Sunderland singer storming ahead in bid to become Jesus

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BEN FORSTER is urging Wearsiders to back his bid to become Jesus as he makes it through to the next round of ITV1’s Superstar.

The 31-year-old, of Millfield, is one step closer to playing the title role in Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar after a performance the musical master said was the best of the night.

Ben said: “It was brilliant for me. I had a good one.

“I got such great feedback from the judges and for Andrew to say what he said, I was really emotional. I could barely speak to him.”

Ben will be singing for your votes once again tonight but this time with a twist – the voting opens at the start of the show.

“If people have enjoyed the work I’ve done all this week, please pick up the phone and vote for me. Making the final five would be amazing,” he said.

Jon Moses, 28, of Haswell, will also be back after avoiding the bottom two last night.

He said: “I want to thank everyone who has supported me so far. You have been amazing.”

Niall Sheehy and Rory Taylor were the unfortunate pair to attract the fewest votes and were forced to sing for their survival.

After the pair performed a duet of Alone by Heart, Lord Lloyd-Webber saved Rory.

Ben said: “I was really sorry to see Niall go. He was such a popular figure in the house.”