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Last week, five bands gave it all in our first live show.
The boys risked singeing while singing.
That was like a vocal masterclass. Absolutely sublime.
Danced on a huge mirrored wedding cake, obviously.
Lots of girls in here are saying marry me, right?
Put the boom back in boom box. And you guys are dynamite.
Climbed all over the furniture. You sounded amazing and looked
incredible. Shut up, you were awesome. In the nail-biting results
show three bands went through automatically to tonight's
semifinal. Two bands had to sing again as each
boy battled for their place in the competition.
Incredibly hard. The judges chose five to fight on in
a new line-up. Whilst five boys said goodbye to their bandmates.
I've never known pressure like it. Tonight Drive join five To five,
Iron Sun and Nightfall as they perform for your votes.
And to the judges another difficult decision lies ahead.
It's the semifinals. Let's go. Dust off your dungarees, because we
are going back to the 90s. # And walk the streets
for half the year # For thirty days
you're on your back # Hoping that I'll be a part
of you again some day # If you stop and
close your eyes On Saturday night, it's the
semifinal. # But I know it's
time for you to leave # Trying to figure it
out, out, out # All your anticipation
pulls you down # I don't know what
you're waiting for # Your time is coming
don't be late # You're all that
matters to me Please welcome Mel Giedroyc.
And Graham Norton! I can't handle this!
Wow! Hello and welcome to
the Semi Final of Let It Shine! Let's hear it for our four
bands and Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Gary Barlow -
it's Take That! We need you back in full judging
mode in about a minute. Someone give him
a quick dab of make up. Tonight our four
remaining bands are going things get tough because our boys
must prove they can move. as well as sing, so each performance
will feature a full on dance break to see if they can cut it
in the world of boybands. I'm hoping to see some mash potato,
the lawnmower and of course big If they can master that they might
be in with a chance of winning that prize -
the role of a boyband Who wants to see some judges?
CHEERING I thought they might. But before we
do, let's hear from them. The energy of the performances last week was
unbelievable. You would never believe that those bands have only
been together for just a few weeks. You are the ones to watch in this
competition. Well done. The judges can only save five boys. The emotion
after the sing off. It's Connor. I saw boy band tears. The competition
is so tough. I think we chose the best possible mix. Drive lives with
a new line-up. It is a big ask but I can't wait to see if they pull it
off. This week there is a dance break it every track, so it could be
a challenge for of them. Every boy has to pull out their best moves. It
is a part of the Theatre Royal, they have to be able to move. -- Theatre
role. As a member of the Pussycat Dolls she has performed all over the
world. The boys will have to step it up to impress Ashley. She is
performed in some of the biggest arenas with some of the biggest
names in show business, it is the all singing all dancing Ashley
Roberts. Take it from me, there is nowhere to hide, except behind one
of your bandmates. So nice to see you. You know the
way. And tonight's guest judge,
Pussycat Doll and Dancing This week, our boys are being tested
on their dance skills. You've worked as a professional
groover and choreographer - what are you looking
for from our boys? I'm super excited to be here and see
the boys in action. For my dance background I will be looking for
precision to the movement, attacking the choreography, connecting to the
audience, and just having fun, right? So that we all enjoy it.
CHEERING Looking for fun.
Dannii, tonight we're going to see the new look Drive do their thing.
How big a challenge will it be for them?
The guys have really had to pull together. But we feel like we've
chosen some really strong ones. We feel like they go together well. And
Michael daughter said to me yesterday, there is a new line-up,
I'm excited to see them. -- my goddaughter. In entertainment that
is what you want. Wise words. Gary, it's the Semi Final
and our bands are fighting Yes, it's Gary Barlow.
CHEERING It's real now, isn't it? One of
these groups is going to be in the show will stop thank you very much.
