Kimberley Walsh and tenor Alfie Boe sing official anthem for British Olympians


Don't stop them now! Kimberley Walsh and tenor Alfie Boe cover Queen hit One Vision as official anthem for British Olympians

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20:34 GMT, 4 May 2012

She's used to belting out pop songs and musical numbers.

But Kimberley Walsh's latest challenge comes in the guise of singing the official anthem for the nation's Olympic hopefuls with tenor Alfie Boe.

The Girls Aloud star said it was an 'honour' to represent Great Britain and is overwhelmed to be a part of 'the whole Olympics madness.'

Their debut performance of Queen cover One Vision – first released in 1985 – will take places at a celebration next Friday at the Royal Albert Hall.

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'Bring on the medals': Kimberley Walsh will join forces with tenor Alfie Boe to sing the official anthem for British Olympic hopefuls)

'Bring on the medals': Kimberley Walsh will join forces with tenor Alfie Boe to sing the official anthem for British Olympic hopefuls)

Kimberley, 30, said: 'It feels like a
real honour to be representing Great Britain with this song and to be
part of the whole Olympics madness.

'It's really special. Bring on the gold medals.'

The evening, hosted by Davina McCall and John Bishop, will have a royal line-up, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as guests of honour.

The couple, who have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary, are ambassadors for Team GB and Paralympics GB along
with Prince Harry.

Don't stop them now! Alfie and Kimberley will be covering Queen track One Vision

Don't stop them now! Alfie and Kimberley will be covering Queen track One Vision

Opera star Boe, who starred as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables last year, added: 'It's an amazing song to sing, a wonderful track.

'I hope it inspires people who hear it
to support the team, support the athletes and get behind everybody this
summer to bring home the gold medals.'

The track is also being released by Decca Records on May 11.

Gary Barlow, Will Young and Spelbound are also due to perform at the event, aptly named Our Greatest Team Rises.