Hayley Clarke was one of eight finalists in the television programme Grease is the Word who where competing for the chance to play the role of 'Sandy' in Grease the Musical on stage in London's West End theatreland!
Sorry Hayley Clarke - you're not Sandy. Hayley was the third Sandy hopeful to be knocked out along with 'Danny' hopeful Wayne on Saturday 12 May 2007.
Hayley Clarke is an 18 year old student and waitress from Liverpool.
Hayley says: "I have wanted to be Sandy since I was a baby, I was always singing the Grease songs."
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 - Once again Hayley was paired up with Wayne and together they sung the song 'Footloose' from the musical of the same name. After all the remaining finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Hayley and Wayne had come in the bottom two along with Michelle Antrobus and Bradley Clarkson - so both couples had to face the nail-biting sing-off. 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 Hayley and Wayne where knocked-out this week.
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 Hayley Clarke was paired up with Wayne Smith and they sung 'When You Say Nothing At All'. When all the 'Danny and Sandy' hopefuls had sung their songs and the public votes where added up, it was announced that Hayley and Wayne 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' theme was disco and Hayley Clarke, who was paired up with Wayne Smith, sung 'Disco Inferno' - after all the finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Hayley and Wayne had managed to secure enough public votes to go through to next week's programme.