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Lemar made it to the final show on 13th December.
He sang the Al Green song Let's Stay Together. Carrie said: "There is no-one in the academy who interprets a song like Lemar." Richard said that Lemar was the best person to step up to the plate singing British soul in the last twenty years.
Later in the show he sang Lullaby, a song he co-wrote with Ainslie, which is on the Fame Academy album.
Kevin said: "Lemar loves a live audience. I hope it worked down the lens."
Pam said: "If it's released as a single, I think it's really strong. With his voice he could sell anything."
On the night before the final show the remaining contestants gave speeches. Lemar said he'd "learn and his highlight was singing with Lionel Ritchie.
Urban Essentials Interview:
Why do you think you've probably been, one of, if not the most successful artist out of reality TV...?
"I think.. honestly, from what we're doing, showing that I'm trying to be as true to myself as I can, and also, just a bit of experience as well. The fact that Fame Academy wasn't my first start was a good thing. Once you get into the limelight, everything is just so hot; I could never imagine things to be as quick as they have been; it is so intense. Cameras on, deliver, the opportunity is there, deliver... if you haven't learnt certain things before then, that's not the time to be learning them. There's certain basics, you've got to be able to do a certain situation fairly quickly, and I think the eight year before the Fame Academy, where I was learning.. and I was doing smaller shows and radio bookings - that's the core foundation for everything that happens afterwards..."
BBC London Interview: "What do you think of celebrity fame academy?"
"I went down yesterday and was in the audience, it was really good. I think it is really really great. Ruby Wax is making me laugh so much, she is so funny, she sort-of like embodies what Comic Relief is about. She may not be the greatest singer, but she is entertainment, she is really really great.
Kwame is amazing, he's got a great voice and if it was a situation like normal, like what we were doing, trying to get a record deal and trying to put out a song and album, then Kwame, go for Kwame 100%. But because of the Comic Relief thing Ruby's playing a good part."
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Last updated: August 21, 2006.