The One and Only (TV series)

The One and Only (TV series)

Infobox Television
show_name = The One and Only

country= UK
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genre = Reality
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runtime = 6 Weeks
creator =
presenter = Graham Norton
channel = BBC One
first_aired = 5 January 2008
last_aired =
16 February 2008
num_series = 1
num_episodes =
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The One and Only was an entertainment talent contest made by the BBC. It is broadcast on BBC One and hosted by Graham Norton. The aim of the show is to find a musical tribute act to perform in a three-month stint in Las Vegas. [ [ BBC | The One and Only | How the show works ] ] Each week throughout January and February 2008 one of their number is lost after a public vote where the other acts then choose who should go through based on their second performance.The Judges are David Grant and Carrie Grant. The show was won on 16 February, 2008 by Katy Setterfield as Dusty Springfield.


The top twelve contestants are emulating one famous musician, both past and present.These musicians are Britney Spears, Cher, Diana Ross, Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, and Tom Jones.Each week the contestants perform a song by their idols, after which the public votes. The two contestants with the least votes then have to sing again in front of a panel of the safe contestants. These contestants then vote to save one of the bottom two performers, and the contestant with the least support from their fellow contestants is eliminated.


The Top Twelve Contestants were chosen from thousands of potential contestants around the country to participate in a series of auditions, from which a top three for each tribute act was chosen. These final three contestants then went on to audtion in front of a selection of "superfans" of their chosen tribute act, who chose the act who would go through to the Final Twelve Contestants. The Final Twelve Contestants consist of:

Big Brother housemates
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hm2 = Anthony Adams (Frank Sinatra)
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hm3 = Moni Tivony (Lionel Richie)
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hm9 = Victoria Jones (Kylie Minogue)
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Anthony Adams

Anthony is a 52-year-old delivery driver and Frank Sinatra tribute act from Poole, Dorset. Anthony has always wanted a career in music but has never had any major success in this field. Anthony once set up a Sinatra tribute band called "Simply Sinatra" and was persuaded to audition for the show by a customer of his. Anthony's favourite Sinatra song is "Three Coins in the Fountain". Anthony finished in second place, as announced on the Final Show.

Ed Hintze

Ed is a 34-year-old music teacher and Elton John impersonator from Weymouth. Ed performed his first solo gig at the age of twelve, which consisted of playing the keyboards at his local pub. After being inspired by another tribute act Ed began a tribute to Elton John in 1992. Ed lives with his wife and two children, and enjoys spending his free time cooking gourmet meals for her. Ed's favourite Elton John song is "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word". He is also the only performer on the show so far who has played an instrument live as well as singing. Ed was Eliminated in Week Four after losing the student Vote against Cher.

Evelyne Brink

Evelyne, who originates from Frankfurt in Germany, is a Madonna look-a-like and sound-a-like. She has lived all over the World before settling in London, including a period in the United States when Evelyne lived in the same New York district that Madonna once lived in. Evelyne was always told that she looked like Madonna, but it wasn't until 2003 that she first performed as Madonna in Purley, Surrey. Evelyne has worked in promotions and waitressing, as well as studying at the New York School of Music and Television. Evelyne was in the Bottom Two in Week One, and was Eliminated Week Two.

Greg Dorell

Greg is 41-year-old Rod Stewart tribute act. Since leaving school Greg has worked as a butcher and in a hairdressing apprenticeship. Greg's talent was first spotted by an ex-girlfriend when she heard him singing along to a Rod Stewart track and asked him to give a performance at the London Palladium for a children's dance concert she was involved in. He now gigs regularly in his local area and around the country, and says his favourite Rod Stewart songs are "Baby Jane" and "Forever Young". Greg was Eliminated Week One.

Joanna Berns

Joanna is a 35-year-old Cher impersonator from Hertfordshire. Joanna first put together her Cher tribute act in 1998, but has been singing since the age of four. Joanna now makes a living from performing as Cher and performs her tribute act each year on a Caribbean cruise ship and has performed as Cher in Dubai. Joanna comes from a very musical family, and her current boyfriend Steve is also a singer, who will sometimes perform with her. Joanna's favourite Cher song is "Love and Understanding". Joanna was in the Bottom Three in Weeks Four and Five, but was saved by the student Vote. Cher was Eliminated in the first show of the Final Week, and did not get the chance to perform in the second programme.

