I sang with a chorus yesterday for a taping of a BBC religious show called Songs of Praise. Apparently, it was a law in England that a religious broadcast had to be done on Sundays for the edification of the nation so this show has been going on for 40 years, I think.
The star yesterday was a popular tenor named Alfie Boe, and after he sang, he was swarmed with fans wanting autographs and photos. He is starring in Les Miserables on the West End now. Here he is singing yesterday:
It was interesting to be a part of it all. It was sweltering since no AC is allowed because of the recording equipment being on. People were feeling faint, and they kept giving out water and telling us to drink copious amounts of it.
Everything was recorded out of sequence so we had to applaud madly over nothing, or show emotions for no reason. By the time I got out of the studios, I was exhausted and drenched with sweat. I don't see how television stars do this all the time -- oh, I guess for the money.