As judges we need to focus the closet is all about percentages. All
about percentages. Tonight, only the two
bands with the highest viewer votes will go
through to next week's live Final. The other two will have
to sing again and face, # Come on, baby, let's do the twist
#. In our live results show tonight,
the judges will hear the two bands with the fewest votes
sing again, and then But as we saw last week,
they don't all have to be Now, tonight's vote will open
after all our bands have performed. And if you want to vote
online you'll need to sign in to your BBC account or register
first at bbc.co.uk/letitshine. Mel, what's your
favourite time of day? Mine is much more specific and also
the name of our first band. Five To Five sleepy heads are coming
to terms with their first performance as a new band. Who needs
an alarm? Did last night actually happen or was it just a dream? You
guys are dynamite! That might have been the best for me. You are the
ones to watch in this competition. That has put pressure on us now. We
have to perform. Hang on, you are a man down. Where is teenager Nick?
Oh, he is on the phone to his mummy. Bless!
Morning! Morning! Have you got a nice quiet relaxing Sunday to look
forward to? No, more rehearsals. All day? Yeah. Talk later, love you.
Bye. Yeah, you boys better get your
skates on those dance moves won't learn themselves. What's wrong with
my hair? Have you washed it? As it is dance week they have their work
cut out learning new moves. We love this routine so much. Last week we
got to show who we are as a band and this week it's about showing a
different side to us. But Curtis isn't as confident I focus on the
singing and for the first time I have to focus on other things
outside my comfort zone. What are you actually saying? I am an
horrendous dancer. Right! Hanging up their dancing shoes for the
afternoon the boys are sent on a bonding exercise.
An art class to discover how they see each other.
Oh, yes, that's nice! What about classic car restorer
Nick? He must have an artistic eye. Maybe he is more the mechanical
side. Art has never been one of my strongest points. This is not the
painting challenge, it's Let It Shine. So Frankie Bridge from The
Saturdays drops by to give tips on singing and dancing on a Saturday
night. So you have got the dance break this week. It's different,
it's much more choreography. For some of us in the group it's
stressful. They're not always going to be watching just you and that's
what you have to remember. I am not saying they're going to put you at
the back. You don't have to always feel they're looking at you.
Sometimes you can't take yourself too seriously. When I did Strictly
or was with the girls I never took myself too seriously. It was nice to
meet you all. Good luck, you are going to be amazing. Group hug!
Anybody watching on Saturday night just wants to feel good when they
watch someone and I think as long as they get that across everyone's
going to love them. # Don't want to see
you let a good thing # You know
I don't like watching # Anybody make the same
mistakes # And she's
always there for you # But a nice girl wouldn't tell
you what you should do # I'm sure that
you think you got it all # You don't want
somebody telling you # The way to stay
in someone's soul # But that's just the kind
of thing # Just because you haven't
spoken # Though you may not
have done anything # Will that be a consolation
when she's gone # Tell her how you feel right
now # The boy don't want
to wait too long #
Tell her now and you won't go wrong APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Oh! Let's hear it for AJ, Curtis, Nick, Sario and Yazdan! It's Five To
Five! You are loving it. There is your friends and family over there
loving it. So good. Wasn't it great? Yeah. AJ,
I have to ask you some of the younger members of Five To Five have
never lived away from home before. How are they coping? They're loving
it. I think Nick and Sario still take their laundry to their parents
s that right? Other than that they're becoming independent. No
one's done that! Martin, that camera must have brought you back to the
old Spandau days Graham, you know we never used to have electricity in
those days! Performed by candlelight! Last night you said
they were dynamite, what are they today? An express train that will
not stop until they reach the final. APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
These boys have something that every great professional have, and when
they're on stage they make it look so, so easy. It isn't that easy. But
they're absolutely fantastic. You know what I love more than anything
else, the friendship that you have off stage, you bring on stage with
you. You let us share it. Now, Ashley, you are coming into
this with totally fresh eyes. Did they manage to pull off that dance
break? I mean, Five To Five, honey, what a way to start the show. Oh,
the energy was amazing. The unity that you guys have and I was looking
with laser eyes. The hand chory was sharp but with energy. Sometimes the
simplest things can get lost, but you gave it your all. Sario, I
thought... OK! You were on it. Amazing, boys. Amazing. This is a
power team for sure. What a start guys. Sario is blushing
now. He is. Gary, what did you make of the
version of Tell Her About It? Guys, you are truly perfection up there.
