Star for a Night
Judges: Barbara Windsor and Nigel Martin-Smith
Mentorn for BBC One, 26 June 1999 (Pilot)
8 January 2000 to 20 October 2001 (Series: 24 episodes in 2 series + 1 special)
Jane MacDonald surprises nominated people in their everyday lives, telling them that they're going to sing on television. After a week of practice, they do their piece and a panel of judges gives comment. After everybody has sung, the judges decide who the winner is, er, and that's it. Oh, and Jane MacDonald sings.
Based on a Canadian format.
Famously the discoverer of one Joss Stone who won one-off special Junior Star For a Night. Another act in the same show, Alexandra Burke, became the 2008 winner of The X Factor.
One of the contestants was former Take Your Pick hostess Sasha Lawrence, as a singing act.