Photo Flash: First Look at I CAN'T SING! The X Factor Musical's Trio of Judges - Nigel Harman, Victoria Elliot & Alex Knight!
Today, I CAN'T SING! The X Factor Musical (which begins previews at the London Palladium from Thursday 27 February) revealed the first image of the X Factor judges. Check out the photo below, featuring Queen JORDY played by actress Victoria Elliot, X Factor Supremo SIMON played by Olivier Award-winning actor Nigel Harman and LOUIS, the ever positive Irish boy band manager played by Alex Knight!
I CAN'T SING! also features Cynthia Erivo (recent Evening Standard Award nominee for The Color Purple) and Alan Morrissey as lovestruck contestants Chenice and Max. Simon Bailey will play the overly affectionate X Factor host Liam O'Deary, with Billy Carter as Executive Producer and Simon's right hand man, Gerard Smalls.
Written by Harry Hill and Steve Brown, the brand new comedy features 19 original songs and goes behind the microphone and under the judges' desk to reveal the (not necessarily accurate) story of heartache and laughter that keeps millions tuning in to the X Factor every week.
The X Factor launched in 2004 in the UK airing on ITV1. The X Factor's 2010 finale achieving a peak of 21.2 million viewers. The 2011 finale, held at Wembley Arena in front of a live audience of 12,000, was the most watched entertainment TV show of the year. The winner of 2012's X Factor, James Arthur, has sold more than a million copies of his debut single 'Impossible', making it the fastest selling single of last year. Other artists to emerge from The X Factor include the world's biggest pop group One Direction and Leona Lewis, who has sold more than 20 million records to date.
Victoria Elliot, Nigel Harman, Alex Knight