Let It Shine’s live shows got off to a errr, Pitch Perfect start this weekend as the competing boybands came together for riff off with Martin Kemp on hand to serve as referee.
Iron Sun, Drive, Nightfall, Neon Panda and Five to Five (no, really, those are the names they’ve apparently chosen) jumped at the opportunity to show off their vocal skills in a riff off that wouldn’t have looked out of place in one of Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson’s smash hit singing flicks.
Some viewers thoroughly enjoyed the cleverly choreographed opening number.
— julie daly (@jules1oxxx) February 11, 2017
brilliant opening ☺️. Fantastic talent, brilliant format #LetItShine
— ⫩???? MaTTexis Girl ❤ ????⫩ (@ali_sendall) February 11, 2017
— Dr Emma Sutton (@emmalgsutton) February 11, 2017
But others weren’t convinced.
— Toribellar (@toribellar) February 11, 2017
— freya (@NationFreya) February 11, 2017
So the BBC couldn't come up with their own material so steal pitch perfect #letitshine
— S Muzz (@muzzy131191) February 11, 2017
Was the riff off a complete Pitch Perfect rip off?
Watch the original and decide for yourself.
Let It Shine continues on BBC1 on Saturday nights.