Mamma Mia! Dawn's singing is terrible | Comic reveals how she lost out on movie role

Mamma Mia! Dawn's singing is terrible

Comic reveals how she lost out on movie role

comedyDawn French has revealed how her singing voice is so bad it cost her a high-profile job.

The comedian said she was s shoo-in for a role in the Mamma Mia! movie… until the film-makers heard her sing.

Speaking to Graham Norton on his BBC One show tonight, French explains: ‘I was asked to read for the part and was told it was pretty much mine, I just had to do a musical audition but it was definitely in the bag.

‘Everyone at the audition was lovely and chatty with me until I sang. I was so nervous that I couldn’t sing at all – it was terrible and as I left the room, all those people that had been so lovely to me were just staring at the table and no one said a word.

‘By the time I got downstairs my agent had texted to say, “This just isn’t going to work love!”.

Her lack of singing prowess didn’t stop her having a No.3 hit in 1989 with Jennifer Saunders and Bananarama… although the comics’ flat backing vocals to the cover of Help were what made it funny:

The Graham Norton Show is on BBC One at 10.35pm tonight,

Published: 8 Dec 2017

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