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Walk The Line viewers confused over concept for Simon Cowell’s new singing competition: ‘Makes no sense’

Simon Cowell’s new series Walk The Line has confused many (Picture: ITV)

Walk The Line viewers are still scratching their heads over the concept for Simon Cowell’s new singing competition, with many stating it simply ‘doesn’t make sense’. 

The ITV singing competition sees solo musicians and groups battle it out to win the grand prize of £500,000.

Maya Jama hosts the series with Gary Barlow, Alesha Dixon, Craig David and Dawn French on the judging panel.

The top two performers of the evening will face a decision to either ‘cash out’ and take a prize, or ‘walk the line’ and play on.

The longer the performers stay in the contest, the bigger the prize pot, and each night the reigning champion will be offered an even higher cashout prize.

During the first episode, Ella won the most votes from the live studio audience and those watching virtually. She had the option to ‘cash out’ with £10k or ‘walk the line’ through to the next episode where she’d compete against four new challengers.

 

 

 

 

Ella, who hails from Bristol, decided to ‘walk the line’ in hopes of claiming the overall £500k.

However, as episode two aired on Tuesday night, many viewers still struggled to wrap their heads around the concept.

One tweeted: ‘Sorry #WalkTheLine but the concept is just wrong !! Makes no sense.’

‘Not entirely sure about this concept. Some need to get thru several days, friday singers just thru that night?’ one said.

Another questioned: ‘I still don’t understand this… If she’s going to get the chance to cash out for £20,000 why would she ever have taken the £10,000 last night?’

Attempting to settle the confusion, one viewer explained, referring to Ella: ‘If she loses tonight she gets nothing; comes down to trust and talent. Might be someone better than her tonight and if so she’s sunk.’

However, it wasn’t enough to convince a fellow viewer as they replied: ‘Yeah I’m really not sure either… That probably is the case but it didn’t seem like that was how it was explained. Because Maya said if she walks to the end of the line then she’s straight through to tomorrow night??’

Sharing their gripes with the series, one other commentator said: ‘Is it me, or does the title of the show make no real sense? Like, it could be called anything, surf the crowd, ring the bell, stuff the bird … what’s a line got to do with music, or risk taking?’

Not everyone was against the concept though as one fan of the series weighed in: ‘#WalkTheLine actually an ok format nice to see alternative looking schedule @ITV nice entertainment focus distraction.’

Another agreed and said: ‘Another sensational episode of @WalkTheLineITV done tonight. This show is sensational. Another massive pat on the back.’

One other fan tweeted: ‘Fantastic #WalkTheLine What a show …the longest walk ! Cannot wait to see tomorrow nights show… such good viewing.’

At the end of Tuesday’s episode, Ella went up against solo singer Darby after deciding to ‘walk the line’. It was then up to the audience vote – did they vote for her to go through to the next round or Darby? If the line turned red, then Ella was out of the competition and Darby would sail through.

Fortunately for her, it didn’t and she will now appear in the third round.

Walk The Line continues Tuesday night at 8pm on ITV.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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