I added 40 screencaps of Vanessa’s first appearance at From Popstars to Operastars on January 15th. I didn’t made screencaps of the performance from that day episode yet, but I’m going to do that soon! They’ll be in the category: Live Performances.
Una made an diary entry in Evening Herald‘s Celebrity Diary on 29 January.
Here is the article.
Last weekend got off to an exciting start for me, given that my boyfriend Ben Foden’s team were playing against Munster in the Heineken Cup.
He plays for Northampton and as I’m from Thurles, in the heart of Munster, it always makes for a tricky encounter!
It was quite tough for me seeing them compete against each other and one radio station did call me up and asked if I would go on and talk about it. But I didn’t want to upset anyone, so I said no. Of course, I’m 100pc loyal to my province and I’m very proud of where I’m from, but I’m also very in love and of course you want to see your boyfriend do well. I’m happy enough to sit on the fence and cheer on both teams.
I’ve added thousands of old pictures to the gallery in every category, and I’m uploading more everyday, so make sure you’ll check out the gallery.
I also added a new folder of the Saturdays arriving at the “Hope for Haiti fundraise” on the 26th of January, a folder of Vanessa leaving the “from Popstars to Operastairs” show in here second week and the arrival at the “Best British Talent” event from yesterday.
Click here to see the arrival at Hope for Haiti pics, here for the Vanessa pics and here for the arrival at Best British Talent.
Vanessa – and the whole of Team Saturdays – appeared on the opening episodes of Popstar to Operastar you can view her performance below, plus the judges comments!
Vanessa was in the bottom 2 this week and was only saved because she got more votes than the man from Blur. Sadly this would mean she’s going to find it hard next week, so everyone will need to vote for her next week!!
Vanessa, and a few others, from tonights upcoming Popstar to Operastar TV show appeared on This Morning for a quick chat. They didn’t speak to Vanessa too much but I’ve added it to the site as you might want to watch it 🙂
The lineup and judging panel for new ITV1 series Popstar To Operastar has been confirmed.
Hosted by Myleene Klass and Alan Titchmarsh, the show will feature ten famous popstars training to perform famous opera songs.
The celebrities taking part include Blur bassist Alex James, veteran singer Bernie Nolan, McFly’s Danny Jones and Pop Idol star Darius Campbell. Jimmy Osmond, ex-Hear’Say singer and Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh, Shakespeare’s Sister star Marcella Detroit and Vanessa White from girlband The Saturdays complete the lineup.
All the contestants will be coached by mentors Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon before performing live on Friday night, when one hopeful will be voted off each week.
Jenkins and Villazon will be joined on the judging panel by Meatloaf and Classic FM DJ Laurence Llewlyn-Bowen.
Britain’s Got Talent stars Susan Boyle and Paul Potts, X Factor runner-up Rhydian and opera group Il Divo are rumoured to have been lined up as special guest performers.
It’s not their aria of expertise… but that won’t stop eight pop acts bidding for opera stardom.
Corrie’s Kym Marsh is already clearing her throat in readiness for ITV1’s new classical reality show, Popstar to Operastar.
Blur’s Alex James, Bernie Nolan, McFly’s Danny Jones, ex-Pop Idol star Darius Danesh, Shakespeare’s Sister’s Marcella Detroit, Jimmy Osmond and Vanessa White from girl band The Saturdays complete the line-up.
The artists will be trained to perform world-famous opera songs – with many singing in a different language for the first time. Welsh singing sensation Katherine Jenkins will mentor the stars, along with famed tenor Rolando Villazon.
And then – in a bizarre twist – they will be judged on their weekly efforts by rock legend Meat Loaf and makeover king and Classic FM DJ Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
A source said: “Thanks to Paul Potts, Rhydian and Il Divo, classical music is at the top of the charts.
“But can just anyone turn into a tremendous tenor or stunning soprano?”
Blur bassist James has five No1 albums under his belt, the Nolan sisters have sold more than 25 million records and McFly had seven No1 singles and two No1 albums.
Little Jimmy Osmond sold more than 100 million records with his siblings and is also a platinum-selling solo artist. Darius’s debut single and album went in at No1, Kym’s former band Hear’Say also had a chart-topping album and Marcella topped the hit parade for eight weeks with Shakespeare’s Sister’s hit Stay.
White’s band have enjoyed five top 10 singles since their debut in 2008.
Myleene Klass and Alan Titchmarsh will host the show, which kicks off on ITV1 on January 15.
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