TV Globo, one of the largest commercial TV networks in the world, has now licensed the second and third season of the hit singing talent format “Keep Your Light Shining” after huge success with its first season.
The format is a part of “Domingão do Faustão”, one of Globo's best known television shows since it first began broadcasting in 1989. The second season will start in 2016, with the exact date still to be decided.
Izzet Pinto, CEO of Global Agency and the creator of the format, said, “Keep Your Light Shining has been one of the most-talked about formats since we launched it. We have sold the show to many territories around the world, including Germany, Ukraine, China and Thailand. ‘Keep Your Light Shining’ broke into the Brazilian market with Brazil’s leading channel and producer, TV Globo. And now, we are happy to announce that the format got huge interest from the audience and we will continue to work with TV Globo for the show’s second and third seasons. It is now a key part of TV Globo’s programming schedule and I believe it will go on to thrive around the world”.
About Keep Your Light Shining
“Keep Your Light Shining” is a fully interactive talent show that lasts 13 weeks. It uses dramatic lighting to emphasize the urgency and importance of the singer’s brief chance to impress. Every episode, 9 contestants take to a circular stage in darkness and prepare to sing a song in turns. With less than 30 seconds to sing in the spotlight, they have to give it everything before the light moves onto the next performer. At the end of the song, the audience votes and the 4 lowest ranking contestants are up for elimination. However, a jury of 3 celebrity singers can each choose to protect 1 singer and place them in a safe zone. The remaining contestants start with a new song, and one leaves after every round. The competition continues until the last two must face-off in a duet.
At the end of each episode, two contestants will be replaced, the one who made it through to the grand finale and the one who has been eliminated from the competition. The following week, the competition begins again with remaining seven contestants from the previous show will be joined by two new contestants.