Singing to a different tune
THE public is sick of elimination-style reality TV singing competitions and the genre needs a complete rethink, according to former The X-Factor judge Ronan Keating. “I think we need a rest from shows like The X-Factor and so on,” the former Boyzone singer said. “We need to refresh everything a bit and have a rethink about what we are looking for and how we do it. We are all exhausted with reality TV shows and singing shows.
“We are exhausted by backstories and the emotional attachment stuff. I am not saying to stop it. I just think a rest is a good idea.”
Keating has signed up as Captain on Channel 7’s All Together Now. The show is a local version of a popular BBC One series, which sees both solo and group singers perform before a panel nicknamed The 100. The panel will stand up and join in the singing if they like what they hear. The more who start singing, the more successful the performer.
The panel is made up of musicians from a broad mix of ages and music backgrounds. Keating believes All Together Now is different from
The X-Factor, which was axed in 2017, and The Voice and will fill a gap in the market.
“We are not promising the world to these people. We are not trying to make them global superstars or give them record deals.
“It is just about getting up, having a bit of fun and we will give you $100,000 if you are good enough.” Keating will host with
RocKwiz and Eurovision favourite Julia Zemiro.