OK. It was entertaining. Theatrical, fun. I wanted to be in this band but
I am too old! Amazing, goosebumps, incredible. Thank you. Danni, when
it comes to the stage show the lads are obviously going to have to sing
and dance probably at the same time quite a lot. Did they do it for you?
I tell you, the precision involved to do a song in that style, with the
dancing, is incredible. Let me remind the audience, you guys are
not professional performers and highlight to Curtis, we know there
is a struggle with the dancing, you rocked! At no point did we think
that was hard for you and you were hitting Mariah Carey notes up there,
what's going on! If they convinced you they could tread the boards, get
behind them when the vote opens after all the bands have performed.
Quite hot, a lot of heat coming off them! Details are on screen now,
probably around our lower leg/shin area. Don't vote now as your vote
won't count. Let's hear it for Five To Five.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING Now it's Iron Sun. It's a radiant
morning perfect for arty shots and for Iron Sun boys to bask in last
week's success. That was crazy. We couldn't have given any more to
that. We through the kitchen sink at it. What was your highlight? I think
the drums. Really? I never done that in my life, that face. Stop lying. I
kissed you. You did kiss me! Right boys, the semifinal. All-singing,
all-dancing. The hard work starts now!
Boys. What are you doing? All right.
Luckily Tom Parker of The Wanted and soon to be Danny in Grease the
musical drops by to get the boys fired up. Boys!
This week you have heavy choreography, is it a dance break?
Yeah, semifinals, it's dance week. We need to prove ourselves as well
as dancers, singers, because the vocals still have to be on. Totally.
The song is challenging vocally, it's high up in the range. Add in
the choreography on to that... It's the combination of the both. That's
hard. Trying to control your voice, I am doing Grease, try and combining
and dancing and singing has been such a learning curve. Doing the
jive, mate! I have never done the jive in my life. Mum, what's a jive?
! With Tom's words of warning rehearsals begin and turns out he is
right. This singing and dancing Lark isn't easy. This routine is
absolutely a killer. I am more or less concentrating on not passing
out because I am out of breath. It's important just to breathe. Poor
Jordan. At least tomorrow is his birthday. We are about to go into
his vocal session. And basically interrupt him. To celebrate the boys
could have baked him a show-stopper cake in the shape of Scotland but
opted for choke lat lumps in a tray. # Happy birthday to you!
-- chocolate. Show-offs!
You know to to wish for mate. Absolutely. Good man. That's enough
fun. Get back to work. With tummies full of cake the boys
slip on their dancing shoes and put everything they can into their
semifinal performance. We all bring something to this performance and I
have even attempted to learn the harmonica. A Rather than being
scared we are going to go for it. Have been working so hard, so hope
it goes well. # She rolled my hair
and put my lipstick on # "There's nothing wrong
with loving who you are" # She said,
"Cause He made you perfect, babe" # "So hold your head up,
girl and you'll go far # Listen to me when
I say" # I'm on the right track,
baby # I'm on the right track,
baby # Ooh,
there ain't no other way # Baby,
I was born this way # Give yourself prudence
and love your friends #
In the religion of the insecure # Believe capital
H-I-M (hey, hey, hey) # I love my life,
I love this record and # I'm
beautiful in my way # I'm
on the right track, baby # Don't
hide yourself in regret # Ooh,
there ain't another way # I'm
on the right track, baby # Ooh,
there ain't another way # I'm
on the right track, baby Let's hear it for Alexis, Clinton,
Harry, Jordan and Matt Well done.
