Jamelia replaces Heather Small to sing Passion finale
- 4 April 2012
- From the section Lancashire
Pop singer Jamelia has been called in to sing the final song of the BBC's televised contemporary retelling of the Passion story in Preston.
The Mobo award-winning artist takes over from Heather Small, who has had to pull out of the event due to illness.
Jamelia will sing Candy Staton's gospel classic, You Got The Love, at the show's finale.
The Preston Passion, which mixes music and drama, is to be screened live on BBC One on Good Friday.
The Passion tells the story of the last hours of the life of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion.
Local choirs will sing traditional Easter music and there will be large-scale choreographed crowd movements across the city to create "human crosses".
The live broadcast, presented by Fern Britton, will also include traditional local brass band music.
The Preston Passion is linked to the city's Preston Guild 2012 festival.