Every week, five songwriters will pitch their songs to the recording artist with the help of a live band. The audience is filled with 100 of the artist’s biggest fans. They’ll be extra enthusiastic but also extra critical of each song. If the artist is ever in doubt over a song, they can ask the fans for advice. After all, they know better than anyone which song has the potential to be their next big hit. But it’s the artist who ultimately makes the decision. Which song will they connect with the most? The winning song chosen at the end of the episode is immediately available for download and streaming, along with a music video, as it gets an instant world premiere by the artist and is ready to storm the charts. In I Want Your Song, a dream comes true for one songwriter each week!
This format is adaptable for events and occasions celebrated around the world, like a Christmas or a Valentine’s Day special. In the Netherlands, a World Cup special edition has already been produced: I Want Your Song – the search for the new national soccer anthem, which is broadcasted live on SBS6.