They are loving it. Hang on, hang on, they dropped some
feathers. Thanks, I will just put that behind
my ear for later. Unbelievably, Alexis, you have two children. Yeah,
hello, Jack and Penny. They are all kids. They keep me
quite young. But I am feeling it now. I'm so glad you are out of
breath, it makes me feel better. I feel like we are in a big nest
with all of our feathers. on 'Born This Way', did you go
a little bit gaga I was a little. It was great. You
started off strong. Fitting in the movements. I would say the diagonal
line, be careful about throwing away some of those are movements because
they got a bit sloppy in the back. Otherwise the energy was great. You
are awesome. There is serious star potential on the stage. Keep going,
keep rehearsing, keep being rock stars. Nice. Gary, we are all aware
that dance is your life. What did you think
of Iron Sun's moves? I'm no professional when it comes to
dance. Stop it, Gary. You guys bring a great energy. I don't personally
think it has been your best week this week. But I have to say that
viewers have to remember how good these guys were last week and in
their individual auditions, as well. I don't think you have had your best
week. If the audience get behind you, and remember this is a strong
band, I just think some of the choices were strange. Do you agree,
Dannii? We have very high expectations. There is great musical
ability in this group. We saw that last week. I didn't feel the
progression. It seems like a mixed bag of all sorts. You've got to have
this cohesion. You have got to glue together. I did not realise I was
watching a band. If I was going to a theatre show I would have thought it
is the lead, the understudy, the lead, the understudy, and they've
never met before. That is interesting. Martin? I think Dannii
has been fair, I don't think there was enough unity. I know that the
audience loved it. I really see every week how hard you guys work. I
love that. I just want to pick out Jordan, OK.
APPLAUSE For me, whenever I look at this
band, Jordan just jumped out. I cannot take my eyes off him. I want
to say congratulations. Because originally you were a drummer. You
sit at the back, hiding behind the drums, you are coming forward to the
first time, and I think you are doing a wonderful job. Nice words.
That is what the judges think. You can vote for Iron Sun later on,
details on the screen. And you can vote on the website, as
well, just make sure you register first.
Let's hear it for Iron Sun! CHEERING
Still to come: Our bottom two bands face the dreaded stars.
Nightfall flex their tinkle toes. It is about making the band the best it
can be. And find out how Drive are coping with the new line-up. We are
having loads of fun. Look. You have personality in buckets. Last week
the judges saved these next five boys, creating a brand new line-up.
They've only been together for a few days, but it's fine, they have had
an MOT, changed a couple of tyres, they are as good as new, buckle up
for Drive. It's Sunday morning. Newly formed
Drive are reeling from the drama the night before. It was a weird
situation to be in, wasn't it? It was horrendous. It was just such a
strange feeling of nice things and bad things. Five stars for five
places. But they were not so can't just
moments after Saturday's show. I don't want to do that ever again.
Can we make sure we don't do that next week, yeah? To be honest with
you I'm just feeling overwhelmed. I have to prove something now. Back at
rehearsals the new Drive line-up are eager to jail. Keep that left leg
straight. And these boys don't have any time to waste. -- gel. You are
not as ready as everybody else. Most of the guys are ahead of me and
Connor. But they've been great. We're having loads of fun. Look.
For, things are not coming so easy. He's been doing this for years. Then
there is me. I just don't have the experience. His new band-mate
pitches in to get up to speed. I saw him struggling, I told him that I
would practice with him again. When you see someone who needs help, jump
in, see what you can do, don't just watch them struggle. After a night
of intensive rehearsals the boys limber up for the day ahead with
some aerial yoga. Naturally, why wouldn't you? It is
conkers. I feel like Spiderman. # I'm the king of the swingers #.
Now someone who knows all about singing and dancing.
It is actually great, you have personality in buckets, but you are
just so terrible that what this is. It is aerial yoga. Who cares? You
know when you were on Strictly, what were you thinking about? It is about
relationship, friendliness, heart, and when you move it should be in
your moves. You already have it. You already seem to enjoy each other's
company. You make each other laugh. Keep doing that thing. When you show
your personality it is magic. As long as you are positive about who
you are with you are going to be perfect. For the live shows we will
bring in new energy, a new look, and a new vibe. It is game on.
