Must Be the Music (TV series)

Must Be the Music (TV series)
Must Be the Music
Must be the music logo.jpg
Genre Reality
Format Music competition
Presented by Fearne Cotton
Judges Jamie Cullum
Sharleen Spiteri
Dizzee Rascal
Voices of Peter Dickson
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
Production company(s) Princess Productions
Original channel Sky1, Sky1 HD
Original run 15 August 2010 – 19 September 2010
External links

Must Be the Music was a British television musical talent competition contested by aspiring singers and musicians drawn from public auditions. The show was a music competition and reality show that was broadcast in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Auditions were held in Edinburgh, Manchester, London and also held in Ireland.[1][2] The show began airing in August on Sky1, and was also simulcast in HD. Fearne Cotton presented the show. The first and only series was won by female singer from Dumfries, Emma's Imagination.[3]

The winning act received £100,000 to help kick-start their music career. In the initial televised audition phase as well as the three semi-finals and final, contestants sang in front of the judges - Jamie Cullum, Sharleen Spiteri and Dizzee Rascal.[4] Among the notable artists competing in the show were Irish fiddler Daithí Ó Drónaí, singer-songwriter Kyan Kuatois, and The Trinity Band, who went on to win Live and Unsigned in 2011.

The show was broadcast on Sky1 and Sky1 HD. Must Be the Music was devised as a spin-off for the highly successful Got to Dance, which finished its first series in February. The live finals were held at Wembley Arena. Must Be the Music had a live audience behind the judges. During the live finals, the public voted for their favourite act, which they wished to keep in the competition.

Although critically acclaimed due to its difference from The X Factor, it fared badly with audiences, only receiving 370,000 viewers for its finale. The show was officially cancelled by Sky1 on January 2011 due to the low ratings.

From March 2011 the first edition of the program, titled "Must Be the Music. Tylko muzyka", is broadcasted by Polish TV station Polsat. The second edition is broadcasted from September 2011. The third edition will start March 2012.



Host Fearne Cotton (right) onstage with The Trinity Band

The auditions took place in early August 2010 in front of the three celebrity judges. Unlike X-Factor which limits itself only to singers, Must Be the Music was open to all musicians who were allowed to play their own compositions.[5] Fearne Cotton described the show as ‘It’s about acts who can sing, play… or do both!’ [6]

The audition process culminated in the judges selecting 15 acts for the semi-finals which took place at the Fountain Studios in Wembley (which is also used for The X Factor). Each semi-final had five acts with a five minute voting window at the end of the show to decide which two acts from each semi-final proceeded to the final, which took place on 19 September at Wembley Arena.

The winner of the show received a £100,000 cash fund rather than a record contract with an emphasis on giving the acts control over their careers. Additionally, every song performed on the show was available to download from iTunes and Sky Songs with 100 per cent of the net profits of the songs and merchandise going to the musicians.[5]


Act Members Description
Chakula Soul Shanice Smith, Vocals

Fidel Lea, Guitar / vocals Christina Hizon, Keyboard and vocals Max Coghlan, Drummer Whitnie Parkes, Vocals Beatrice Anderson, Vocals Ben Soan, Bass Ben Lochrie, Guitar

Chakula Soul, meaning ‘food for the soul’ in Swahali, are a Hip Hop Soul R’n’B band made up of eight musicians who all attend BRIT school, one of the UK’s best known Performing Art Schools.[7]
CK Gospel Choir Harlano Weekes, Director / singer

Scarlet Gabriel, Singer Cathy Murphy, Singer, Tremaine Dawkins, Singer, Sheyi Martins, Singer, Adeola Ranson, Singer, Junior Abanulo, Singer, Brian Ingram, Keyboard, Malika Wilson-Muir, Singer, Hannah Ledwidge, Drummer Laura Edwards, Singer, Sarah Blake, Singer, Lawrence Insula, Bass, Michael Jablonka, Guitarist, T.J. Weekes, Singer

CK Gospel Choir sing soul, gospel, pop, jazz and classical, putting a gospel twist on all their performances. Their unique approach means there is no one lead vocalist; all 15 singers take it in turns to lead by splitting songs into solo verses.[8]
Daithí Daithí O Dronaí Violinist Daithí O Dronaí combines his fiddle and a recording loop station to create distinctive sounds for his music. Performing entirely solo with no pre-recorded tracks, Daithí creates looped sounds like tapping his violin as a drumbeat and even uses his Nintendo DS to get distinctive sounds.[9]
Ebony Steel Band Pepe Francis

Steve Lewis, Kayleigh Lewis, Carlene Etienne, Joshua Prescod, Cerise Edwards-Lynch, Ashley George, Ashley Bullard, Navina Nallamuthu, Richard Coutain, Darren Francis, Anthony Francis, Samuel Dubois, Delphina James, Patrick Holder, Jerome Witter

