‘Fame Academy’ runner-up Alistair Griffin took part in an online chat with readers of The Mirror on Wednesday. One fan asked him if he felt Michelle McManus, winner of another pop reality show ‘Pop Idol’, would have a chance in the business despite her large frame. “I don’t know, really. In the short term she might have some success but in the long term, who knows,” he responded.
The Sun reports the UK singles chart battle pitting former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and Sophie Ellis Bextor may be interrupted by Fame Academy star Alistair Griffin, who could have the first big hit of 2004 with his debut single, ‘Bring It On/A Lover’s Prayer’. Music experts are predicting he could outsell both Posh’s double A-side ‘Let Your Head Go/This Groove’ and Sophie’s ‘I Won’t Change You’.