Can’t Stop's "The Secret Song” format will be adapted in Estonia

The local version of the music show will be aired on commercial broadcaster TV3 with Jüri Pootsmann as host.

2 DEC 2022

"The Secret Song”

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Can’t Stop media announces that Estonian commercial broadcaster TV3 will be launching the latest adaptation of “The Secret Song” on Sunday, December 4, in primetime. The local adaptation entitled “Salalaul” (10 episodes) is produced by Ruut, ("Idol", "Your Face Sounds Familiar") and will be hosted by former "Idol" winner and current host of "Dancing with the Stars", Jüri Pootsmann.

The channel will air the first 2 episodes before Christmas in the entertainment tentpole slot of Sunday night, and will continue with 8 consecutive Sunday primetimes as the new season kickstarts in February 2023. The format was created by DMLSTV for TF1 and Estonia is the 7th country where the show is being commissioned.

In each episode, 5 Estonian top celebrities (singers, TV hosts, comedians, athletes, politicians) will seat in the middle of the stage on a special chair to watch other artists, friends or family surprise them with a new take of one of their (own) favorite song.

Annely Adermann Marketing and PR-manager at TV3 Estonia adds: “We are really happy that 'Secret Song' ('Salalaul') has reached Estonian TV-viewers. This is one of the most positively surprising, heart-warming TV-shows with wonderful music and great emotions of the most loved Estonian celebrities. 'Secret Song' makes us understand how important kindness and good relationships are.”

The Estonian commission come on the heels of the show’s success in several other territories, including Finland where production of a third season is currently underway, for a release on MTV3 in early 2023. In France, the show has been renewed by TF1 for 6th consecutive year.

Damien Porte, Partner Global Distribution and Operations at Can’t Stop media, says: “As big shiny floor, feel-good primetime formats continue to do so well globally, it was interesting for us to demonstrate the scalability of the format. Working with a much lower budget than previous adaptations was not an issue, as the team was clearly able to deliver high level of emotions and beautiful performances, from the biggest stars of the country. These are the core elements of the format and should be met with great engagement from the audience”.