American cable network TruTV has started casting for a UK singing competition show import from the United Kingdom called “Sing if You Can”, televised on ITV.
Hosted by comedian Keith Lemon, the show has a rotating panel of three celebrity judges each week that decides which of the two teams with six celebrity members (each with a captain) performed the best. The challenge of the show is for the singers to perform while being distracted by a variety of different obstacles such as having to step into troths of maggots, manure, ice cold water and a pool of eels. The money won goes to charity.
The show has only been on for one season in the U.K. – debuting April 16, 2011 with six episodes.
TruTV is bringing its own version to air in the U.S. and holding an open casting call this Saturday, September 10th. Some early auditions have leaked to us that this version will reward a grand prize of $10,000. Singers competing in the the show won’t be celebrities, and the same or similar methods will be used to distract singers performances. While at an audition, a singer was shot with a water gun and had to sing over a bull-horn.
According to a “Craigslist” ad, stated “every episode contestants will try to belt-out modern hits and classic crowd-pleasers while taking on extraordinary challenges designed to distract them. The stakes are high and the pressure is on! Sing if You Can!” The casting notice also stated that you must “be able to carry a tune”.
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Watch an episode from the U.K. version below: