If you’re a fan of music reality TV shows, then NBC’s new hit show “Songland” will be something you won’t want to miss. It has a fresh new perspective on music that American Idol, The Voice, and other music reality shows can’t compare to.
It’s Not About the Singer, It’s About the Song
Unlike American Idol and The Voice, Songland isn’t about the vocals of the person standing with the microphone. It’s about the person who wrote the song with the hopes of having a famous artist cutting a record with them.
Four song writers enter the studio for the featured artist in the episode, and they perform a song they have written in hopes that the artist will choose their song to cut a record on their upcoming album. Three out of the four contestants will be chosen after round 1 to work with world famous producers who have worked with artists like Adele, Beyonce, Rihanna, Niki Minaj, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, and Lady Antebellum, to name a few.
The judges will go into the studio with the three songwriters that have been chosen to improve the song and make changes that they think the artist will love. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at the collaborative work and brainpower that is involved in creating a hit song that people will be singing for years.
Once the song has been polished to perfection, the three songwriters will sing one more time in front of the judges and the featured artist. This is their last chance to prove to the artist that their song deserves to be the next hit on their album. After hearing all three songs, it’s up to the artist to decide which one he or she will want to cut a record with.
The most notable artists to appear on Songland have been Macklemore, Will. I. Am, Meghan Trainor, John Legend, and the Jonas Brothers. Each with their own style and direction in music, these artists will help put the spotlight on struggling songwriters who are looking to catch their big break.
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