Remember The Hit? Y'know, that RTE pilot that Laura Whitmore fronted back in 2012, where song-writers had to pen a hit for Royseven and Brian McFadden? Well, it seems to have been a bit of a, err, hit with the bosses at RTE, because it's getting its own series.
Five-time Grammy-award winning producer Steve Lillywhite (who has worked with the likes of U2, The Killers, Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Morrissey, The Pogues and Peter Gabriel) has already signed on for the project, and now RTE just needs some willing song-writers who fancy kick starting their career with a bit of national exposure.
If you're not familiar with the format, here's how it works: Two hopefuls showcase their songs to two established music stars with the hope that they will pick their song. The stars then battle against one another and are under pressure to select one song they can turn into a hit. Simples.
Steve will be searching for the right songs to pitch to each artist, as if they really like the 'choon', it could end up being their next single. You don't want to be going too far wrong there now do you "The Hit is a show that puts the song centre stage where it should be", Lillywhite says. "As any artist will tell you: a great song can change a career overnight".
So if you fancy your chances, you should complete the questionnaire available at this link here and send it together with a copy of their song lyrics to [email protected] along with an mp3 or mp4 recording of the song (or a link to where the song can be streamed/downloaded) before the closing date of Friday 17th May 2013. Good luck!