The Westlife Show Live
Saturday 15 December 2007 6:15pm – 7:15pm on ITV1.
After 14 UK number ones and 36 million record sales worldwide, the biggest selling pop act of the last nine years, Westlife, are treating their fans to a one-off musical extravaganza, The Westlife Show: Live, exclusively for ITV1
The Westlife Show: Live is a colourful celebration of the band’s hits spanning their record-breaking career. Of the tracks Shane, Kian, Mark and Nicky sing on the night, five will be the top tracks voted for online ahead of the show from a selection of Westlife’s classic number ones.
Which of their classic hits will make the top 5? Flying Without Wings, Mandy, World Of Our Own, My Love, Unbreakable, You Raise Me Up…?
This live show is to be hosted by Holly Willoughby and in addition to the classics Westlife will be performing exclusive material from their new No.1 album, Back Home, and there’ll also be some extra special guests, as well as some surprises in store.
Westlife member Shane says: “We’re very excited and thrilled to have our own TV special. We’ve seen so many amazing TV specials over the years on ITV1 so it’s an honour to finally have our own”.
Kian continues: “There’ll be lots of our biggest hits plus new songs from the new album Back Home. Also, there’ll be a couple of really good surprises which we can’t reveal yet. Fans will also have had chance to choose some of the songs we perform, which is best bit about the show really”.
When asked if they still get a buzz from performing in front of an audience, Shane says: “Yes, especially if it’s a live TV show like this one, it’s even more exciting then.”
Kian continues, “The audience is going to be made up of our biggest fans, so it’s going to be quite a spectacle”.
If they had to pick one of their number 1 hits to perform on the night, Shane plumps for “You Raise Me Up. Every time we sing it we never get sick of it”.
Kian says that the highlight of his career so far is “still being together after nearly ten years. We are very proud of that”.
Shane puts the key to Westlife’s success down to “Great songs, hard work and honesty within the band and the people we work with”.