Craig Revel Horwood has released his first single today and he is absolutely certain the Christmas song will make it to number one, even though it’s facing off against, Adele, Ed Sheran and Elton John, ABBA, and shall we keep going?
For his musical debut, the Strictly Come Dancing judge partnered up with Rietta Austin to create their song It’s Christmas, Merry Christmas!.
The pair, who go by Craig & Rietta, have debuted their song today with a snazzy music video to go with it too.
Appearing on The One Show to promote the track, Craig chatted with Alex Scott and Ronan Keating about what made him decide to get into music at the age of 56 and how his partnership with Rietta came to be.
‘I met Rietta when I was doing panto. She heard me sing and then she wrote the song for me and I said: “Darling, I love this idea, I think I’d be fantastic,”‘ he explained.
‘And I said: “If we are going to do one we may as well do 14.” And then I said: “Let’s produce an album and do it. If we do it, go big or go home.”
‘And I said: “Well there is one thing on my bucket list and that’s a Christmas single.” So we got together and started to do something sort of like ’50s thing, the era that we both love and we pulled that out.
‘But I had no idea that I was going to be up against like Adele, Elton John, Ed Sheran…’ added Craig.
Ronan then asked him whether he thinks he can compete with all these musical icons to which Craig has a pretty straightforward answer: ‘Yes of course I can darling. Look at that, I mean that is genius, absolute genius.’
‘It’s in my head,’ explained Ronan.
‘I was walking into the studio and they’ve obviously played it a couple of times here and people in the foyer were singing it,’ said Craig.
‘Come on, if that’s not a hit what is? Of course, I’m going to number one, I have no shadow of a doubt.’
Adele’s latest album 30 has been at number one since its debut last month, totalling 261,000 in sales in the UK alone, Abba Voyage (204,000 chart sales) to score the biggest opening week of 2021 for an album.
Ed Sheeran released his newest album = (Equals) in October but he is coming out with a Christmas song with Elton John tomorrow.
Craig, we’re backing you all the way darling!
Credit: Original article published here.