Congratulations Danny Bayne! You are Danny!
On Saturday 9 June 2007 the public voted for Danny B to play the role of 'Danny' in the new West End stage production of Grease the Musical at London's Piccadilly Theatre from 25 July 2007!
Please Note: Although the producers of Grease the Musical cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, Danny Bayne and Susan McFadden are expected to perform at all performances until 14 June 2008, subject always to illness and holidays. Danny Bayne will be on holiday from 26 November to 1 December 2007 and from 21 to 26 January 2008 anf from 14 to 19 April 2008. All dates are subject to change.
Danny Bayne is one of the two remaining finalists in the television programme Grease is the Word who is hoping to play the role of 'Danny' in Grease the Musical on stage in London's West End theatreland!
Danny Bayne is a 19 year old student from London.
Danny says: "I feel I have the all-round performance skill and quality that is required to potentially make this character great, and I intend to show that," adding that "I have been told that I am considered a triple threat, meaning equally talented in all three areas of performing - dancing, singing and acting."
Saturday 9 June 2007: The Grand Final of Grease is the Word. The show opened with three songs from Grease the Musical - 'Grease is the Word' was sung as an ensemble version by all four remaining finalists - Danny Bayne, Anthony Kavanagh, Susan McFadden and Michelle Antrobus - then the two 'Danny' hopefuls sung 'Sandy' and the two 'Sandy' hopefuls sung 'Hopelessly Devoted To You'. Afterwards each finalist sung a solo song of their own choosing that they thought best suited them - Danny B sung 'I'm Your Man'. Then they paired up again, this time 'Danny and Sandy' pairings to sing two more songs from Grease the Musical. Firstly, for 'Summer Loving', Danny B was paired up with Michelle and Anthony was paired up with Susan. Then, for the second song, 'You're The One That I Want', they swapped partners so Danny B sung with Susan. Then the moment of true arrived when the public telephone lines closed and Zoe Ball come on to the stage to announce the winners! Firstly Zoe Ball announced that the role of 'Sandy' had been won by Susan, then she announced that the role of 'Danny' had been won by Danny B! Congratulations Danny B - you are Danny! Danny B was then joined by Susan and they sung 'We Go Together' to conclude the programme.
Saturday 26 May 2007: This was the fifth week of the live Grease is the Word knock-out television show. This week was the 'Danny' Semi Finals when the four remaining Danny finalists - Danny Bayne, Anthony Kavanagh, Danny Rhodes and Michael Quinn - performed solo and two where knocked-out, leaving just two. First each finalist sung an Uptempo song - Danny B sung 'It's Not Unusual'. Afterwards David Ian told him: "You're great for this role. Your acting is great, your singing is great and you've got sex appeal." Brian Friedman said: "You are Danny Zuko." After each of the four finalists had sung their Uptempo song, the Judges had to make a decision on who would be the first to be knocked out this evening - they decided to knock out Danny Rhodes. AFter it was announced, Danny admitted: "I came into the competition assuming I'd be able to overcome my speech problems. But I'm just not ready." Now each of the remaining three finalists had to face the public vote as they each sung a ballad - Danny B sung 'She's The One' and David Ian told him after: "Danny Zuko has to stand on stage and captivate the audience. I feel you could do that." Afterwards Zoe Ball announced that the finalist that the public alone had voted to be knocked out was Michael, therefore Danny returns in two weeks for the Grand Final.
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 Danny B was paired up with Michelle Antrobus. The song theme this week was love songs and Danny B and Michelle sung 'Endless Love' together. After all the finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Danny B and Michell had managed to secure enough public votes to go through to the next Grease is the Word programme.
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. Danny was once again paired up with Susan and they sung the song 'Somewhere' from the musical West Side Story - after all the finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Danny and Danny had managed to secure enough public votes to go through to 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 - Like last week Danny was paired with Susan and together thay sung 'Time of My Life'. When all the 'Danny and Sandy' hopefuls had sung their songs and the public votes where added up, it was announced that Danny and Susan 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 Danny Bayne who waspaired with Susan McFadden sung the song 'Knock on Wood' - after all the finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Danny and Susan had managed to secure enough public votes to go through to next week's programme.
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