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Tuesday, July 24

Superstar's Nathan James – Crown of Thorns Tweet

I was quite shocked last night when Nathan James was in the sing off and the Lord chose Roger to stay.  I was certain that the bottom two would be Roger and David, as Nathan has a fantastic voice but clearly there have been issues backstage about his over-confident behaviour if all the rumours are to be believed.

Even Gary Barlow who was waxing lyrical about the other four finalists being “great guys”, “lovely to work with” just described Nathan as “having a great voice and very confident”.

I could never understand why he never got through on The Voice so maybe his reputation preceded him there?

Lord Lloyd Webber was clearly very upset with him and it seems a drawing that one of Nathan’s fans did with him wearing a crown of thorns was the straw that broke the camel’s back so to speak.  The Lord seemed to be very angry that Nathan had retweeted the drawing (shown above).  He mentioned his arrogance again and then embarrassingly ranted about his tweeting. "Why do you tweet this nonsense?"causing an embarrassed silence and visibly upset Nathan who immediately went back on twitter to claim that Andrew clearly hated him (not a good move I would suggest).

Many of Nathan’s fans are saying that they could not get through on his phone line to vote for him last night and a leading theatre magazine described his demise as “stitched up like a kipper”.  But in a large show like Jesus Christ Superstar it is important that the company pulls together and hopefully Nathan now understands this.  When he had to do the sing off he looked visibly upset and humbled.

My favourite now to win is Ben closely followed by Rory.  I love Roger but just don’t think his voice is right for the part.  ALW has a habit of finding jobs for the contestants he likes to hopefully now that they have got this far their future in musical theatre is assured.  Nathan has a debut album out so this is certainly not the last we have heard of him.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what if Nathan is confident or even arrogant! I've worked with people like that and I'm sure there's plenty of people like that in the music industry...as long as they are good at their job - who cares? If I'm paying out hard earned money to watch a show I want to see and hear somebody who is amazing. I think Nathan was right one for the role.

Anonymous said...

Andrew's point, if you listen to his whole un varnished bollocking of Nathan, was that he will be working with well established stars and with his mega ego (did you see 'it's not happening' over the hat?) how will he fit in and work in a team. Nathan is plainly a nightmare to work with. His reaction to the constructive criticism he received 3 shows earlier was SO extreme. Also, not ONCE did he take the note to not scream in his song. Incapable of taking direction.

Anonymous said...

I second that completely. Being good at your job isn't limited to, in this case, being able to sing well. Taking direction and being a positive team player are equally as important. I'm sure most people with have at some point had to work with someone who they don't get on with, it doesn't make for a productive working environment. With a show like this, people with be working very close together for exhausting lengths of time, there is no room for egos. Yes Nathan has an amazing voice, but that's only half the battle.

Anonymous said...

Let me just say, AGAIN, that this drawing is NOT the picture Andrew was referring too. Andrew meant a picture, that has now been deleted, but it was tweeted by Nathan of him WEARING a crown of Thorns, BEFORE the live shows!! Nathan had to delete that tweet, as well as many others, after Producers found them to be telling twitter that he was through to the live shows, before the decisions had been aired on national television. Also, I agree that Nathan is VERY talented indeed, in the MUSIC business there is room for arrogance, but in MUSICAL THEEATRE, there is NOT. People who cannot work with other stars in a rehearsal room, will NOT go far!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nathan is just so full of himself, "look at me i am Everything, i al going to play Jesus, so i will just put a few pics up of me playing the part, as i will walk this show, and win, i mean look at me !! look at my lush golden locks, my great personality, my even greater voice. " sorry nathan , your a big headed bastard !

Anonymous said...

I am so upset at the thought of Nathan wearing a crown of thorns - a wonderful humble human being suffered wearing the same thing. Has he know respect for other peoples feelings! I am pleased the public saw if fit to get ride of him.

Anonymous said...

Dnt be too hard on him, he's just a boy after all, a mummy's boy who is spoilt - check the bottom lip when chastised by ALW and he's an amateur at that. Most of the folk in that world are the same to a greater or lesser degree. Hemay be jelly inside. But enough, the cream will rise and he will learn.....
or not.
Better gone now than the humiliation of a P45 after a week eh?
Personally, I don't care who wins, there are plenty of trained, gentlemen who are skilled, talented - no multi talanted - professionals ripe for the part and know the job.
ALW's little publicity stunt maybe

Anonymous said...

I completely agree that Nathan has a very BIG ego and wants people to come down to his way of thinking. I have wondered if this arrogance and cockiness is simply him putting up a barrier. Without a doubt Nathan is an extremely talented artist and he will do very well in the future. Just please remember your roots and thank those who not only supported you from the beginning but also the supporters here and now as without them your nothing.

Anonymous said...

I think that all the finalists are terrific... as was Nathan. He may be a bit difficult but he is young. Perhaps he will learn from this. It is a pity Lord Webber didn't speak to him off-air about his behaviour /the tweets etc. His public rebuke of Nathan was a bit undignified and unfair. Having been a victim of nastiness/back stabbing in the workplace myself I would be wary of believing one-sided gossip about anyone. There are two sides to every story. A good manager listens to both. Perhaps the assistant who was so upset really did make a mess of the ticketting arrangements? As for the tweets, they're just silly nonsense...

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