Let It Shine
Created byGary Barlow
Presented by
Judges
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producerAndrew Cartmell
ProducerGary Barlow
Production locationDock10[1]
EditorGuy Freeman
Running time30–105 minutes
Production companyBBC Studios
Release
Original networkBBC One
Picture format16:9
Original release7 January (2017-01-07) –
25 February 2017 (2017-02-25)
External links
Website

Let It Shine is a British reality television music competition to find young men to star in The Band, a new stage musical featuring the songs of Take That.[2] It aired in January and February 2017 on BBC One.[3]

The show was presented by Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc, with Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue and Martin Kemp serving as judges throughout the series.[4] Amber Riley was the guest judge for the auditions,[5] followed by Lulu for the group round.[6] Ricki Lake was the guest judge for the first live show,[citation needed] Ashley Roberts for the semi-final[7] and Peter Kay for the final.

The show was won by the band Five to Five, who won the part as the band in the new musical The Band, which began touring in September 2017.[8]

Production

The show's title comes from Take That's 2007 single "Shine".[9] Amber Riley, Lulu, Ricki Lake, Ashley Roberts and Peter Kay acted as guest judges of the competition, respectively.[10] Busted, Beverley Knight, Melanie C, Olly Murs and Kaiser Chiefs performed with the contestants split into groups as part of the second round of the competition, which was filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK in November 2016.[11]

Format

There are three stages to the competition:[12]

  • "The Starway" (auditions)
  • "The Collaborations" (group stage)
  • "The Battle of the Bands" (live shows)

The Starway

The judges each have 5 stars and each contestant is scored out of 20 stars; in order to proceed onto the next round they needed 15 stars.

Episode 1 (7 January)

Act[13] Order Age Song Stars
Clinton Elvis 1 23 "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" 16/20 stars 16
Deaglan Arthurs 2 18 "New York, New York" 18/20 stars 18
Jamie-Ryan Taylor 3 21 "Last Request" 11/20 stars 11
Jazzie Mattis 4 24 "Uptown Funk" 17/20 stars 17
Tyler Jack Smith 5 19 "You Are So Beautiful" 17/20 stars 17
Hector Mitchell-Turner 6 21 "You Get What You Give" 11/20 stars 11
Zak Robinson 7 17 "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" 14/20 stars 14
Bobby Foord 8 16 "7 Days" 11/20 stars 11
Nicky Price 9 17 "Say Something" 20/20 stars 20
Nick Carsberg 10 17 "Dance with Me Tonight" 16/20 stars 16
Wayne Thurtell 11 25 "My Girl" 11/20 stars 11
Jason Brock 12 30 "Run to You" 20/20 stars 20

Episode 2 (14 January)

Act[14] Order Age Song Stars
Jonnie Halliwell 1 25 "Reet Petite" 20/20 stars 20
Dylan Reid 2 20 "Roar" 16/20 stars 16
Lee Stinchcombe 3 35 "The Power of Love" 8/20 stars 8
Samm Hewitt 4 23 "Dear Darlin'" 12/20 stars 12
Keith Branic 5 16 "Treasure" 15/20 stars 15
Ciaran O'Brien 6 16 "Dancing On My Own" 15/20 stars 15
Craig Webb 7 27 "Jealous" 18/20 stars 18
Damien Kivlehan 8 26 "You Give Love a Bad Name" 16/20 stars 16
Curtis T Johns 9 23 "Put Your Records On" 19/20 stars 19
Julius Wright 10 20 "All Night Long (All Night)" 16/20 stars 16
Jamie Corner 11 24 "Johnny B. Goode" 17/20 stars 17
Scott Sutcliffe 12 23 "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" 14/20 stars 14
Huw Roberts 13 16 "Don't Look Back in Anger" 16/20 stars 16
Harry Neale 14 26 "Beggin'" 16/20 stars 16

Episode 3 (21 January)

