Soul star Candi Staton will give one fan a chance to duet with her on her new single when she tours the U.K. next year (14).
The You Got The Love hitmaker is playing a series of concerts along with other legendary performers including Percy Sledge as part of David Gest's Legends of Soul Live shows.
She plans to use the 30-date trek, which begins in January (14), to find a talented singer to hit the studio with her to record a new single.
Gest will bring hopefuls on stage to sing with Staton during the concerts and he will draw up a shortlist of the best candidates. The most talented overall singer found during the tour will then be chosen for the duet honour.
Staton says, "David will be bringing up members of the audience who will have a chance to sing with me on You Got The Love and show off their vocal talents. But this is no standard singalong with Candi moment - it's the real deal. One lucky singer will be signed to record a new single with me that a top contemporary writer has agreed to pen...
"I want to find an extraordinary vocalist who the world can become familiar with and start someone on a new career in the music business. I have a feeling it will be a hard choice to select just one!"