THIS IS IT!
18 March 2007
As Comic Relief Does Fame Academy hurtles towards its exciting climax tonight, two ladies are left battling it out to be crowned champion. Will Tara and her boots be walking up to the winner's podium or can Tricia beat her way into your hearts by unleashing those pitch-perfect vocal cords of hers?
Both students have conquered obstacles during their stay in the Academy, emerging triumphant to belt out the hits on a nightly basis and win over the public – and even Richard Park too! Well, sometimes.
Tara's journey seen her master the nerves that threatened to overshadow her performances in the initial rounds. Her incredible improvement and vulnerable stage presence enabled her to win over both judges and public alike.
Tricia's trajectory has been very different. Already a strong vocalist when she entered the Academy, the question was could she show enough improvement to impress the judges and voters every night? The actress quickly answered that question, working intensively with Carrie to boost her confidence and with Kevin on her stage presence.
As Tara and Tricia prepare to take to the stage for one last time, it's now up to you to pick the winner. But most of all, it's one more chance to help raise money for Comic Relief and to make the students' enormous efforts in the Academy worthwhile.
Tune in to Comic Relief: The Big One from 7pm tonight on BBC One to catch all the action...