The SFX Factor: Round Seven

It’s double elmination time! Who’ll be leaving the building? And voting for the final seven commences

(Pause long enough for you to go and make a cup of tea…)

Terrahawk ’s Kate Kestrel and The Avengers ’ Patrick Macnee & Honor Blackman.

Not even sob stories about having to spend life as a puppet or being replaced by Ralph Fiennes could help them.

Over the next few pages are the final seven artists left in the competition.

They’ve learnt a lot, it’s been the best experience of their lives and singing’s all they live for… yadda, yadda, yadda.

Remember, after each elimination, the votes are set back to zero, so you need to keep supporting your favourites each round. Best of all, voting is absolutely free!

Next elimination at 5pm



William Shatner

Best known as: James T Kirk in Star Trek
Singing: Rocket Man (1978)

Just as Shatner never let a limited range of acting talent stop him becoming a huge acting icon, he never let a total inability to sing get in the way of a singing career. His ’68 album, The Transformed Man – featuring a bizarre mix of poetry, Shakespeare and part-sung, part-shouted, part-mumbled covers of Mr Tambourine Man and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – has become a cult classic despite Q naming it one of their worst 50 albums of all time. Nearly four decades later he teamed up with the acclaimed Ben Folds, who produced the album Has Been , which spawned a quite extraordinary version of Pulp’s Common People, and, even more extraordinarily, good reviews. Here he “transforms” Elton John’s Rocket Man , with an official endorsement from the song’s co-writer, Bernie Taupin, amazingly.

Song we’d like to hear him cover: If… You TOL…erATE This, Then… You’re Chil… dren WILL… be NEXT



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