Pop Star to Opera Star is a brand new series in which best-selling recording artists from the world of pop discover if they’ve got what it takes to perform as opera divas. Mentored by classical singer Katherine Jenkins and famed tenor Rolando Villazon, the eight contestants will be trained to perform world famous opera songs – many of them learning to not only sing in a completely different style, but also a completely different language than they are used to. After their performances the pop stars will be critiqued by a panel made up of their mentors, Katherine and Rolando and two critics, international award-winning rock musician Meat Loaf together with TV presenter and Classic FM radio host Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Pop stars taking part include Blur bassist Alex James, vocalist Bernie Nolan, Jimmy Osmond from The Osmonds, Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, Danny Jones from hit boy-band McFly and Vanessa White from all-girl band The Saturdays. Hosted by Myleene Klass and Alan Titchmarsh, Pop Star to Opera Star will see the contestants rehearsing with their mentors and vocal coaches before taking to the stage for a Friday night performance which will see one singer voted off each week.