Voted out: Tuesday 17th July
Dirk is an actor and singer based in Berlin. He was born to Scottish parents in Germany, where he spent most of his childhood years along with his two brothers and sister. As a child his family moved around frequently for his parents work; moving to Bath, Stirling and then to Munich all in the space of 3 years as a young teen. As a consequence of moving around Dirk had to be the ‘new boy’ at school more often than not, which made it difficult to settle, but Dirk feels Scottish at heart and thinks of Scotland as his home – his parents live in Crieff.
Dirk was always very energetic at school and his teachers pushed him to channel his energy into performing. He was cast as one of the brothers in Joseph, he performed in Guys & Dolls as Nicely-Nicely Johnson and was cast as the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, for which he received rave reviews. Dirk was even awarded for his contributions to theatre by his school, receiving a school honours tie normally reserved for sporting achievements.
How did it feel when you found out you got through to the live finals?
I was absolutely speechless. I remember preparing myself to hear a ‘no’ but when Andrew said those words “I want you to be my top ten” I just exploded. I was so proud to call my parents in Scotland and tell them that I was going to be on the live shows of Andrews new search for Jesus!
What can we expect from you in the live shows?
You can expect to see me giving my absolute all to win the support of the public! My performances will show all aspects of my talents so I hope I get to stay long enough to show the rock star in me!
How has the experience been for you so far?
The experience has been mind blowing! I’ve just come out of acting school and now Andrew Lloyd Webber has hand-picked me to stand before the nation as one of his top ten Jesus candidates – that just never sinks in, I’ll never stop smiling! It’s hard work and takes a lot of concentration and hard work, I can’t wait to sing on live television.
What would winning Superstar mean to you and how do you think it will change your life?
Winning Superstar would be incredible. Thousands of people auditioned for this part, if I’m standing at the end of this show playing the title role of Jesus, it would be such a huge achievement I would carry with me throughout my life.
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