First it was the ABC, then it was Seven, now Channel Nine is climbing on board the choir bandwagon. The network has picked up the Finnish format, Born to be Wild, which sees a choir of people over 75 years old taught how to be rockers by a rock band.
In its original format a heavy-metal singer and famous drummer select the singers before a rigorous training camp then prepares them for a performance and final group sessions with rock masters. Unlike other reality shows there is no elimination, the tone is said to be emotional and positive.
Jorg Roth, the managing director of Finland’s Zodiak International, said: “Born to be Wild contains all the best elements of a music-driven talent show whilst offering a real sense of warmth and humor, which we are confident will resonate with international audiences.”
The series ends in a huge public concert.
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