A new series of Popstar To Operastar and a brand new show called Sing If You Can are set to boost the ITV reality schedule later this year, TellyMix can reveal. Despite some poor ratings during its first series, ITV1 will be giving Popstar To Operastar another go in June this year with a six-episode run.
The show, which features current pop singers try their hand at performing classical opera, will be split into a performance and results show this time around. The first series aired in January and February of last year and was eventually won by Popstars singer Darius Campbell, while Nolan's singer Bernie Nolan finished runner up. Talking about the performance of the show for the channel, a spokesperson for ITV said: "In a competitive schedule, Popstar to Operastar performed well and built its audience over the series."
The second series will air on Sunday nights after the 2011 series of Britain's Got Talent finishes in June this year.
Meanwhile a brand new reality show from Europe will also grace ITV from April, called 'Sing If You Can'. Described as "The X Factor meets Total Wipeout", this show sees celebrities try and perform music numbers while doing their best to ignore all sorts of crazy distractions, including having their legs waxed and guard dogs being let loose in the studio!
TellyMix reported on ITV's initial commission of the new show back in January of this year and it's now set to become a Saturday night primetime hit for the channel.