ITV’s newest singing reality show, Starstruck, has drawn huge comparisons to ’90s cult stars The stars in their eyes, with host Olly Murs admitting he once auditioned for the iconic series
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Olly Mur has revealed that he submitted an audition for the ’90s Stars in Their Eyes show before he found the X Factor famous in 2009.
Speaking to hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, the Heart Skips a Beat hitmaker confirmed he’s auditioned for the hit talent show “many moons in advance,” ahead of its December broadcast. 2006.
“They didn’t call me up – fortunately, thank god they didn’t,” he said. I sent in a video of me singing Life Is A Rollercoaster by Ronan Keating. ”
He added, laughing: “I wouldn’t do it today because it was horrible but I never got the call.”
Olly says he told ITV bosses that he auditioned for the show when he was interviewing for the role of the new host of the similarly bizarre talent show Starstruck.
He added: “I really think that clip will come out at some point.”
At the start of their interview, Alison said the new show Starstruck, which sees contestants become iconic artists overnight as the judges ramp up their star power, reminds her she remembers the stars in their eyes.
The similarity is also noticed by ITV viewers when the singing competition debuted, but Alison added: “It’s obviously a completely different concept.”
Olly Murs admitted they were similar because of the transformative factor, but later said: “The difference with this show is we have a panel of judges, which is unbelievable.”
“Then of course you see the fact that there are three of them,” he said. It was really fun. We had a great time filming it.”
Singer Adam Lambert sat on the jury alongside actress Sheridan Smith, comedian Jason Manford and recording artist Beverly Knight.
The performers undergo an “extraordinary transformation” to incarnate into their idols, with the contestants’ transformations in the first episode ranging from Freddie Mercury and Marvin Gaye to Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga.
Olly said of the presentation: “I haven’t done that in a long time. Of course, the last time I did that was with Caz on the X Factor in 2015.
“I left it and then joined The Voice, but I’m waiting for a new show to come, something exciting, that’s fun, something that matches my personality.”
He said “hats” to fellow X Factor presenting Dermot alum because he acknowledged how difficult the job can be.
“I always say that giving presentations is a lot harder than being a judge — you sit there as a judge or coach on The Voice and I can just say what I want, do what I want,” he said. What I want but being a presenter is a lot more. ”
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