ITV’s Popstar to Operastar could return for a second series despite disappointing ratings and reportedly being axed by the broadcaster.
ITV’s Popstar to Operastar could return for a second series despite disappointing ratings and reportedly being axed by the broadcaster. The series was fronted by Alan Titchmarsh and Myleene Klass with Katherine Jenkins and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen amongst the judging panel. However, Popstar to Operastar was not the success ITV were hoping for with less than 4 million viewers per episode.
Amongst the contestants on the series were Darius Campbell – who had previously taken part in Popstars and Pop Idol – Bernie Nolan, Danny Jones, Kym Marsh and Donny Osmond. In the finale Darius was crowned the winner but it was widely reported at the time that a second series would not follow because of low viewer interest.
In a reversal of fortunes though Popstar to Operastar has been one of ITV’s most popular Friday evening programmes – bar soaps – so far this year! Despite low ratings the talent contest performed better than Marco Kitchen’s Burnout and Michael Winner’s Dining Stars both of which were high profile flops for the broadcaster – and won’t be back. In light of Popstar to Operastar better performance against the two flops ITV are now considering reviving the series and ordering a second run – if the rumours are true it’ll be back next year.