The audience reaction to All Star Musicals could have gone either way when it aired on ITV on Sunday night.
But as six famous faces took to the stage to belt out classics from popular musicals, fans at home loved it and are now demanding a complete series.
John Barrowman hosted as judges Elaine Paige, Kristin Chenoweth, Strictly’s Kevin Clifton, and Trevor Dion Nicholas passed comment on the acts.
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Coronation Street’s Daniel Brocklebank, broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh, money expert Martin Lewis, Only Fools and Horses actress Tessa Peake Jones, I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp host Joel Dommett, comedian London Hughes, and Emmerdale actress Amy Walsh all took to the stage to impress.
After high praise from the judges for his performance of From Now On from The Greatest Showman, and a maximum 20 stars out of 20, Corrie’s Daniel was crowned the winner.
“I’m feeling elated,” Daniel said after his name was announced. “I’m glad to be taking this back to Corrie.”
Viewers were also treated to a stunning duet of I Know Him So Well by Elaine and Kristin, and Trevor performed a number from his musical Aladdin, with Kevin joining in to show off his Strictly skills.
All this made sure just one outing of the show wasn’t enough for viewers who absolutely loved the concept and have now demanded ITV make a full series of the all-singing all-dancing contest.
— Steve Raven (@stevennraven122) March 18, 2019
No surprise about who won – definitely the best overall. Hope they do another one of these at some point. #AllStarMusicals
— Chris (@evilcheltdevil) March 18, 2019
— Love, Aaron✨ (@Aaroonio) March 18, 2019
— Faye (@JustFaye90) March 18, 2019
-Weekly format like Strictly or Dancing On Ice
-Elaine Paige as head judge
-John Barrowman as presenter
-So many musical songs to choose from?
-Themed weeks (e.g. ALW, Broadway)
-Guest performances from touring/WE casts
— meg (@MegLFlower) March 17, 2019
What a great show tonight. So good to have musicals front and centre on a Sunday night with such talented performers and entertaining panel and presenter. #fabulous @ITV when are you bringing it back #AllStarMusicals
— Ruudi Alexander (@ruudialexander) March 17, 2019
— Dan Richards (@brummy_dan) March 17, 2019
#AllStarMusicals has been brilliant what a brilliant panel @elaine_paige @KChenoweth @keviclifton @astonishingtrev great performances from the contestants and @JohnBarrowman was fabulous there is definitely a series there and great to see @keviclifton being in the judging panel
— Gordon Soutar (@gordyrun) March 17, 2019
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