Duds on song for crack at stardom
ITV are launching a series to find Britain’s worst singers in order to transform them into stars. Change Your Tune will take tone-deaf contenders who mistakenly believe that they are pop star material and help make their dreams come true. Contestants who realise that “their screeching needs some teaching” will get to have weeks of vocal training from industry professionals. The best five of the “truly terrible” vocalists will then slug it out in a live final in front of a studio audience for a hefty cash prize.
ITV describes the six-part show as “a brand new singing series unlike any other”. The network, already home to The X Factor, Ashmawy
The Voice and The Voice Kids, is appealing for people to take part.
A spokesman said: “We are looking for people who love to sing but can’t.”
Change Your Tune from Twofour productions will have a “time travel format” so viewers can watch the awful performers become polished professionals.
The winner will be the one deemed to have changed their tune the most. Host Baz Ashmawy, 42, said: “I’m so excited to be looking for not the very best singers in the country but the very worst.
“This is a completely unique take on the genre – it’s a feel-good, celebratory show that’ll have viewers cheering on their favourite.”
A TV insider said: “One of the great joys of The X Factor are the deluded wannabes.
“Imagine if you could find someone with a voice like a honking donkey and teach them how to really sing.”
To apply email singingshow@twofour. co.uk. Applications close on October 20.