You might not anticipate I Can See Your Voice, Fox’s newest goofy, Wednesday-night sport show, to hit you sq. in your emotions. Host Ken Jeong actually didn’t… after which he discovered himself experiencing — in his personal, incredulous phrases — “emotional beats” within the midst of an unscripted musical collection.
“Maybe due to the world we reside in with the pandemic,” Jeong muses to TVLine, including that I Can See Your Voice and its lead-in,The Masked Singer (on which he’s a panelist) gave him the identical feeling. “Usually the logline is, you need to give the viewer an escape. We’re all searching for an escape,” he says, laughing as he refers back to the show’s solid. “It received cathartic. On each of these exhibits, I’ve had moments of surprising emotion. And I believe it’s straight due to the world we reside in.”
Ahead ofI Can See Your Voice‘s collection debut (Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 9/c), we requested Jeong to offer us a run-through ofhow the South Korean format has been tailored for American audiences.
TVLINE | I’ve learn concerning the show, however I’ve to confess: I don’t totally perceive the way it all shakes out.
Ultimately, this show is all about serving to any individual win $100,000. That’s the best way I have a look at the show, that’s the best way I clarify the show to the contestant whereas on air. Because there are plenty of shifting components — to your level — to the format… And we’re doing that by serving to you identify if these six secret voices are “good” singers or “dangerous” singers. If they’re dangerous singers, you win $10,000 per spherical, till the very finish. Because if the final singer remaining is an effective singer, then you’ll be able to win as much as $100,000. In a nutshell: You need to remove as many dangerous singers as doable so the final singer standing is an effective one on the finish. And then that good singer, hopefully a superb singer, will do a musical duet with — like in our collection premiere — Nick Lachey. If that singer is an effective singer, you’ll be able to win as much as $100,000.
TVLINE | If the singer is a foul singer, does the duet nonetheless occur?
Yes… At the top, when each singer is eradicated, they’re eradicated by truly singing a track. And when that singer sings a track, you’ll be able to say proper off the bat that they’re a foul singer. So you’re having that dynamic within the early rounds: If the singer is dangerous, we’re all leaping for pleasure, as a result of we’ve received [the contestant] $10,000. So we’re so comfortable. And if the singer’s received a fantastic voice within the early rounds, we’re all devastated. And right here’s the catch: In the ultimate spherical, if the contestant decides to go for it and threat all of it to win $100,000, if the final singer standing is a foul singer, that particular person wins nothing. It is all or none, at that time. It’s so suspenseful. Including the pilot, I’ve completed over 10 of those, and it is vitally demanding on the finish.
TVLINE | About how usually are the contestants proper?
That, I can’t give away. I believe the producers would kill me. [Laughs] What I can safely say: There’s much more suspense than meets the attention. Because while you have a look at it on first look, it’s like, “OK, that’s the dumb man from The Masked Singer having his personal show. That’s cute. Probably extra dumb!” And then on the finish, they’re like, “What is occurring right here? I really feel like I simply went by means of a remaining!” It simply ratchets up. It’s like a rollercoaster journey the place it begins off, segued out of The Masked Singer, like “Choo-choo, it is a pretty practice.” And then on the finish, you’re like, “Oh my god, it is a rollercoaster that’s getting in a loop, up and down, after which backwards, up and down.”
But on the finish of the day, it’s actually a superb companion for The Masked Singer. Because on The Masked Singer, you’re saying, “Who is the singer?” And I Can See Your Voice, it’s extra like, “Is that singer good or dangerous?” I give Fox plenty of credit score for the position of the show as a result of, whether or not I’m concerned or not, there’s a pleasant throughline for the show… The aestethic and the tone— I have a look at it as a two-hour block of musical thriller.
TVLINE | A bunch of our readers have stated that The Masked Singer is a pleasant hour they’ll watch with their households, and this appears of its ilk.
Yes. I had my circle of relatives watch an episode, and my youngsters are in center college, and so they have been like, “Dad, this show is basically suspenseful.” It was as trustworthy a praise because it will get.
TVLINE | There are lots of people who’ve been on The Masked Singer who show up on I Can See Your Voice: Nicole Scherzinger, Donny Osmond, Kelly Osbourne, Adrienne Bailon, Robin Thicke —which leads me to imagine you’re constructing a Ryan Murphy-like troupe of performers who’ll observe you from mission to mission.
[Laughs] It’s like The Masked Singer repertory firm of this merry band of musicians, after which fringe gamers like me that need to hang around with musicians. [Laughs]
Press PLAY on the unique sneak peek above to listen to Jeong — in addition toI Can See Your Voice‘s Cheryl Hines, Bailon and others — get to the center of the show’s format. Then hit the feedback: Are you planning to observe?