Big Voice sings on W Network

Celebrity vocal coach Elaine Overholt works with amateur crooners before they hit the stage in this half-hour series that also features style makeovers and choreography experts.

A vocal coach who has worked to strengthen the pipes of celebrities like Renée Zellweger and John Travolta is helping train women in the GTA in a new series for the W Network, debuting this July.

Elaine Overholt, who has an impressive resume and has even helped train a few Oscar winners for their roles in musicals like Chicago,  puts her skills to the test in Big Voice, a 30-minute series produced by W Network and Toronto-based Lenz Entertainment. Each week, a team of experts – stylists, choreographers and photographers – gives a performance makeover to a woman who aspires to sing on the stage of a nightclub or to sing a duet with a celebrity.

The 13-episode series airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m., with a four-episode premiere on July 13. The target age demo is 25- to 54-year-olds.