Tonight, “Let It Shine” completed on the BBC the business of narrowing down their field of prospective contestants following the audition rounds, and now we’re going to be seeing the series transition into something more fitting of what the show is actually about: Group performances.
As you likely recall, the winners of this series are going to star in a musical about a boy band, one that will be performing the music of none other than Gary Barlow’s famous band Take That (just don’t call it a tribute). It makes sense that they start finding themselves in a boy-band environment so they can work on blending harmonies and figuring out chemistry with some other band members.
If that wasn’t interesting enough for you, one other thing worth noting about the upcoming episodes is that these groups will be joined by a famous celebrity who will help to guide them through some of the performances; some of the confirmed performers include Melanie C. of the Spice Girls, Melanie Knight, and former “X Factor” contestant Olly Murs. These are performers who have experienced a wide array of things during their careers, and should be able to relate to the field of contestants on some level.
One of the things that we personally do love about the structure of this competition is that this is not set up on the basis of instant stardom — therefore, you’re not getting the contestants who want to be famous really quickly, and don’t have any real fire or desire to keep fight for what they want. That’s something that you tend to see a little bit more with some other singing shows, not to get into complete throwing-shade mode since that would be VERY easy to do at the moment.
We’re exciting to see what’s next; even if the talent does struggle for whatever reason, we still get to watch Gary Barlow and be jealous of his fashion sense. That’s still enough to have us excited.
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