Channel 4 is launching an interactive singing contest where viewers can vote in real time.
The Singer Takes It All is scheduled to air in late summer and allows audiences to vote in real time using a free app.
On set will be a movable 18-metre stage that can be manipulated by viewers depending on how they rate the act performing. The more popular the overall consensus is towards the act the act the closer it moves to a “gold zone”.
The contestants who spend most time in the gold zone will compete for a cash prize while the less popular acts will head to the back and a likely elimination.
The four-part series will be hosted by Alan Carr and does not feature any judges although celebrity guests will interact with the contestants.
It is due to air in August over in a weekend slot – probably on a Saturday night – and is being made by Big Brother producers Endemol.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.