Nine gets ready for a school spectacular

If you like watching school performances nine has you covered next weekend.

The 31st Schools Spectacular, This is Australia, features 3600 of the most talented singing, dancing and instrumental performers from 456 public schools across New South Wales

Hosted by John Foreman, this world-class arena production casts a spotlight on some of Australia’s most incredible young talent from the ages of five to 18, while paying tribute to some of our nation’s most significant people, places and events.

Winner of The Voice Australia, Anja Nissen, will be performing as a special guest artist at this year’s show. Anja, a former student of Winmalee High School in the Blue Mountains, has performed as a featured artist in the Schools Spectacular for the past five years.

Anja will join 2000 dancers, a 1300-voice choir, 80-piece orchestra and 46 featured artists for the Schools Spectacular, which will include performances of such hits as Never Tear Us Apart (INXS), Geronimo (Sheppard), Happy (Pharrell Williams), Let It Go from the movie Frozen, and Australian favourites such as Happy Little Vegemites, Aeroplane Jelly and C’mon Aussie C’mon.

The show will also feature a rousing performance of the Tina Turner classic River Deep Mountain High by the 1300-student choir and familiar faces from The Voice Kids – winner Alexa Curtis (Team Delta), Robbie Anderson (Team Mel), Ruhi Lavaki (Team Mel) and Harmony Lovegrove (Team Delta).

And in an Australian first, the winners of The Voice and The Voice Kids 2014, Anja Nissen and Alexa Curtis, will duet for an unforgettable powerhouse performance of Note To God.

This is Australia will unite audience and showcase these bright, young performers in a celebration of the beauty of our country’s landscape, our support of one another in the most difficult of times, and our leadership on a global scale.

The 31st Schools Spectacular, This is Australia airs Saturday, November 29, at 7.00pm on Channel Nine and *6.30pm on GEM in Melbourne