Hear'Say
Eliminated (Week 5)
Marcella Detroit
Shakespears Sister
Third place (Week 5)
Bernie Nolan
The Nolans
Runner Up (Week 6)
Darius Campbell
Soloist
Winner (Week 6)

Results summary[edit]

Colour key:

     – Contestant was in the bottom two and had to sing again in the final showdown
     – Contestant was in the bottom two and was immediately eliminated (no judges' vote)
     – Contestant received the most public votes
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Darius Campbell 1st
26.4%
2nd
21.4%
3rd
15.3%
2nd
24.0%
2nd
20.9%
Winner
50.1%
Bernie Nolan 2nd
23.9%
1st
24.0%
1st
32.7%
1st
25.3%
1st
47.8%
Runner up
49.9%
Marcella Detroit 5th
9.9%
4th
13.1
2nd
16.9%
4th
15.1%
3rd
17.8%
Third place
(Week 5)
Kym Marsh 3rd
12.1
3rd
19.0%
4th
13.3%
2nd
24.0%
4th
13.5%
Eliminated
(Week 5)
Danny Jones 4th
10.2%
5th
10.7%
5th
11.5%
5th
11.6%
Eliminated
(Week 4)
Jimmy Osmond 6th
8.3%
6th
8.2%
6th
10.4%
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Vanessa White 7th
4.7%
7th
3.7%
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Alex James 8th
4.6%
Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Alex James,
Vanessa White
Jimmy Osmond,
Vanessa White
Danny Jones,
Jimmy Osmond
Danny Jones,
Marcella Detroit
No judges' vote: public votes alone decide who is eliminated and who ultimately wins
Meat Loaf's vote to save Alex James Jimmy Osmond Danny Jones Marcella Detroit
Jenkins' vote to save Vanessa White Jimmy Osmond Danny Jones Marcella Detroit
Villazón's vote to save Vanessa White Vanessa White Danny Jones Danny Jones
Llewelyn-Bowen's vote to save Alex James Vanessa White Danny Jones Danny Jones
Eliminated Alex James
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Vanessa White
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Jimmy Osmond
0 of 4 votes
Majority
Danny Jones
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Kym Marsh
13.5%
to save
Bernie Nolan
49.9%
to win
Marcella Detroit
17.8%
to save
Darius Campbell
50.1%
to win

Episodes[edit]

Voting percentages are from ITV.com.[1]

     Most Public Votes
     Eliminated
     Bottom two

Week 1[edit]

Performances

Order Artist Song Results
1 Jimmy Osmond "'O Sole Mio" Safe (8.3%)
2 Kym Marsh "Si Un Jour" Safe (12.1%)
3 Alex James "Largo al factotum" from The Barber of Seville Eliminated (4.6%)
4 Marcella Detroit "Casta Diva" from Norma Safe (9.9%)
5 Danny Jones "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto Safe (10.2%)
6 Vanessa White "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi Bottom two (4.7%)
7 Darius Campbell "Nessun dorma" from Turandot Safe (26.4%)
8 Bernie Nolan "Belle Nuit, O Nuit d'Amour" (The Barcarole) from The Tales of Hoffmann Safe (23.9%)

Bottom two

  • Alex James - Eliminated on judges tied, lowest viewer votes
  • Vanessa White

Voting Results Rolando Villazón and Katherine Jenkins saved Vanessa. Meat Loaf and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen saved Alex.

Guest Performers

Week 2[edit]

Performances

Order Artist Song Results
1 Jimmy Osmond "Volare" Bottom two (8.2%)
2 Kym Marsh "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" ("Brindisi") from La traviata Safe (19.0%)
3 Marcella Detroit "Un Bel Dì, Vedremo" from Madama Butterfly Safe (13.1%)
4 Danny Jones "Caruso" Safe (10.7%)
5 Vanessa White "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess Eliminated (3.7%)
6 Darius Campbell "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" ("Toreador Song") from Carmen Safe (21.4%)
7 Bernie Nolan "Parla Più Piano" (Italian version of "Speak Softly Love") from The Godfather Safe (24.0%)

