The Piano Christmas Special | Preview (Channel 4)
Claudia Winkleman hosts a special episode of the talent show with a difference at King's Cross station in London.
Winner of Series 1 Lucy Illingworth returns, accompained by jazz artist Gregory Porter. A spectacualr finale will be led by judges Mika and Lang Lang. This Christmas special follows the recommission by Channel 4 of a second and third series.
Claudia will be on hand throughout to sprinkle some secret Santa moments and celebrity surprises on the occasion. Whilst Mika and Lang Lang will, as ever, be watching proceedings before stepping in to deliver a few festive gifts of their own.
Claudia Winkleman will once again play host as she’s joined by Lang Lang, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical pianists of the modern era and Mika, universally recognised as one of the world’s great performers.
In the spectacular finale of series one, viewers saw, 13-year old pianist Lucy win performance of the night with her awe-inspiring rendition of Debussy Arabesque at the Royal Festival Hall in front of more than 2,000 spectators. Since then, having won the hearts of the nation, Lucy has played at the coronation concert in front of royal guests.
The Piano Christmas Special airs Christmas Day on Channel 4.