- Dionne Warwick sings Anyone who had a Heart Duration: 00:54
- Louise Jefferies sings with Dionne Warwick Duration: 01:03
- Self Taught Dancer Mitchell McDonald Duration: 06:38
- Ann Jones – Unforgettable Grandmother Duration: 06:36
- Louise Jeffries Tonight's the Night hidden camera stunt Duration: 06:07
- Fundraising Wicked Twins Mari and Lowri Izzard Duration: 09:57
Music Played6 items
John Barrowman I Gotta Feeling
Originally by The Black Eyed Peas
Dionne Warwick & Louise Jefferies What the World Needs Now
John Barrowman Unforgettable
Originally by Nat King Cole
Dionne Warwick Anyone Who Had a Heart
Mari and Lowri Izzard For Good
Originally from Wicked - The Musical
John Barrowman Let's Get Loud
Originally by Jennifer Lopez
Dionne Warwick with fundraising mum Louise Jefferies
Louise’s husband Paul nominated his wife to make her dream come true to sing with Soul legend Dionne Warwick.Watch Louise sing with Dionne
Louise and Paul suffered a tragedy six years ago when they lost their daughter, Mary, who was stillborn due to a heart condition. Louise was then diagnosed with a heart defect herself after suffering a stroke. Upon recovering, Louise was determined to do something positive after such a tough period in her life. Raising money for the British Heart Foundation was her goal. She assembled a team to accomplish the 'Three Peaks Challenge', and raise money for a charity that was very relevant to her own personal circumstances.
After a soulful duet with Louise Jefferies, Dionne Warwick said,
"It’s a wonderful feeling when you’re singing with someone, but to get another feeling about the song, from someone aside from yourself… You’re magic baby, you are… You’re magic…"
Self Taught Dancer Mitchell McDonald with Diversity
Mitchell was nominated by sister Jamielee to train and dance with his heroes, dance group Diversity.Watch a clip of Mitchell's story
After losing his dad two years ago, Mitchell secretly taught himself to dance as a way of coping with his grief. Only after finding clips he had posted of himself dancing on You Tube, did his family discover his hidden talent. Dancing has really helped him regain his confidence, and having Mitchell dance with Diversity on Tonight’s the Night was his sister’s way of telling him how much he is loved. It’s also the best confidence boost he could have – just how many 14 year old boys get to appear on Saturday night television with Britain’s hottest dance act, and look like they’ve been doing it for years?
So impressed were Diversity by Mitchell’s dancing, that they have named their latest dance move after him: "The Mitchell".
Unforgettable Grandmother Ann Jones
Ann Jones was nominated by her daughter Jackie as a thank you for all that she does – a genuinely lovely person who always puts others first.Watch John surprise Ann
Ann spends much of her time looking after her grandchildren, and she is a fundraiser for church organisations that help the poor and needy in her local community. Part of her fundraising activities involve regularly putting on shows and pantomimes with the “Union of Catholic Mothers”. Not a singer herself, Ann certainly has an appreciation of music, and her Tonight’s the Night thank you saw John singing Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable, backed by her friends and family – a fabulous surprise, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Fundraising Twins Mari and Lowri Izzard
Singing Twins Mari and Lowri Izzard were nominated by their mum Christine for being so supportive towards their best friend Chloe Bigmore who was lost to cancer two years ago.See a clip of the girls story and watch them sing on the show
Keeping her memory alive has been the driving force behind the support they have given to the Chloe Bigmore Trust. Set up by Chloe’s parents, the charity aims to raise enough money to build a holiday home to support the families of sick children. The twins have performed at several events to raise funds for the charity, and they recently released a charity CD which included their rendition of Chloe’s favourite musical theatre tracks. Their favourite track, which they performed on the show, "For Good" from the musical Wicked, has a special poignancy as describes how the characters have been changed by their friendship with one another.
After their show-stopping performance on Tonight’s the Night, Lee Mead said of Mari and Lowri,
"I think we’ve got two West End leading ladies here".
- John Barrowman
- Dionne Warwick
- Lee Mead
- Kevin Mundye
- Executive Producer
- Louise Rainbow