Bottom two

  • Vanessa White - Eliminated on judges tied, lowest viewer votes
  • Jimmy Osmond

Guest Performer

Week 3[edit]

Performances

Order Artist Song Results
1 Kym Marsh "Habanera" from Carmen Safe (13.3%)
2 Jimmy Osmond "Amor ti Vieta" (Love Forbids You) from Fedora Eliminated (10.4%)
3 Marcella Detroit "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" / "Hell's vengeance boileth in mine heart" (Queen of the Night aria) from The Magic Flute Safe (16.9%)
4 Danny Jones "Con te partirò" ("Time to Say Goodbye") Bottom two (11.5%)
5 Darius Campbell "Granada" Safe (15.3%)
6 Bernie Nolan "Voi, Che Sapete" ("You Ladies Who Know What Love Is") from The Marriage of Figaro Safe (32.7%)

Bottom two

  • Jimmy Osmond - Eliminated by judges
  • Danny Jones

Voting Results Three judges voted to save Danny Jones. Since a majority of votes were cast one way Katherine Jenkins did not vote, but stated that she also would have voted for Jones to stay.

Guest Performer

Week 4[edit]

Performances

Order Artist Song Results
1 Bernie Nolan "Les Filles de Cadix" by Delibes Safe (25.3%)
2 Danny Jones "Funiculì, Funiculà" by Peppino Turco Eliminated (11.6%)
3 Kym Marsh "Nella Fantasia", music by Ennio Morricone Safe (24.0%)
4 Darius Campbell "Non piú andrai" ("No More Gallivanting") from Marriage of Figaro by Mozart Safe (24.0%)
5 Marcella Detroit "Ave maria" by Schubert Bottom two (15.1%)

Bottom two

  • Danny Jones - Eliminated by public votes after judges were dead-locked
  • Marcella Detroit

Voting Results Meat Loaf and Katherine Jenkins saved Marcella Detroit. Rolando Villazón and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen saved Danny Jones.

Guests Performers

Week 5 (Semi Final)[edit]

Performances

Order Artist Song Results
1 Kym Marsh "Pie Jesu" from Requiem Mass[who?] Eliminated (13.5%)
2 Darius Campbell "Fin ch'han dal vino" from Don Giovanni Safe (20.9%)
3 Marcella Detroit "Mein Herr Marquis" ("Laughing Song") by Johann Strauss 3rd Place (17.8%)
4 Bernie Nolan "Je Veux Vivre" from Roméo et Juliette Safe (47.8%)

Bottom two

  • Kym Marsh - Eliminated
  • Marcella Detroit - 3rd Place

Both Eliminated by public votes

Guest Performers

Week 6 (Final)[edit]

Performances

Order Artist Song
1 Darius Campbell "Non piú andrai" ("No More Gallivanting") from Marriage of Figaro by Mozart
2 Bernie Nolan "Les Filles de Cadix" by Delibes
3 Darius Campbell & Rolando Villazón "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha
4 Bernie Nolan & Katherine Jenkins "Somewhere" from West Side Story
5 Darius Campbell, Bernie Nolan, Rolando Villazón & Katherine Jenkins "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" ("Brindisi") from La traviata
Final Result
Popstar Result
Bernie Nolan Runner-Up (49.9%)
Darius Campbell Winner (50.1%)

Darius Campbell was declared the winner with 50.1% of the public votes and closed the show with a rendition of Non piú andrai.[2]

Ratings[edit]

Episode Viewing figures from Broadcasters' Audience Research Board (BARB).[3]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers ITV1 Weekly Ranking
1 15 January 2010 4,290,000 28
2 22 January 2010 3,900,000 30
3 29 January 2010 3,690,000 28
4 5 February 2010 4,010,000 25
5 12 February 2010 4,660,000 20
6 19 February 2010 4,330,000 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITGV.com
  2. ^ Simpson, Oli (19 February 2010). "Darius wins Popstar To Operastar". Digital Spy. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Broadcasters' Audience Research Board (BARB)". BARB.