'Superstar' contestants whittled down to four

Tuesday July 24, 2012

Another wannabe Jesus is out of the Superstar running ahead of Wednesday's final of the show.

Long-haired rocker Nathan James, 23, from Reading left the competition when Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber saved 41-year-old Roger Wright instead of him.

The show saw the finalists perform Take That hit Greatest Day, accompanied on the piano by the band's star Gary Barlow, who praised the singers.

Nathan said of the experience: "When we found out that we were going to be singing with Gary Barlow in rehearsals - that was a milestone in all of our journeys."

Unfortunately for Nathan and Roger they received the fewest votes and so went head-to-head in the sing off, performing Love Changes Everything from Aspects of Love, another of Lord Lloyd Webber's musicals.

This was the second time that East-Londoner Roger had been saved from the bottom two, whilst Nathan had not yet faced eviction from the competition.

When making his choice, Lord Lloyd Webber said: "Despite a fantastic performance, I've got to save Roger."  Roger himself expressed he was feeling the pressure saying "This is emotional."

Host Amanda Holden asked if Roger had a "game plan" at all to avoid being in the bottom two again: " to which he replied: "Sing from your heart. That's all you can do."

Now only four contestants remain: Ben Forster, 31, from Sunderland, David Hunter, 27, from Warrington, Rory Taylor, 24, from the Wirral and Roger and the winner will be announced during the live final on Wednesday.

Photo: Rex

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