ITV2 has commissioned Celebrity Karaoke Club, a brand new six-part music entertainment show from BAFTA-winning producers Monkey, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Coming to ITV2 this autumn, the series will see seven celebrities unleash their vocals as they head into a karaoke bar with the hopes of winning this exciting music competition. Whether their voice is like Mariah Carey or Mariah Scarey, in this competition it’s all about the love of karaoke and commanding a stage – in everything from epic solo performances to group battles.
But there’s a twist, because the people they will have to impress are their fellow competitors, every celebrity karaoke singer is also a karaoke judge. At the end of every episode they’ll be sending someone home, with new celebrities joining the competition also hoping to be crowned the karaoke king or queen.
The celebrities heading into Karaoke Club for the competition are:
· TV favourite Scarlett Moffatt
· Comedian and Loose Women favourite Judi Love
· Comedian and TV host Joel Dommett
· International drag queen and entertainer Courtney Act
· TV and radio presenter Roman Kemp
· Ibiza Weekender’s David Potts
· TV and radio presenter Melvin Odoom
· Reality star Jessica Wright
· Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner
· Singer and actress Diana Vickers
· Drag Race’s Baga Chipz
· Singer-songwriter Tallia Storm
· Love Island’s Samira Mighty
In between the rounds the stars can grab a cocktail at the bar or have a good old gossip about their rivals in the toilets, because when the singing stops, the competition really begins. Can the stars form alliances with their fellow competitors and let popularity propel them to victory? Or will they rely on their performance to steal the top spot?
Paul Mortimer, ITV’s Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, commented: “We’re thrilled about the arrival of Celebrity Karaoke Club on ITV2. The cast of celebs will be well-known to ITV2’s audience, though not necessarily for their singing! However, they are sure to entertain viewers with some impressive and hilarious performances this autumn, as they battle it out to be crowned the ultimate karaoke champion.”
Will Macdonald, Monkey’s Creative Director and Executive Producer, commented: “Ludicrous times demand ludicrous entertainment, and that’s what this show delivers thanks to a righteous collective of celebrities, a free bar and the world’s best karaoke machine. What could possibly go wrong? As Starship nearly said: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Them Now.”
Celebrity Karaoke Club has been commissioned by ITV’s Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions and Peter Tierney, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment for ITV.
The series is produced by Monkey with Will Macdonald, serving as Executive Producer. The Celebrity Karaoke Club format is distributed globally by NBCUniversal Formats.
Celebrity Karaoke Club will air on ITV2 this autumn.
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