Act[15] Order Age Song Stars
Jordan Harvey 1 24 "Blame It on Me" 18/20 stars 18
AJ Bentley 2 21 "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" 18/20 stars 18
Dion Magrath 3 23 "All About You" 13/20 stars 13
Matt Thorpe 4 30 "If I Ain't Got You" 20/20 stars 20
Dan Budd 5 27 "No Regrets" 16/20 stars 16
Elijah Holloway 6 18 "Greased Lightnin'" 11/20 stars 11
Mark Angels 7 21 "Mirrors" 17/20 stars 17
Harry Brown 8 17 "Love Yourself" 17/20 stars 17
Jordan Charles 9 24 "Pompeii" 15/20 stars 15
Danny Colligan 10 23 "Stitches" 15/20 stars 15
Kyle Passmore 11 27 "You Give Me Something 19/20 stars 19
Josh Bailey 12 17 "Jealous" 19/20 stars 19
Matt Knight 13 27 "Wake Me Up" 16/20 stars 16
Tayler Davis 14 21 "Faith" 14/20 stars 14
Hercules Smith 15 33 "Iris" 16/20 stars 16

Episode 4 (28 January)

Act[16] Order Age Song Stars
Callum Howells 1 17 "You'll Be Back" 16/20 stars 16
Scott Macaulay 2 18 "Laura" 19/20 stars 19
Luke Stanley 3 27 "All of Me" 15/20 stars 15
Travis Kerry 4 19 "Feel So Close" 11/20 stars 11
Alexis Gerred 5 27 "Come Together" 18/20 stars 18
Robert Evans 6 20 "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" 12/20 stars 12
Andrew Mott 7 22 "More Than Words" 12/20 stars 12
Kieran McManus 8 18 "Little Things" 12/20 stars 12
Sam Glen 9 23 "Torn" 16/20 stars 16
Connor Cunningham 10 21 "Brown Eyed Girl" 15/20 stars 15
Ryan Butterworth 11 21 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 16/20 stars 16
Sario Solomon 12 19 "Tainted Love" 16/20 stars 16
Anthony Sahota 13 22 "Ordinary People" 16/20 stars 16
Liam Holmes 14 27 "Let's Get It On" 13/20 stars 13
Conor McLoughlin 15 20 "Your Song" 17/20 stars 17
Yazdan Qafouri 16 17 "Ain't No Sunshine" 15/20 stars 15
Jimmy Haggar 17 19 "That's Life" 13/20 stars 13
Veeraj Lutchman 18 37 "Take Me to Church" 16/20 stars 16
Jack Hinton 19 22 "Viva Forever" 15/20 stars 15
Bradley Johnson 20 19 "Bring Him Home" 20/20 stars 20

The Collaborations

After the episode, a clip was made available on BBC iPlayer which revealed the new names of the bands. Group 1 was named Five to Five, Group 2 was named Iron Sun, Group 3 was named Neon Panda, Group 4 was named Drive and Group 5 was named Nightfall.

Episode 5 (4 February)

Group 1

Artist Song Results
AJ Bentley "Troublemaker"/ "Unpredictable" /"Heart Skips a Beat"/ "Wrapped Up" Safe
Connor Cunningham Eliminated
Curtis T Johns Safe
Nick Carsberg Safe
Sario Solomon Safe
Scott Macaulay Eliminated
Tyler Jack Smith Eliminated
Yazdan Qafouri Safe

Group 2

Artist Song Results
Alexis Gerred "Twist and Shout"/ "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" /"Hold On, I'm Coming" Safe
Clinton Elvis Safe
Damien Kivlehan Eliminated
Dylan Reid Eliminated
Harry Brown Safe
Jordan Harvey Safe
Matt Knight Safe
Veeraj Lutchman Eliminated

Group 3

Artist Song Results
Anthony Sahota "Sleeping with the Light On"/ "On What You're On" /"Year 3000" Safe
Conor McLoughlin Safe
Craig Webb Safe
Dan Budd Eliminated
Deaglan Arthurs Eliminated
Josh Bailey Safe
Luke Stanley Eliminated
Matt Thorpe Safe

Group 4

Artist Song Results
Jamie Corner "Ruby"/ "Hole In My Soul" /"I Predict a Riot" Safe
Jazzie Mattis Safe
Jonnie Halliwell Safe
Jordan Charles Eliminated
Keith Branic Eliminated
Mark Angels Safe
Ryan Butterworth Safe
Sam Glen Eliminated

