was a very Chiswick affair on
Pop Idol last night. The show
that has gripped the nation
over the last few weeks finished
with our very own Ant and Dec
presenting the title to ex-ArtsEd
student Will Young.
from over 10,000 hopefuls, Will's
fine singing voice triumphed
over the cutesy charm of Gareth
Gates. In the largest television
poll ever, both singers received
over 4 million votes but with
53% Will emerged the winner.
The decisive factor may have
been the fact that many Chiswick
people were made aware of Will's
local connection through the
forum and urged to vote for
him. Then again this might have
made no difference whatsoever
but it's a nice thought.
pop career will now be launched
with the release of his new
single "Ever Green".
We are unable to confirm a rumour
that it was originally entitled
Turnham Green. He looks set
to join the ranks of other pop
stars with antecedents in Chiswick
such as Pete Townshend, Roger
Entwhistle, Kim Wilde and that
bald bloke who used to be the
drummer in Genesis.