Stars in Their Eyes (New Zealand)

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Stars in Their Eyes
Genre Talent Show
Created by Joop van den Ende
Written by Paul Ego
Presented by Simon Barnett
Narrated by Grant Walker
Country of origin New Zealand
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Running time 60 minutes (including advertisements)
Release
Original network TVNZ (TV One)
Picture format 576i 16:9
Original release 22 April 2008 (2008-04-22) – 23 June 2009
External links
Website tvnz.co.nz/stars-in-their-eyes

Stars in Their Eyes was a TVNZ talent show, based on the original British version. It was hosted by Simon Barnett.

2008 season[edit]

The finalists were:

Episode Name of contestant Appeared on the show as...
1 (22 April) Caroline Lekstrom Shakira
2 (29 April) Lili Latham Debbie Harry
3 (6 May) Brendon Chase Elvis Presley
4 (13 May) Deryn Trainer Billy Joel
5 (20 May) Ellen Kuiper Anastacia
6 (27 May) Emmeline Pitcher Cher
7 (3 June) Paul Madsen George Michael
8 (10 June) Cindy Filo Tina Turner
9 (17 June) Tony Wellington Roy Orbison
Grand Final (24 June) Deryn Trainer Billy Joel

Episode 1 (22 April 2008)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Andy Gilmour Meat Loaf You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
Caroline Lekstrom Shakira Whenever, Wherever
David Sutton Robbie Williams Angels
Karen Davy Dolly Parton Here You Come Again
Steve Larkins Freddie Mercury Bohemian Rhapsody

Episode 2 (29 April 2008)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Emilie Harwood Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
Jason Tapp Johnny Cash Ring of Fire
Lili Latham Debbie Harry One Way or Another
Peter Morgan Stevie Wonder Superstition
Vince Gambino Tom Jones Delilah

Episode 3 (6 May 2008)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Brendon Chase Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds
Mani Fagundes Lenny Kravitz Fly Away
Pete Madsen Barry Gibb Night Fever
Renee Petersen Amy Lee Call Me When You're Sober
Sarah Hannaford-Hill Madonna Don't Tell Me

Episode 4 (13 May 2008)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Deryn Trainer Billy Joel Piano Man
Lisa Jimmieson Christine McVie You Make Loving Fun
Mitch Golner Neil Young Heart of Gold
Sarah McBride Kylie Minogue Can't Get You Out of My Head
Vanessa Abernethy Melissa Etheridge Like the Way I Do

Episode 5 (20 May 2008)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Brett Wallace Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
Ellen Kuiper Anastacia I'm Outta Love
Gordon Fletcher Don Henley Hotel California
Jason Carlo Ronan Keating If Tomorrow Never Comes
Shaan Antunovich Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

Episode 6 (27 May 2008)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Anna Hawkins Sarah Brightman Memory
Catherine Short Lulu To Sir, With Love
Emmeline Pitcher Cher If I Could Turn Back Time
Malcolm McCallum James Taylor Fire and Rain
Tami Nelson Amy Winehouse Rehab

Episode 7 (3 June 2008)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Jared Cuff Engelbert Humperdinck There Goes My Everything
Paul Madsen George Michael Faith
Pauline Berry Marilyn Monroe Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
Sara Jane Elika Beyoncé Knowles Crazy in Love
Truda Chadwick Chrissie Hynde Back on the Chain Gang

Episode 8 (10 June 2008)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Amy Altman Alicia Keys If I Ain't Got You
Cindy Filo Tina Turner Proud Mary
Maz Pheby Fergie Big Girls Don't Cry
Michelle Hopkirk Bonnie Tyler It's a Heartache
Richard Gregory Paul McCartney Silly Love Songs

Episode 9 (17 June 2008)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Eddie Simon Leo Sayer You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Gillian Forbes Alanis Morissette Ironic
Greg Ward Elton John I'm Still Standing
Mareya Watling Dido Thank You
Tony Wellington Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman

2009 season[edit]

The finalists were:

Episode Name of contestant Appeared on the show as...
1 (28 April) Mike Henderson Scott Stapp
2 (5 May) Lisa Crawley Norah Jones
3 (12 May) Nigel McCutcheon Billy Idol
4 (19 May) Chris Mears Boy George
5 (26 May) Dan Kendrick David Lee Roth
6 (2 June) Thomas Stowers Barry White
7 (9 June) Mandy Pickering Sarah McLachlan
8 (16 June) Mark Jensen Bobby Darin
9 (23 June) Jessie Matthews Aretha Franklin
Grand Final (30 June) Mandy Pickering Sarah McLachlan

Episode 1 (28 April 2009)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Eliza Mackle Pat Benatar Hit Me with Your Best Shot
Colin Jones Joe Cocker Unchain My Heart
Courtney Janssen Miley Cyrus See You Again
Mike Henderson Scott Stapp With Arms Wide Open
Kelvin Cummings Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire

Episode 2 (5 May 2009)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Dave Woods Rod Stewart Maggie May
Lisa Crawley Norah Jones Don't Know Why
Jordan Davison Robert Plant Black Dog
Karen DeGraaf Bonnie Raitt Something to Talk About
Jon Palmer Gene Pitney 24 Hours from Tulsa

Episode 3 (12 May 2009)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Brandt McRichie Tom Jones If I Only Knew
Clarinda Kwee Bic Runga Sway
Marc Hamilton Rob Thomas How Far We've Come
Nigel McCutcheon Billy Idol Rebel Yell
Rachael Tolhopf Gwen Stefani Just a Girl

Episode 4 (19 May 2009)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Chris Mears Boy George Karma Chameleon
James Crosby Gary Lightbody Chasing Cars
Marica Middlemiss Karen Carpenter Top of the World
Lou Rix Grace Jones Pull Up to the Bumper
Johnny Angel Tony Orlando Knock Three Times

Episode 5 (26 May 2009)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Corin Haines Phil Collins Against All Odds
Sharon Cunningham Diana Ross Chain Reaction
Deb Jardin Brooke Fraser Shadowfeet
Dan Kendrick David Lee Roth Jump
Talia Cameron Britney Spears Toxic

Episode 6 (2 June 2009)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Thomas Stowers Barry White Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe
Vicki Eaton Alicia Keys No One
Sarah Lina Nicole Scherzinger Don't Cha
Richard Hanna Dean Martin That's Amore
Kylie Garus Stevie Nicks Dreams

Episode 7 (9 June 2009)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Richard Leith Buddy Holly Peggy Sue
Mandy Pickering Sarah McLachlan Angel
Kathy Phillips Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Megan Kane Avril Lavigne Sk8er Boi
Steve Hamlin Steve Earle Copperhead Road

Episode 8 (16 June 2009)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Nieka Matekino Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits
George Smith Cat Stevens Father and Son
Danny Cottrell Billy Gibbons Sharp Dressed Man
Mark Jensen Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea
Katherine Tuent Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles

Episode 9 (23 June 2009)[edit]

Contestant Appeared on the show as... Performing the song...
Jessie Matthews Aretha Franklin Think
John Schaeffer Jon Bon Jovi Wanted Dead Or Alive
Carleen Murphy Jennifer Lopez If You Had My Love
Scott Topham Garth Brooks The Thunder Rolls
Odette Meares Judith Durham Georgy Girl