Jamming to the final! Theatre usher Ben takes first place🥇- All Together NowOn February 18, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
Why have you come
to All Together Now? To win 50 grand, hopefully. # I just haven’t met you yet. # I grew up in a town just
outside of Leeds called Morley. Classic Yorkshire village –
cobbled streets, grand town hall. Yeah, that’s about it, really. So have you sang
for, like, a long time? Yeah, since I was little, really. But I kind of just used
to sing as a hobby. It wasn’t until I was 16
that I took part in a show. It was like, “Actually, do you know
what? I want to do this for a job.” So, last year, I moved to London
to pursue a career in music and musical theatre. I currently work front of house
at a West End theatre. I sell programmes, sell ice creams,
show people to their seats. Watching plays every night,
it really motivates me to end up being on the stage, as
opposed to selling the ice creams. I just haven’t met you yet. # Hello, my name’s Ben,
I’m from Leeds. I’ve done something a
little bit different with
a really well-known song, so I hope you guys enjoy it. OK, for a start, he’s very cute. Nice young man. Yes. He’s got some nice shoes on. Come on, son. Come on. Come on, Ben. MUSIC: Master Blaster (Jammin’) # Everyone’s feeling pretty… # Oh, lovely! Nice! # It’s hotter than July # Though the world’s
full of problems # They couldn’t touch us
even if they tried # From the park I hear rhythms… # Woo! What a great pop voice. # Marley’s hot on the box… #
Selina’s looking worried. # Tonight there will be a party # On the corner at the
end of the block # I didn’t know you # Would be jammin’
until the break of dawn # I bet nobody ever
told you that you… # I like it. I like it. # Would be jammin’
until the break of dawn # So we jammin’ and
jammin’ and jammin’ and jam on # Do do-do-do,
do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do… # Oh, a bit of that. That works. # Do-do-do-do-do-do
Do-do-do-do-do-do # They want us to join
their fighting # But our answer today # Is to let all our worries # Like the breeze through
our fingers slip away # I didn’t know you # Would be jammin’ until
the break of dawn… # This is going to be a big score.
He’s done so well. # Would be jammin’
until the break of dawn # I bet nobody ever told you
that you # Would be jammin’
until the break of dawn # So we jammin’ and jammin’
and jammin’ and jam on. # CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Yes! What a performance.
That was huge! Even Geri’s up! Now, that’s what I’m talking about! Woo! That’s my boy. I’ve got to follow that. Oh, God. Ben, amazing. 86!
You take the top spot! I can’t believe it. Did you enjoy that? I started off really edgy,
but then as I saw people join in and enjoying it, it was more
like I was singing with them, as opposed to singing to them. Yeah! That’s what it’s about! Well done, Ben. One person who did get up
that’s not stood up yet is Geri. CHEERING Ben, you can sing
amazingly, amazingly. And the fact you said
the exact right thing – I just wanted to sing with you –
and you did that. That’s what this show is about –
All Together Now. And 86 of us wanted to be with you.
Well done. Thank you very much, Geri. Julie, you’re a vocal coach.
I am a vocal coach. So what do you think?
I absolutely loved your voice. The tone of it was amazing. You kept it agile,
really nice and light, and then some really nice licks
that just weren’t overindulgent. Loved it. Thank you very much.
Great feedback from our vocal coach. Y-vette. Y-vette, is that right?
Yvette. Yvette. It’s French. LAUGHTER What neighbourhood
of Paris are you from? I’m from Altrincham.
Oh, I’ve never been there! What did you think?
Do you know what? That is one of my favourite
Stevie Wonder songs ever and you made it your own.
I wasn’t expecting that from you. You made that amazing.
Thank you very much. Thank you very much. I’m going to shuffle down here. I could have gone the other way,
really, couldn’t I? Never mind. You sing more rock songs, don’t you,
Adam? Yeah, yeah, I do, yeah. When you’re not, you know,
being a bailiff or a debt collector. That’s it, yeah. GRUFF ACCENT: Yeah,
I love rock songs. LAUGHTER Adam, what did you think?
I like Stevie Wonder… Good geezer, used to do scaffolding
with him. Lovely geezer. He’s not a good person to do
scaffolding with. No. You’re right, actually.
LAUGHTER Anyway, Adam,
what did you think of Ben? At first it was a bit
plodding along for me. But I did start getting into it,
and more fool me, actually. I went to slap my hand down
and missed the button, so I’m sorry about that. No worries. Fair enough.
At least you’re honest.