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Andrew Lloyd Webber searches for a 'Superstar' in new show

Andrew Lloyd Webber listens to a 'Jesus Christ Superstar' hopeful Photo: ITV

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber has given himself a monumental task in his latest search for a star - this time he is casting Jesus Christ.

The musical maestro returns Saturday night on the ITV1 show "Superstar," with Dawn French, former "Jesus Christ Superstar" Jason Donovan and Spice Girl Mel C on the judging panel as "Britain's Got Talent" judge Amanda Holden takes on the role of host.

Lloyd Webber told ITV's Fred Dinenage he does not mind which of the show's finalists gets one of the most iconic roles in stage, film and television.

I'm really pleased with the standard. Quite truthfully, I have no idea where this thing is going to go. It could be anyone of these boys.

Let's face it. Nobody knows what Jesus looked like, we've got no idea. So it could go absolutely any way.

I'm rather relieved that the public are going to decide, because I don't know that I necessarily would make the right decision.

– Andrew Lloyd Webber on 'Superstar'
Jason Donovan, Mel C and Lloyd Webber's right-hand man David Grindrod judging Credit: ITV

Viewers will see the singers from the first auditions being knocked down to the final 40 contenders on Saturday night's programme.

The winner of "Superstar" will take to the stage alongside Mel C as Mary Magdalene, Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles as King Herod and Tim Minchin as Judas on a national tour, which starts at the O2 Arena on September 21.