The American television network Fox found success in the musical game show “The Masked Singer” when it started airing last year. Now, the network will be cashing in on another musical game show and this time it will be an adaptation of South Korea’s “I Can See Your Voice.” Fox placed a series order for the music guessing game, Variety confirmed.
And who better to host the show than comedian and actor Ken Jeong. The “Dr. Ken” star is a panelist for both American and British adaptations of The Masked Singer and will be bringing his comedic antics as the host of Fox’s upcoming I Can See Your Voice. Jeong himself is born from South Korean parents and with audiences clamoring for representation in entertainment, his presence in the show will be more than welcome. It is expected to premiere later this 2020.
Fox Entertainment’s president of alternative and series Rob Wade told Variety, “Just like ‘The Masked Singer,’ ‘I Can See Your Voice’ is a distinctive format that makes for a big, bold creative swing.”
“And with Ken leading the charge as host, it’s going to be another crazy ride for viewers,” he added.
The show will feature one contestant for each episode who will play to win a cash prize. Their mission is to tell good and bad singers apart, guessing solely based on their appearances. It will also include a panel of musical experts, comedians, and one industry superstar to help “the contestant navigate through rounds of lip sync challenges, hidden clues, and true-or-false evidence” as per FOX.
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