OK here’s something potentially quite intriguing – according to Broadcast, C4 are going to try and steal a march on ITV’s Rising Star with The Singer Takes It All, a live singing show hosted by Alan Carr where the people at home will vote in real time with an app, with the stage moving forwards or backwards depending on how well people are doing and the person who stays in the gold zone the longest winning a cash prize.
Of course they should ditch the stage and just have them on a conveyor belt.
So it’s PERPENDICULAR Rising Star then, a show whose performance worldwide has been rather patchier than you might have been led to believe.
C4 head of entertainment Justin Gorman said The Singer Takes It All had been in development since 2013 and will have a different tone to talent shows on rival broadcasters.
The show is “about being in the moment, not about recording contracts”, Gorman said, adding that the concept was “bold and risky”. He said it would be “tongue in cheek”, with Carr bringing levity to proceedings.
DEFINITELY should be a conveyor belt.
Well it did used to be quite exciting when it turned out someone won £40-50k on This Is My Moment, so.
Edit: It’s an Endemol show, here’s their press release.