Susanne leaves Pop Idol
Susanne Manning finished last in Saturday's public vote, missing
out on a place in Pop Idol's final four.
Susanne had endured a week of bad press after speculation about
her behavior towards fellow pop wannabe Michelle, appeared in
the tabloid papers.
Susanne put all of that behind her to perform her version of
Erma Franklin's 'Take A Little Piece Of My Heart'. However, her
rendition of the big band classic failed to measure up and outstanding
performances from rival contestants Sam, Michelle, Mark and Chris
meant that Susanne was always going to struggle in the public
Each of the other four contestants were unanimously praised by
the judges for their big band performances, but Susanne was told
by Simon Cowell that she would "have a problem" in the
When the results came in Chris, Sam and Michelle were safe, leaving
Mark and Susanne to sweat it out for the final place, which finally
went to Brummie Mark.
Next week's Pop Idol will have all the contestants singing classic