I’m probably in the minority but I quite like that Nine is returning to primetime music specials.
Last year it screened some fun specials on Saturday Night Fever and the Bee Gees, and in recent times Adele, Grease and the Manchester concert by Ariana Grande. They sure make a change from relentless reality.
That said, I accept they are niche so unlikely to be broad ratings successes… not sure they all qualify for the 7:30 timeslot.
Next week there are two more, Elton John: I’m Still Standing at 7:30pm Wednesday April 18.
This is a Grammy tribute featuring Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Sam Smith, and Keith Urban. Filmed at Madison Square Gardens in January it is only going to air in the US now.
It followed by The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Special at 9:30pm.