I'd Do Anything Nancy finalist Amy Booth-Steel comes from Birmingham. Amy, who is 24, is a graduate of the Birmingham School of Acting. Amy has recently completed a regional tour of the stage show Scooby Doo where she played the character of 'Velma'. When not acting she does various jobs - including selling programmes and interval ice creams at The Sound of Music at The London Palladium. Amy is a vegetarian and says that she feels she owes her parents a great deal for being so supportive of her acting career.
Sorry Amy - You're not Nancy. Amy Booth-Steel was the first to be knocked-out of the competition on Sunday 30 March 2008.
Will the public select Amy to be Nancy in the new West End production of Oliver at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London?
Saturday 29 March 2008: At the first of the BBC I'd Do Anything 'knock-out' shows Amy Booth-Steel sang 'Respect'. Afterwards John Barrowman said: "Amy, it was a confident performance, it was quirky. The top of your voice was a little uneasy for me to listen to, next time I would like to see you open up that vocal". Denise Van Outen said: "Amy, I loved you. You gave that song Oom-pah-pah. It was fantastic, really good. I disagree about the top end of your voice, I really like it. It is very strong and pitch perfect."
Sunday 30 March 2008: The first 'Results Show' when the results of the public telephone votes where announced. Before they where announced Graham Norton asked the judging panel who, based on this weeks performances only, they thought was NOT Nancy - both John Barrowman and Barry Humphreys said they thought Amy was not Nancy. Graham then revealed the results of the public votes - Amy had come bottom, along with Francesca Jackson who has come second from bottom - so they had to both perform in front of Andrew Loyd Webber in the nerve-racking 'sing-off' - this week the song was Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me On A Sunday from the musical Song and Dance. Afterwards Andrew chose to save Francesca - which means that Amy was the first to leave the knock-out competition. Andrew told her "You've done so well to come this far. Remember how many of our Marias have gone on to do so many other things." The television programme then concluded with Amy saying good-bye by leading the remaining Nancy finalists in an ensemble version of 'Be Back Soon/As Long As He Needs Me'.