Group 5

Artist Song Results
Bradley Johnson "I Turn to You"/ "Anymore" /"When You're Gone" Safe
Danny Colligan Safe
Hercules Smith Eliminated
Huw Roberts Safe
Jason Brock Safe
Julius Wright Safe
Kyle Passmore Eliminated
Nicky Price Eliminated

The Battle of the Bands

Live show details

Results summary

Result's colour key
  Artist was part of the Band in bottom two
  Artist was eliminated
  Artist qualified for the band
Weekly results per artist
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
AJ Bentley Safe Safe Winners
(week 3)
Curtis T Johns Safe Safe Winners
(week 3)
Nick Carsberg Safe Safe Winners
(week 3)
Sario Solomon Safe Safe Winners
(week 3)
Yazdan Qafouri Safe Safe Winners
(week 3)
Bradley Johnson Safe Safe Runners-up
(week 3)
Conor McLoughlin Bottom two Bottom two Runners-up
(week 3)
Danny Colligan Safe Safe Runners-up
(week 3)
Huw Roberts Safe Safe Runners-up
(week 3)
Jason Brock Safe Safe Runners-up
(week 3)
Jazzie Mattis Bottom two Bottom two Runners-up
(week 3)
Jonnie Halliwell Bottom two Bottom two Runners-up
(week 3)
Julius Wright Safe Safe Runners-up
(week 3)
Mark Angels Bottom two Bottom two Runners-up
(week 3)
Matt Thorpe Bottom two Bottom two Runners-up
(week 3)
Alexis Gerred Safe Eliminated Eliminated
(week 2)
Clinton Elvis Safe Eliminated Eliminated
(week 2)
Harry Brown Safe Eliminated Eliminated
(week 2)
Jordan Harvey Safe Eliminated Eliminated
(week 2)
Matt Knight Safe Eliminated Eliminated
(week 2)
Anthony Sahota Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)
Craig Webb Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)
Jamie Corner Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)
Josh Bailey Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)
Ryan Butterworth Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)

Week 1: Quarter final (11 February)

Band Order Song Results
Iron Sun 1 "Shut Up and Dance" Safe
Drive 2 "Everybody Get Up"/ "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" Bottom two
Nightfall 3 "The Scientist" Safe
Neon Panda 4 "Marry You" Bottom two
Five To Five 5 "MMMBop" Safe
Sing-off
Drive 1 "A Million Love Songs"
Neon Panda 2 "Greatest Day"

Week 2: Semi-final (18 February)

Band Order Song Results
Five To Five 1 "Tell Her About It" Safe
Iron Sun 2 "Born This Way" Bottom two
Drive 3 "Girls on Film" Bottom two
Nightfall 4 "Without You" Safe
Sing-off
Iron Sun 1 "The Long and Winding Road"
Drive 2 "Something"

Week 3: Final (25 February)

Band Order First song Order Second song Result
Nightfall 1 "Footloose" 4 "End of the Road" Runners-up
Five To Five 2 "You Can't Stop the Beat" 5 "Wrecking Ball" Winners
Drive 3 "Grease" 6 "Thinking Out Loud" Runners-up

Promotion

During an appearance on Alan Carr: Chatty Man in December, Barlow, Minogue and Kemp confirmed the show's launch date as 7 January 2017, the same date as The Voice UK's sixth series' premiere on ITV;[17] and also showed a sneak-peek of one of the auditionees, and revealed the series' format and stages.

Broadcast

Internationally, the series began airing in Australia on BBC UKTV from 22 January 2017.[18]

Ratings

All ratings are sourced from BARB.[19]

Episode Air date Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
Viewing share
The Starway 1 7 January 7.13 10 29.9%
The Starway 2 14 January 6.00 14 26.7%
The Starway 3 21 January 5.83 14 25.9%
The Starway 4 28 January 5.08 20 23.6%
The Collaborations 4 February 5.25 17 23.9%
Battle of the Bands 1 11 February 5.10 16 23.4%
Battle of the Bands Results 1 4.30 25 18.0%
Battle of the Bands 2 18 February 4.80 21 22.5%
Battle of the Bands Results 2 4.27 26 18.0%
Battle of the Bands 3 25 February 4.61 18 19.7%
Series average 2017 5.24 N/A N/A

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