Who will be the last choir standing?

Community Newsgroup: Myleene Klass and Nick Knowles Myleene Klass and Nick Knowles

THIS weekend we will find out which is the Last Choir Standing (BBC1, Saturday) and, although I would never have thought it a couple of months ago, I will be tuning in to watch the final.

Over the past few weeks, I have found myself drawn in by the sheer passion and commitment the singers have for their choirs.

This is music at its most exuberant, and the participants by and large have resisted the temptation to blub at every opportunity.

Unlike the would-be performers in The X-Factor (ITV1, Saturday), they are not competing for a £1m recording contract, but are singing for the love of music.

This affection for music has also been evident in the judging - none of the snide remarks and ego trips to be found on the other channel, just constructive criticism from real professionals.

Myleene Klass has also shown why she is such a natural in front of the camera, although what Nick Knowles is doing on this show I have no idea. Maybe they thought the stage set might need some DIY on it!

The final three choirs could not be more diverse. There is the gospel sound from Revelation, the show tune specialists of Only Men Aloud! and the Welsh youngsters from Ysgol Glanaethwy.

They all have their good points, but my heart is with Revelation, the choir saved more than once by the judges. I'm a sucker for the underdog!

Talking of dogs, over in Corrie Tyrone's errant mother Jackie has made another cameo performance, complete with candy floss pink hair and a new set of breasts. Actress Margi Clarke threw herself into the role as always and brightened a rather dull week in the soap.

With the 'Can love rat Stape win back Fizz?' and 'How can Dev's new best friend not see that his ex-Bollywood wife and the corner shop lothario are making sweet music together?' dragging on, a bit of over the top characterisation was called for, and Margi obliged in bucketloads.


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