THE hotly anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert has become a key part of the run up to Christmas, getting people in the festive spirit across the UK. Here's everything you need to know about the release date and this year's song. When is the John Lewis Christmas advert 2018 release date? We still don't know when exactly the John Lewis Christmas advert will be released. However, it could be released any day now based on when previous years' adverts were launched. Over the last two years, the retailer has released the advert on November 10, but it seems that they'll be unveiling it closer to Christmas this year. The budget for it has been reported as £10million - that's £3million more than last year's. What is this year's song? This year's John Lewis Christmas advert reportedly stars the legendary Sir Elton John. Mail on Sunday claimed that the performer will be paid £5million for his one-off appearance, which will see him playing the piano at the climax of the … [Read more...] about When will the John Lewis Christmas advert be released and who’s singing the song for 2018?
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FANS of the John Lewis Christmas Advert are on the edge of their seats waiting for the latest offering to be released. Here's everything we know so far about this year's highly anticipated advert.... What date is the John Lewis Christmas Advert released? The release date has still not been confirmed. It is likely to be out this week - anytime from now (November 5) until November 11. This estimation is based on when previous years' ads were released. In 2017 and 2016, John Lewis unveiled the highly anticipated campaigns on November 10. Who is singing the song this year? Sir Elton John has reportedly been paid £5 million to appear in this year's John Lewis Christmas Advert. Sources close to the production told The Mail on Sunday that Elton's fee makes up half of the advert's budget (£10 million). The report claims that the singer's track Your Song will soundtrack the advert while Elton himself will appear onscreen playing the piano. IT'S ALL OLA NOW, GUYS Ola Jordan says … [Read more...] about When is the John Lewis Christmas Advert 2018 out and will Elton John be singing the song?
MOST of us wait for the John Lewis Christmas Advert to come out before we accept that tis the season to be jolly. Here's everything you need to know about this year's highly anticipated advert and who will be singing the song for it. What date is the John Lewis Christmas Advert released? This year's John Lewis advert hasn't been released as of yet, but it should be out soon enough. The budget for it has been reported as £10 million, £3 million more than last year's. It should be released in the second week of November, which is the week between November 5 and November 11. This estimation is based on when previous years' ads were released. In 2017 and 2016, John Lewis unveiled the highly anticipated campaigns on November 10. Who is singing the song this year? As always, John Lewis has been working very hard to keep everything undercover. However, according to reports, this year's artist is the legendary Elton John. Mail on Sunday claimed that the performer will be paid £5 … [Read more...] about What date is the John Lewis Christmas Advert released and who is singing the song this year?
Rod Stewart has claimed he was banned from singing a song on BBC Radio 2 as it was "anti-English". The 73-year-old performed a live acoustic set on the Chris Evans' show on Friday and says he was prevented from singing the song 'Grace'. But bosses at the BBC have hit back at Rod, who supports Celtic , saying he was not banned from performing the tune from his new album Blood Red Roses. They also state that the BBC does not ban songs. In an interview with Billboard, Rod said: "Also, they won’t let me sing “Grace” because of its Irish, anti-English overtones in the song. "Forget about it, it’s one of the greatest love songs ever written. "The guy goes to his death 15 minutes the next morning after he’s been married and I can’t sing that one either." 'Grace' is one of three covers recorded by the veteran rocker on his new album which was released yesterday. The song was written about Joseph Plunkett and Grace Clifford, who were sweethearts, and who … [Read more...] about Rod Stewart ‘banned’ by BBC from singing ‘Celtic song’ as it is ‘anti-English’
UK Eurovision singer SuRie has turned down the offer to sing again in tonight's contest - despite her performance disrupted by a terrifying stage invasion. It has been confirmed that organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest have offered SuRie the chance to sing again, after a man stormed the stage during her performance of the song Storm. The man shouted a political message after grabbing her microphone, before being wrestled off stage by organisers. But, incredibly, SuRie kept her cool and was able to continue singing the song when a microphone was returned to her, belting out the lyrics: "Hold your head up, hey brother don’t give up”. The EBU have confirmed they offered SuRie the opportunity to sing again at the end of the show. But SuRie declined, as she and her team are: "extremely proud of her performance and have together decided there is absolutely no reason to perform the song again.” BBC commentator Graham Norton also updated the TV audience with the news, … [Read more...] about SuRie WON’T sing Eurovision song again after stage invasion