Katy Setterfield

Katy is a 37-year-old Dusty Springfield impersonator from High Wycombe. Katy has been a musician all her life, but when she is not singing she enjoys spending time with her horses, walking her dog and jogging. Katy has travelled all over the World in a stage act which pays tribute to the music of Dusty Springfield, as well as Cher and Tina Turner. Katy has the ability to contort her voice to fit the sound of various different musical superstars, but says that her favourite is Dusty. Katy's husband is the bass player in her stage act, and says her favourite Dusty Springfield song is "Son of a Preacher Man". Katy was announced as the Winner of The One and Only on the final show.

Moni Tivoni

Moni, a 27-year-old supermarket worker and Lionel Richie tribute act has been singing and performing since he was a small child. Moni's mother was a huge Motown fan and he immersed himself in the music. Despite never having performed as Lionel Richie on stage Moni does perform part time in a soul vocal group. Moni's favourite Lionel songs are "Penny Lover", "Say You" and "All Night Long". Moni went on to finish in Third Place on the final night.

Siam Hurlock

Sian is a Diana Ross tribute act from London. Singing and performing have always been Siam's dream, and as a child became obsessed with Motown performers, dreaming that one day she could be like Diana Ross. As a child Siam was too nervous to performs in front of an audience, even running off of the stage at the Hackney Empire once as nerves got the better of her. Before The One and Only Siam worked as a hairdresser in her home town of London, but has also worked in the West End, once playing Diana Ross in the musical "Dancing In the Streets". Siam crafts her own costumes that accompany her on stage and says that her favourite Diana Ross song is "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Diana Ross was in the Bottom Two in Week 2, and was Eliminated in Week 5 after losing the Public Vote against Cher.

Tom Jones tribute act. He first started performing as Tom Jones when he was 25-years-old and has been performing regularly as him ever since. Simon once had a single chart in Germany with the band Pulse. Simon's greates ambition is to perform in Las Vegas and to sing on television. His favourite Tom Jones song is "I'll Never Fall in Love Again". Simon was Eliminated in Week Five when he polled Bottom of the Public Vote.

Tara Stafford-Allen

Tara, a 29-year-old Police Officer from Lincolnshire, is a Britney Spears impersonator. Tara has only been performing as Britney for nine months, but has been singing since she was 12-years-old. As a child an illness affecting Tara's immune system left her unable to pursue her love of acting and siging, and doctors feared she may lose her legs. Tara originally trained as a riding instructor, pursuing her other passion of horses, but later decided to re-train as a police officer. Tara lives next door to her parents in Lincolnshire and says that the only time she has ever been apart from them was when she briefly attended a boarding school. Tara's favourite Britney Spears track is "I Love Rock N Roll". Tara was Eliminated Week Three.

Tony Lewis

Tony, a 27-year-old former plumber and air conditioning engineer from Lancashire. In his spare time he works as a Robbie Williams tribute act. Tony first started working as a tribute act when he entered a karaoke competition and won. Tony has been following Robbie's concert tours since 1996 and has been a successful Robbie Williams Tribute Act for more than five years. Tony's favourite Robbie Williams song is "Let Me Entertain You". Robbie was Eliminated in the first show of the Final Week, and did not get the chance to perform in the second programme.

Victoria Jones

Victoria is a 25-year-old Kylie Minogue impersonator. Victoria has always been a Kylie fan; as a child her mother would curl her hair so she could look like her idol, and by the time she was fifteen-years-old she was performing Kylie track on stage in a cabaret act. Victoria's tribute act includes a performance of "Better the Devil You Know" dressed in those famous hot-pants. Despite Victoria's obvious talent it was only when she was involved in a car accident last year that she truly decided to follow her dream. Victoria is highly competitive and determined to win the One and Only, and says her favourite Kylie record is "Better the Devil You Know". Victoria was in the Bottom Two in Week Three, and Eliminated Week Four.

Live Show Details

Week One

Britney Spears Tribute Act Tara Stafford-Allen and Kylie Minogue Tribute Act Victoria Jones found themselves in the Bottom Two. After performing again Britney Spears was Eliminated by the surviving performers with 3 out of a possible 8 votes - choosing Kylie Minogue to stay.

Week Four

In the first of two live shows, the two acts with the least votes were immediately Eliminated at the end of the show. These two acts were Robbie Williams tribute act Tony Lewis and Cher Tribute Act Joanna Berns. This left Dusty, Frank and Lionel in the final three for the second programme of the night.

In the second show of the night Dusty Springfield tribute act Katie Setterfield was announced as the winner of the contract to perform in Las Vegas, with Frank Sinatra tribute act Anthony Adams in second place and Lionel Richie tribute act Moni Tivony in third place.

Elimination Table

External links

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* [ - The Dusty Springfield Network]


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