Boy Band (ABC)


Boy Band (ABC) – Premieres 22nd June – Cancelled

Singing competition hosted by Rita Ora where 30 lads are judged by three “architects”, Nick Carter, Timbaland and Emma Bunton, where the final five singers remaining will become a signed boyband.

The initial round of the show has all 30 performing indivdually in front of the “architects”, followed up where a couple of the contestants are chosen to pair up to see if they can perform in certain boyband scenarios.

After which the “architects” whittle the 30 down to 18, and three groups of 6 are formed. These groups then have to go through learning a song and routine where the weakest two members are put up for elimination with the loser leaving the show.

For a singing competition it’s no different to The X Factor and the like, where the performers backstories all seem to have varying elements of personal tribulations set to emotive backing tracks. The show offers nothing different to what is already out there and is a slog to sit through.



Sing It On (Pop)


Sing It On (Pop) – Starts 13th May – Renewed

Thanks to the film Pitch Perfect we now have a reality show following five A Cappella groups vying to win the ICAA collegiate competition.  Most of the group members come across with delusions of grandeur, constantly talking about turning new recruits from amateurs into professionals, ignore the fact that they themselves are amateurs.

Along with holding rehearsals, there’s some typically dull inter-group rivalry which culminated with the trading of new members between an all female group and a mixed gender team.

Tedious to the extreme.