PICTURES! Let It Shine goes live! See the bands in rehearsals for their first performances

Here's a first look at the Let It Shine live shows tonight on BBC One as the five bands in the finals hit rehearsals.

Take That's Gary Barlow, Spandau Ballet singer Martin Kemp and former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue took up a role on the judging panel for Let It Shine last weekend as they picked the finalists.

The show is on the hunt for five guys to perform in a new stage show based on the music of Take That.

Following four weeks of auditions, last Saturday the Top 40 boys were split into groups of eight who took the stage in all singing, all dancing performances with some familiar faces.

At the end of each performance the judges selected five individuals from each group of eight to go through to the live finals which begin next Saturday night.

The boys have since picked band names out and there are some pretty interesting ones.


Five To Five, Drive, Nightfall, Iron Sun and Neon Panda are the five bands - each made up of five members - who will be competing for the roles in Gary's Take That musical.

From here on out it'll be the public that decide who gets through each stage and which band ultimately wins.

Tonight will see two live shows as the five bands perform live for the first time.

The pubic will then vote with three groups sailing into the semi-finals next week.

The bottom two will have to perform again where they'll be judged individually as the judges pick five boys to stay and leave five others to head home.

Let It Shine airs live tonight from 6:55PM on BBC One with the results at 8:45PM.