Popstar to Operastar Returns to ITV

popstar to operastar

ITV’s Popstar to Operastar returns on Saturday the 4th of June with a special 1 hour intro show hosted by Myleene Klass introducing this year’s contestants.

The celebrities appearing  this series are;

  • X Factor winner Joe McElderry
  • soul diva Jocelyn Brown
  • Erasure’s Andy Bell
  • singer/songwriter Midge Ure
  • Former Pussycat Dolls member Melody Thornton
  • Former Steps singer Claire Richards
  • Toploader’s Joseph Washbourn
  • Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker

The first live performance show will air on Sunday 5th June at 8pm, with the results on at 10pm.  Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon also return to the show as mentors.

Last year’s Popstar to Operastar was won by former Pop Idol contestant Darius Campbell (formerly Danesh), and also featured Vanessa from The Saturdays, Danny from McFly, Alex James from Blur and Jimmy Osmond.

Joe McElderry debuts new song ‘Ambitions’ on Radio1

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The new single from X Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry has just been debuted on Radio 1.  It’s a cover of Ambitions by Norwegian pop act Donkeyboy, and it’s pretty damn good!

The two versions of the song are below – although Joe’s version is almost identical to the original.  We’re loving the track though, it should be a definite hit for wee Geordie Joe.

Joe McElderry version

Donkeyboy version: