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.

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