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

Michelle Antrobus

Michelle Antrobus was one of eight finalists in the television programme Grease is the Word who is hoping to play the role of 'Sandy' in Grease the Musical on stage in London's West End theatreland.

Sorry Michelle Antrobus - you're not Sandy. Michelle reached the Finals, but was knocked out on Saturday 9 June 2007.

Michelle Antrobus is a 24 year old student who comes from Winchmore Hill in North London. She has been trained at Mount View Academy of Theatre Arts and her stage experience includes a number of pantomimes. Michelle says: "Since I was little I've always wanted to be in the West End. I've always wanted to play a role of someone that is similar to me and I think that I have a lot of Sandy qualities in me."

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 - Susan McFadden, Michelle Antrobus, Anthony Kavanagh and Danny Bayne - then the two 'Danny' hopefuls sung 'Sandy' and the two 'Sandy' hopefuls, Susan and Michelle sung 'Hopelessly Devoted To You'. Afterwards each finalist sung a solo song of their own choosing that they thought best suited them, Michaelle sung 'When You Tell Me That You Love Me'. Then they paired up again, this time 'Danny and Sandy' pairings to sing two more songs from Grease the Musical. Firstly, for 'Summer Loving', Michelle was paired up with Danny B and Susan was paired up with Anthony . Then, for the second song, 'You're The One That I Want', they swapped partners so this time Michelle sung with Anthony. Then the moment of true arrived when the public telephone lines closed and Zoe Ball come on to the stage to announce the winners! With Michelle and Susan joining her on stage, Zoe announced that the role of 'Sandy' had been won by Susan. Sorry Michelle, you are not Sandy.

Saturday 2 June 2007: This was the sixth week of the live Grease is the Word knock-out television show. This week was the 'Sandy' Semi Finals when the four remaining Sandy finalists - Michelle Antrobus, Alison Crawford, Susan McFadden and Vicky Hoyles - performed solo and two where knocked-out, leaving just two to go forward to the Grand Final next week. First each finalist sung an Uptempo song - Michelle sung 'Get the Party Started' and David Ian told her after: "You and I both know that was not the greatest song for you. The movement is fabulous and your acting is the strongest in the competition. You could really be a leading lady for me." 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 Alison Crawford. Now each of the remaining three finalists had to face the public vote as they each sung a ballad - Michelle sung 'I'll Stand By You' and David Ian told her after: "You could give anyone a serious run for their money in this competition." Afterwards Zoe Ball announced that the finalist that the public alone had voted to be knocked out was Vicky - therefore Michelle returns next week for the Grand Final.

Saturday 26 May 2007: This is the fifth week of the live Grease is the Word knock-out television show. This week the four remaining 'Danny' hopefuls will perform solo and two will be knocked-out, leaving just two who will be in the grand final on Saturday 9 June 2007.

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 Michelle Antrobus was paired up with Danny Bayne. The song theme this week was love songs and Michelle and Danny B sung 'Endless Love'. When all the 'Danny and Sandy' hopefuls had sung their songs and the public votes where added up, it was announced that Michelle and Danny B had obtained enough votes to go through to the next Grease is the Word television 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 - Michelle was once again paired up with Bradley and together 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 Michelle and Bradley had, for the second time, come in the bottom two so had to face the sing-off, this week with Hayley Clarke and Wayne Smith. 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 Michelle and Bradley 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 - Once again Michelle Antrobus was paired with Bradley Clarkson 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 Michelle and Bradley 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 Michelle Antrobus was paired with Bradley Clarkson and together they sung the classic 'Boogie Wonderland'. Once all the public votes had been added up it was announced that Michelle and Bradley 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 Once That I Want'. After both couples had sung, the Judges announced that they where going to save Michelle and Bradley!