All Together Now, hosted by comedian Rob Beckett, is a brand new six-part entertainment series for anyone who believes their voice could win them £50,000.
A competition with a twist, All Together Now sees a range of talented singers take to the stage to perform in front of The 100 - a unique panel of music experts and performers from all over the UK. If any of The 100 like what they hear, they can stand up, join in and sing along. The greater the number that join in, the higher the act’s score. At the end of the series, one act will walk away with the amazing cash prize. So, who can get The 100 on their feet and singing along?
You may well recognise one of The 100 panel of experts - our very own Chloe Akam from London!
We caught up with her to find out about this show!
"The 100 judges is all about a united front. Segregation is all too apparent in this day and age and what you see on All together now is the 100 supporting the acts (most of the time...) each other, spreading love and acceptance through music, comedy and individual style. I think of myself as a fashionista as well as a performer and for me the show was a way to express myself as an artist. I do my own hair, makeup and choose my own outfits and I’m proud to say my ecentric style along with credentials earned me a place on what is set to be a feel good show with a lot of comedy, from both the quick witted host Rob Beckett; and Geri Horner, who heads the 100."
Heading up The 100 is pop icon Geri Horner. As a member of the Spice Girls, the best-selling girl group of all time, Geri knows exactly what it takes to get a crowd joining in and singing along. The 100 are all passionate about music and performance, with big voices and even bigger opinions. Geri will be joining them to offer her expert advice as a performer and provide support and encouragement to the contestants.
Each week, a whole array of talent will perform. From soloists to groups, amateurs to professionals, they’re all united by a love of singing. The acts take to the stage in the hope of winning over The 100, and making it into the top three. The winner is guaranteed a place in the final, with the acts in 2nd and 3rd place each performing another great song in a dramatic sing-off. The winner of the sing-off also goes through to the final.
In this first episode, we have a huge musical variety on show, so there’s something for everyone. We’ll see interpretations of iconic all-time classics, like Lionel Richie’s All Night Long and Tina Turner’s Proud Mary. There are contemporary hits like One Last Time by Ariana Grande and Slow Hands by Niall Horan. Some of the acts try their hand at musical theatre with All That Jazz from Chicago and One Night Only from Dreamgirls both featuring. There’s even an extraordinary mash-up of opera and rock’n’roll! The 100 know all the songs but they never know who’s performing them, so there are surprises every step of the way.
Whilst there’s something for everyone, including a lot of laughs from Rob and The 100, it’s not just the songs - it’s the performances that count. Tonight’s acts need to deliver on both fronts. Who will be able to get The 100 up on their feet and joining in? And who will be the first two acts to book their place in the Grand Final, one step closer to the big prize?
All Together Now starts on Saturday 27 January, 7.15pm-8.00pm on BBC ONE. Subsequent episodes are on Saturday 3 February, Saturday 10 February, Saturday 17 February, Saturday 24 February and the final episode airs on Saturday 3 March.