Spoilers: The rebooted Young Talent Time, filmed on Saturday at FOX Studios, will begin by re-introducing the nostalgic show to a new audience.
There are no contestants in the first episode, as the show looks back on its long history and presents the new YTT Team. Four contestants will compete in the show from the second week.
“It was a bit of a look back, a bit of a celebration and an introduction of the Team,” an insider tells TV Tonight.
“The mood in there was absolutely fantastic and the crew were beside themselves.
“There’s just so much good-will. There are people who are genuinely excited to be working on it because they grew up with it.”
The arena-style set is filled with LED screens that will serve as backdrops for musical numbers, and save on the expense of building theme sets as the original show did.
Host Rob Mills features in a cleverly-devised flashback scene with original host and creator Johnny Young.
“He looks good, he’s very self-deprecating and very friendly,” said the source.
YTT includes a live band under Musical Director John Foreman, with live singing.
Judge Tina Arena performs in the first show and reflects on the importance of nurturing talent. US choreographer and Judge Chucky Kaplow was bursting with excitement.
The first show includes a music video featuring the new YTT team which will be available for download.
A group of original YTT members appear at the end of the show including Karen Knowles, Jamie Redfern, John Bowles, Steven Zammit, Nicole Cooper, Lorena Novoa.
Vox pop videos include Barry Gibb, Todd Woodbridge and Craig MacLachlan.
Keep your eyes peeled for a clip of a current Channel TEN star appearing on the original series at the age of 9.
And of course, there was the signature song, “All My Loving.”
The new YTT Team are:
Georgia-May Davis (aged 16, Sydney)
Adrien Nookadu (aged 15, Sydney)
Lyndall Wennekes (aged 15, Sydney)
Tia Gigliotti (aged 15, Sydney)
Tyler Wilford (aged 14, Melbourne)
Sean Emmett (aged 14, Sydney)
Serena Suen (aged 13, Sydney)
Michelle Mutyora (aged 13, Sydney)
Nicholas Di Cecco (aged 12, Sydney)
Aydan Calafiore (aged 11, Melbourne)
“The kids are really talented, but they’re not American polished, plastic kids. So they got it right.”
Young Talent Time premieres 6:30pm Sunday on TEN.