Joe Washbourn on Popstar to Operastar

The frontman from rock band Toploader tells Anne-Marie Minhall about grappling with the art of opera.

As Popstar to Operastar’s fourth show looms, we spoke to Toploader frontman Joe Washbourn about his experiences so far. He may have scraped through his first two performances, but Joe told us he was keen to stay in the show that’s lighting up Sunday nights on ITV1.

While admitting he hadn’t quite got to grips with the vocal demands needed to pull off some of the world’s most famous arias, he said that mentor Rolando Villazón had imparted a few important words of wisdom that may yet see him crowned champion.

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