I Can See Your Voice (American TV series)

I Can See Your Voice is an American music game show that premiered on Fox on September 23, 2020. It is an adaptation of the South Korean series, and is hosted by Korean-American comedian Ken Jeong. The series has been renewed for a second season to air later in 2021.

I Can See Your Voice
The words "I Can See Your Voice" in neon outline letters
GenreGame show
Based onI Can See Your Voice
by CJ ENM
Directed byAshley S. Gorman
Creative directorMaddie Wagg
Presented byKen Jeong
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Khaliel Abdelrahim
  • Madison Blakey
  • Danni Steele
  • Rachel Sussman
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time43–44 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 23, 2020 (2020-09-23) –
present
Chronology
Related showsI Can See Your Voice franchise
External links
Website

FormatEdit

Presented with a group of six "secret singers" identified only by their occupation, a contestant must attempt to eliminate bad singers from the group without ever hearing them sing, assisted by clues and a celebrity panel over the course of six rounds.[1][2][3][4] The contestant must eliminate one singer at the end of each of the first five rounds, receiving $10,000 if they eliminate a bad singer.

In the first two rounds ("Lip Sync Challenge"), the singers are divided into two groups of three, and participate in a lip sync performance to one song each. The bad singers mime to a recording by someone else, and the good singers mime to a recording of their own performance. In the third round ("Unlock My Life"), the contestant is presented a video clue package relating to one of the four remaining singers of their choice. In the fourth round ("Secret Studio"), the contestant is presented a video recording from a studio session by one of the three remaining singers of their choice, although the audio is pitch-shifted so they cannot clearly hear their vocals. In the fifth round ("Interrogation"), the contestant may question one of the final two singers for 30 seconds.

In the sixth and final round, the contestant may either end the game and keep the money they had won in previous rounds, or risk it for a chance to win $100,000 by correctly guessing whether the last remaining singer is good — revealed by means of a duet with one of the guest panelists.

ProductionEdit

Fox first announced the series during the Television Critics Association' January 2020 press tour; Ken Jeong (who serves as a panelist on The Masked Singer, Fox's adaptation of another South Korean format) served as host for the pilot.[5] Fox ordered I Can See Your Voice to series in February 2020,[6] with Jeong serving as a co-executive producer alongside The Masked Singer executive producer Craig Plestis, and James McKinlay.[7]

One episode was completed before production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic (with the series not being aired in production order, the episode was aired later in the season).[8] Fox resumed production with no audience under enhanced safety protocols in August 2020, becoming one of the network's first non-scripted series to do so.[9] On August 26, 2020, Fox announced that singer Adrienne Houghton and actress Cheryl Hines would serve as regular celebrity panelists.[3]

On January 27, 2021, it was announced that the series was renewed for a second season, scheduled to air later in the year.[10]

SummaryEdit

Color key:       
  Good singer
  Bad singer
 Y Contestant chose to risk the money.
 N Contestant chose to walk away with the money.
Episode Musical Superstar Contestant Secret voices
(In their respective numbers and aliases)
# Date Elimination order Final decision Winner
Lip Sync Challenge Unlock My Life Secret Studio Interrogation
1 September 23, 2020 Nick Lachey Shannon Davis 3. Jamie Hosmer[11]
(Golfer)
5. Maurniece Gayles
(Counselor)
2. Blake Spears
(Football Player)
4. Callie Rader
(Mathlete)
6. Charity Farrell[12]
(Rock Climber)
 Y 1. Telvin Lewis
(Stylist)
2 September 30, 2020 Jordin Sparks Loretta Randles 3. Nathan Berry
(Heartthrob)
4. Pennie Vincent
(G.I. Jane)
6. Courtney Govan[13]
(Auditor)
1. Paula Ayotte[14]
(Scuba Diver)
2. Samantha Johnson[15][16]
(Flautist)
 Y 5. Ted Femrite
(Singing Server)
3 October 14, 2020 Nicole Scherzinger Alex Miranda 2. Howard Young
(Doctor)
6. Mario Bryant[17]
(Supermarket Clerk)
4. Farah Mitha
(Yogi)
5. Connor Waldman
(Jock)
3. Heather DeLoach[18]
(Bee Girl)
 N 1. Angeline Cortez
(Biker)
4 October 28, 2020 Pat Monahan[19] Sahyli Fontalvo 1. Julian Mendoza[20]
(Knight)
4. Heather Youmans[21]
(Tap Dancer)
6. Angel Bonilla[22]
(Phlebotomist)
2. Asia Ifield
(Fashion Designer)
5. Erick Esteban
(Karaoke King)
 Y 3. Caleb Minter
(Chef)
5 November 4, 2020 Donny Osmond[23] Ross Bispo 1. Jonathan Mouton
(Choir Director)
6. Katherine Reaves
(Librarian)
3. Elise Go
(Pop Princess)
2. Ama Konadu
(Record Label Executive)
4. Marcus Smith
(Mr. Security)
 Y 5. Jack Levic
(Ghost Hunter)
6 November 11, 2020 Jesse McCartney[24][25] Emily Odegard 2. Angela Marie Hutchinson
(Poet)
5. Justin Kroehler
(Singer-Songwriter)
6. Danielle Coupet
(Boxer)
1. Jasmine Chacon[26]
(Surfer)
4. Megan Tibbits[27]
(Harpist)
 N 3. Eric Michael Krop
(Broadway Belter)
7 November 18, 2020 Adrienne Houghton[28] Heather Adair 3. Mike Cali[29]
(Wedding Singer)
5. Keith Newton
(Dr. Jazz)
2. Dahlya Mani Glick
(Flower Child)
1. Juliet Kang
(Taekwondo Instructor)
4. Vee Nelson
(Queen of Goth)
 Y 6. Ivana Cespedes[30]
(Tennis Champ)
8 November 26, 2020 Rick Springfield Tillman Robinson[31] 3. Courtney Moore
(Copycat Katy)
6. Heath Hensley[32]
(Stuntman)
4. Erik Escobar
(Musical Bars)
1. Brieanna Grace
(Camp Counselor)
2. Krystle Simmons
(Cruise Ship Singer)
 N 5. Candice Callins[33]
(Gamer)
9 December 7, 2020 Robin Thicke Stephen Reid 2. Bailey Curbow
(Rocker)
6. Maeve Riley
(Lifeguard)
3. Cordy White
(Dancer)
5. James Calacsan[34]
(Accountant)
4. Alexander Vargas/Demetria Cherry
(Vegas Showgirl)
 Y 1. Wrekless Watson
(Drummer)
10 December 9, 2020 Katharine McPhee[35] Delray Smith 1. JC Zepeda
(Flight Attendant)
6. Kil Theodrick
(Air Force Veteran)
3. Lana Wohl
(Dance Director)
4. Travis Yee
(Cowboy)
2. Agina Alvarez[36]
(La Voz)
 Y 5. Tiffany Jackson
(Customer Service Agent)

