Series 1 Episode 1
First Broadcast: 12AM Mon 7 June 2010

Documentary exploring the big business of show choirs in American high schools.

Interviewees include Donna Lynn Champlin, current star of Billy Elliot on Broadway, who says she owes her own career to her many years in a school choir and Judith Ranaletta who has devoted over 26 years to helping her award-winning school to become one of the most feared choirs around.

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One-off documentary exploring the phenomenon of school show choirs in America that have inspired hit E4 drama Glee. The programme follows current school glee clubs and includes interviews with ex-choir members and their singing teachers.