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
Wayne Smith was one of the eight 'Danny' fianlist in the television programme Grease is the Word who where competing for the chance to play the role of 'Danny' in on stage in London's West End theatreland.
Sorry Wayne Smith - you're not Danny. Wayne was the third 'Danny' hopeful to be knocked out along with 'Sandy' hopeful Hayley on Saturday 12 May 2007.
Wayne Smith is a 26 year Cabaret Singer from Preston. Wayne says: "I am astonished at my progress through the rounds so far. I have reached the goal that I and all my family wanted and so anything past this is a bonus. To be put in the same class as some of these guys who have been trained in some of the best theatre schools in the country is an honour. They truly are amazing performers."
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 Wayne was paired with Hayley 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 Wayne and Hayley had come in the bottom two along with Bradley Clarkson and Michelle Antrobus - 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 Bradley and Michelle." Which meant that Wayne and Hayley 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 Wayne was again paired with Hayley 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 Wayne and Hayley 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 Wayne Smith, who was paired up with Hayley Clarke, sung 'Disco Inferno' - after all the finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Wayne and Hayley had managed to secure enough public votes to go through to next week's programme.