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Mitchell Steele is ex­cited to cel­e­brate Christ­mas in a quintessen­tially Gold Coast way this week­end. The for­mer Aus­tralian Idol and The Voice Aus­tralia star is one of the head­lin­ers for the an­nual Carols on the Beach event at Surfers Par­adise.

Set to per­form along­side Jo De Goldie, Peter Mur­phy, Tom Gilin­der, Rachael Steel, Vanessa Krum­me­n­acher and more, Mitchell is look­ing for­ward to spread­ing some Christ­mas cheer. “I am very ex­cited to sing Christ­mas carols on the beach, I have only ever sang carols to chil­dren, so this is my big­gest ever car­olling gig,” he says.

“You can ex­pect some great carols and maybe some sneaky, play­ful elves.”

Held un­der the stars on Surfers Par­adise beach, Mitchell says he will sing two carols, Frosty the Snow­man and Silent Night.

The lo­cal singer and Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar per­former says Christ­mas spirit is his favourite thing about this time of year. “You can see it every­where, the city comes alive with lights. Christ­mas light spot­ting has been a favourite since I was a kid,” he says.

“As for carols, Silent Night would have to be my favourite. It’s such a sweet melody and it al­ways makes me feel like I’m home with the fam­ily for Christ­mas.”

Since he au­di­tioned for The Voice in 2013, where he turned the chairs of both Seal and Delta Goodrem, Mitchell says he’s been en­joy­ing some down time.

“I have been writ­ing new mu­sic and col­lab­o­rat­ing with fel­low mu­si­cians which is new for me, but it has proven to un­earth some great songs and new sounds,” he says.

“Next year I hope to record some mu­sic to share. I have al­ways held off record­ing and I never knew why. Per­haps I wasn’t ready. But I am ex­cited to get into a stu­dio and play with but­tons.”

Mitchell Steele plays Carols on the Beach, Surfers Par­adise, Sun­day

Mitchell Steele loves carols and will sing two on the beach.

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