In episode 4 of Pitch Battle, hosted by Mel Giedroyc, six more choirs and vocal groups of all different sizes and musical genres battle it out for a place in the live Grand Final.
The six groups include an a cappella group The Bristol Suspensions; a pop choir from Liverpool, Over The Water; a show choir, Perfect 6th; an all-female country group, The Savannahs; Portsmouth University Gospel Choir and a group of musical theatre performers Vocal-i-sing.
To progress the 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 multi-platinum selling artist Seal.
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 this week’s superstar guest judge Seal joins in with the group the judges have chosen to go through to the Final.
Seal 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 4 (of 6) airs Saturday 8 July 2017 from 7.30pm-9.00pm on BBC One.