Kane - just not able

Cam­bus­lang teacher set forTV ap­pear­ance

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Robert Mitchell

A Cam­bus­lang teacher will be try­ing to hit the high notes on TV this Sun­day.

James Kane, who works at St Charles Pri­mary and claims to be the worst singer in Scot­land, will be on STV show Change Your Tune – hosted by Baz Ash­m­away, pic­tured above left, with James – this Sun­day.

He was even vis­ited at his work by one of the show’s vo­cal coaches, much to the kids’ de­light.

A Cam­bus­lang teacher who scooped first place on the hit TV show Come Dine With Me will be back on our screens this week­end.

James Kane is set to star on the new ITV show Change Your Tune.

He will rep­re­sent Scot­land on the pro­gramme which aims to take the worst singers in Bri­tain and give them vo­cal train­ing to see if they can “change their tune”.

James, a teacher at St Charles’ Pri­mary School, said: “I was ac­tu­ally look­ing on­line to ap­ply to go on The Chase but when I no­ticed the ap­pli­ca­tions for this one, I thought I would give it a go.

“It was a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence and such good fun.

“I got ac­cepted as the sole Scot­tish rep­re­sen­ta­tive, so I can of­fi­cially be con­sid­ered Scot­land’s worst singer!”

James, who lives in Hamil­ton ap­peared last year on the hit show Come Dine With Me and put the town firmly on the map with his menu, which was tai­lored around the area.

He scooped first place on the pop­u­lar Chan­nel Four pro­gramme to win the cash prize of £1000.

How­ever, this Sun­day sees James step away from his cook­ing skills to show off his singing.

The dad-of-two joked: “I have been known to visit a few Hamil­ton bars and have a go on the karaoke on many an oc­ca­sion, and I think I can re­ally sing, but it’s just a shame that ev­ery­one around me thinks I’m mur­der.

“The show sees you go up against other con­tes­tants and I was given the Aero­smith song I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.

“I had a re­ally great vo­cal coach, Gil­lian McLaren Scott, who spent lots of time giv­ing me in­ten­sive train­ing and one-to-one tu­ition. She even popped round to the school a few times and I per­formed in front of the chil­dren.

“I re­ally loved be­ing part of it. It was light-hearted, a bit cheesy but as­pi­ra­tional.

“You’ll just have to tune in on Sun­day night to see if I win or not.”

Change Your Tune first aired two weeks ago and is a singing game show hosted by Baz Ash­mawy.

It chal­lenges five ter­ri­ble singers to im­prove their voices be­fore per­form­ing in front of a live stu­dio au­di­ence.

The time-lapse for­mat of the show means view­ers will get to see the trans­for­ma­tions from aw­ful singer to pol­ished per­former in an in­stant.

Then the stu­dio au­di­ence will score each per­for­mance and the level of im­prove­ment, ul­ti­mately de­cid­ing who has ‘Changed Their Tune’ the most.

Each week, the win­ning con­tes­tant will walk away with a cash prize.

The show airs at 4pm on Sun­day.

In Tune James with St Charles’ pupils last year, af­ter his Come Dine With Me ap­pear­ance

Visit Gil­lian McLaren Scott at­tended James Kane’s class­room in St Charles Pri­mary

Tips James Kane with vo­cal coach Gil­lian McLaren Scott

Host with the most James met pre­sen­ter Baz Ash­m­away

Last yearJames won Come Dine With Me

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