Bryn Terfel on hopes for Christmas number 1

Bryn Terfel is still in with a chance of clinching a Christmas Number One for White Christmas. His duet with Bing Crosby is currently given odds of 20-1, with the X-Factor winner still leading the field, and The Priests with Shane MacGowan biting his heels.

Bryn Terfel at the South Bank Show Awards

Bryn tells Classic FM about recording the track:
"Bing Crosby singing White Christmas is the quintessential Christmas song - full of nostalgia, beautiful and brimming with all that's good about this time of year. It was a huge privilege to be able to record it as a duet. I'm delighted with it and hope that this recording will bring it to a whole new generation."

The single is just one track from Bryn’s latest album - released this week - called Carols and Christmas Songs. It includes two CDs of festive favourites, including a Welsh disc.

Commenting on his chart hopes, Bryn says: "The X Factor machine is huge and its marketing power is phenomenal, so anyone going against it for the Christmas number one slot has a big job to do. I've never had a UK number one, and neither has Bing, so it would be a dream come true for me. It's also 25 years since Shakin Stevens' topped the charts with 'Merry Christmas Everyone', so come on Wales, let's bring it home!"

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