John Lewis Christmas advert 2019: Artist rumours, song, release date and all the details

12 November 2019, 13:18 | Updated: 3 February 2020, 12:28

John Lewis Christmas adverts
John Lewis Christmas adverts. Picture: John Lewis

By Rory O'Connor

The John Lewis Christmas advert has become one of the staples of the big festive lead-up in recent years.

But which song will the advert use for 2019, who will sing it and when will it be released?

Here's all the details you need to be in the know for the John Lewis Christmas advert 2019 so far...

  1. When will the John Lewis Christmas advert be released?

    Monty the Penguin (2014) and Man on the Moon (2015) were both released on November 6.

    Buster the Boxer (2016) and Moz the Monster (2017) arrived on November 10.

    Last year's Christmas advert was released on Friday, November 15.

    For 2019, it has been predicted that the advert will land on Thursday, November 14, after a teaser was posted on Twitter that fans have speculated is for this year's John Lewis promo.

    An account named Excitable Edgar has been created on Twitter, along with a 10-second video snippet saying: "Meet Edgar. 14.11.19 #ExcitableEdgar".

    The clip showed a gargoyle door knocker, and someone knocking before entering a wooden door.

  2. Who will sing on the John Lewis Christmas advert 2019?

    The odds for this year's Christmas advert suggest it could be Lewis Capaldi who will record a song for the commercial.

    Having just scored his first number one in America, the Scottish singer spent several weeks at the top of the UK charts and has a huge following.

    According to betting site Betway, the 23-year-old is the firm favourite ahead of Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.

  3. What happened in the 2018 John Lewis Christmas advert?

    Last year's advert starred Sir Elton John and took viewers on a trip through the star’s life and career.

    The ad was titled The Boy And The Piano.

  4. Which artists and songs have previously been recorded?

    2009 - 'Sweet Child o' Mine' performed by Taken by Trees

    2010 - 'Your Song' performed by Ellie Goulding

    2011 - 'Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want' performed by Slow Moving Millie

    2012 - 'The Power of Love' performed by Gabrielle Aplin

    2013 - 'Somewhere Only We Know' performed by Lily Allen

    2014 - 'Real Love' performed by Tom Odell

    2015 - 'Half the World Away' Aurora

    2016 - 'One Day I'll Fly Away' performed by Vaults

    2017 - 'Golden Slumbers' performed by Elbow

    2018 - 'Your Song' performed by Elton John

    2019 - TBC

  5. The current odds for this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert:


    Lewis Capaldi 2/5

    Ed Sheeran 9/4

    Sam Smith 4/1

    Lily Allen 7/1

    Elbow 8/1

    Tom Odell 10/1

    Jorja Smith 16/1

    Paddy Power:

    Lewis Capaldi 1/2

    Ed Sheeran 2/1

    Sam Smith 4/1

    Ellie Goulding 8/1

    George Ezra 12/1

    Adele 16/1

    Stormzy 20/1

    Robbie Williams 25/1

    Jess Glynne 30/1

    James Arthur 33/1

    Little Mix 40/1

    Tom Walker 50/1