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MIPTV Picks 2013: The Hit

With this Irish music competition format, the spotlight is trained on the talent behind the singer - the person or teams that write the songs.
March 1, 2013

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE

Partners: Vision Independent Productions; distributed by Warner Bros. International Television Production

Length/volume: 6 x 60 minutes

Premiered: RTE1 December 2012 (pilot), series premiering summer 2013

Rights available: Worldwide rights excluding Ireland

 

Singing competitions tend to focus on the performers. But with this Irish music competition format, the spotlight is trained on the talent behind the singer – the person or teams that write the songs. Songwriters chosen by a top music producer compete to pitch their songs to top performers, who will then work with the writers to craft the songs as singles. Which one will prove to be music to the ears of the live audience and those at home?

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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