Popstar to Operstar Kicks Off This Evening

popstar to operastarPopstar to Operastar returns to our screens again this evening with a few famous faces from the world of Pop taking up the challenge to ditch their pop training and become opera stars.

Presented by Myleene Klass, this year’s celebrities include X Factor winner Joe McElderry, soul diva Jocelyn Brown, Erasure front man Andy Bell, singer/songwriter Midge Ure, solo recording artist formerly of the Pussycat Dolls Melody Thornton, Steps singer Claire Richards, Toploader’s Joseph Washbourn and Buck Fizz star and former Eurovision winner Cheryl Baker.

Helping them to hit the high notes are mentors Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon – the highly regarded operatic duo will be using their expertise to guide these celebrity novices as they attempt to control their falsetto and deliver a world class performance.

Critically acclaimed actor, writer and theatre director Simon Callow and the award winning classical violinist Vanessa Mae will be joining Rolando and Katherine on the judging panel to offer their critiques on the performances.