"Must Be The Music" Surprise
There have been so many successful music related reality shows on television that when Must Be The Music arrived on the scene many critics did not have much hope for the program. Sky 1 released their latest talent show to the public and it has slowly gained a reputation for its dedication to promoting its contestants, thus gaining a supportive audience. One of the biggest differences to Must Be The Music are the people who have entered. Their realistic and down-to-earth dreams have touched the hearts of everyone, creating a show like no other.
The show was developed by Princess Productions, which is based in London. Even though the show is also determined by viewer votes, there are a few features that set Must Be The Music apart from other talent reality shows. Contestants who have made it through to the semi-finals are able to perform their own music, and after their performance, their music is made available for download on iTunes and Sky Songs. There are three semi-final rounds, of which there are five acts in each round. Together with the votes from the public, the three judges cut each selection down to two acts to go through to the next round. The judges for Must Be The Music consist of Dizzee Rascal, Jamie Cullum and Sharleen Spiteri. Fearne Cotton was selected as the host for the show. With magnificent acts such as Emma’s Imagination, The Pictures and Pepper & Piano, the show is off to a very good first season.
The downloads of the contestants’ songs are made available to the benefit of the artists, as Sky and the judges do not take a cent from the earnings, everything goes to the act to assist them with their music careers. Pepper & Piano hit the top ten most downloaded songs within two weeks, while Emma’s Imagination found themselves on the top five listing. The Pictures and Emma’s Imagination can be seen in the finals, which will be hosted on 19 September 2010 at the Wembley Arena, where £100,000 will be awaiting the winning act.