ITV’s new series Change Your Tune, a talent show for bad singers, debuted on Easter Sunday (1st April), and a lot of people thought it was an elaborate April Fool’s Day prank.
The reality show sees a group of people who can’t sing undergo training from top vocal coaches to see if they can improve and be in with a chance of winning the £10,000 cash prize. Sunday night’s episode saw them take on live performances ahead of their lessons, and the results were, as you would expect, quite grating on the ears.
Many viewers questioned the legitimacy of the series, which rather conspicuously kicked off on April Fool’s Day. Others were simply unimpressed by yet another misfiring ITV talent show.
— DANNY DEARDEN (@dannydeardenuk) April 1, 2018
— Emma Forrest (@EmmaForrest) March 31, 2018
#changeyourtune has to be an April Fools prank, no sensible TV station would think this was a serious television programme surely!!
— Lisa Yates (@lisayates71) April 1, 2018
— Liam Campbell ???? (@liamrjc1980) April 1, 2018
— Keira Lark (@KeiraLark) April 1, 2018
I’m literally dying at how bad this show is ???? this has to be an awful April fools joke #changeyourtune
— ???????????????????????? ♡ (@glambylauren) April 1, 2018
— Dave Quirk (@daviequirk) April 1, 2018
However, they were sadly mistaken – the series will indeed continue to run to its natural conclusion, despite receiving a slew of negative reviews from the public on launch night.
Check out some of the fieriest takes on Change Your Tune below.
— Change Your Tune (@ChangeYourTune_) April 1, 2018
What fresh hell is this? x #ChangeYourTune
— Sally Ann Matthews (@SallyAnMatthews) April 1, 2018
There’s hope for Cheryl tweedy yet! #changeyourtune
— ????ℯ???????????? ℳℯ????????♀️ (@kellymew_) April 1, 2018
It's depressing to think that someone actually got PAID to think of and execute this idea into an actual TV show. #ChangeYourTune
— Matt (@weyland76) April 1, 2018
#changeyourtune so people pretend to sing bad so they can then sing better to win money. Who would have thunk it?
— Doubletop (@doubltop) April 1, 2018
WHAT is this programme #changeyourtune ?????? It’s probably the worst thing Iv ever seen
— Madeline Duggan (@maddiedugx) April 1, 2018
He was deliberately being shite the first time.. that's obvious. Still shite the second time though.#changeyourtune
— pieface (@Malbecandpie) April 1, 2018
Is #ChangeYourTune as bad as I think it is ?
— Con O'Neill (@cononeilluk) April 1, 2018
#ChangeYourTune Fake fake fake. They may only be able to sing out of tune but they are ramping it up for the cameras. How stupid do @itv think we are? And its bank hol weekend..prime time to at its newest low.
— Leeann James (@leeann_james) April 1, 2018