Vivendi Entertainment to Take The Celebrity Song Challenge Global


Vivendi Entertainment has reached an agreement with DMLSTV and TF1 to distribute the shiny-floor format The Celebrity Song Challenge.

The first episode of The Celebrity Song Challenge aired on Saturday in prime time on TF1. Before each show, some of France’s most popular celebrities (singers, TV hosts, comedians, athletes) challenge each other on social media to step outside of their comfort zone and sing in front of a live audience. Established singers will have to tackle a whole new musical genre, while other celebs will take the stage and sing live for the very first time.

The new agreement follows Vivendi Entertainment, DMLTV and TF1’s earlier collaboration on The Secret Song.

Matthieu Porte, executive VP of international and development at Vivendi Entertainment, said: “We are excited to add this format to our catalog as it mixes the ever so popular ‘challenge’ trend with the good old ‘family Saturday night’ feeling. Besides, having A-list celebrities challenge each other makes it a real must- watch.”

Matthieu Vergne, managing director at DMLSTV, added: “We are thrilled about the success of this new show on TF1. It’s a new kind of format that starts on social media with the artists challenging each other, and it culminates in a TV show where the challenges turn into very surprising performances. The Celebrity Song Challenge gives the viewers a new perspective on artists, allowing them to see their favorite celebrities teasing each other, being funny but also stressing about their performance.”