Australian entertainment industry stalwart Tina Arena will be the focus of the next instalment of “This Is Your Life”.
The show’s host, Melissa Doyle, surprised Arena with the “This Is Your Life” treatment at the Women in Music Awards in Brisbane in May.
Channel 7 said the episode will be full of show-stopping performances and untold stories, as well as special guests including Darren Hayes, Kate Miller-Heidke, Melissa George, Natalie Imbruglia, Ian “Molly” Meldrum, Mary Coustas, Manu Feildel, Jessica Mauboy, Yvie Jones, Shaynna Blaze and Matt Corby.
In addition there will be a “Young Talent Time” reunion with Johnny Young and John Bowles, and tributes from global theatre giants Sir Tim Rice and Anthony Lloyd Webber and opera superstar Andrea Bocelli.
Arena first came to national attention in the mid-1970s as one of the child stars of “Young Talent Time”, alongside the likes of Dannii Minogue. Since then, she has sold over 10 million albums and won a BRIT Award, and multiple ARIA Awards and World Music Awards. She was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2015.
Some of her most successful songs include “Chains”, “Sorrento Moon”, “Heaven Help My Heart” and “Burn”.
“Tina Arena, This Is Your Life” was produced by ITV Studios Australia for the Seven Network. It will screen on Channel 7 and 7Plus on Monday, Nov. 14.