TeleMiracle 45 has announced its lineup of 75 Saskatchewan performers featured on their upcoming telethon on Feb. 27-28, 2021.
Among them are two Battleford bands who will be part of the overnight portion of the show. The bands are Afterglow and Gypsy Moonbird. Afterglow is a female-fronted five-member rock band, while Gypsy Moonbird is described as an "original rock" band whose music mixes 60's-psychedelic with 70s fast-driving rock and roll.
Over 100 acts auditioned for the telethon, and for the first time could also audition by video submissions.
The Saskatchewan entertainers also fundraise for TeleMiracle, and Nutrien will match all donations raised by Saskatchewan Talent to a maximum of $100,000.
“The performers chosen represent the depth and breadth of talent that this province has to offer,” said TeleMiracle 45 Chair Brian Angstadt in a statement.
Saskatchewan talent will be seen throughout all segments including the “Countdown to TeleMiracle” pre-show, the Main Show and the Overnight. As usual TeleMiracle will be broadcast live on CTV throughout Saskatchewan and streamed on www.telemiracle.com starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, concluding at 5 pm on Sunday, Feb. 28.
The 2021 telethon will see strict COVID-19 protocols with no live audience and all performances prerecorded, with cameos and special appearances either done live by remote video or prerecorded.
Proceeds raised go to Kinsmen Foundation to help provide specialized mobility and medical equipment to people and organizations in the province, and travel assistance to those needing vital medical treatment outside their community.
The list of performers and their hometowns is posted at https://telemiracle.com/news/ .