In the second heat of Pitch Battle, hosted by Mel Giedroyc six new choirs and vocal groups of all different sizes and musical genres battle it out for a place in the live Grand Final.
Tonight’s six groups include an all-female pop choir The City Academy Songbirds, a group of soul singers Soul Train, a group of five childhood friends from Loch Lomond Scot Soul, YouTube a cappella sensations Out Of The Blue, a rat pack inspired quartet The Flyboys and a pop choir The Noteables.
To progress our groups must impress the panel of musical judges – the nation’s favourite choirmaster Gareth Malone, former choirgirl turned international recording artist Kelis and this week’s superstar guest judge the international soul sensation Chaka Khan.
The programme opens with an epic musical mash-up, arranged by the Series Musical Director Deke Sharon, who is the Musical Director on the Pitch Perfect movies.
Groups then go head to head in a series of knock-out choral challenges. First they will each perform their showstopper before battling it out with their opponent in a themed riff-off. The judges will then decide which group goes through to the Solo Battles later on.
At the end of the programme only two groups will remain where they must face the ultimate sing-off – the Final Battle. Here they share the same song, before superstar guest judge Chaka joins in with the group the judges have chosen to go through to the Final.
Chaka Khan will return in the live Grand Final to sing with the show’s winning group who will be one step closer to the £50,000 cash prize.
Pitch Battle Episode 2 (of 6) airs on Saturday 24 June 2017 from 7.30pm-9.00pm on BBC One.