The Full Wiki

Stars in Their Eyes: Map

  
  
  

Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:



Stars in Their Eyes was a British television talent show that ran from 1990 to 2006 in which contestants impersonate showbiz stars. It is made by Granada Television for ITV, based on Joop van den Ende's Dutchmarker format, Soundmixshow.

It remains one of the UK's most successful shows attracting around 13 million viewers for the live grand final at the end of each series. It has one of the most memorable catchphrases in TV history:- 'Tonight (presenter name) I'm going to be...' and was named most popular entertainment show at the National Television Awards in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

The most impersonated stars are Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Cher, George Michael and Madonna.

Overview

Stars in Their Eyes is a talent show where contestants get the chance to appear and sing, as a famous singer. The show is most importantly a 'soundalike' show, but they are also dressed up to look as close as possible to the singer they are impersonating, often with wigs and heavy makeup.

The contestants appear firstly as themselves, talking briefly to the host about their lives and who they are going to be performing as, finishing with the now famous catchphrase 'Tonight [presenter name] I'm going to be...' The contestants then disappear through the equally famous doors, and reappear as the famous singer they are going to impersonate (The word 'singer' could be used loosely as in 1997 Julian Clary who is not known for his vocal skills was impersonated on the show by Steve Edward).

At the end of the show, the studio audience vote for their favourite, and the winner is announced. The winners from each show in the series return for the series finale, the live grand final.

In the live grand final, the winners of each show return and perform once more. At the end of the performances, the phone lines open and the viewing public get the chance to phone in and vote for their favourite. The winner is announced later the same evening in a separate broadcast.

Over the years the show saw a lot of changes: changes from the 1990 set designed by Nick King; a new set in 1998, also designed by Nick King and the newest set in 2002; the logo also changed over the years. There have been five hosts: Leslie Crowther, Russ Abbot (one-off emergency host after Leslie's car accident), Matthew Kelly, Davina McCall and Cat Deeley.There have been several spin-off versions of the show as well, including:
  • Stars in Their Eyes Elvis Special
  • Stars in Their Eyes Kids
  • Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes
  • Christmas Stars in Their Eyes
  • Coronation Street Stars in Their Eyes and
  • Stars In Euro Eyes.


Series 2000 winner Gary Mullen received the most ever votes in the history of Stars In Their Eyes when he received 864,838 votes. Gary now performs at theatres and arenas around the world as Freddie Mercury with his One Night of Queen show.

Overseas Format

New Zealand: In 2008 a New Zealand version of Stars in Their Eyes began screening on TVNZ, TV ONE The show, hosted by former children's television presenter and game show host Simon Barnett, is filmed in Aucklandmarker and produced by 'Imagination' TV. Season One winner was Deryn Trainer singing Billy Joel's Piano Man.A second series began screening on TV ONE on April 28, 2009

Transmissions

Original series

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
21 July 1990
25 August 1990
6
2
8 June 1991
13 July 1991
6
3
22 February 1992
28 March 1992
6
4
22 May 1993
24 July 1993
10
5
14 May 1994
16 July 1994
10
6
6 May 1995
8 July 1995
10
7
2 March 1996
25 May 1996
13
8
15 March 1997
7 June 1997
13
9
21 March 1998
13 June 1998
13
10
13 March 1999
5 June 1999
13
11
11 March 2000
20 May 2000
11
12
5 May 2001
14 July 2001
11
13
??
??
??
14
??
??
??
15
??
13 March 2004
??
16
??
26 March 2005
??


Junior series

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
??
??
??
2
??
??
??
3
??
??
??


Specials

Date Entitle
2 December 1998
Celebrity Special
2 October 1999
Celebrity Special
1 July 2000
Celebrity Special
16 September 2000
Celebrity Special
14 April 2001
Stars in Euro Eyes
6 October 2001
Popstars in Their Eyes
24 November 2001
Coronation Street Special
4 May 2002
Celebrity Divas
11 May 2002
Coronation Street Special
17 August 2002
Popstars Special
26 October 2002
European Championship Part 1
2 November 2002
European Championship Part 2
28 December 2002
Celebrity Christmas Special
1 February 2003
Legends Special
8 February 2003
Coronation Street Special
22 February 2003
Soapstars Special
16 August 2003
I'm a Celebrity Special
23 August 2003
Soapstars Special
27 December 2003
Celebrity Christmas Special
24 April 2004
Celebrity Special
1 May 2004
Soapstars Special
8 May 2004
Celebrity Special
26 June 2004
Celebrity Special
2 April 2005
Celebrity Special
23 July 2005
Celebrity Special
30 July 2005
Soapstars Special
6 August 2005
Reality TV Stars Special
13 August 2005
Celebrity Special
24 December 2005
Celebrity Duets
25 March 2006
Celebrity Special
1 April 2006
Celebrity Special
8 April 2006
Celebrity Special
23 December 2006
Celebrity Special


External links




Embed code:






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message