Everything you need to know about new ITV talent show Starstruck
A brand new entertainment show is bursting onto screens this weekend.
The new Saturday night show will give fans the chance to become musical heroes for just one night.
Starstruck has been compared to the old classic Stars In Their Eyes. The show will run for six weeks.
READ MORE: Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway: When it’s on and who appears there
With all that in mind, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the new series.
When does Starstruck start?
Starstruck kicks off Saturday, February 11 at 8:30 p.m. The show is 70 minutes long and will run for six weeks.
The show will air on ITV One and the ITV hub.
What is the concept of the show?
In each episode, four teams of three people each will take the stage. They will perform a hit song by their musical idol.
The goal of each show is to impress the judges before the judges go on and choose who they think is the strongest team.
Each winning team will then advance to the final. The final will be broadcast live as contestants attempt to win £50,000.
Who is the host?
Music legend Olly Murs hosts the new show. Olly, 37, is delighted to return to presenting after a previous stint on X Factor.
Speaking about his new role, Olly said: “I love it. I think people don’t realize that all the best hosts make it look easy. When you try to put yourself in their shoes, it there’s a lot to try and remember, what camera to look at, what to say about the script.
“I have a headset that’s hooked up to the gallery and there can be three or four different voices. There’s so much going on but it’s something I really wanted to do. I really enjoy the show, the contestants and the judges are It’s a whole new format, with me as the host and four judges who’ve never worked together before, so it’s like everybody’s new, everybody’s fresh, which, I think, is great for viewers.
Who are the judges?
Adam Lambert is best known for being the new frontman of legendary band Queen. He was also a 2009 American Idol series runner-up.
When asked what he brings to the jury, he replied, “I hope to have a great time with my fellow judges. I mean I’ve been looking forward to this for a year and the idea of celebrating these artists with members of the public just seems like a good time. I’m looking to have some laughs and joy and you know after the year we’ve had with COVID-19 everybody just wants to have fun and connect and I think that’s a great way to do that .”
Beverly Knight MBE
Beverley, 48, is a British singer and musical theater star. She is best known for her songs such as Greatest Day and Shoulda Woulda Coulda.
She received an MBE from the Queen in 2007 for her services to music and her work for several charities.
When asked which music icon she would like to transform into, she replied, “Prince, all day! I would lose some of that hair or braid it and put on a wig. I would love to transform in Prince. I want to know what it’s like for that minute and a half that the contestants are up there. I want to know what it’s like to be a musical genius, a real musical genius. I’m a fan of Prince since I was little, I have so many memories, music, t-shirts, my key ring is the symbol of love I’m obsessed.
Jason is a comedian and television personality from Salford. More recently, the funny man was part of the hit show 8 out of 10 cats.
Asked if he’s ever been starstruck, Jason said: “I’m always a little amazed usually when you meet people, but usually it’s like footballers, when you meet your heroes. I’m not even a Manchester United fan but I was terrified when I met Sir Alex Ferguson once, I was really scared of this terrifying man.
Gavin and Stacey star Sheridan Smith is continuing his busy few weeks on TV as a judge on Starstruck.
More recently, Sheridan starred in the ITV drama No Return. She has also been on Channel 5 with The Teacher.
Sheridan was surprised by the talent on the show, she said: “They all look brilliant. It’s really hard as a judge because they’re all so brilliant and it’s so hard to choose. between them.
“They’re all brilliant in their own way, I just wish I had a gold buzzer or like a wildcard because there’s so many of them you don’t want to go home. It’s a tough competition but they’re the best of the best. I think there are going to be incredible surprises for the public.”
Starstruck starts at 8.30pm on Saturday on ITV One and the ITV Hub.
Are you going to watch the show? Let us know in the comments below.