I Can See Your Voice, a new singing game show hosted and executive produced by Ken Jeong, premiered last Wednesday after his other show, The Masked Singer.
With American Idol season 6 alum, Jordin Sparks, guest judging this week, I finally checked it out. And here’s the deal: If you miss the really BAD singing on American Idol, this show may be for you! The main difference between the two FOX shows, however, is that the cast members on I Can See Your Voice are in on the joke.
Here’s how the series works, according to a FOX press release:
Permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives, must help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, our contestant, will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with a musical superstar.
Not only did Jordin serve on the panel helping to assess clues. But she also sang with the last singer standing. Did the contestant, Loretta Randles, win the $100,000?
Uh…no she did NOT, as you’ll see in the hilarious clip below. As the contestants and panelists breathlessly waited for the final verdict, it was total sads when “signing server” opened his mouth to…caterwaul tunelessly. Out of six “singers,” Loretta guessed three of them correctly and if she had quit before the end, she would have walked away with $30,000.
When the bad guest singers finally do their thing, they hold nothing back. Unlike delusional American Idol contestants, these bad singers have a job to do–STINK UP THE JOINT–and they do it well. Heh. Two very good singers took part in the group of six. One was a flautist from Massachusetts, and the other a belty singer with an impressive TikTok following.
There is a problem. There really is no way to tell if a person can sing or not, without hearing them sing! Jordin’s duet partner presented himself as a musician, so the panel assumed that met he could sing. Nope.
The episode also featured Niecy Nash and Jay Pharoah. Note: Adrienne Houghton competed on The Masked Singer season 2.