Get ready for the show of the year – PRIME’s out to prove that New Zealand’s Got Talent!
Those who have always fancied their fifteen minutes of fame will soon get their chance as Prime Television begins the quest to find New Zealand’s most remarkable performers for everyone’s favourite family talent show – New Zealand’s Got Talent.
New Zealand joins a long list of countries which are part of the most popular amateur talent show on the planet. International series have been made in more than sixteen countries, including Australia, Britain, Sweden, Russia, Israel, Greece, Portugal and China. South Pacific Pictures, New Zealand’s largest film and television producer, will produce the series for Prime Television in conjunction with FremantleMedia Australia.
Prime’s Kathy Wright says New Zealand’s Got Talent will change lives as well as entertain the nation.
“America’s Got Talent has been one of our top shows over the past year and we are thrilled to be making a New Zealand version and looking forward to unveiling the best of our local talent to the whole nation,” she said.
“It’s a fantastic format and best of all there are no limits, so we hope to see a real variety of performers from all walks of life during our nationwide audition process. So if you are keen to show us that you have what it takes, my advice is get practising and we look forward to seeing you at the auditions later in the year!”
John Barnett, Chief Executive of South Pacific Pictures said: “We are thrilled to be working with Prime Television and FremantleMedia in Australia to bring this internationally successful format to New Zealand.”
FremantleMedia Australia CEO, Mark Fennessy, says the confirmation that Prime Television has commissioned New Zealand’s Got Talent is sensational news.
“Got Talent is a formidable brand worldwide and FremantleMedia Australia is proud to be working with South Pacific Pictures to deliver the New Zealand series. It will be a great success on Prime and we look forward to discovering some of New Zealand’s hidden treasures.”
Auditions for New Zealand’s Got Talent will be filmed in front of a live theatre audience. Wannabe stars will perform in front of a panel of judges, who could take just seconds to knock them out of the show.
Anyone who believes they have talent will be invited to audition in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland later in the year. Information on auditions and how to be a part of the New Zealand’s Got Talent live audience will be released soon.