• A real antidote to the wannabe singers on The X Factor prior.
• Mick Hucknall’s Everytime You Go Away. He may be an odious character but he has such a haunting voice.
• A nice mix of young and old, crooners and contemporaries.
• The cast of The Rat Pack live from Las Vegas singing an amazingly accurate version of That’s Life.
• Jamie Cullum giving us some real Trad Jazz with Fascinating Rhythm.
• Lucis Silvas singing The Look Of Love, a brilliant song sung very well.
• South Yorkshire’s finest Tony Christie belting out Avenues And Alleyways.
• Katie Melua – pure class
• Paul Anka’s surprisingly cooky but vocally perfect version of Van Halen’s Jump.
• The legendary song Amore being sung so well by new Italian sensation Patrizio.
• Tony Christie singing Amarillo. This time last year, yes, but now we are sick of that damn song.
• Nitwit Natasha Kaplinsky’s sycophancy. But at least she’s better suited to light entertainment froth than hard news – kick her off the BBC Breakfast sofa now.
• The setting. Bit predictable. A theatre may have been better than Television Centre.
• The sound quality wasn’t the best.
• Only having Dionne Warwick and Tony Bennett talking and not singing. Indeed, the programme could have done without the now customary talking heads and more singing.
• Some singers ain’t what they were and it can be best to leave sleeping dogs lie. Looking at you Andy Williams.