Earlier in the week, big changes to The Shot format for Season 6 were announced by producers in what might be the biggest shift for the hit competition since opening to singers age 16 and over from anywhere in the world.
The sixth installment will focus more heavily on development and mentorship of artists and will take a more “Dragon’s Den-like” approach to the singing competition format. Auditionees can expect for their vocal performance to still play a big part in the judges’ decision to put a singer through to the next phase in the process but those stepping in front of the panel can also expect to be asked more in depth questions about who they are as an artist, their aspirations and how serious they’ve been and intend to be about pursuing a career in music.
While auditions are still several months away, the production team has already begun drafting a list of questions for the judges to potentially pull from when interviewing a hopeful contestant.
We’ve managed to snag a copy of the list to share with those who have already applied or are planning to apply for auditions this September. Here’s a sample of those questions:
- How long have you been performing?
- Do you or have you work/ed with a vocal coach or received any sort of training?
- What is the largest audience you’ve ever performed for?
- How often do you perform in public?
- Do you write your own music?
- Have you released any of your original music?
- Who or what inspires you to do music?
- What’s your social media following like?
- What made you want to do The Shot?
- Where do you see yourself, musically, in 3, 5 or 10 years time?
This is just a portion of the list and these questions may not be verbatim when they’re asked later this year but we expect the judges to pull some inspiration from the suggestions.
Along with the questions above and others, performers will be asked to tell the judges about themselves and their backgrounds.
Whether the questions will come before or after an artist’s performance hasn’t been revealed yet but knowing the judges and their propensity for liking to switch things up, don’t be surprised if they aren’t held to a formal structure.