MORE chances for people to get their big break on TV – if it’s not a program with Ruby Rose, it’s now your chance on Eleven with Scott Tweedie. Crowd-sourcing new talent: will it work? Computer says: maybe! From the press release:
ELEVEN is bringing the party back to Saturday mornings with a show that’s taking the next step in music and entertainment television. One problem – we’re one host short.
Today ELEVEN is launching ‘Hunt For A Host’, our nationwide, online campaign to track down the hottest new gal in music. The lucky lady will be joining the loveable Scott Tweedie in counting down Australia’s favourite tracks, as well as covering the hottest news in film, online and from the Twitterverse.
Our casting call goes out to all ladies over 18 with a firm grasp of pop culture, and a bank of music knowledge. To get their foot in the door, bright and edgy hopefuls must head to the Eleven Music website and upload an audition piece by Thursday 15 December. The winner will be chosen the following week, and set into the mix with Tweedie.
Tweedie comes to ELEVEN fresh from the halls of the ABC, where he heads up ABC3’s ‘Prank Patrol’. The fresh-faced presenter has also hosted Studio 3, 3on3 and the 2011 Trop Jr Festival, making him one of TV’s most recognisable faces for younger audiences.
Network Ten chief programming officer, David Mott, said: “We think an interactive music and entertainment program of this nature fits in perfectly with the demographic ELEVEN is focused on. It’s a fresh, forwardthinking format that not only showcases the best of the entertainment industry, but also embraces the wonderful technology we have available to us now.”
Tweedie, who is making his commercial television debut, said: “I think every Australian kid grew up watching music programs on the weekends, to be a part of one that’s so dynamic is really exciting. As for my new host, I can’t wait to meet them! My start on TV came through winning a competition, so it will be great to show someone else the ropes.”
As for the show itself, we’re playing our cards close to our chest – name, date and production details to be released in the coming weeks. Full application details in regards to the Hunt for a Host are available at www.eleven.com.au/hunt-for-a-host.htm.