Shine Portugal to adapt "Startruck" music format

Portuguese commission marks sixth international deal for the format. It was originally created by Banijay UK label, Remarkable Entertainment.

12 APR 2024

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Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today announces Shine Portugal, part of Banijay Iberia, will produce ten episodes of "Starstruck" for public broadcaster RTP. The commission marks the sixth adaptation of the show, which was originally created by Banijay UK label, Remarkable Entertainment. Launching first in the UK, Starstruck aired for two seasons on ITV and ITVX, and has also been adapted in Chile, Bulgaria and Denmark, where it repeatedly won its slot across all demographics.

In "Starstruck", a trio of ordinary people, with extraordinary talent, take to the stage as they team up and transform into some of the world’s biggest music icons, singing live to battle it out against rival groups. With only one spot up for grabs in the grand finale, the winning trio must compete against each other for a shot at securing the life-changing cash prize.

Macarena Rey, CEO of Shine Iberia, Spain and Portugal understands the show as a celebration of music:'Starstruck' is a feel-good show, all about celebrating great music. As well as the tension of the competition, the Portuguese version will have the added excitement of live performances from the exceptional talent of the contestants, which will make for captivating, emotive and all-round spectacular TV", commented.

Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations, Banijay focused on the cross-generational aspect of the product:This entertainment format continues to delight and entertain audiences with its display of outstanding talent and cross-generational appeal. Now in its sixth territory, 'Starstruck' continues to demonstrate its strength and adaptability"; added.