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
Congratulations Susan McFadden! You are Sandy!
On Saturday 9 June 2007 the public voted for Susan to play the role of 'Sandy' 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. Susan McFadden will be on holiday from 29 October to 3 November 2007 and from 4 to 9 February 2008 and from 31 March to 5 April 2008. All dates are subject to change.
Susan McFadden is a 24 year old performer from London. Susan says: I've spent the past year auditioning for so many shows and getting so near to the part but it never happened for me. I get really nervous in auditions and never feel like I really do my best. This is the ultimate challenge for me. Sandy has always been a dream role for me and I've never auditioned for it, so after much persuasion from my friends and family, I decided to go for it! - To be on the West End has always been a dream of mine. Sandy is absolutely my dream job and to play her in the West End would just be out of this world! I feel that because of my brother, Brian McFadden, I have to prove myself that little bit more to show that I am here on my own merit."
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 - Susan sung 'One Moment in Time'. Then they paired up again, this time 'Danny and Sandy' pairings to sing two more songs from Grease the Musical. Firstly, for 'Summer Loving', Susan was paired up with Anthony and Michelle was paired up with Danny B. Then, for the second song, 'You're The One That I Want', they swapped partners so Susan sung with Danny B. 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! Congratulations Susan - you are Sandy! Following this Zoe then announced that the role of 'Danny' would be played by Danny Bayne. Danny B then joined Susan and they sung 'We Go Together' to close the programme.
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 - Susan McFadden, Alison Crawford, Michelle Antrobus 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 - Susan sung 'I Love Rock'n'Roll' and Sinitta told her after: "You look amazing and you sounded great!" while David Ian said: "The only thing is the physicality. Keep toning up. Sandy comes on in the tightest lycra in history. I want 1200 eyes popping out like stalks." 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 - Susan sung 'There You'll Be' and David Ian told her after: "We have seen Susan McFadden become a star tonight. I think the West End audience would love you. You have to be Sandy because you are simply the best," Brian Friedman added: "I feel I can safely say you are my Sandy without a doubt. For me you sealed the deal with that performance." Afterwards Zoe Ball announced that the finalist that the public alone had voted to be knocked out was Vicky - therefore Susan 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 Susan McFadden was paired with Michael Quinn. The song theme this week was love songs and Susan and Michael sung the song 'We Got Tonight'. When all the 'Danny and Sandy' hopefuls had sung their songs and the public votes where added up, it was announced that Susan and Michael had obtained enough votes to go through to the nextGrease 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. The week Susan was once again paired with Danny 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 Susan 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 Susan McFadden was paired up with Danny and they 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 Susan and Danny 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 Susan McFadden was paired up with Danny Bayne and they sung 'Knock on Wood' - after all the finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Susan and Danny had managed to secure enough public votes to go through to next week's programme.