3/3. CandiStaton profiles gutsy R&B, blues and jazz singer Etta James, whose troubled life has found soulful expression in over 50 years of performances. The story winds down with a look at Etta's experimental 70s recordings, her liberation from a drug addiction that Billie Holiday had warned her against, her Grammy-winning tribute to Holiday, her wicked sense of humour and her great legacy. With input from singer Sugar Pie Desanto, guitarist Josh Sklair, A&R man Tony Rounce and guitarist/musical director Brian Ray.
A special edition of Friday Night Is Music Night, staged at Cardiff's New Theatre for the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre competition. Expect to hear highlights from the 12 semi-finalists, six of whom will survive tonight's round to enter Sunday's final, to be broadcast on Radio 2.
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