Even Better Than The Real Thing contestants: Meet the tribute acts!

Here are the contestants competing on BBC One's new tribute signer competition Even Better Than The Real Thing.

Airing tonight (Saturday, September 16) at 7PM on BBC One, the 60-minute special will celebrate the biggest names in pop music by bringing together the world’s top tribute artists for a glamorous night of performing and competing.

Host Paddy McGuinness said: “This show is a belter! A talent show that’s only about the talent - with the best tribute acts from around the world singing their hearts out.

"You'll never have to fork out for expensive concert tickets again. You've got front row seats!"

Contestants include Little Fix, based on the popular X Factor winners and made up of Megan Walker, Heather McDonald, Stephanie Barclay and Amy Craik.


There's also Ariana Grande tribute artist Leticia Campos, Amy Winehouse Tribute Tania Alboni and George Michael tribute artist Rob Lamberti.

More tribute acts competing include Rebecca Porter as Adele, Jeff Dingle as Bruno Mars and Francesa Brown as Katy Perry.

We'll also meet Liss Jones - a former contestant on The Voice UK - who becomes Britney Spears and Whitney Houston tribute artist Belinda Davids.

Even Better Than The Real Thing will bring together performances from tribute artists who are quite simply the very best in the game.

At the end of the show the live studio audience will vote for their favourite performer; the one act on the night that truly is even better than the real thing.

Following the first special will be a Christmas special for the festive period where tribute acts will perform much adored Christmas favourites from across the decades.