Starstruck host Olly Murs made a surprise on Saturday night’s show, as three hopeful contestants tried to impress the judges and ITV audience with a performance of one of the singles. the singer’s most popular.
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Starstruck host Olly Murs tripled in the latest edition of the ITV singing competition.
The former X Factor finalist, 37, was left ‘speechless’ on Saturday night’s show, when the trio of contestants took to the stage to pay tribute to him!
Olly – who was forced to cancel his tour after an emergency earlier this week – has seen three Starstruck contestants perform one of his biggest hits.
Cabin crew member Simon, event singer Anthony and London Underground technician Luke teamed up to impress the judges with a performance of Olly’s 2011 hit, Dance With Me Tonight.
As judges Adam Lambert, Beverley Knight, Jason Manford and Sheridan Smith danced to the gripping bop, some viewers watching at home found the whole thing a bit ‘awkward’.
“OMG, this is remarkable singing in front of real people… #Starstruck,” one fan took to Twitter to declare as the show aired.
Another seemed to agree, adding: “Team Olly, that’s scary! #Starstruck.”
“Nahhh there’s only 1 olly murs [awkward-face emoji] #starstruck,” a third viewer tweeted Saturday night.
Olly herself appeared to be impressed by the tribute performance, telling the musical trio he was ‘speechless’ after their surprise performance.
“I’m speechless, best team of the night,” the Starstruck host told the team hopefully.
He then added: “I’m speechless. I’m totally sweating, it’s just weird.”
Although some found the concept of contestants performing in front of the star they were imitating ‘cringe’, many in the audience loved Team Olly.
“Luke is definitely the closest person to @ollymurs and loves how Olly really is like ‘thank you’ bless him #starstruck,” one Twitter user mused online, with another adding: “I love Team Olly on #Starstruck.”
Speaking to VT before the performance, one of the tributes Olly admitted was a huge fan of the Heart Skips a Beat singer.
“I have been a huge fan of his for many years, he has a huge entertainment factor and I can’t wait to bring his enthusiasm and entertainment to the show,” Simon confessed in advance. lens.
Simon, Luke and Anthony’s Dance With Me Tonight performance went well with the Starstruck judges on Saturday night.
“It’s been great fun,” comedian Jason told the hopeful trio, before taking a daring dive at Olly, adding: “It’s very rare on this show that we get these kind of things. the real singer is better, just like the real original!
“He’s a very talented man and the three are almost the right fit for him. Well done.”
The award-winning singer Beverley also concurred with her fellow judges, telling the boys: “It’s hard to stand on a stage like this in a space like this and emulate a star. But to do it in front of the star itself . . . Grow up yourself!”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/starstruck-viewers-cringing-olly-murs-26339811 Stunned viewers 'cringe' for Olly Murs as act of tribute left him 'speechless'