Last year, choirmaster Gareth Malone took ten terrified young singers and gave them the self belief to perform in front of 40,000 people at Proms in the Park. This year the challenge is greater, as he takes a new group of kids, all too scared to sing in front of family and friends, and helps them face up to their fears by performing live on BBC One's Children In Need. But can they do it?
Gareth is also under pressure because on the night, they’ll be joined by groups of singers from across the country via satellite . Our children must learn performance skills and gain the confidence to lead Gareth’s first ever nationwide choir.
It all kicks off in London, at the TV studios they’ll return to for their final performance and Gareth introduces the all important song – Avril Lavigne’s hit ‘Keep Holding On’. But there’s a long way to go before they’re ready to sing in front of the nation. With just 11 weeks until Children in Need night, the newly formed group will take a musical tour of the country, compete for the coveted solo spot, and face increasingly difficult performance challenges until they are ready for their final Big Performance.