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The Hit

Lighting up tv screens nationwide over the Summer of 2013, Vision Independent Productions six part series saw thirty hungry songwriters do battle with one another in a melodic melee of weekly televisual entertainment, each vying to be selected by established Irish acts like The Republic of Loose, Mundy and Johnny Logan (to name but a few), and have their song released into the Irish charts.

Presented by blonde haired Westlife pin up Nicky Byrne and the endearingly kind eyed charisma bucket known as Aidan Power, the final episodes saw the five highest charting artists from the competition return to The O2 theatre to perform their chosen song with the accompaniment of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, giving viewers the chance to vote on their favourite song and name it the Ultimate Hit in a spectacular live event sure to leave the pulse racing and the ears throbbing.

The songwriter of the aforementioned “Ultimate Hit” was then awarded the Domino’s Songwriting Bursary of €20,000, a welcome shot in the arm to help them on their way with their burgeoning music career.

Created by Vision Independent Productions, with the gregarious Niamh Bradley as the series producer and the dashing Steve Curran as Head of Production, Season One of The Hit underwent full Picture and Audio post production here at Screen Scene, where it was cut together by the Editing tag team of “Crazy” Craig Woods and Alistair “Crystal” Mayes with the ferocious Fiona Colman and affable Alan Quigley assisting.

“Jammaster” John O’Riordan provided the shows graphics, while Simon “Sexy Eyes” Thornton onlined and Mark “Meat Market” Fitzpatrick sorted the Audio Mix.

Berocca enthusiast and disgraced Donegal Rose Aine Casey was the post production supervisor on the show, while Screen Scene sister company Digital Space  provided uplinks from the O2 for every live show across the six week run.