The Launch (CTV) – Premieres 10th January
A singing competition that takes a different angle to the concept, where the weekly winner gets to release a song they’ve performed just after winning the show.
In the programme three judges initially sit through the auditions of up to five acts, where they will select two to go through in to the next stage. After getting through the audition the selected two are then put straight into a studio where they both record a version of a new unreleased song, where it shows the producer getting the best performances out of the singers.
When the songs are recorded the programme then goes into a live performance stage, where after being given some pointers by the guest recording artist working as a judge, the pair then perform their version of the song in front of a live crowd. Then after some consulting the judges reveal which one will get to have their song released to the public.
As singing competitions go, the fact that the whole process that would take other shows around two months is done in 45 minutes makes it a refreshing change.