JESUS Christ Superstar hopeful Jon Moses said his time on the show has been “life-changing” and he is now close to landing a West End role.
Jon, 28, left the ITV hit show along with fellow hopeful Jeff Anderson, on Friday, July 20, but the former Shotton Hall School student now has high hopes for his future following a “fantastic experience”.
Former Peterlee bank worker Jon was not too disappointed and said he loved every minute of his time on TV.
Jon, from Haswell, told the Hartlepool Mail: “It has been absolutely epic to be a part of.
“It was a once in a lifetime experience to be a part of, and now I have to look forward and concentrate on my future.
“There are things in the pipeline that I cannot talk about, but I would love to be a part of West End shows in the very near future.
“It has been my dream since I was a little boy to perform on the West End stage and I really want that to come true.
“But for the time being I am just waiting for some news on my next move.
“Maybe I can come back to the North-East and do some shows here for the people who kept me in the competition for so long by picking up the phone.”
Jon, and Jeff, from Northern Ireland, were in the bottom three after viewers’ votes.
Lord Lloyd-Webber opted to save Roger Wright after a sing-off.
Nevertheless, Jon won praise from the celebrity judges for his performance of U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.
Jon paid tribute to his fellow contestants after he left the show and knows that he was in a great competition.
He added: “The people in the show are just fantastic.
“They sound great on the TV, but I was in the audience for one of the shows and they are amazing to listen to and watch.
“We have seen the singing side of things and there is no doubting that they are all enormously talented, but now it is the acting that is showing.
“I cannot believe that ITV and Andrew Lloyd Webber have have found such talented people and all credit goes to the team behind the scenes.”
With no training prior to the show, Jon was at a disadvantage but holds no grudges.
He said: “You will always ask yourself if you could have won it, but who knows?”