Woburn’s Jason Brock has ‘sung’ LBO land proud as he’s belted his way to the BBC One Let It Shine final!
Jason and his band mates, Julius, Bradley, Huw and Danny are one of three groups battling it out to win the chance to be a in new musical about a pop group, featuring the songs of Take That.
Jason and his team make up Nightfall, who performed Usher’s ‘Without You’ live on Saturday, being tested on their dance moves and winning audience votes to secure a place in next weekend’s final.
Jason said: “It’s been hard - we’ve had to do so much but it’s been amazing! We’re pretty much rehearsing every day - it’s testing my fitness!
“Julius is our dancer and could throw little extras into the routine, whilst Huw had amazing moves and energy, saying ‘let’s keep doing this!’”
Huw, aged 16, has been described as ‘the baby’ of the team and Julius, with his slick rhythm, as ‘the dancer’. Meanwhile, Jason describes Bradley, who can play drums and piano, as ‘the musician’, Danny as ‘the joker’ and himself, being 30, as ‘the dad’!
Jason said: “We’ve been stopped for selfies and we get spotted a lot when we get off the tube. My dad’s also been listening to our performances on his iPhone!”
For his first audition, Jason didn’t tell his family because he was so nervous, but they have since been to watch.
He said: “When singing Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist’ (episode six) right near the end I was in a position and looking directly at them! My mum had her hands up to her face! They’re both so proud.”
Another emotional moment for Jason was in episode five when Nightfall performed with Mel C.
Jason said: “Before she came into rehearsals I literally had to hold my breath. I still think about it now.
“She had so much patience. It just feels like a dream - I was looking into her eyes on stage!
“I had Spice Girls photos when I was little and I’ve still got the Playstation game!”
That week, the bands had eight members which were whittled down to five, and things were bittersweet when Jason’s former band mate, Kyle Passmore, whose reaction to Mel C “blew the house down”, was eliminated.
Jason said: “I miss him but we’re going to meet up soon.”
The Let It Shine final will be on Saturday, and Jason says : “It’s going to be a banger! We’re all nervous talking about the possibilities, but we’re ready!”