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Let It Shine
E2 of 8
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Series 1 - Episode 2
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Just what is it that makes talent-show judges light up the “Star Way” or turn round their big red chair? It’s hard to tell sometimes, even though none of these hopefuls are as barrel-scrapingly awful as some X Factor contestants.
Still, Gary Barlow’s team, as promised, are warmly encouraging to all while Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc behave as if they’re everyone’s BFF. On ITV those faced with the rejecting backs of four chairs on The Voice have the chummy and supportive Emma Willis to console them.
While both shows got off to a mighty big start – Jennifer Hudson belting out Under Pressure with her fellow coaches and Barlow staging a rather cheesy but extravagant musical number – the jury’s out which one has more razzle dazzle.
Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc's mission to assemble a new boyband for a nation-touring musical continues. This time, the hopeful stars continue with their solo auditions in front of a studio audience in Manchester. Judges Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue, Martin Kemp and Amber Riley must decide whether any of the would-be pop princes are worthy of a place in
Let It Shine
's five-strong headline act, while Graham and Mel keep viewers up to date with all the backstage action, fun and gossip.
Cast & Crew
Full Episode Guide
BBC defends Let It Shine after it emerges winning band won't be stars of Take That musical
Five To Five will only sing and dance in the touring stage show but the BBC maintains they'll still be "front and centre"
The Band: Everything you need to know about the new Take That musical from Gary Barlow
Gary Barlow confident about success of Take That musical The Band: "I know what I'm doing"
Peter Kay went as Honey G to Let it Shine and viewers loved it
Five to Five win Let It Shine 2017
Here's what the bands will be singing in the Let It Shine live final
Dannii Minogue on why Let It Shine suits her better than The X Factor
Robbie Williams reunites with Take That and joins Let It Shine judging panel for final
Doctor Who, Sherlock, Poldark and Doctor Foster unveil new clips in BBC 2017 trailer
Robbie Williams says Take That to former bandmates as they go head-to-head in album charts
Twitter reacts to Jason Orange leaving Take That
Jason Orange quits Take That