08 Dec 2014

Global Agency’s hit singing talent format Keep Your Light Shining is continuing to roll out across the world. With two new licenses to Angola and Mozambique, “Keep Your Light Shining” has become one of the most in-demand formats in Global Agency’s catalogue.

The show was picked up by Banda TV in Angola, and a Portuguese language version will be aired in both Angola and Mozambique. “Keep Your Light Shining” will be titled ‘Estrelas de Angola’ (Stars of Angola) and will be launched in the first quarter of 2015. Last week, the format also sold to TV Globo in Brazil, where it will premier in 2015.

─░zzet Pinto, CEO of Global Agency and the creator of the format, said, “We are so happy to be breaking into new territories with “Keep Your Light Shining.” After all the sales to Germany, Ukraine, China, Thailand and Brazil, we are now pleased to be in Africa with the region’s leading channel Banda TV. We are pretty sure that the show will be phenomenal with its strong visual appeal and plenty of audience interactivity. We look forward to seeing this version and the other international productions that are planned throughout 2015.”

Manuel Alberto, Banda TV´s CEO commented: “The format is in line with the channel´s new strategy for 2015. We are very looking forward to launching “Estrelas de Angola” in the Angola and Mozambican markets. We see it as an excellent opportunity for the target audiences to interact and participate more directly with this show. Hopefully, the format will generate intense emotions and result in an intense connection with the public. And bring to light strong Angolan and Mozambican singing talents. Banda TV is constantly searching for the best and more promising formats of entertainment, “Keep Your Light Shining” is one of the 3 formats we will be producing in Angola and Mozambique for 2015 to reinforce the primetime´s slot.”

Keep Your Light Shining is also optioned to Italy, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Belgium, Australia and U.S.A.

About Keep Your Light Shining
They say you should never hide your talent in the dark, and it’s especially true in this unique new singing talent show!

“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. Each participant is given a few 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.