# See them walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight
# Heads turning as the lights flashing out it's so bright
# Then walk right out to the fourline track
# There's a camera rolling on her back, on her back
# And I sense the rhythm humming in a frenzy
# Lipstick cherry all over the lens as she's falling
# In miles of sharp blue water coming in where she lies
# 'Cause the crowd all love pulling dolly by the hair, by the hair
# And she wonders how she ever got here as she goes under again
# Wider baby smiling you just made a million
# Fuses pumping live heat twisting out on a wire
# Take one last glimpse into the night
# I'm touching close I'm holding bright, holding tight
# Give me shudders in a whisper take me up till I'm shooting a star
All right, let's hear it for Drive! Mingling with the fans, the friends
and familys, give them a wave. -- friends and family up there. You
have got two brand new members of the band, how has it been adjusting
to that, any musical differences? We have all been different in the band.
But they have brought any energy. As soon as they came in they showed
100% and they've given us support. The pandas.
Last week you deliberated and created this combination. Did they
rise to the challenge? These guys have had the hardest job this week.
Not only rehearsing a new song with new band members but making that
friendship that comes through on the stage. I thought you did a really
good job, guys. CHEERING
Vocally, some of the harmonies were a little off, but we probably won't
see a better dance break tonight. I thought it was excellent. Wow. Your
thoughts, Dannii. All of the boys were really dancing well and getting
into character. Mark and Jazzi... Mark, when you are in the middle,
you need to work on the Unison, the harmonies, work on them, work on
them, work on them. A little bit controversial Duran Duran over
Spandau. They would have loved that. The dance break in the middle was
outstanding. I think you might have lacked some energy outside of it. I
would have liked to have seen it positive all the way through the
performance. But it was a great performance. Do not boo Martin Kemp.
There were a few wrinkles. We've all got them. Let's move on. Ashley, did
their performance onstage convince you that they could be a real boy
band in a show in a theatre? 100% did. The dance break, that was on
fire, the precision, the arm movements, the levels, the
transitions, they were clean. The energy was amazing. That is what I
wanted to see tonight. Mark, honey, yes, putting it down. One of my
favourite dance breaks of the night so far. She knows what talking
about. I love a clean transition. If you
are already writing fan mail and scribbling Drive forever on your
pencil case, vote for these guys later on. Details on your screen.
One more band to go and then we will open the vote. For now, let's hear
it for Drive! Well done, guys. Superb.
Off you go. Beep, beep, beep, band reversing.
I get it. You know we are on television?
A quick peek through the curtains tells me it is dark outside, which
can mean only one thing, it's... Nightfall!
After smashing in last week's first live show Nightfall celebrate with
bacon sandwich is all round. Brown sauce? I would have gone for
ketchup. Before the song ended and we were
like... # Nobody said it was easy. Out of the corner of my eye I saw
the judges rise together, like what! Every emotion goes through you. You
are trying to pull it and your mind... When it hits you... A
massive relief. Last week was ballad and this week is full-on
choreography. It's different from what the audience got but I reckon
they're in for a treat. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Nightfall
may have nailed the vocals but this week the ante has been upped on the
choreography front. The next challenge - getting the moves right.
We have to show we are not just about the ballads, we are about the
singing and dance, as well. We can go further. An ovation. The vocals
have to be consistent, as good as last night. Are you nervous? Yes.
Fond of this fancy footwork, Huw? It's a lot of jumping and dynamic
movement. If it comes off it will be really good but it needs some TLC,
definitely. As the boys put in the hours and rehearsals start coming
together Nightfall begin to feel like a proper boy band. What do all
proper boy bands need? Girls, of course. Feels better. With dancing
becoming less daunting, the boys pull out their most impressive
freestyle moves. # Come on and do the congo...
With Nightfall ready to bowl everyone over it feels like they're
on a roll. Someone who knows all about the ups and downs of band
life, Girls Aloud star and West End leading lady Kimberley Walsh drops
by to give advice. We feel more connected. We are a band. We want to
sound good together. If I have give you advice, really try to call on
etch ear's strengths. Doesn't mat fish one person is better at singing
and dancing, use that, it's about making the band the best it can be.
