Kingscliff Performing Arts Academy members Lydia O’Neill, 9, Mia Usher-Torrance, 9, Leilani Mohenoa, 10, Sam Sales, 10, and Chelsey Elphick, 10 are looking forward to performing at Carols Under the Stars.
Kingscliff Performing Arts Academy members Lydia O’Neill, 9, Mia Usher-Torrance, 9, Leilani Mohenoa, 10, Sam Sales, 10, and Chelsey Elphick, 10 are looking forward to performing at Carols Under the Stars.

Carol-oke craze hits Salt

A CAROLS karaoke session at tonight’s Carols Under the Stars could see an unknown steal the show from the night’s stars.

In a first for the five-year-old event, audience members will be asked to come on stage and belt out their fav- ourite Christmas tunes for the crowd.

Salt Village Marketing and Events co-ordinator Emma Cao said it would be an exciting new feature for Carols Under the Stars.

“This is a unique twist and has never been done before,” she said. “Absolutely anybody and everyone there is encouraged to get up and have a go at their favourite Christmas carol.

The Christmas Cracker Karaoke Competition will be hosted by comedian Steve McWilliam and his trusty Christmas elf helper, Nelly.

It replaced the Shrek show, which had to be cancelled due to licensing agreement changes.

Australian legend Normie Rowe will guest star and much loved performer Brett Annable reprised his role as host the concert.

The young stars from Kingscliff Performing Arts Academy will be performing alongside the Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir.

Santa Claus will also be taking time out if his hectic schedule to drop by and wish revellers a merry Christmas

“Carols Under the Stars has grown in popularity year after year, luring hundreds of people from the Tweed and Gold Coast who flock to Salt Village to celebrate the festive season with their family,” Ms Cao said.

“We expect a large crowd will gather again this year to enjoy what is possibly one of the best entertainment line-ups we’ve seen at our carols event to date.”

The evening kicks off at 4pm DST and the concert officially commences at 7pm, with a 9pm fireworks finale.

The Rotary Club and Salt Surf Life Saving Club will conduct fundraising barbecues.



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