Simon Cowell to Serve as Judge on New Nail-Biting ITV Competition Series
Simon Cowell is solidifying his status as the king of talent shows. He just added the brand new show Walk The Line to his roster. His company Syco Entertainment is teaming up with Lifted Entertainment for the new ITV talent competition. Walk The Line is set to premiere later in 2021.
Simon Cowell Introduces ITV to New Show ‘Walk The Line’
The show is unlike anything on television because it combines everything we love about Cowell’s talent shows. Incredible singing and the chance for contestants to make some serious cash is at the forefront. The six-episode series will feature musical performers who will sing for a panel of judges. Cowell will lead the panel in choosing the top two performers of each night. It is up to the top two performers to choose whether or not they want to cash out and leave the competition with full pockets.
If the performer chooses to “walk the line,” they will move on in the competition for another chance to play for the judges. If they are able to keep their spot at the top of the leaderboard they will continue to advance on to the next episode. For some, the goal is to stay in the competition for as long as possible. The cash prize will continue to increase for them. For others, instant money is all they want. Each episode will end with the top performers choosing whether or not they want to cash out.
“We wanted to develop a show which will give the contestants a life-changing cash prize if they win,” Cowell said. “Each show there will be a champion who must make a vital decision… It’s the kind of decision that will have viewers on the edge of their seats – real event TV.”
The Show’s Format is a Unique Spin on Classic Singing Shows
The format of this show sounds like a combination of World of Dance and The Four. Contestants are competing to keep their spot on the leaderboard. The addition of the cash prize is an exciting twist. Imagine how much different American Idol would be if contestants were able to cash out throughout the season.
“The format Syco and Lifted Entertainment have created has all the makings of quintessential game show entertainment, but with a compelling twist thrown in each show,” ITV’s Head of Entertainment Katie Rawcliffe said. “It’s great to be continuing our working relationship with Simon and I look forward to introducing this edge of your seat musical game show to viewers later in the year.”
This announcement comes after Cowell was reportedly eyeing CBS as the home of his show 50 States To Stardom. Cowell was set to produce the show along with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to find talent from all over the United States. Talks for this show began in fall 2020 while Cowell was recovering from his electric bike accident. So far, no official show announcement has been released.