SBS is thrilled to announce a special line-up of performers that will be joining Australia’s Biggest Singalong! for a night of entertainment like no other, broadcast live and exclusively on SBS, SBS On Demand and NITV on Saturday 5 June at 8.30pm AEST.
In front of a live crowd at Sydney’s Town Hall, the Pub Choir team led by choirmaster Astrid Jorgensen will teach Australia how to sing Hunters and Collectors’ iconic anthem, Throw Your Arms Around Me.
Hosts Julia Zemiro and Miranda Tapsell will welcome singer-songwriter and Eurovision royalty Dami Im to the stage to perform Little River Band’s classic hit Help Is On Its Way with the help of Auslan choir The Nepean CAPA High School Signing Choir.
“I’m so excited to join such a special event,” said Dami. “It’s an honour to be singing Help Is On Its Way, which takes on new depths of meaning after the year we’ve all had. I hope Australia’s Biggest Singalong! reminds people that singing is for everyone, no matter where you’re from or what ability you have.”
First Nations entertainer Mitch Tambo will sing a powerful acoustic version of You’re The Voice in Gamilaraay language and will be joined by the S2S Squad youth choir. “The highlight for me will be being backed by the S2S Squad youth choir on stage, to celebrate and honour my culture,” said Tambo.
“This is the most exciting part for me as I have massive passion for youth as they are our future leaders. I’m really thankful to SBS for their continued support of me and my journey and giving me a platform again to share my music.”
Country music legends Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont will also join live for a special performance of the John Williamson anthem True Blue from Wang Wauk NSW. When they heard about the show they jumped at the chance to join, saying “When we heard about Australia’s Biggest Singalong! we thought, what a fantastic idea!”
“Singing makes people happy, listening to people sing makes people happy, there should be more singing, particularly after the last couple of crazy years, the world can use any little bit of help to spread smiles. We’re stoked to be part of this event and hopefully help bring a bit of laughter and joy through a good old singalong,” said Eckersley and McClymont.
Australia’s Biggest Singalong! is a celebration of the power of music and the broadcast will feature community choirs from around the country, reflecting on what singing means to them – be it connection to country, tackling mental health issues and homelessness or for the sheer joy of it.
The Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir will join live from Cairns and they will also perform a mesmerising rendition of Birinyi – a new song based on the ancient story of Yurrbin, the creation of the Great Barrier Reef, as shared by Gimuy Walubara Yidinji elder, Gudju Gudju.
Singer-songwriter Katie Noonan will also lead the Sunshine Sounds Community Choir in a rendition of Sounds of Then (This Is Australia) by Gang Gajang.
Australia’s Biggest Singalong! premieres Saturday 5 June 2021 – 8.30pm AEST live on SBS, NITV and SBS On Demand. For more information, visit: www.sbs.com.au for details.
Image: Miranda Tapsell and Julia Zemiro – courtesy of SBS