Why limit reality television singing competitions to solo acts? NBC announced that it will introduce "Clash of the Choirs," calling it "the next big live holiday event series." Here’s the premise: five celebrity singers will go back to their hometowns in search of the talent needed to assemble America’s best choir. The series will premiere as an exciting four-night event from December 17-20.
"This is a wonderful feel-good event series that will get everyone in the holiday spirit and singing along with their TV sets. The live format and wide range of music, celebrity and community involvement will undoubtedly create chart-topping drama and enthusiasm," said Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.
The series will have its two-hour premiere on Monday, December 17 (9-11 pm ET) and will air Tuesday, December 18 (9-10 pm ET), Wednesday, December 19 (also a two-hour episode from 9-11 pm ET) and Thursday, December 20 (8-9 pm ET).
Clash of the choirs is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, based on a series format acquired from Scandinavian-based Friday TV.
The winning choir, along with the celebrity that selected them, will receive the opportunity to pick a prize to help their hometown and give back to their community – anything from renovating a school gym to an auditorium to a new neighborhood park. No word yet on who the five celebrities are.