Britain Sings Christmas

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Watch ITV’s Britain Sings Christmas this Saturday night to find out what song the nation voted to be their favourite Christmas Carol. You can find more information on the show and catch some behind the scenes footage at http://www.itv.com/Entertainment/Music/BritainSingsChristmas/default.html

The countdown show will be recorded the day before, on Friday 21st December, and will link up live to four big screen locations around the UK from 6.45pm to 7.45pm. Check the website to find the closest screen to you, to join in the Britain Sings Christmas fun!

Britain Sings Christmas
Saturday 22 December 2007 7:15pm – 8:15pm on ITV1.

In the second show of Britain Sings Christmas sees the country’s top yuletide tunes recorded onto an album in aid of The Prince’s Trust.

Our twenty celebrities are joined by five members of The Prince’s Trust and a twenty-strong professional choir. They are being led by top vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant and backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

At the same time four big screens in Birmingham, Gateshead, Cardiff and Belfast will screen the choir performing, and the public are invited to join in and sing along, uniting the country in seasonal celebration.

The first show saw Kate Thornton presenting the results of the country’s top ten favourite Christmas songs, and the public have been voting for their ultimate Christmas tune since. From traditional hymns to rock classics, the nation’s favourites are all included.

Radio DJs Craig Doyle and Simon Bates, actors Charlie Brooks, Claire Goose and Jeremy Sheffield, TV presenters Gaby Roslin, Andrea McLean. Steve Wilson and Diarmuid Gavin, comedian Jo Brand, pop stars Kelli Young of Liberty X, Liz McClarnon of Atomic Kitten and Blue’s Antony Costa, operatic stars Sean Ruane and Ruthie Henshall, 80s pop sensations Kim Wilde and Martin Fry plus 2006 X-Factor runner up Ray Quinn form the twenty-strong celebrity choir.

Britain Sings Christmas is a fully interactive entertainment event. As it unfolds, viewers will be able to pay to download the tracks of the celebrity choir’s performances from ITV’s brand new ‘Click-2-Buy’ facility on ITV.Com. All net profits from both the download and telephone voting will go directly to The Prince’s Trust, the charity that helps change young lives across the UK.

Please note: We can not disclose the names of the songs as they are announced on the first show on December 10th.

Britain Sings Christmas
Monday 10 December 2007 8:00pm – 8:30pm on ITV1.

The country has been polled to find our top ten ultimate Christmas songs and in the first of two special programmes, Kate Thornton presents the results in Britain Sings Christmas.

In aid of The Princes Trust, Britain Sings Christmas also sees these top yuletide tunes recorded into an album by our twenty-strong celebrity choir.

From traditional hymns to rock classics, all our favourites are there, and in this half hour launch show Kate will find out just why they stand the test of time.

Radio DJs Craig Doyle and Simon Bates, actors Charlie Brooks, Claire Goose and Jeremy Sheffield, TV presenters Gaby Roslin, Andrea McLean, Steve Wilson and Diarmuid Gavin, comedian Jo Brand, pop stars Kelli Young of Liberty X, Liz McClarnon of Atomic Kitten and Blue’s Antony Costa, operatic stars Sean Ruane and Ruthie Henshall plus 80s pop sensations Kim Wilde and Martin Fry, plus 2006 X-Factor runner up Ray Quinn form our celebrity choir, and are seen in their first rehearsals where they come face to face with a professional choir.

At the end of this first show, Kate will ask the public to vote for their one favourite Christmas tune.

In the second main show to broadcast just before Christmas, the celebrity choir, led by top vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant, will record the album backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

At the same time big screens in Birmingham, Newcastle, Cardiff and Belfast will show the choir perform, and the public are invited to join in and sing along, uniting the country in this seasonal celebration.

Britain Sings Christmas is a fully interactive entertainment event. As it unfolds, viewers will be able to pay to download the tracks of the celebrity choir’s performances from ITV’s brand new Click-2-Buy facility on ITV.Com. Britain Sings Christmas has its own website at www.itv.com/britainsings.

All net profits from both the download and telephone voting will go directly to The Prince’s Trust, the charity that helps change young lives across the UK.

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