DISNEY CHANNEL REVEALS CELEBRITY PANEL FOR ITS BRAND NEW KARAOKE GAME SHOW - HANNAH-OKE
Disney Channel today unveiled a celebrity line-up for its brand new Hannah Montana themed karaoke-style game show, Hannah-oke. Popstar Duncan James from the recently reformed group Blue, will join Konnie Huq as the show’s presenters. The judging panel putting the contestants through their paces include Pop Idol favourite Nicki Chapman, Dancing On Ice’s Jason Gardiner and Disney Channel UK star Brad Kavanagh. The show will premiere on the channel as part of Montana May on Friday 15th May at 6pm.
Hannah-oke will see six families from across the UK putting their vocal chords and Hannah song knowledge to the test in a series of entertaining challenges and karaoke sing-offs in front of a studio audience and panel of judges. Nicki, Jason and Brad will bring their expertise in theatre, music and singing to offer advice and critique the contestants’ performances. Three final families will then go head-to-head to battle it out to secure the title of Hannah-oke Champion 2009.
Duncan James comments: “I’m really excited to be working with Disney Channel on Hannah-oke – it’s a great concept and is set to capture the imagination of kids and families around the UK. I am a huge fan of Hannah Montana myself and I can’t wait to find out who will be crowned Hannah-oke Champion 2009!”
Konnie Huq adds: “I am so excited to be working on Disney Channel’s Hannah-oke and it’s great to be involved as one of the presenters. I can’t wait to meet the families and help kids’ dreams come true.”
Jonathan Boseley, Vice President, Programming, Disney Channels UK & Ireland adds: “Kids in the UK have already shown they are some of the biggest Hannah Montana fans with 1.6 million tuning in during the premiere week of series three. We’re delighted with the all star panel who will bring a wealth of music and singing experience to the show. They are the ideal choices to put our families through their paces, before they are crowned Hannah-oke Champion 2009.”
The Hannah-oke competing families are:
· The Douglas family from London
· The Ofili-Ellis from Croydon
· The Williams family from Coventry
· The Martin family from Leeds
· The Perera family from Derby
· The Lawless-Hearn family from Middlesex
The winning Hannah-oke family will receive a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disneyland Paris, a karaoke machine and Hannah Montana singstar game. To make sure they never forget their experience, they will also receive a gold disk signed by the teen sensation.
This new UK production follows the hugely successful Hannah Superfan, which saw Disney Channel UK search the country for the number one Hannah Montana fan. Sophie Dickson from Renfrewshire fought off over 7,000 entrants to win the title.