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Popstar to Operastar Deet’s Confirmed!

The lineup and judging panel for new ITV1 series Popstar To Operastar has been confirmed.

Hosted by Myleene Klass and Alan Titchmarsh, the show will feature ten famous popstars training to perform famous opera songs.

The celebrities taking part include Blur bassist Alex James, veteran singer Bernie Nolan, McFly’s Danny Jones and Pop Idol star Darius Campbell. Jimmy Osmond, ex-Hear’Say singer and Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh, Shakespeare’s Sister star Marcella Detroit and Vanessa White from girlband The Saturdays complete the lineup.

All the contestants will be coached by mentors Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon before performing live on Friday night, when one hopeful will be voted off each week.

Jenkins and Villazon will be joined on the judging panel by Meatloaf and Classic FM DJ Laurence Llewlyn-Bowen.

Britain’s Got Talent stars Susan Boyle and Paul Potts, X Factor runner-up Rhydian and opera group Il Divo are rumoured to have been lined up as special guest performers.


Saturdays want to take Subo Shopping

satsSource: The Scottish Sun

By Chris Sweeney

SEXY girlband The Saturdays want to give Susan Boyle a makeover – and last night offered to take her SHOPPING.

The chart-topping girls – who were at Glasgow’s Oran Mor venue – are dying to glam up the West Lothian star.

They were performing at Galaxy FM’s glitzy first birthday party.

They joined a star-studded line-up which included Taio Cruz, Pixie Lott and Mobo winners N-Dubz.

But the girls – who belted out hits I Just Can’t Get Enough and Issues – were more concerned about SuBo.

Saturdays’ babe Vanessa White, 20, said: “Susan could definitely hang out with us, we’d love to take her shopping. I know she’s back in Scotland after being in America, so I was hoping she’d call us to take her out.”

Taio, 24, got the party started with a short set which included new single No Other One.

He said: “I wish I could sing a lot more songs as this is a great party but they’re making me go.”

Hip hop stars N-Dubz made the bash after playing the city’s SECC, even though rapper Fazer had a cold. The 22-year-old said: “There is no alcohol for me tonight – that would mess me up even more.

“It’s a big enough challenge playing two gigs but I’ve taken some paracetamol.”

Fazer – and bandmates Tulisa and Dappy – have a soft spot for the city, after bagging two Mobos in September.

He added: “To win Best Album at the Mobos was special. We worked so hard and then Best Act was the icing on the cake with a cherry – and to do that in Glasgow means we’ll always remember the city.”

Meanwhile, Pixie Lott jetted into the bash from Los Angeles and sparkled in silver hot-pants.

The 18-year-old performed three songs – including Mama Do – and was flanked by a pair of gorgeous dancers.