Joe was in sensational form last night at his Whitley Bay “Driving Home For Christmas” show. This was such an eagerly anticipated show that alarm bells rang when Joe tweeted on Thursday that he had a temperature and had been laid up in bed all day. However, he did not let his fans down in the slightest; with a setlist of festive favourites and Joe classics, delivered without any trace of sore throat or illness. What a pro!
Driving Home For Christmas, I Believe In Father Christmas, Mary’s Boy Child, Memory Of You, The Climb, In The Bleak Midwinter, Last Christmas
Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas, Dance With My Father, Ambitions, Until The Stars Run Out, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Silent Night, When A Child Is Born, Juke Box Joe (Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Come Together – Over The Rainbow – Someone Like You – Somewhere – The Hungry Years – Nessun Dorma – Story Of My Life – Happy Birthday – Get Lucky), Don’t Stop Believing, Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming)
Driving Home For Christmas
Thanks to @shellemk (Addicted2Tea)
Joe will be back on our TV screens tomorrow (Saturday) when he makes an appearance on the 10th birthday edition of X-Factor, mentoring Scottish singer, Nicholas McDonald. Nicky will be singing Joe’s winner’s single, The Climb and Joe’s been giving him some tips on how to give it the “wow” factor. The show will air at 8PM on ITV1
“X-Factor” winner Joe McElderry today kicks off the Christmas singles releases with his version of Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming. This version of the song was the basis for the award winning Coca Cola TV commercial. It is released on Monday 18th November and is available to buy on iTunes from today.
This time the canny singer has decided to release the track himself alongside his new management, Touchstone Media, as an exclusive Christmas track for the fans who have been patiently waiting for new material from the star.
The song was written by: Julien Nairolf, Ben Naftali, Richard Airis, Mitchell Lennox, Terry Coffey, John Nettlesbey & Melanie Thornton. McElderry’s version was recorded only a week ago in London and was produced by Martin Jay. On backing vocals is 70′s disco queen, Tina Charles of “I Love To Love” fame.
Critics are already saying that with McElderry’s massive following the track could do well this Christmas.
The exclusive track is designed to keep his fans happy before embarking on a mammoth UK tour early in 2014. Over 55 dates have been booked for his “Set Your Soul Alive Tour” which kicks off in Billingham on 1st March. Tickets for the tour are now available and details can be found on http://www.joemcelderryofficial.com More dates are to be added to the tour soon.
McElderry is currently in the studio writing and recording a new album. No other details are available at this time.
This Christmas, McElderry can be seen in Panto for the first time ever. He will be starring as the Prince in the magical family pantomime ‘Cinderella’ at The Beck Theatre in Hayes. Tickets are now on sale from the box office: www.becktheatre.org.uk.
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