Spt will sell the finished Canadian version and the remake rights, with its London-based production company Electric Ray assigned to working up a U.K. version.
The format sees unsigned, emerging artists audition for the chance to record and perform in each standalone episode. Music industry names mentor the acts and decide which version of the song is released and in Canada several of the singles have gone on to top the charts. Mentors in season one included Shania Twain, Boy George, and Fergie.
Sarah Edwards, creative director of global formats, Sony Pictures Television said: “As soon as we saw it we knew it was the music talent show we had been looking for. It is a unique