Daily Mirror columnist Ian Hyland shares his thoughts on the latest installment of ITV’s singing competition Starstruck as he describes it as a ‘raw remake’ of Stars In their Eyes
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After ITV’s latest gibberish Starstruck, Sheridan Smith has news about a trio of Cher tablets.
Sheridan said: “If I could go back in time.
“Me… “. What do you want, Sheridan? Call the sick on Day 1 of Pooch Perfect and change your number?
Refusing to perform in a group with powerful vocalists like Adam Lambert and Beverley Knight?
Emphasize that your Starstruck contract says you don’t need to say that everyone is awesome?
Answer? None of the above. Sheridan just told them: “I’ll be watching you all
more than once. ”
However, there is some good news for Sheridan in this second episode.
She didn’t need to sing with Lambert and Knight, as the judges’ opening song was omitted.
Perhaps The Voice complained that Starstruck cheated on its ideas?
Then again, it’s hardly the only “something borrowed” on this show.
It’s simply a crude remake of Stars In their Eyes, with only three acts of tribute at once instead of one, and – for shame – without the famous smoke doors.
It’s not clear to me why ITV would go the babble route, so let’s assume it is so we can scream “you look/sound like them!” with three times as many candidates.
Sadly, it created a small problem: We probably won’t see quirky artists.
Well, ITV scouts will never find three acts of tribute to Joe Dolce, Jedward or Renee & Renato right?
Thus, we had the usual suspects, such as Mercury, Gaga, Cher, and Buble.
We also have George Michael, which is a brave move when no one can beat the legendary Bill Decker of the 1990s on Shooting Stars.
That said, it’s great that one of the Georges has claimed a reputation – his grandfather in the Stealers Wheel,
who was stuck in the middle with you.
I just wish I could say this is the first time Starstruck reminds me of the Reservoir Dogs scene where a guy’s ear ends up bleeding.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/itvs-nonsense-starstruck-is-simply-26324861 ITV's 'nonsense' Starstruck is simply a crude remake of The Stars In Their Eyes' - Ian Hyland