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Let it Shine

Let it Shine…heard of Let it Shine? No? Neither had I until this morning, but, apparently it’s Gary Barlow’s newest baby.


Does anyone remember those shows from Andrew Lloyd Webber? Like ‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?‘ and ‘Any Dream Will Do‘? Well, if you don’t, basically old Webber, the musical talent he is would put on competition shows like X Factor to find his newest broadway stars. This is basically what Gary Barlow is doing…for a Take That musical. I know right! I can’t even say that without laughing. A TAKE THAT MUSICAL! Basically, Gazza and a bunch of his celebrity mates including Graham Norton (good choice there) and Danni Minogue are going to judge, along with you at home, who should play the Take That lads.

Now, what do I think about this? Well, I already think X Factor’s run its course and these old musical showdowns were practically decades ago so this isn’t anything new. Really, I think it’ll be a flop. Not only does it have basically no media coverage right now but it’s also a Take That musical! Surely even all the Take That cougars are over them too by now?!


Honestly, I see it as an easy way for Gary Barlow to keep his bank account sweet. Like Just Jack says (who remembers that throwback eh?) why’d you want to go and put stars in their eyes? These sorts of shows make people think they can be anything and really takes the mick when push comes to shove. Hopefully, maybe, the guy who wins this competition will get to have a great career on the West End….or maybe they’ll just be another ugly sister in the Christmas panto. Either way, sorry Gary, but I’m not buying it.

What do you think of Let It Shine?

Until next time.


  1. I’m currently watching it and I like the way they judge the guys who audition, it’s a different way and I prefer it. However, I’m not sure if it’s something which will stay (if it had the intentions too of course since I’m unsure if it’s a one off thing).

    – Chloe


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