Although the American version of Sing It Loud Discographie it was probably produced at the same time (pre-pandemic) as its Spanish and German sister show, Netflix decided to release the American version last. Were you looking to measure interest in the live karaoke game show format? Who knows? But, judging by how fun the other two versions are, it seems likely that an American version hosted by Tituss Burgess is just as much fun. Read on to find out …
CANTU!: STREAM IT O SKIP IT?
Opening shot: Entering a studio with a crowd already celebrating, Sing It Loud Discographie host Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) comes up, carrying all the white and shadow that the texts show. He sings “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake.
In Gist: After the Spanish and German versions of Sing It Loud Discographie Debuted on Netflix, we finally got the American version of the streamer’s karaoke game show. Burgess is the host here, and the format is the same, except that the potential pot is worth $ 60,000. Yes our review of the Spanish show, we repeat the gameplay:
The format is pretty clear: Six contestants try to sing a song as accurately as possible; the percentage of notes they were entitled to is calculated by a “voice analysis system,” which compares the notes with the original recording. The percentage of notes that contestants were entitled to determines how much of the money available for that round ($ 10,000 or $ 20,000) goes into the bank that is awarded to the winner of the episode.
At the end of the song, the singer with the highest percentage of notes made passes and cannot be voted on. Then, the remaining contestants block their votes to see who should leave the scene. The contestant with the highest vote leaves the scene, but is invited to pass the party and take it to the second level. The strategy used is to vote for the strongest competition or to vote for the weakest singer, hoping that the strongest singers will win the biggest prize.
In the last two rounds, who is eliminated is determined only on the point that the voice analysis system gives them. During the last round, the contestant who did the best job during the previous round gets to choose one of the two songs to be sung by both of them. They also include “Tituss Bucks,” a $ 500 bonus that Burgess gives to a competitor who thinks he’s hunting his performance out of the park, and in a round, if each competitor can catch and keep his “golden note” designated, each receives a $ 1000 Bonus.
Each episode has a theme; one is “Movie Night,” another is “’ 80s Mixtape ”(sounds right!),“ Country, ”“ Summer Anthems, ”“ Chart-Toppers ”and even more. The first episode is called “Party Playlist”.
Our Take: Sing It Loud Discographie it’s almost the same as its Spanish and German cousins, so far (they’re probably all filmed in the same studio). Burgess is a natural choice to host a show like this, because she is a great singer, and can improvise very well. He gave all the contestants equal amounts of love emcee, and he was able to immediately get the crowd into the show, a key to the festive atmosphere that this show should sustain.
What’s interesting is that, despite the fact that all the songs are in English, unlike the mix of other versions of American and Native American songs, American singers have had more trouble hitting the right notes than the singers did it in the Spanish version, for example. Remember, the voice analysis system is not interested in redoing; records only the people who come at the same time and correspond to the melody. In the first episode, out of a potential $ 60,000 pot, only $ 39,550 was at stake for the winner. That translates to about an accuracy rate of 66% – actually less, given that the last two rounds of money are worth twice the first two rounds. It could be felt that most of the singers were too busy trying to play notes than to sing really well, despite having decent voices.
As with the Spanish version, we were more interested in the meter and the percentage at the bottom of the screen, distracting us from people’s performance – each contestant receives a random set of lyrics to sing, then there are the sections where they sing everyone. What we do know is that the Spanish version felt more fun, and the competitors felt more together, than in this version. And don’t make us start voting; at least here, competitors have tried more consistently to hunt down the best singers, despite the fact that the best singers helped increase the lead. We’re not sure what strategy we’re going for; we guess it depends on how confident we are in our ability to win.
As with the Spanish version, though, the top two singers ended up competing for the pot, so in the end it went out of the way we expected. But then there was a bit of the awkward side.
Sex and Skin: Nothing. As with the other versions, this is something the whole family can look forward to.
Distribution: The winner wins, the other contestants congratulate the winner, and Burgess says there are more songs and contestants coming soon … so Netflix will only arrive in the next episode if you don’t hit “Watch Credits”.
Sleeping Star: The group makes the party grow, as the live karaoke band in a bar could do.
Pilot-y Line Bridge: Nothing stands out.
Our Call: STREAM IT. Like its international counterparts, Sing It Loud Discographie it’s light and fun and a show that you can easily binge on if you just want to enjoy watching people sing for prizes.
Joel Keller (@Juventus_Fr) writes about food, entertainment, parenting and technology, but he doesn’t joke himself: he’s a TV drug addict. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Salon, RollingStone.com, VanityFair.com, Fast Company and elsewhere.