The beeb are returning to a singing competition for prime time Saturday nights on BBC One following the departure of The Voice to ITV.
“I am soooo excited to be presenting this new show and PB will definitely be bringing some cracking music into people’s living rooms every Saturday! Not only are we going to be joined by some brilliant groups and megastar judges each week but to top it all off my old mucker the original twisted choir starter Gareth Malone will be there too. What a combo!” – Presenter, Mel Giedroyc
Superstar singer Kelis and the nation’s favourite choir master Gareth Malone will be the judges getting their groove on as BBC One attempt another weekend singing show, which the note will bring ‘summer fun’ to the network. Gareth has presided over a nuber of successful choirs over the years, from creating a choir from the wives and partners of military personnel to mentoring an All-Star choir while internationally renowned singer songwriter Kelis started out singing in a joyful Pentecostal church choir before she joined The Girls Choir of Harlem where she learnt the true craft of choral singing. Kelis went on to be a Brit Award winning singer, with ten Top 10 UK singles, and over five million record sales worldwide.
The series will be fronted by former Light Lunch and Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc, a self-confessed music lover and no stranger to the world of singing herself – having previously starred in The Rocky Horror Show Live and Eurovision spoof Eurobeat.
Gareth and Kelis will be joined by a different third judge each week. These include multi-award winning singer songwriter Seal, DNCE lead vocalist and performer Joe Jonas, Queen of Funk Chaka Khan, American singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha and Brit Award-winning singer Will Young will all help decide which groups progress to the next stage of the competition.
The beeb entertainment series will see rival musical groups facing-off against each other, as performers from across the land head to the television stage where they will compete head-to-head over a series of choral challenges including Pitch Perfect inspired riff offs, a soloists challenge and an a capella round.
”I’m thrilled and excited to be part of this fantastic new show. There’s a wealth of singing talent in this country and I’m delighted to bring that to BBC One. To me this is about finding extraordinary groups who have the skill and personality to light up our screens.” – Gareth Malone
The show will air on BBC One at a date yet to be set by the broadcaster.