I will be watching from the comfort of my sofa, with a glass of wine
rather than having the nerves they are having. I am not sure how to
throw it... Don't worry, Jason, you will get the hang of it... Ah, that
will do nicely! # But I can't accept
that we're estranged # I can't quit now,
this can't be right Let's hear it for Bradley, Danny,
Huw, Jason and Julius. Well done They're standing up.
Standing ovation from the judges. Great job. Loving it!
Very good. I tell you what, gang. I really
fancy some prawn balls after that. Very good. Dannii, last week you
were all about the ballads. This week, so different. You have had to
break a sweat and do a full-on dance routine, how have you found it? We
wanted to show we are not one-trick ponies, we have the whole package.
Very strong. Thank you boy Danny. Now girl Dannii. I would have to say
your one trick is that you are so consistent. It's insane. You know
what, make sure you vote if you love this group, because they're
consistent don't think we have seen that before. Incredible. I think two
of the most improved would be Huw and Julius. From auditions to now,
it's a huge improvement. Jason didn't have to lead with vocally
with this, you were all giving it your all. So please vote for this
group. Martin, did Nightfall surprise you tonight? I loved this
band, love it! Every time you walk on that stage
you give 150%. Being in theatre isn't just about ability, it's about
sustainability. Doing it again and again and again. You are just
fabulous. I want to pick out Huw, I think Huw...
APPLAUSE Watching your journey from seven
weeks ago to the man you are today makes me so proud.
APPLAUSE Now, Ashley, you know what it takes
to dance in sync with your band. Was this a tight unit of five? It really
was. I mean with the Dolls we were really singing and dancing and the
stamina to sustain that throughout the whole performance, you guys did.
It was amazing. Nightfall, I was falling in love, I was like yes!
With all of them? Sure, why not! No, it's a family show. You guys are
hungry. You want to be here and want to win. You can feel that. So, thank
you. It was amazing performance. Last week you probably remember that
Gary called it a vocal masterclass. I wonder did the dancing affect the
vocals tonight? Absolutely not, it made it better, actually. It really
did. It's hard to explain, being in a band it's like an invisible thread
running through each member that you know is there and no one can see it
but it's like you know where everyone else is on that stage and
this - I don't know how because you have not been together that long,
you have that. It's so harmonic what you are doing up there. It looks
right. Because you name checked people, Jason is an amazing singer
and the fact he sat back tonight and let everyone else shine shows he is
a fantastic man. I am going! If you lie awake at night thinking
about Nightfall in the final get ready to vote in a moment.
Details are on the screen. It's emotional up here.
Also, if you want to find out more about all our boys then
We're about to open the vote, so in old school style,
get your pen and paper out to note down all the details you need
Go on, Graham, I'll let you do the 'calls cost' line this week.
Calls will cost 15p plus any network access charge and please ask
the bill payer's permission before you call.
You can also vote for free online at the website and that's
where you'll find full terms and conditions.
The vote closes at 8.15pm tonight so you have approximately 20 minutes
So, you've seen all four bands perform and now it's down
to you at home because the vote is...
Open! APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Yes! To vote from a mobile call:
Add the number of your favourite band or from a landline call:
Please don't vote after 8. 15pm because your vote won't count and
you may be charged. Don't vote if you are on demand. If you are on the
iPlayer I can recommend last week's Countryfile. It was good! If you
still haven't decided on your favourite band here is a reminder of
tonight's performances and the vote details.
# Tell her about it # Let her know you need her
Sleer # Baby I was born this way # I was
# Girls on film # Girls on film
Remember you are voting for your favourite band.
We'll be back after Casualty when we'll reveal which two bands
are guaranteed a place in next week's live Final.
I wonder what awaits Charlie and Duffy at Holby A this week?
We've got our own drama coming up because the two bands
with the lowest public vote, must sing again to stay
This week those songs are from the legendary band, The Beatles.
Five boys will be going home and as we all know now -
they might not all be from the same band.
Plus, get your coat because we'll be dancing in the street
Ok, we've got a 50 minute interval, I'll