From a media release:
CANADA SINGS! SEARCHES FOR WORKPLACE GLEE CLUBS – CASTING NOW OPEN AT GLOBALTV.COM
- New Original Series Premieres on Global in Early 2011
WANTED: Canada Sings! (working title), an all-new homegrown series, seeks out talented singing enthusiasts and their harmonizing workmates to battle it out in a fun and exciting competition.
Starting today, Monday, August 30 through until Wednesday, September 22, Canada Sings!, a Global original, opens its virtual casting doors at www.GlobalTV.com.
“Canada Sings! is an opportunity to unveil the hidden performer that exists within each of us,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “We’re calling out to these talented voices simmering within the workplace to come forward and show us what they’ve got.”
Scouring the country for these budding talents, the series focuses on finding talent on the job, encouraging participants to form glee clubs with their workmates and go head-to-head against another team. From firemen to nurses, chefs to CEOs – gleeful Canadians are everywhere and Canada Sings! is on the hunt.
“We’re looking for dynamic everyday people with extraordinary talent,” said John Brunton, Executive Producer, Insight Productions. “From the person whistling on the assembly line next to you, to the nurse in pediatrics that sings the children to sleep and the waiter that can really sing happy birthday to the guests, we’re so excited to see what Canada brings to the table.”
Each week Canada Sings! will travel to two Canadian workplaces that will be ready with their new glee clubs to 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 competition. A panel of celebrity judges will award the winning glee club with a donation to the charity of their choice.
Canada Sings! will premiere on Global in early 2011, produced expressly for Canwest Broadcasting by Insight Productions. Upcoming announcements including show host, judging panel and celebrity judges to rollout closer to broadcast.