The latest BBC singing talent show Pitch Battle received a mixed reception from viewers.
The Mel Giedroyc-fronted programme was labelled “another failed attempt” at creating a real-life version of hit a cappella movie Pitch Perfect.
Leeds Contemporary Singers – made up of second and third-year music students and their lecturer Craig – beat Liverpool-based The LMA Choir in the final battle of Saturday night’s show.
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After four other choirs were eliminated in a series of rounds, the remaining two groups took it in turns to perform guest judge Will Young’s Evergreen before the former Pop Idol singer joined Leeds Contemporary Singers, indicating they had won the episode.
However, viewers were more concerned about the use of backing tracks as they thought it was going to be an a cappella show.
*Backing track comes on*
— Laura Hankinson (@JustLaurahhh) June 17, 2017
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But there were some fans among the audience too.
#pitchbattle was AMAZING well done to the Leeds group for winning. It was a close call x
— Justina Jordan (@JusTeasyJ) June 17, 2017
Oh my goodness #PitchBattle was so amazing. I laughed, I cried. I sang my heart out!! Great telly!!!!!
— Louise E. Lohman (@towngirl36) June 17, 2017
— Gayle Skinner (@skinner_gayle) June 17, 2017
Pitch Battle returns on Saturday June 24 at 7.30pm on BBC One.