Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) has acquired rights from France’s Groupe M6 to produce talent format Secret Audition across 12 territories.
Produced by Studio 89, the series features unsuspecting performers – reluctant to perform in public – as they’re brought into a room at the behest of their friends and family. The walls of the room, however, are suddenly removed to reveal that they are onstage, in front of a live studio audience.
The performer will then be given the chance to perform in a “secret audition” where, unbeknownst to them, top music producers will be watching behind a one-way screen. If the producers believe the singer is talented enough to merit a record deal, they will reveal themselves to offer a deal.
MGM will produce the format for audiences in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and India.
Secret Audition is owned by Studio 89, Explay Music and La Casa.
Mark Burnett, chairman of MGM’s worldwide television group, will produce the show in the U.S. along with MGM Television.
The deal was completed by Ludovic Attal of MGM.