Ten has revealed the first look of its new ‘all singing all dancing’ competition, I Will Survive.
The show aims to find Australia’s next Broadway performer for the Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert stage show, which has been axed.
Contestants compete in the seven Outback locations across Australia where the original Priscilla bus stopped in the film, before moving on to New York for the finale.
However, despite finishing the seven-stop Outback shoot, first prize has not yet been confirmed.
Initially first prize, along with $250,000, was to include a spot in the cast of the Broadway version of the show, the Palace Theater show closed on 24 June.
A spokesperson for FremantleMedia said: “We’re now working on something equally fabulous to showcase their talents in New York.”
The sneak peak shows a number of men in drag including 23 year-old Adrian who works at his dad’s truck company and loves “lifting stuff and bashing stuff” before entering into a Fred Neil’s 1966 folk tune Everybody’s Talkin’.
Writer and director of the original film Stephan Elliott and star of the West End version of the play Jason Donovan are judges with a string of guest judges including Toni Collette, Rachael Taylor, Magda Szubanski as well as Kelly Rowland, former Destiny’s Child performer and ‘team captain’ on Ten and FremantleMedia’s other big forthcoming competition show, Everybody Dance Now. Hugh Sheridan is the show’s host.
The show will run for ten weeks. An air date has not yet been set.