It will be a battle in keeping with its title as Seven’s Battle of the Choirs takes on the might of 60 Minutes from Sunday June 15. The new entertainment show will air at 7:30pm, no doubt giving both the current affairs leader and TEN’s Big Brother considerable grief.
Seven is no doubt hoping the show hosted by David Koch will also help alleviate lowly figures in the timeslot. Most Shocking and My Name is Earl have been thumped by Nine’s 60 Minutes.
As previously reported, Jonathon Welch, Iva Davies, Charli Delaney and George Torbay will comprise the judging panel, assessing choirs from all over Australia as they tackle different musical genres.
One thing is for sure. It had better rate. This will be one mighty expensive show to produce. But with Granada at the helm, it should also be a pretty slick format.
The winning choir pockets $100,000 and a contract with Universal Music.
You might think you know how a choir sounds? This is the show that will make you think again. Hosted by DAVID KOCH, BATTLE OF THE CHOIRS sees 16 community choirs from around Australia stand and deliver. Prepare to hear what you’ve never heard before – songs you never thought a choir could sing, as our choirs try to impress the most critical ears in the land.
Tenor, choirmaster and founder of The Choir of Hard Knocks, JONATHON WELCH; Australian music icon IVA DAVIES; entertainer and actress CHARLI DELANEY; and one of Australia ’s most sought after choral conductors GEORGE TORBAY form the expert judging panel on BATTLE OF THE CHOIRS.
The four judges will have full say on who makes it through each round of the knockout competition with two choirs eventually going head to head in the Grand Final.
Gospel, barbershop, classical, pop, a cappella, jazz, soul – all genres of choir are represented, but it’s personality, passion, power and performance they’ll need to make it past the judges when they’re challenged to perform songs from the likes of Powderfinger, Kylie Minogue, Meatloaf, Rihanna, Kiss, AC/DC, Scissor Sisters, Queen, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Pink and more.
The winning choir will be awarded $100,000, plus they’ll get to record an album for Universal Music.
BATTLE OF THE CHOIRS is hosted by DAVID KOCH. The judging panel features Jonathon Welch, Iva Davies, Charli Delaney and GEORGE TORBAY. PAUL GRAY is Music Director. .
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