Ttonight we were shown details of a Nancy mission, which should have been shown yesterday. But, this would have affected the voting process! Each girl had to learn how to perform stunts. Ashley and Rachel proved to be really great actresses. But Barry still insisted that the Irish pro should be going home.
Jodie was just too nice and asked the stunt man if he was ok, rather than continue with the performance. So, the actresses with the most mettle were Rachel and Ashley. Even Jodie commented that she would not want to bump into Ashley in a dark alley way. Perfect credentials for a great, potential Nancy then!
When asked who was the strong actress, John Barrowman said Rachel.
The group song was “Nobody Does It Better” and again, Jessie was very weak in this number, as was Niamh. The young ones are not faring well, although the panel keep calling them the best. Barry loved Jessie, DVO said Niamh was her fave and Andrew was a bit creepy about Samantha yet again.
The Olivers picked Niamh to be their Nancy in a group rendition of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” She looked their sister, rather than a maternal figure. But the Lord insisted that she had a “motherly quality.” Does this man ever go back on his word, even though he is making such strange claims, like that it would be ok to have an Irish Nancy?!
NOT NANCY – JUDGES’ VIEWS
When asked who was NOT Nancy, John spoke sense and said: Jessie. DVO, chose Ashley and Barry said Rachel.
Clearly the viewers (if any of them are actually voting after another scandal this week) agreed and Samantha was first through, followed by the ever so grateful Jodie. Poor Rachel was kept back and told she ‘might’ be in the sing off. This show is starting to use American Idol style twists!
Jessie was next through, inexplicably. Ashley was in the sing off. Rachel was told she was through, after all. This left Niamh in the sing-off.
ASHLEY VS. NIAMH
As Graham says the immortal lines, “Andrew could still save you” to Ashley; the poor girl’s face said it all! But this feisty lass sang her heart out during “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” – out-performing the inexperienced Niamh. This youngster sang the song with no heart and vocally it was very off key. Ashley, though acted her socks off, knowing this is a true showcase.
The Lord pretended to judge it based on the sing-off and told Ashley she was out-of-tune, using the comment like a get out of jail card. Not judging the song, whatsoever, he sent Ashley home and kept the vocally weak kitten, instead.
HE NEEDS ME, TOO LATE!
Then Ashley delivered her exit song with such grace, dignity and heartfelt emotion, that for the first time, I believed she could be Nancy. I wish her all the best as she proved to be really steely and never embarrassed herself once by retorting to Andrew’s rudeness.
Hopefully, next week, some of these weaker girls will go.