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CHARLI De­laney be­lieves peo­ple will soon re­alise that choirs can be cool.

In Bat­tle of the Choirs, 16 choral groups com­pete for $100,000 by per­form­ing songs made fa­mous by such groups as AC/DC, Kylie Minogue and Scis­sor Sis­ters.

De­laney joins for­mer Ice­house mu­si­cian Iva Davies, The Choir of Hard Knocks founder Jonathon Welch and choral mu­sic ex­pert Ge­orge Tor­bay to judge the per­for­mances on the new Chan­nel 7 show.

The for­mer Hi-5 pre­sen­ter ad­mits choirs have some­thing of an im­age prob­lem and are tra­di­tion­ally seen as a bit daggy.

‘‘We’ll be giv­ing them cool mu­sic to sing. They will re­ally rock out do­ing stuff like U2,’’ she says.

‘‘Choirs can be cool. Who didn’t love Sis­ter Act?’’ Bat­tle of the Choirs, G Chan­nel 7, 7.30pm, Sun­day Singing con­test Du­ra­tion: 1 hour


(from left) Jonathon Welch, Iva Davies, Charli De­laney and Ge­orge Tor­bay.

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