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  Fame Academy's first night
Patrick Kielty and Cat Deeley introduced us to the Fame Academy students
1/16 Patrick Kielty and Cat Deeley introduced us to the Fame Academy students
The studio was packed full of bright lights and the students' eager family and friends
2/16 The studio was packed full of bright lights and the students' eager family and friends
One of the students, Marli, has quite a husky voice - she's a singer and song writer
3/16 One of the students, Marli, has quite a husky voice - she's a singer and song writer
It was the first chance the students had to show us exactly why they had been picked for the Academy
4/16 It was the first chance the students had to show us exactly why they had been picked for the Academy
Then they were divided into three groups to sing different songs from Destiny's Child to T Rex!
5/16 Then they were divided into three groups to sing different songs from Destiny's Child to T Rex!
Lemur had a really strong voice and Cat teased him about being an early fave with the ladies!
6/16 Lemur had a really strong voice and Cat teased him about being an early fave with the ladies!
The youngest student is Katie, 18, who admitted to being obsessed with hygiene and missing her mum
7/16 The youngest student is Katie, 18, who admitted to being obsessed with hygiene and missing her mum
The second group sang next to impress...
8/16 The second group sang next to impress...
Included in this group was 23-year-old Ainslie who said he's so sensitive sometime even the rain makes him cry - get a grip!
9/16 Included in this group was 23-year-old Ainslie who said he's so sensitive sometime even the rain makes him cry - get a grip!
Patrick had a wee chat with the group to put them at ease...
10/16 Patrick had a wee chat with the group to put them at ease...
The final group was a more rowdy one singing T Rex classic Get It On. It included 31-year-old dad Nigel!
11/16 The final group was a more rowdy one singing T Rex classic Get It On. It included 31-year-old dad Nigel!
Also in that group was shy Irish guy Malachi who's never left home before! Awww bless
12/16 Also in that group was shy Irish guy Malachi who's never left home before! Awww bless
Next was the chance for three audition finalists to perform to win the right to be the 12th student. There was Paul...
13/16 Next was the chance for three audition finalists to perform to win the right to be the 12th student. There was Paul...
... and Scot David who had microphone problems at the start of his song, Uptown Girl...
14/16 ... and Scot, David, who had microphone problems at the start of his song, Uptown Girl...
... and Scot David who had microphone problems at the start of his song, Uptown Girl...
15/16 ... and Irish gal Sinead who sang Macie Gray's I Try
Then it was time for the public to make up its mind on the 12th whilst the others legged to copters taking them to the Academy
16/16 Then it was time for the public to make up its mind on the 12th whilst the others legged to copters taking them to the Academy

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