Any Dream Will Do Joseph finalist Keith Jack comes from Dalheith in Midlothian, Scotland. Keith, who is 19, is currently studying for an HNC in Musical Theatre at a college in Edinburgh and works part-time as a supermarket customer service assistant in Tesco.
Sorry Keith Jack - you're not Joseph. Keith was knocked out of the Any Dream Will Do television show during the Grand Final on Saturday 9 June 2007.
Since Keith's first 'public performance' - for residents at a retirement home - when he was just 5, he has won various local singing competitions. Keith says: "I think I should be Joseph because I look young for my age and I have a surprising voice which doesn't match the way I look," adding that "I'd really like to give up the shelf stacking and get on to the West End stage. I just can't believe that a boy who had dreams, who is now stacking shelfs at a supermarket, that now I'm going to be in Andrew's top 12 and Saturday night primetime TV is jsst a fantastic feeling. My family and people in Scotland are going to be 'I know him! he works in the supermarket' and I'll be like, 'No, I work here now!'."
Keith attended the auditions in Glasgow and was selected by the Judges to be in the final 12 Joseph hopefuls - next week Keith will sing live on Any Dream Will Do and the public will vote! Will Keith be Joseph in the new stage production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Adelphi Theatre in London?
9 June 2007: The Grand Final of Any Dream Will Do! Three Joseph finalists remain - Keith Jack, Lee Mead and Lewis Bradley - but only one will win the coveted lead role of 'Joseph' in the London West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Adelphi Theatre from 7 July 2007 - who will it be?? This week the television show opened with all the 'Joseph' finalists reuniting in an ensemble version of 'Go Go Go Joseph' from the musical Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat. This was followed by the three remaining finalists performing two sets of solo songs - Keith sung 'For Once In My Life' and a big band version of the number 'Moon Dance'. Keith also sung a joint rendition of the song 'Maria' from the musical West Side Story with the other two finalists. Graham Norton then announced the first results of tonight's public telephone voting - Graham revealed that Keith had secured enough public votes to go through to the second of tonight's two programmes along with Lee Mead - meaning that Lewis Bradley had been knocked out. The second programme tonight opened with Keith and Lee each singing their favourite solo song from the series - Keith sung 'Always On My Mind'. Afterwards Keith and Lee joined together with a joint rendition of the title song from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar before Graham Norton revealed the final results from the public telephone voting. Graham announced that the public had voted for Lee to play the part of 'Joseph' - sorry Keith, you are not Joseph.
2 June 2007: Tonight was the semi-finals of Any Dream Will Do. This week Keith Jack sung the Take That version of the Barry Manilow song 'Could It Be Magic?' Afterwards John Barrowman exclaimed: "Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant... you are vocally superior to anyone in this competition." Bill Kenwright said "What you do to an audience is unique" and Andrew Lloyd Webber commented "You've got the voice - and everything in the package." Keith also sung a duet with fellow Joseph finalist Ben Ellis of the song 'Only You' from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Starlight Express. When all the public phone votes had been added up, Graham Norton announces that Keith had secured enough votes to go straight through to next week's Grand Final.
26 May 2007: For the seventh BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' show all the songs featured qualities that every Joseph needs and Keith Jack was given the quality arrogance for which he sung the Robbie Williams song 'Let Me Entertain You'. Afterwards Zoe Tyler said: "Vocally I think you are a star - vocally you are Joseph" and John Barrowman said "Keith you definitely entertained me tonight." Graham Norton then announced that Keith had secured enought public telephone votes to go straight through to next week's programme.
19 May 2007: This week was the sixth of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows. Keith Jack sung the Van Morrison song 'Brown Eyed Girl'. Afterwards John Barrowman told him: "You are definitely, definitely, definitely a contender" and Andrew Lloyd Webber told him: "You did prove that you are Keith the man and not Keith the boy." Keith Jack also sung the Frank Sinatra song 'That's Life' along with Lewis and Ben. After all the finalists had sung their songs Graham Norton asked the Judges, based on the evening's performances, who they thought was not Joseph - Bill Kenwright said Keith. But when the results of the public phone votes where announced it was revealed that Keith had secured enough votes to go straight through to next week's programme.
12 May 2007: This week was the fifth of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows. Keith Jack sung the Elvis Presley version of the song 'Always On My Mind'. Afterwards Bill Kenwright told him "I've seen you become a man and a star" and Andrew Lloyd Webber said "It was terrific." Once all the public votes had been added up, Graham Norton announced that Keith had secured enough votes to go through to next week's Any Dream Will Do programme.
5 May 2007: This week was the fourth of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows and Keith Jack sung the Wet Wet Wet song 'Love Is All Around'. Afterwards John Barrowman told him "That was vocal perfection . you are now a major contender," Zoe Tyler said "Phenomenal tonight ... perfect vocally" and Andrew Lloyd Webber commented: "Fantastic performance." When all the public votes where added up, it was revealed that Keith had secured enough votes to go straight through to the Any Dream Will Do television programme next week.
28 April 2007: This week is the third of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows when TWO Joseph finalists will be knocked-out!. This week Keith Jack sung the Elton John song 'Crockodile Rock'. John Barrowman said: "Your diction now matches your voice - it was fantastic." Keith managed to secure enough public votes to get through both of the evening's knock-outs without having to go through the dreaded sing-offs. Interestingly, just before the first vote was announced Graham Norton asked the judges who they though, based on tonight performance, SHOULD be Joseph - Zoe Tyler said Keith should be Joseph!
21 April 2007: For the second of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows Keith Jack was the third to sing, he sung the Will Young's version of Who Am I. Afterwards John sold Keith: "It was an A+ acting job, but the one thing that stood in your way - your diction is terrible. You have very bad diction. Some people where saying earlier that it is because he is Scottish. No it is not because you are Scottish. It is about clarity of your words. Acting level great, diction terrible. I know you are working on it, but you did not work on it enough - Zoe said you worked on it all week, and you didn't improve - you need to improve next week, OK?" Bill commented that "No matter what your diction is like, I find your talent frightening at times. Ever since I first saw, you bend a note as good or better than any other human being I've ever heard, and for a young lad - you are sensational. This show is about 12 brothers, the oldest is Reuben, the youngest is Benjamin. I've gone all along, he's Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin - now I'm going, you could be Joseph, you could be Joseph." Zoe said "I have to agree with John, Keith. We have been working on this, you did two things vocally that I hate tonight, which was you sung in your nose, and you didn't spit the words out. We have been working on that - last week of course I called you 'my little singing sizzler', but there wasn't much sizzling going on tonight for me I'm afraid". In conclusion Andrew said "I thought tonight, considering how young you are and everything, you really did bring that [song] through brilliantly. Again, I was bugged a little bit with the diction, but I don't think that is going to be a problem as the programme goes on, so just work on it." Afterwards, with all the public votes added up, it was announced that Keith had secured enough votes to go straight through to the next Any Dream Will Do programme next week.
14 April 2007: This week was the first of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows. Keith Jack sung Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Afterwards John Barrowman told him: "That was pure dead brilliant. Scotland would be proud. Only one thing, you need to work on your movement, a little stiff." Denise van Outen exclaimed: "I think you're a theatrical ball of fire" and Zoe Tyler added: "You're a little guy with an absolutely huge voice and you know what, you're my little singing sizzler!" When all the public votes where added up, it was revealed that Keith had secured enough votes to go straight through to the Any Dream Will Do television programme next week.