Alexander Armstrong and Rochelle Humes are to preside over a Frank Sinatra themed competition for BBC One.
The one-off special titled Frank Sinatra: Our Way will see seven relatively unknown acts from all over the UK perform their own renditions of songs made famous by the legendary singer.
A panel including music producers, vocal coaches, musicians, songwriters and music journalists will select a winner with the guidance of a celebrity panel. For the winner, a once-in-a-lifetime prize is in store – the chance to perform at a special Sinatra centenary concert to be held in 2015.
“I am so excited to be celebrating this Sinatra centenary year in such fantastic company. We’re going to be throwing the spotlight onto some truly inspirational and dazzling acts from all around the country. I can’t think of a better tribute to the legacy of one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures.” – Alexander Armstrong
Humes said “After hosting BBC Children in Need this year I am really excited that BBC One has asked me back to present this brand new show celebrating such a brilliant musical legend, Frank Sinatra.”
BBC Commissioning Editor, Rachel Ashdown added “Both Alexander and Rochelle know what’s required to take a well-known song and make it their own, so they are well placed to support the acts in what’s sure to be a tough fought contest.”
Frank Sinatra: Our Way will be produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment for the beeb.