Starting life in a garden shed 40 years ago, the 15-strong Ebony Steel Band have performed all over the world. Part of the Princes’ Trust, the band regularly play in front of the Queen and received her Unsung Heroes Award for the work they do in the community.[10]
Emma's Imagination Emma Gillespie 27-year-old Singer/Songwriter Emma spends her days filling the streets of Glasgow with her quirky voice, melancholic verse and acoustic guitar[11] Not to be confused with Emma Gillespie of The Missive [12]
Flow Dem

Mason (Mdot), Anton (Antizzle), Raymond (Lil Ray), Carvell (Lil C), Michael (MK)

Grime Band- Flow Dem Have already performed in front of 2000 people at Fashion Wales Live and been the support for MC Skepta on stage. Antizzle also has the most typical, cringeworthy tattoo on his neck, which "originally" says...MUM[13]
Hero Hero 11-year-old Harpist and Singer Hero has already earned enough from busking to record her own album.
Kyan Kyan Kuatois In the last five years the 20-year-old pianist and singer has won his local Battle of the Bands and has caught the eye of Guy Chambers, the producer known for his work with Robbie Williams.[14]
Kyle Kyle Kyle taught himself to play piano by watching YouTube videos[15]
Legion of Many Jeremy Goddard

Mark Goddard, Mike Morgan, Tom Vincer, Gabriel Wetz, Peter Atkinson, Kesty Morrison, Gemma Alexander

Legion of Many have an electro dance sound and an eclectic set of costumes[16]
Missing Andy Rob,

Alex, Steve, Elliot, John

Five man group Missing Andy are a true British band who have performed alongside the Pigeon Detectives and The Wombats at South by Southwest Festival in Texas after R.E.M pulled out.[17]
Pepper & Piano Katie Pepper, Singer Emma Alkazraji, Pianist .[18]
The Pictures Johnny Mallet, Lead Singer,

Josh Catling, Drummer, Max Baillie, Violin, Harry Peirson, Guitar, Luke Fitton, Bass

The Pictures’ music has a unique sound that uses an electric violin to harmonise with the lead guitar, creating a ‘bigger, more versatile sound’.[19]
Toxic Funk Berry Dom Berditch, Drummer,

Joe Berditch, Bass / keyboard, computer, Jonny Wharton, Guitarist / keyboard, computer

Electronic Dance Music
The Trinity Band Craig Dawkins, Keyboard,

James Dawkins, Drums, Pete Sharpe, Bass, Dwaine Hayden, Singer, Culture (Obe) Watson, Rapper & Musical Director

Urban Group,Their live vibrant music is about creating positivity and appeals to a wide variety of culture and ages.[20]

Songs and Dates Performed

Act Song Performed Date Finalist Winner
Chakula Soul Love Goodbyes 29/08/2010
CK Gospel Choir Lovely Day 12/09/2010
Daithí Carraroe 29/08/2010 Yes
Ebony Steele Band Don't Stop the Music 05/09/2010
Emma's Imagination This Day 05/09/2010 Yes Yes
Flow Dem Get What I Want 29/08/2010
Hero Swept Away 12/09/2010 Yes
Kyan Singing in the Rain 12/09/2010
Kyle Red 05/09/2010
Legion of Many Now We Are Stars 29/08/2010
Missing Andy Sing for the Deaf 12/09/2010 Yes
Pepper & Piano You Took My Heart 29/08/2010 Yes
The Pictures Tears 05/09/2010 Yes
Toxic Funk Berry Day & Night 12/09/2010
Trinity Band This Must Be Love 05/09/2010

Released Singles

Series One

Show Artist Single Peak chart positions

Chakula Soul "Love Goodbyes" 34
Daithí "Carraroe" 67 6 24
Flow Dem "Get What I Want" 72 8
Legion of Many "Now We Are Stars" 98 11
Pepper & Piano "You Took My Heart" 7 1 9 6
Ebony Steele Band "Don't Stop the Music"
Emma's Imagination "This Day" 10 2 9 7
Kyle "Red" 130 15
Pictures "Tears" 33 6 45 27
Trinity Band "This Must Be Love" 194 23
CK Gospel Choir "Lovely Day"
Hero "Swept Away" 131 19
Kyan "Singing in the Rain" 106 15
Missing Andy "Sing for the Deaf" 36 8
Toxic Funk Berry "Day & Night" 27
Final Daithí "Ci" 131 20
Emma's Imagination "Focus" 7 1 8 5
Hero "Angel"
Missing Andy "The Way We're Made (Made in England)" 38 7
Pepper & Piano "One of These Days" 63 14
The Pictures "Earthly Treasures" 43 10

See also


Wersja Dla nTV: Tekst Polski: Artur Nowak Czytał:Radosław Popłonikowski

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