PROJECT ICON AXED BY BBC THREE AFTER ONE SERIES
The BBC have shelved music talent competition Project Icon, which was created and fronted by Jason Derulo, after one series.
The series invited eight aspiring recording artists to compete against each other to see whether they have got what it takes to transform from a bedroom singer into an all-round music star in just a few weeks.
Alongside Derulo was Jordan North as host and Becky Hill and Derulo’s long-term manager Frank Harris as mentors. The winner of the series received a US music deal with Jason’s label Future History, a collaboration with Jason Derulo, and a live performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
A BBC spokesperson told TV Zone: "Project Icon is a bold, contemporary music show that unearthed some brilliant new talent including winner Dylan who has gone all the way from performing in local pubs in Cornwall to recording with Jason Derulo and Frank Harris’ music label in LA and performing at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend...
"We are delighted to have played a part in Dylan’s music journey and wish him the very best of luck in all his future endeavours...
"Whilst there are currently no immediate plans for an additional series of Project Icon, we’d like to extend our thanks to the entire team at MultiStory Media and ITV America, including Jason and Frank, Becky Hill and presenter Jordan North for bringing the series to screen and unearthing some top tier talent.”
Project Icon is available now on BBC iPlayer.