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Posted by on Jan 5, 2010 in News | 2 comments

UK Reality Show turns pop stars into opera stars

by Christie Connolley

Opera StarA new UK reality show starting January 15 will reportedly attempt to turn pop stars into opera stars. Vocal mentors Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon will coach opera arias with UK pop stars Kim Marsh, Vanessa White, Darius Campbell and more. Just when you thought this couldn’t get any stranger, wait until you hear the judges. Adjudicated by Meatloaf and interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. There is speculation that Susan Boyle and Andrea Bocelli may make guest appearances.

Is this the next UK reality show to make its way to the US? What pop star could you envision warbling ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ or of course, ‘Nessun Dorma?’ How about Jessica Simpson and Ricky Martin? Let’s hear your nominations?

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  1. Actually one of my favorite Nessun Dorma’s is by Aretha Franklin. Used to have it on my ring tone for years.

    More to the point: I vote Ben Folds sings “Kuda Kuda” from Eugene Onegin

  2. Would like to see Celine Dion singing “Casta Diva”.

    But I really think Marcella Detroit on the UK show kicked butt on that aria.

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