EpisodesEdit

No.Title [37][38]Original air date [37][38]Prod.
code [37]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Episode 1: Nick Lachey, Kelly Osbourne, Arsenio Hall, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"September 23, 2020 (2020-09-23)VOI-1084.56[39]
2"Episode 2: Jordin Sparks, Niecy Nash, Jay Pharoah, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"September 30, 2020 (2020-09-30)VOI-1044.46[40]
3"Episode 3: Nicole Scherzinger, DeRay Davis, Russell Peters, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"October 14, 2020 (2020-10-14)VOI-1094.06[41]
4"Episode 4: Pat Monahan, Yvette Nicole Brown, Bob Saget, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"October 28, 2020 (2020-10-28)VOI-1053.65[42]
5"Episode 5: Donny Osmond, Bob Saget, Finesse Mitchell, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"November 4, 2020 (2020-11-04)VOI-1034.38[43]
6"Episode 6: Jesse McCartney, Yvette Nicole Brown, Robin Thicke, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"November 11, 2020 (2020-11-11)VOI-1103.45[44]
7"Episode 7: Adrienne Houghton, Joel McHale, Deon Cole, Jeff Dye, Cheryl Hines"November 18, 2020 (2020-11-18)VOI-1013.76[45]
8"Episode 8: Rick Springfield, Taye Diggs, DeRay Davis, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"November 26, 2020 (2020-11-26)VOI-1066.07[46]
9"Episode 9: Robin Thicke, Nicole Byer, Jeff Dye, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"December 7, 2020 (2020-12-07)VOI-1072.51[47]
10"Episode 10: Katharine McPhee, Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"December 9, 2020 (2020-12-09)VOI-1023.43[48]

Broadcast and releaseEdit

On August 26, 2020, Fox announced that I Can See Your Voice would premiere on September 23, following the fourth season premiere of The Masked Singer.[49][3] It is available for streaming on Fox's ad-supported streaming service Tubi.[50]

The series was acquired by Global in Canada.[51]

On September 10, 2021, the first series is aired in New Zealand's TVNZ 2 every Friday.[52]

RatingsEdit

Viewership and ratings per episode of I Can See Your Voice
No. Title Air date Timeslot (ET) Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
Ref(s)
1 "Episode 1: Nick Lachey, Kelly Osbourne, Arsenio Hall, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton" September 23, 2020 Wednesday 9:00 p.m. 1.2 4.56 0.3 1.07 1.5 5.63 [39]
2 "Episode 2: Jordin Sparks, Niecy Nash, Jay Pharoah, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton" September 30, 2020 1.2 4.46 0.2 0.82 1.4 5.28 [40]
3 "Episode 3: Nicole Scherzinger, DeRay Davis, Russell Peters, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton" October 14, 2020 1.1 4.06 N/A N/A N/A N/A [41]
4 "Episode 4: Pat Monahan, Yvette Nicole Brown, Bob Saget, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton" October 28, 2020 1.0 3.65 0.3 0.79 1.3 4.44 [42]
5 "Episode 5: Donny Osmond, Bob Saget, Finesse Mitchell, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton" November 4, 2020 1.1 4.38 0.2 0.95 1.3 5.33 [43]
6 "Episode 6: Jesse McCartney, Yvette Nicole Brown, Robin Thicke, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton" November 11, 2020 0.9 3.45 0.2 0.92 1.2 4.37 [44]
7 "Episode 7: Adrienne Houghton, Joel McHale, Deon Cole, Jeff Dye, Cheryl Hines" November 18, 2020 1.0 3.76 0.2 0.82 1.2 4.58 [45]
8 "Episode 8: Rick Springfield, Taye Diggs, DeRay Davis, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton" November 26, 2020 Thursday 9:00 p.m. 1.8 6.07 N/A N/A N/A N/A [46]
9 "Episode 9: Robin Thicke, Nicole Byer, Jeff Dye, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton" December 7, 2020 Monday 8:00 p.m. 0.8 2.51 N/A N/A N/A N/A [47]
10 "Episode 10: Katharine McPhee, Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton" December 9, 2020 Wednesday 9:00 p.m. 0.8 3.43 N/A N/A N/A N/A [48]

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