Superstar live final: Highlights and recap

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Superstar arrived to ITV1 in it’s search to find a great rock talent to play the title role of Jesus in the first ever UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s – Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Superstar judges were Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dawn French, Melanie C and Jason Donovan with Amanda Holden as host.

Show highlights from last night's final included:

• Ben Forster was chosen to play the role of Jesus in the UK arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar by the British public
• Roger came third and Rory came second in the public vote
• Melanie C performed I Don’t How To Love Him from the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack, Andrew Lloyd Webber accompanied her playing the piano
• The 3 finalists all performed Hosana and Gethsemane together

Ben said: I cannot believe it, I wasn’t expecting this to happen in my life, I promise if you come and see me I’ll do you proud.

Ben Forster from Sunderland sang Who Wants To Live Forever by Queen;

Jason Donovan said: “There was a slight little hitch at the beginning but you are a true pro and you recovered absolutely brilliantly, each night you go up a notch and you’re the benchmark in this competition.”

Dawn French said: “It was electric Ben, you always tell the story Ben and to be honest at the beginning of the competition I didn’t notice you but you demand my attention now and have earnt bucket loads of my respect.”

Melanie C said: “You have been so strong throughout the competition, over the last 2 weeks your performances have been totally and utterly outstanding

Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “You were absolutely mesmeric, you are a remarkable performer.”

Rory Taylor from The Wirral sang I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith;

Jason Donovan said: “You take on all these iconic songs and you match every performance. This performance was absolutely outstanding and you are the rock star in this competition.”

Dawn French said: “That was massive, however much you rock out there’s a huge inner calm in you. This has been a total boy to man experience in you. The part of Jesus would be safe in your keeping Rory.”

Melanie C said: “You absolutely blow me away.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “your voice is the clearest of clearest rock bells, you inhabit the song yourself, and once again bravo.”

Roger Wright from East London sang by Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John;

Jason Donovan said: “You have the warmth, the charisma and you’re a fighter, you’ve earnt your place on that stage.”

Dawn French said: “What a splendid man you are, you’re such a golden talent, I thought you were a prince a few nights ago, now I think you’re a king”

Melanie C said: “I’m so pleased you’re here tonight, and I’d still like to bathe in your boivr

Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “You were wonderful, you were fabulous, you took that song and really did brilliantly tonight.”

Jesus Christ Superstar Tour Dates:

Friday 21 September​London The O2
Saturday 22 September​London The O2 (MATINEE PERFORMANCE)
Saturday 22 September​London The O2
Tuesday 25 September​Glasgow SECC
Friday 28 September​Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sunday 30 September​Manchester Arena
Tuesday 2 October​Cardiff Motorpoint
Thursday 4 October​Birmingham NIA
Tuesday 9 October​Belfast Odyssey
Friday 12 October​Dublin O2
Tuesday 16 October​Liverpool Echo Arena
Friday 19 October​Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Sunday 21 October​Sheffield Motorpoint

Tickets for the Jesus Christ Superstar UK arena tour are on sale now from

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