Did anyone see Britannia High: Behind the Scenes on Sunday? It was about how the series was cast, and Pixie Lott was on it! She didn’t get a role because she couldn’t act well enough, but as a popstar she is definitely my tip for the top in 2009. She’s got a great voice and look, both being very commercial, she’s only 17, and she is working with some of the world’s best songwriters and producers such as Toby Gad, Kara DioGuardi, Rodney Jerkins, The Underdogs, Soulshock & Karlin, Rick Nowels and Cutfather & Joe. Already her MySpace has provided us with some of 2008’s best non-single new songs, especially The Fall. Moma Do and Boys and Girls are also brilliant and very ‘now’ – they sound like the first 2 singles from the Sugababes’ new album should have sounded.
As well as Pixie, there was a very quick glimpse of adorable Aston from JLS! Boyband fans can spot Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and James Bourne, and we got to see Sapphire Elia being as sparkly as her name. There’s something special about that girl, and I hope something comes of her after Britannia High. With the apparently disappointing viewing figures, I am not optimistic that there will be another series, so I’m making the most of this one. It’s definitely my favourite drama series of 2008. If you didn’t see last week’s episode (7th December) you must catch it while it’s still online – the plot could basically be summarised “omg Adam Garcia is so hot and amazing!”, a sentiment I agree with completely. The behind the scenes show will be continued next week, and I must say I’m just as excited about it as I am about the actual next episode!