Musicals Week keeps on rolling onwards with our guest performances – Josh Groban bleating his way through Over The Rainbow accompanied by Joanne and Anton on twirly ballroom (normally I am somewhat distracted from Josh’s horrible voice by his cootness but he’s turned up really needing a shave so…not even that) and also what is basically an advert for The Lion King on stage, complete with the actual puppets from the show and minimum pro involvement. Somehow it makes me want to see the show less than Mark Benton’s Series 11 samba did, but here we are.
Less musical is Len’s Glans focusing on Kevin and Kellie HONKING their way through “Oom Pah Pah” from the Live Show. Absolutely HONKING it. Otherwise it touches on Jay’s feet, Helen’s lack of Spanish Line (AGAIN WITH LEN’S GLANS OBSESSING OVER SPANISH LINES), all the times from the live show that Len nearly got hit in the face (ie not nearly enough) and a montage of the lady celebrities BEAUTIFUL HANDS. Yes it is a bit fetishy this week, why do you ask?
But now we must get to our Bottom 2 – a one-two punch of first Helen (looking like she’s going to vomit) and Georgia (actually in floods of tears) given their first taste of danger as Jay, Kellie, Anita and Katie all sail on through to the semis leaving them behind. Anita and Katie both seem pparticularly shocked by this turn of events. Out of probably the most emotionally volatile Bottom 2 of this, if not also possibly any other, series, it’s Helen getting the flick, despite fairly consistantly leading the overall series leaderboard up to tonight. Happily, she goes out exactly as I’d want her too – looking absolutely insane on top of the Les Mis baracades overacting her little face off.
Farewell Helen. Your ballet crazy will be missed