Don’t Stop Believing – A New Show For Channel Ten
Without So You Think You Dance Australia and Australian Idol, Channel Ten desperately needed a new show to fill their coffers.
And they now have one. It is called Don’t Stop Believing an entertainment show combining singing and dancing in a format never before seen on Australian television.
It will premiere in 2011 and at this stage there is no news on the host, judges etc.
The press blurb says:
Don’t Stop Believing will scour Australia for existing and first time musical groups created by friends, colleagues, school mates or families performing some of the greatest songs ever in spectacular never-before- heard arrangements.
Performers of all ages are welcome to take part in groups of up to 24 people who will compete in weekly heats that will showcase Australia’s extraordinary depth of music and dance talent. From Lady GaGa to Madonna…from The Beatles to the Black Eyed Peas, High School Musical and Hairspray. Don’t Stop Believing will be inspired by the music and the most memorable performances from stage, screen and pop music history. Each heat will produce a winning group that will progress to the finals and ultimately battle it out to be crowned the series champions.
The jewel in the Don’t Stop Believing crown will be the resident “Don’t Stop Believing Super Group” made up of 12 of Australia’s hottest young professional singers and dancers who will lead the show each week with performances that will inspire and amaze audiences at home.
This Super Group will be like nothing we have ever seen before on Australian television and a pre show launch will secure them as household names even before the first performance show airs.
David Mott, Chief Programming Officer said: “Don’t Stop Believing is a joyous format and a perfect fit for the big entertainment, feel good direction TEN has been heading for the last few years.”
I have to confess I am a bit confused on how the format is going to work, but will definitely check it out. Shine will be producing it.
However you can register for auditions Registration for national auditions start now. Groups looking to compete are encouraged to go to:www.ten.com.au/dontstopbelieving.