Stars align for Carols by Candlelight

Hi-5, Marina Prior, Ian Stenlake, Anthony Callea, the cast of Wicked and more line up for Nine's annual Carols.

The first names are emerging for this year’s Carols by Candlelight.

As previously reported, the event will be hosted by Today show hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson.

Performing on Christmas Eve will be David Campbell, Hi-5, Marina Prior, Ian Stenlake and Anthony Callea, the cast of Wicked. Bert Newton joins the stage musical from this week, replacing Rob Guest.

Georgie Parker and Tim Campbell will make their Carols debut.

Expect more names to follow…

Source: Sunday Herald Sun

13 Responses

  1. I’m really looking forward to the Channel 9 Carols as I do every year. I also believe Silvie Paladino and Dennis Walter are in the line as well.
    I have to agree with Taz, Anthony Callea’s O Holy Night last year was one of the best version’s I have ever heard, beautiful.
    There’s something very peaceful about sitting down on Christmas Eve and enjoying the Carols. I think Lisa and Karl will do well, but I will miss Ray.

  2. As much as I dislike Daryl Summers, he would be much better at hosting as he is from Melbourne. Although Ray Martin wasnt I found him fine at it.

    But getting the Today duo to host? Do they think it will bost Todays ratings if they do a Kochie and Mel push? I dont think so!

  3. lisa wilkinson and karl stefanovic should be good hosts, a lot better than Ray Martin anyway who was getting a bit old and wooden. Lisa and Karl will bring the nice, family feel back to the event.

  4. This is what really bugs me, Nine getting more of their own talent to perform.
    Cross promotion sucks.

    P.S. Mind you, they even have better choices of hosts in their singing stable –
    Ian Stenlake, Lisa McCune or Georgie Parker would fit the bill nicely.

  5. i love the carols by candlelight, it’s the one time of the year i stop moaning and being a fustrated screenwriter and really enjoy the networks coverage and all the singers. who cares about who’s hosting it’s all about the xmas spirit!

  6. Great to see some old favourites back again….some fabulous names from musical theatre there, you know they’ll be able to sing live. 😉

    Callea’s ‘O Holy Night’ was the absolute highlight of last year for me.

  7. I love Carols by Candlelight. I watch it every year without fail, singing along to all the carols lol.

    Very happy that they have still got some of the regular singers.

    I have never heard Georgie Parker sing before, so that should be interesting.

    I’m still not 100% on the hosts being Karl and Lisa and it’s not because they’re not from Melbourne. I’m used to seeing Ray Martin host the Carols. I hope the duo do a good job though.

    All in all. I’ll still watch Carols.

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