Team building at work strikes a new chord…Canwest Broadcasting announced today it will develop and broadcast an all-new original production, Canada Sings! (working title). The reality series will target budding talents within workplaces nationwide, encouraging glee clubs to come together and perform in competition.
Premiering on Global in early 2011, Canada Sings! is a one-hour original series that will challenge ordinary Canadians to form extraordinary glee clubs with their co-workers and compete in a head-to-head battle against another workplace team. From firemen to nurses, chefs to CEOs – gleeful Canadians are everywhere and Canada Sings! is on the hunt.
“Canada Sings! will uncover the talent that is hiding in the cubicle next to you. It will expose the big voice inside the colleague you never thought could carry a tune,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “The series will take everyday people out of their comfort zones and onto the stage for a high-voltage performance audiences won’t soon forget.”
Each week Canada Sings! will travel to two Canadian workplaces to scout out talent for a glee club that will audition, rehearse and ultimately perform in front of a live studio audience – all within a few days. With the help of world class choreographers and vocal coaches, each group will prepare for the musical performance of their lives and battle each other in a high-stakes glee-off. A panel of celebrity judges will award the winning glee club with a donation to the charity of their choice.
Canada Sings! will be produced expressly for Canwest Broadcasting by Insight Productions.
“This is an original Insight format and it’s always exciting for us to break new ground,” said John Brunton, President, Insight Production Company Ltd. “With heartfelt storytelling, electric performances and fierce competition, it’s got all the elements we love and we’re looking forward to capturing the imaginations of Canadian audiences.”
Complete details for Canada Sings! including the show host and judging panel will be announced closer to broadcast. Stay tuned to Channel Canada for further developments.