Grease is the Word
Danny: Anthony Kavanagh - Bradley Clarkson - Danny Bayne - Danny Rhodes - Michael Quinn - Richard Morgan - Tom Bradley - Wayne Smith
Sandy: Alison Crawford - Hayley Clarke - Joanna Power - Kate Somerset-How - Lauren MccCnnell - Michelle Antrobus - Susan McFadden - Vicky Hoyles
Bradley Clarkson was one of eight finalists in the television programme Grease is the Word who where competing for the chance to play the role of 'Danny' in Grease the Musical on stage in London's West End theatreland.
Sorry Bradley, you're not Danny. Bradley was the fourth 'Danny' hopeful to be knocked out along with 'Sandy' hopeful Lauren on Saturday 19 May 2007
Bradley Clarkson is a student from Hertfordshire, he is 25 years old. Bradley says that "when I was in panto in Grantham the director mentioned that I would make a good 'Danny'. My mum urged me to do it and stood over me while I made the phone call to make sure I did!" Bradley adds that "I would make a good Danny because I have worked on finding the truth behind the facade. It's really important to sing and dance and be 'too cool for school' - but there is that sensitive side to the kid too, the bit that Sandy falls in love with and that is conveyed in a couple of his numbers. Apparently I have that 'Danny' sound to my voice too - fingers crossed."
Saturday 19 May 2007: The fourth 'Danny and Sandy' couple where knocked-out tonight, but in a twist David Ian announced that the Sandy and Danny pairings where going to be changed around this week. Therefore this week Bradley was paired with Lauren McConnell. The song theme this week was love songs and Bradley and Lauren sung the song 'It Takes Two'. When all the public telephone votes had been added up it was announced that Bradley and Lauren had come in the bottom two, along with Danny Rhodes and Alison Crawford - thus these two couples had to face each other in the dreaded sing-off, when the judges could save only one pair. The song this week, which both couples had to sing as if they where playing Sandy and Danny, was the classic Grease song 'You're The One That I Want'. After both couples had sung the song, Sinitta, on behalf of the Judges, said that they wanted to save Danny and Alison, thus both Bradley and Lauren where eliminated from the competition this week.
Saturday 12 May 2007: The third week of the live Grease is the Word knock out shows. The theme this week was songs from the musicals. Like last week Bradley Clarkson was paired with Michelle Antrobus and they sung the ABBA song 'Does Your Mamma Know' from the musical Mamma Mia!. After all the remaining finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Bradley and Michelle had, for the second time, come in the bottom two so had to face the sing-off, this week with Wayne Smith and Hayley Clarke. The sing-off song this week was 'Summer Nights' from the musical Grease which both couples had to perform as if they where Sandy and Danny. After they had both sung the song David Ian said: "We're not just looking for people who can sing a three minute pop song. This is about a couple who can sing, dance and act. On that basis, the couple we're saving tonight is Michelle and Bradley." Which meant that, for the second time in this competition Bradlet and Michelle had been saved and would return for next week's programme.
Saturday 5 May 2007: The second week of the live Grease is the Word television shows had the theme songs from the movies - Bradley Clarkson was once again paired with Michelle Antrobus and they sung 'Against All Odds'. When all the 'Danny and Sandy' hopefuls had sung their songs and the public votes where added up, it was announced that Bradley and Michelle had obtained enough votes to go through to next week's Grease is the Word television programme.
Saturday 28 April 2007: This week was the first of the live Grease is the Word television shows when one set of finalists where knocked-out. This week's theme was disco and Bradley Clarkson was paired with Michelle Antrobus and they sung the classic 'Boogie Wonderland' together. Once all the public votes had been added up it was announced that Bradley and Michelle where in the bottom two, along with Tom Bradley and Kate Somerset-How. So they had to do the sing-off - each couple had to sing a song from Grease and the Judges then had to decide which couple they wanted to save. This week the song was 'You're The One That I Want'. After both couples had sung, the Judges announced that they where going to save Bradley and Michelle!