Melua To Sing MacColl's Lines

Jazz singer KATIE MELUA is set to sing KIRSTY MacCOLL's lyrics from FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK in a televised duet with THE POGUES.

The 21-year-old Georgian-born star will perform the 1987 Christmas classic with SHANE MacGOWAN on BBC TV show FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS on 9 December (05). MacGowan has also invited Melua to sing the song during the group's UK tour over Christmas.

A source says, "Shane saw Katie on TV and thought she would be perfect.

"She will join the band for some of the live dates. The Pogues are planning a series of different women to sing the part during the tour.

Shamed supermodel KATE MOSS will sing on a recorded version of the song.

MacColl was tragically killed by a speedboat while diving with her two sons off the Mexican island of Cozumel in December 2000.


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