“Let It Shine” is a new UK wide BBC talent search to find 5 contestants to join the cast of a brand new stage show. They will play the role of a boyband in a new nationwide touring musical that features the music of Take That. Thousands applied, and from discussions between the TV show Producers, vocal coaches and choreographers, a selection of contestants were invited to audition for the chance to win a place in the stage show. The initial selection criteria was based on vocals, choreography and charisma/personality. Let It Shine will be hosted by Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc. There are three judges who will appear in every show: Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue, and Martin Kemp.