Who are Starstruck’s judges as music fans become their idols in ITV series?
The new ITV show, Starstruck, is eagerly awaited as a great addition to Saturday night viewing.
The show is loosely based on the premise of Stars In Their Eyes, as it focuses on the contestants transforming into their musical idol for a special performance.
However, there is a twist in having three performers on stage at the same time.
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As each team experiences the ultimate star makeover in front of the judges, a special host will calm their nerves.
Olly Murs is the host of the show and will guide their performances to be the best they can be.
The public will also be part of the judging process.
Starstruck begins on ITV One and ITV Hub tonight (February 12) at 8.30pm.
But who are the famous judges? And where do you recognize them from?
Who are the Starstruck judges?
The star-studded panel includes Queen frontman Adam Lambert, award-winning actress Sheridan Smith, soul sensation Beverley Knight and comedian Jason Manford.
Lambert, 40, has sold millions of albums and singles worldwide. Since 2011 he has collaborated with the surviving members of Queen as a frontman, with his impressive vocal range enabling him to reproduce some of the high notes of Freddie Mercury.
Beverley Knight, 48, broke into mainstream TV audiences in 2006 when she starred on Just the Two of Us, a talent show that paired celebrities with professional singers – think Strictly Come Dancing but for the song. She is a prolific performer, with several soul albums to her credit. She toured with Take That and starred in West End productions like The Bodyguard.
Smith is known for playing Cilla Black in the drama, Cilla. She is also starring in three high-profile dramas at the moment – BBC’s Four Lives, Channel 5’s The Teacher and ITV’s No Return. She also performed in the West End and released singles.
While Jason Manford, although best known as a comedian and presenter, released an album of show songs and appeared in the West End. He won Born to Shine, a celebrity contest in 2011 that taught famous faces to sing in lyrical style.
The panel will decide their favorite team of the night before the voting public picks just one person to advance to the series finale.
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