One lucky Irvine student from UKTheatreSchool was given a sublime opportunity to be part of an 18-piece choir formed by the school to perform with Rod Stewart on his ITV Christmas Special.
The principal of the UKTheatreSchool, Lizanne Thomson was asked by ITV to provided 18 young singers within the age range of seven and 24 years old to sing the song Silent Night from Rod Stewart’s latest album Merry Christmas, Baby. Of course the school jumped at the opportunity without any hesitation.
And Irvine student Craig Weir, 23, was among the singers.
The ecstatic young Scottish performer was mingling with the stars including Nicola Benedetti, Kylie Minogue and Michael Buble.
And the crowd was also filled with guest stars. Sat watching the young singers perform was the likes of Holly Willoughby, Billy Connolly, Gerard Butler and sports personalities like Neil Lennon and other famous footballers.
UKTS student Craig said: “We couldn’t believe our luck when Michael Buble gave us a team talk just before we walked on stage and high-fived each one of us.
“It was a real dream come true and you could feel the real buzz of excitement fill the room.
“Michael Buble had us totally psyched as we went on to perform with Rod in front of the celebrity audience. It was an amazing experience we will never forget.”
“After watching our performance, all the stars told us how amazing we were and made us feel fantastic”.