The Big Music Quiz

The Big Music Quiz is an Australian television game show based on the French series called Le Grand Blind Test (The Grand Blind Test). The show was hosted by Darren McMullen, and it aired on the Seven Network in 2016.[1][2] The show pits celebrities together in which they need to answer a range of music trivia challenges, which include identifying original artists of popular cover titles, recognizing song titles played at ten times its normal speed and trying to work out a song sung in a different language.[3][4][5]

The Big Music Quiz
Big Music Quiz title card.jpg
Title card of The Big Music Quiz
GenreGame show
Presented byDarren McMullen
Starringvarious
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Production locationsMelbourne, Victoria
Running time60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
Production companyEndemol Shine Australia
Release
Original networkSeven Network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release28 August (2016-08-28) –
12 October 2016 (2016-10-12)
External links
Website

BackgroundEdit

On 13 March 2016 it was announced that the Seven Network had purchased the local rights for an Australian version of The Big Music Quiz. It was also confirmed that production would start in April with Darren McMullen to present.[4]

Three days after the announcement, an audience call was released. It required enthusiastic audience members willing to stand and dance as part of the show.[6]

FormatEdit

The celebrities begin in a warm up (Round 1) where they are tested in their musical knowledge by identifying original artists of popular cover titles. Top scoring celebrities must pick teams which then compete against each other in the following three rounds (2-4)... they are to recognise song titles played at ten times their normal speed, go through a personalised round where they are tested on extracts linked to their career and try to work out a cover version of a song sung in a different language. In the fifth round members from each team go head to head deciphering songs that have been altered in several ways. And in the final round (6), the highest scoring team face off individually against each other... each celebrity in that team must shout out the song titles they hear within the two minutes given.

RoundsEdit

Round 1: The Warm UpEdit

This round determines Team Captains and their teams. Each of the eight guest panelists plays as individuals and listens to a list of known songs. After the music has played, each panelist writes down the name of the artist; they only have 20 seconds to write down their answer and a "cheat sheet" appears at the 15-second mark. The two panelists highest scoring panelists become Team Captains and then choose their teams in a schoolyard pick.

Round 2: Unlikely CoversEdit

Each team has 30 seconds to name the original artist of cover songs performed by live guests. The first team to identify the original artist buzzes in (the buzzer cannot be used for the first seven seconds of each song).

Round 3: Headphone HeroesEdit

The teams must listen to people singing with headphones on. The teams have 30 seconds to buzz in when they can identify the original artist (the buzzer cannot be used for the first seven seconds of each song).

Round 4: Personal PlaylistEdit

Teams must guess the name of the artists in a themed segment which takes musical inspiration from one, or some, of the panelists. The game is played as a team; however, all of the panelists can score points for their team if they get the correct answer. Panelists have access to a cheat sheet for the last five seconds of each track.

Round 5: Twisted TunesEdit

In the final team round, a panelist from each team goes head-to-head to identify the original artist. The songs may be harder to identify as they have been twisted, sped up, slowed down, and reversed. The first panelist to buzz in with the correct answer scores the points. The game is played four times so each panelist gets a turn. At the end of this round, the team with the highest score moves into the Final Round while the losing team head off to learn a dance routine to a popular song.

Round 6: The FinalEdit

The winning team now play as individuals. Each player has 60 seconds to guess as many of the original artists as possible. The panelist with the highest score is crowned The Big Music Quiz Champion for the night. The losing team closes the show with their dance routine.

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
(millions)
1"Episode One"28 August 2016 (2016-08-28)1.211[7]
Left Team: Kris Smith (Captain), Lawrence Mooney, Giaan Rooney and Emily Taheny (Winner)
Right Team: Dave Gleeson (Captain), Melanie Vallejo, Alec Snow and Ella Hooper
Unlikely Covers Guest: The Madin Brothers on Umbrella Bikes
2"Episode Two"4 September 2016 (2016-09-04)0.930[8]
Left Team: Sam Mac (Captain), Bindi Irwin, Erin Holland and Jai Waetford
Right Team: Ada Nicodemou (Captain), Rebel Wilson, Brendan Jones (Winner) and Adam Garcia
Unlikely Covers Guest: David Balaban on Sitar and Aman Kalyan on Tabla
3"Episode Three"11 September 2016 (2016-09-11)0.843[9]
Left Team: Joel Creasey (Captain), Lucy Durack, Jimmy Rees (Winner) and Claire Hooper
Right Team: Kate Ceberano (Captain), Em Rusciano, Steve Hooker and Andrew O'Keefe
Unlikely Covers Guest: Justin Brady on Harmonica
4"Episode Four"18 September 2016 (2016-09-18)0.873[10]
Left Team: Christie Whelan (Captain), Lawrence Mooney, Isabella Giovinazzo and Matt Parkinson
Right Team: Michala Banas (Captain), Jeff Green, Em Rusciano (Winner) and Manu Feildel
Unlikely Covers Guest: Miles Brown on Theremin
5"Episode Five"25 September 2016 (2016-09-25)0.842[11]
Left Team: Didier Cohen (Captain & Winner), Tim Ross, Kylie Gillies and Matt Cooper
Right Team: Emily Taheny (Captain), Larry Emdur, Denise Scott and Dami Im
Unlikely Covers Guest: A-Capella Band, The Drums of War
6"Episode Six"1 October 2016 (2016-10-01)[12]0.887[13]
Left Team: Lucy Durack (Captain), Lehmo, Russell Morris (Winner) and Melanie Vallejo
Right Team: Cal Wilson (Captain), Dylan Lewis, Denise Scott and Jude Bolton
Unlikely Covers Guest: Gypsy Sextet Group, The Woohoo Revue
7"Episode Seven"2 October 2016 (2016-10-02)[12]0.527[14]
Left Team: Jackie O (Captain), James Tobin, Rachael Beck and Matthew Mitcham
Right Team: Ella Hooper (Captain), Anthony Albanese (Winner), Libby Trickett and Toby Truslove
Unlikely Covers Guest: New Orleans-Style Brass Band, The Horns of Leroy
8"Episode Eight"12 October 2016 (2016-10-12)0.562[15]
Left Team: Miranda Tapsell (Captain), Tommy Little, Clare Bowditch and Tom Williams
Right Team: Georgie Parker (Captain), Rebel Wilson (Winner), Joel Creasey and Cyrus Villanueva
Unlikely Covers Guest: 11 year old Jeremy Young on Guitar

ViewershipEdit

Season 1Edit

Episode Airdate Viewership Ref
Overnight Timeshifted
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 "Episode One" 28 August 2016 (2016-08-28) 1,211,000 #3 1,252,000 #2 [7][16]
2 "Episode Two" 4 September 2016 (2016-09-04) 930,000 #4 957,000 #4 [8][17]
3 "Episode Three" 11 September 2016 (2016-09-11) 843,000 #5 881,000 #5 [9][18]
4 "Episode Four" 18 September 2016 (2016-09-18) 873,000 #4 913,000 #4 [10][19]
5 "Episode Five" 25 September 2016 (2016-09-25) 842,000 #5 896,000 #5 [11][20]
6 "Episode Six" 1 October 2016 (2016-10-01) 887,000 #7 923,000 #7 [13][21]
7 "Episode Seven" 2 October 2016 (2016-10-02) 527,000 #8 559,000 #8 [14][22]
8 "Episode Eight" 12 October 2016 (2016-10-12) 562,000 #17 590,000 #17 [15][23]

ReferencesEdit

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