Banijay goes 'On Stage With My Idol' in Lebanon
Paris, 7 November 2011 – Banijay International has sold its musical entertainment format On Stage With My Idol to pan Arabian broadcaster, Al Jadeed (New TV), based in Lebanon. The deal will see 26 x 1 hour episodes produced locally by Studiovision to air during early 2012.
Created by Banijay Group company Banijay Productions France for TF1, the show has enjoyed a great run in France where it is known as Rendez-Vous avec Mon Idol and has featured the international pop icon Enrique Inglesias as well as a host of French musical talent such as Lara Fabian, Roch Voisine and Sofia Essaïdi.
Karoline Spodsberg, Managing Director, Banijay International said “We’re very pleased to announce the sale of another great Banijay Group format to the Middle East. On Stage With My Idol joins several shows from the Banijay International catalogue which have aired in the Middle East this year, including Taratata, The People's Quiz and IF.”
Khalil Homeissy, COO at Studiovision, added “We are renowned for producing Arabic versions of megahit entertainment formats with world class production values as standard, so are eager to begin filming On Stage With my Idol for Al Jadeed. We are sure it will be a great success, attracting a discerning regional audience.”
On Stage With My Idol sees talented contestants selected to fulfill their lifelong dream - singing live with their idol in an unforgettable duet. The lucky contestants have to know their chosen artist’s repertoire inside out, as they’re about to meet their idol for the first time live on stage. Although they have never met in the flesh before, the audience can be sure both star and fan will have an unforgettable, magical evening.