Clash of the Choirs is the name of an actual television special airing this December on NBC. This brilliant idea was conceived before the Writer's Strike. Imagine what we'll get if they stay on strike.
"Clash of the Choirs is a four-night competition featuring five celebrity choir directors - Nick Lachey, Patti LaBelle, Blake Shelton, Michael Bolton and Kelly Rowland - that will begin airing at 8pm on NBC December 17th. These 5 celebrity musical artists are assembling a choir of 20 singers to compete each night." [NBC]
Somewhere a choir-less Kirk Franklin is curled up alone with a laptop trying not to click his way back into addiction.
This special series comes from BBC Worldwide Prod. The same company that brought Dancing with the Stars to the U.S. Which really didn't take off until Season 4 when Honda's Robot ASIMO performed. "You danced gloriously, like a machine!!!"
In case you thought there'd be a lack of drama, consider this quote regarding the British version; Choir Wars, "A video of Chantage, last year’s Radio 3 Choir of the Year winners, provoked a furious reaction after it was placed on YouTube. "The diction during the tenor portion was terrible, the sopranos were extremely off pitch near the end, and vowel shapes were non-existent," complained Tenor207."
Mishaped vowels! A E I Oh no! Tenors, diction, pitch and vowels are all things American viewers will be paying very close attention to. Let the battle begin!