Episodes: Ongoing (hour).
Performers include: Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder, and Shane McAnally (music producers); Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor, will.i.am, OneRepublic, Kelsea Ballerini, Macklemore, Aloe Blacc, Old Dominion, and Leona Lewis (artists).
TV show description:
From executive producers Audrey Morrissey, Ivan Dudynsky, Dave Stewart, Chad Hines, and Adam Levine, the Songland TV show puts a new spin on the old standards, The Voice and American Idol. Instead of unknown singers and musicians hoping for a shot at fame and fortune, on Songland, the musical superstars appear in order to find a new song to record, from an unknown writer.
In each episode, four songwriters perform their original tracks before successful musical producers Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder, and Shane McAnally, and the guest recording artist of the week. The panel assesses the lyrics, arrangement, rhythm, melody, and message and discusses ways to adapt the songs to fit the style, taste, and ability of the guest artist.
After the original performances, the artist selects three songwriters to move to the next phase, and pair each one with the producer best suited to the writer’s type of music. In the studio, the producer and songwriter will then work to custom the song for the guest artist. By episode’s end, the artist will select a song to record for a global release.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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