Final countdown for Falkirk singer Starstruck Steffan's big telly night

A talented wedding band frontman is just days away from appearing on national television performing as his all time musical hero on ITV singing contest Starstruck.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 9th March 2022, 3:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2022, 3:10 pm

Steffan McGechie (28) normally sings up a storm with his band VH5 at wedding receptions, but on Saturday he will be appearing – in the guise of his musical idol – on prime time televison.

Last year the Falkirk singer was on hand when his group backed New Carron’s most famous son when Craig Eddie as he played a set at Vibration Festival in Callendar Park.

When Steffan found out he had earned himself a place on Starstruck – a kind of 21st century reboot of Stars in Their Eyes – Craig was on hand to give him the benefit of his experience.

Steffan McGechie is about to appear on telly's Starstruck singing show

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    Steffan said: “Craig and myself are really close friends – he told me what to expect with all the filming at the ITV studios. He knows all about it through his appearances on The Voice and he told me just to enjoy the experience.”The new show, which Steffan appears on next weekend, features ordinary folk taking on the mantle of their singing heroes.Unfortunately Steffan has been forbidden by the powers that be at ITV from revealing who he will be performing as.

    "It really is one of my musical heroes,” he said, giving nothing away. “A great singer and an great entertainer and a real inspiration to me.”

    Steffan’s Starstruck episode will be broadcast on STV at 8.30pm on Saturday and features host Olly Murs with judges actress Sheridan Smith, Queen frontman Adam Lambert, comedian Jason Manford and soul legend Beverley Knight.

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