Tenor Anthony Kearns To Perform During The 98th Annual 6ABC Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade
World-renowned Tenor Anthony Kearns will be a guest performer in the nation's oldest parade - the 98th Annual 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, November 22, 2018, it was officially announced.
Mr. Kearns will sing during the LIVE televised broadcast of the star- studded parade which is expected to attract up to one million parade-goers. It will be televised in major U.S. television markets, including WATM-TV (ABC) - Channel 23 - Johnstown, PA (www.wtvpc.com), WTVD-TV (ABC) - Channel 11 - Raleigh and Durham, NC (www.abc11.com) and WJLA, Washington, D.C. (www.wjla.com), among others, reaching an estimated audience of 12 million. The biggest show on the parkway, featuring balloons, floats and marching bands, will also be live-streamed online: www.6abc.com.
This year's hosts will be 6ABC's Cecily Tynan, Rick Williams, Adam Joseph, Karen Rogers, and Alicia Vitarell. Numerous special guest and performances are planned. Mr. Kearns, appearing in the first part of the parade, will sing a "Winter Wonderland Medley."
"We're thrilled to welcome, once again, one of the best voices in the world, Anthony Kearns, to perform in this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Philadelphia has already had the honor of capturing Anhony Kearns' outstanding performance for Pope Francis I, during his historic five- day visit to the United States in 2015. We loved having him participate in the 2013 Thanksgiving Day Parade, two years before that iconic moment, and we are so glad he is back," said John Best, the parade's supervising producer.
"I'm pleased to return to Philadelphia to perform on the most celebrated of American holidays," said Kearns. "Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings. It's nice to be welcomed back to celebrate this occasion with families in the City of Brotherly Love."
Anthony Kearns found fame by singing "The Impossible Dream" and winning a national talent CONTEST in Ireland. Next, he took the American television audience by storm as a member of PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors, whose extraordinary collaborations over two decades include 5 television specials and 10 CDs, most Gold, Platinum, and Double Platinum.
Now living in the U.S., his solo career includes television appearances, major sporting events, charity benefits for military veterans, and others, leading roles in operas, and concerts with symphony orchestras. He has performed for four U.S. presidents, Pope Francis I, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs for Medal of Honor Recipients, and other prominent individuals and organizations
The parade will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a half hour preview show, followed by three hours of non-stop parade extravaganza.
Besides Mr. Kearns, featured guests and performers will include:
· Ginger Zee from "Good Morning America"
· Radio Influencer and Performer Jerry Blavat
· Linda Eder, American singer and actress
· Christina Wells from "America's Got Talent"
· Rapper, record producer and entertainer Doug Fresh
· Miss America, Miss Pennsylvania, Miss Delaware, and Miss New Jersey
· Billy Flanigan from Walt Disney World
· And more!
Kearns, who made high-profile, back-to-back appearances during the recent Veterans Day weekend, will be a part of several national television broadcasts during the upcoming holiday season. He will rejoin The Irish Tenors on their 2018 Christmas Tour in early December.
Mr. Kearns' celebrity appearances, including the 98th Annual 6ABC Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, are arranged by Kirsten Fedewa & Associates, L.L.C.