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Panto star's Euro bid

PUBLISHED: 08:11 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 11:05 12 August 2010

A SINGER could go from Prince Charming to pop stardom after he was picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to be in the running to front this year s Eurovision Song Contest writes Andrew Woodman.

Mark Evans, currently starring in Cinderella at The Churchill theatre

A SINGER could go from Prince Charming to pop stardom after he was picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to be in the running to front this year's Eurovision Song Contest writes Andrew Woodman.

Mark Evans, currently starring in Cinderella at The Churchill theatre, Bromley, made it to the final six contestants in BBC One's Your Country Needs You.

The show has had Lloyd Webber and his casting team search the country for the finest talent to represent the UK for this year's Eurovision.

This Saturday, viewers can vote for their favourite act to fly to Moscow to perform in the contest in June.

Mr Evans, 23, originally from North Wales, said: "One minute I was painting my flat and the next I'm up to my neck in rehearsals. "The whole experience has been a total whirlwind! Now I just can't wait for the live shows!"

When reviewing his performance as Prince Charming last month, Times theatre critic Mark Campbell described Mr Evans as having the "chiselled features of a matinee idol and a voice strong enough to carry off the soul-searching romantic numbers with aplomb."

On the potential for Eurovision success he added: "Mark Evans' quest for Eurovision gold is vindicated by a splendid performance as Prince Charming in Cinderella at The Churchill, where he belts out such numbers as Michael Bolton's Go the Distance with gusto."

Your Country Needs You, presented by Graham Norton is set to run for four weeks with one finalist eliminated each week after a public vote.n Cinderella is at The Churchill theatre until January 18, call the box office on 0870 060 6636.

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