US trade publication Variety reports that ITV has bought the formats to a new singing-based gameshow, based solely on a paper outline of the concept.
The Great American Singing Bee starts with 28 contestants on stage. Elimination takes place over a series of rounds, where contestants have to sing a word, phrase or verse of an entire song, depending on the round.
The report suggests that ITV will film a 90-minute ‘backdoor pilot’ as a one-off for a Saturday night slot.
“It’s a musical gameshow where you don’t have to know any trivia or know how to sing,” says format developer Phil Gurin.
Only ITV could pick up a show based on musical knowledge, where lack of knowledge or musical ability were touted as virtues by the creator…