UP Presents the Exclusive Christmas Special 'Joel Osteen: A Night of Inspiration with Susan Boyle,' Airing Sunday, November 17 at 9 p.m. EST
Susan Boyle Appears in Her First Live Solo Performance in the U.S.
UP, "America's Christmas Channel," and Pastor/Author Joel Osteen will present the exclusive Christmas special "Joel Osteen: A Night of Inspiration with Susan Boyle," featuring international bestselling, Grammy-nominated vocalist Susan Boyle at Lakewood Church, American's biggest church, for her first live solo performance in the U.S. The special will be taped before a live audience in Houston, TX. "Joel Osteen: A Night of Inspiration with Susan Boyle," a night of inspirational messages and music, will premiere exclusively on UP on Sunday, November 17 at 9 p.m. EST.
Boyle will perform a number of new and classic songs, including:
- "O Come, All Ye Faithful," her duet with Elvis Presley with all proceeds going towards Save The Children,
- "Miracle Hymn," an original composition from the upcoming film, Max Lucado's The Christmas Candle, in which Boyle makes her film debut, and
- "You Raise Me Up," an inspirational, Boyle standard.
Both Christmas tracks are from Boyle's recently-released holiday album, Home for Christmas.
"This one-hour event with the always-inspirational Joel Osteen and incomparable Susan Boyle will be a truly special way for UP and our viewers to kick off the Christmas season," said Leslie Glenn Chesloff, UP's EVP, programming. "'Joel Osteen: A Night of Inspiration with Susan Boyle' helps put the finishing touches on what will be UP's biggest year as 'America's Christmas Channel' with 40+ days and 400+ hours of entertaining and uplifting Christmas programming."
Averaging 43,500 in weekly attendance, Lakewood is America's largest church and the first stop on Boyle's U.S. promo tour for her fifth album and her major motion picture debut in The Christmas Candle, a feature film based on a novella of the same name by best-selling author Max Lucado.
"Joel Osteen: A Night of Inspiration with Susan Boyle" adds another original music special to UP's over 40 days and 400+ hours of holiday programming, joining the UP Christmas Special "K-LOVE Music City Christmas" as well as world premieres and UP Original Movies, including Marry Me For Christmas, Guess Who's Coming to Christmas, Silver Bells, 3 Day Christmas, Angel in the House, Christmas For A Dollar, Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Miracle. In addition, UP will bring back the popular, family-favorite "My Big Fat Waltons Thanksgiving" marathon followed by the exclusive network presentation of the classic family film that started it all -- The Homecoming: A Christmas Story.
Follow the stars at:
- Joel Osteen on Twitter @JoelOsteen and online atjoelosteen.com
- Susan on Twitter @SusanBoyleHQ and online atsusanboylemusic.com
UP is America's favorite network for uplifting family entertainment. The network presents original and acquired movies, series, stage plays and music specials along with gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. The UP brand is reflected in "Uplift Someone," the network's successful pro-social initiative. UP can be seen in more than 65 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as well as DISH Network on channel 188, DIRECTV on channel 338 and Verizon FIOS on channel 224. Follow UP at www.UPtv.com, on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/UPtv, Twitter on @UPtv and Instagram atUP_TV.