Frank Sinatra: Our Way

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Frank Sinatra: Our Way (BBC One, 7pm) on Saturday, January 3, 2015,

Rachael Popow

What’s It All About? Ol’ Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board, or just ‘The Voice’ - whatever you prefer to call him, Francis Albert Sinatra was one of the greatest and most successful vocalists of the 20th century.

Chances are we’re going to be hearing even more from Frank this year, as we gear up for the centenary of his birth in December.

The BBC are starting the celebrations early with this special programme, which gives seven acts from around the country a chance to perform their own rendition of a song made famous by Sinatra at a special centenary concert to be held later this year.

There is a chance we may get a late bid for the prize from Alexander Armstrong, who is presenting the show alongside the Saturdays’ Rochelle Humes. The Pointless host is a fan of Ol’ Blue Eyes, and has been known to croon some Sinatra classics with his own four-piece band.

Look Out For: The judges. Sadly it seems Joan Collins, who had been announced as a judge (and who co-starred with Sinatra in the 1960 film Road to Hong Kong) will no longer be on the panel, but the line-up still includes Rufus Hound, Mica Paris, and musician, producer and acknowledged Sinatra expert Leo Green.

Alexander Armstrong says: “We’re going to be throwing the spotlight onto some truly inspirational and dazzling acts from all around the country. I can’t think of a better tribute to the legacy of one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures.”