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Pop Idol: Series 1 - Final 50 - Heat 1

Ant and Dec present the first of the final 50 heats. The first ten performers sing to the judges and the watching audience. Gareth’s performance manages to impress all the judges. The judges are also impressed by Zoe's performance. Ant and Dec chat to each performer after thay have sang. Once all the singers have performed the voting lines are opened.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Saturday November 03rd, 2001

Guest Stars
Andy LoveAndy Love
As Himself
Christopher TameChristopher Tame
As Himself
Errol EdwardsErrol Edwards
As Himself
Gareth GatesGareth Gates
As Himself
Haifa KayaliHaifa Kayali
As Herself
Jayne StalaJayne Stala
As Herself
Julianna HoyJulianna Hoy
As Herself
Leverne Scott RobertsLeverne Scott Roberts
As Herself
Paula Jade CreminPaula Jade Cremin
As Herself
Zoe BirkettZoe Birkett
As Herself
Episode Notes
All the competitors were nervous on the night.

Only the results section of the show was broadcast live at this stage of the competition.

The series moved from Friday nights to Saturday nights from this point onwards.

Gareth clearly was the best peformer on the night.

This part of the competition was filmed at the ITV Teddington studios.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Andy LoveMan In The Mirror 
Christopher TameAll Or Nothing 
Errol EdwardsAnother Day In Paradise 
Gareth GatesFlying Without Wings 
Haifa KayaliUnbreak My Heart 
Jayne StalaIsn't She Lovely 
Juliana HoyOne For Sorrow 
Leverne Scott RobertsCan't Fight The Moonlight 
Paula Jade CremlinThe Greatest Love Of All 
Zoe BirkettOne Moment In Time 

Episode Quotes
Simon: (to Zoe) That was great.

Simon: (to Gareth) One word, sensational.

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