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Vocal coach Julie Miles on festive singing

Whether you’re a Mariah Carey fan or a Chris Rea aficionado, everyone has their favourite Christmas song. Some are easier to belt out at the office Christmas party karaoke than others, but is the key to being a good singer all in our genes? Can we blame our parents for not being able to hit the high note at the end of ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’?

As we approach the festive singing season, new research from 23andMe has revealed that over a third (37%) of those who celebrate Christmas admit to being too embarrassed to sing other than at Christmas time, while seven in 10 (69%) believe they are tone deaf. However, there may be an excuse for our out of tune renditions, as our inability to sing could be blamed on our genetics, with one in three (37%) of us unlikely to be able to match a musical pitch.

Aston spoke to TV vocal coach Julie Miles

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