I Can See Your Voice (American game show)

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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 seasons3
No. of episodes30
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Khaliel Abdelrahim
  • Madison Blakey
  • Danni Steele
  • Rachel Sussman
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time43–44 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkFox
ReleaseSeptember 23, 2020 (2020-09-23) –
present
Related
I Can See Your Voice franchise

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.

Format[edit]

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 $15,000 ($10,000 in season one) if they eliminate a bad singer.

  • In the first two rounds, the "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 season two, this round is conducted as the "Lip Sync Showdown", and is now performed with three groups of two singers each. In addition, the contestant may use the "Golden Mic" once during the rounds, during which they may hear additional clues and observations from a celebrity guest off-stage.
  • In the first season, "Unlock My Life" was played as the third round, where the contestant is presented a video package relating to one of the four remaining singers of their choice. This was followed by "Secret Studio", where the contestant is presented with video from a recording session by one of the three remaining singers of their choice, but pitch-shifted to obscure their actual vocals.
  • In the second season, the third and fourth rounds are conducted with two of three rotating formats:
    • "A Day in the Life", where the contestant is presented with a video package chronicling the daily lives of one of the remaining singers.
    • "Super Fan", where the contestant is presented with a video package featuring a "super fan" of one of the remaining singers.
    • "Secret Snoop", where the contestant "tours" the remaining singers' homes for clues (which may include red herrings) for 60 seconds.
  • The final round is the "Interrogation", where the contestant may ask questions of the two remaining singers for 60 seconds. The good singers are required to give truthful responses, while the bad singers must lie.

At the end of the game, 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 or not, as revealed by means of a duet between the singer and one of the celebrity panelists.

Production[edit]

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 had been renewed for a second season, scheduled to air later in the year.[10] On November 8, 2021, it was announced that the second season would begin with a holiday special on December 14, 2021, ahead of its timeslot premiere on January 5, 2022.[11][12]

On May 15, 2023, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a third season.[13] Initially set for a September 19, 2023 premiere on Fox's fall lineup (amid the Hollywood labor disputes),[14] it was later pushed back to a winter premiere on January 3, 2024.[15]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110September 23, 2020 (2020-09-23)December 9, 2020 (2020-12-09)
210January 5, 2022 (2022-01-05)March 8, 2022 (2022-03-08)
3TBAJanuary 3, 2024 (2024-01-03)TBA
Specials2December 14, 2021 (2021-12-14)June 26, 2022 (2022-06-26)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [16][17]Original air date [16][17]Prod.
code [16]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Episode 1: Nick Lachey, Kelly Osbourne, Arsenio Hall, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"September 23, 2020 (2020-09-23)VOI-1084.56[18]
22"Episode 2: Jordin Sparks, Niecy Nash, Jay Pharoah, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"September 30, 2020 (2020-09-30)VOI-1044.46[19]
33"Episode 3: Nicole Scherzinger, DeRay Davis, Russell Peters, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"October 14, 2020 (2020-10-14)VOI-1094.06[20]
44"Episode 4: Pat Monahan, Yvette Nicole Brown, Bob Saget, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"October 28, 2020 (2020-10-28)VOI-1053.65[21]
55"Episode 5: Donny Osmond, Bob Saget, Finesse Mitchell, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"November 4, 2020 (2020-11-04)VOI-1034.38[22]
66"Episode 6: Jesse McCartney, Yvette Nicole Brown, Robin Thicke, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"November 11, 2020 (2020-11-11)VOI-1103.45[23]
77"Episode 7: Adrienne Houghton, Joel McHale, Deon Cole, Jeff Dye, Cheryl Hines"November 18, 2020 (2020-11-18)VOI-1013.76[24]
88"Episode 8: Rick Springfield, Taye Diggs, DeRay Davis, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"November 26, 2020 (2020-11-26)VOI-1066.07[25]
99"Episode 9: Robin Thicke, Nicole Byer, Jeff Dye, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"December 7, 2020 (2020-12-07)VOI-1072.51[26]
1010"Episode 10: Katharine McPhee, Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"December 9, 2020 (2020-12-09)VOI-1023.43[27]

Season 2 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [16][28]Original air date [16][28]Prod.
code [16]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
111"Episode 1: Jewel, Bow Wow, Cheyenne Jackson, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"January 5, 2022 (2022-01-05)VOI-2042.28[29]
122"Episode 2: Jason Mraz, Joel McHale, Lil Rel Howery, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"January 12, 2022 (2022-01-12)VOI-2012.28[30]
133"Episode 3: Kelly Rowland, Kelly Osbourne, Brian Austin Green, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"January 19, 2022 (2022-01-19)VOI-2072.03[31]
144"Episode 4: Ashanti, Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"January 26, 2022 (2022-01-26)VOI-2022.12[32]
155"Episode 5: Macy Gray, Loni Love, Jodie Sweetin, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"February 2, 2022 (2022-02-02)VOI-2052.43[33]
166"Episode 6: LeAnn Rimes, Mario Cantone, Melissa Peterman, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"February 9, 2022 (2022-02-09)VOI-2031.92[34]
177"Episode 7: Rachel Platten, Robin Thicke, Raven-Symoné, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"February 16, 2022 (2022-02-16)VOI-2062.07[35]
188"Episode 8: Shaggy, Margaret Cho, Rachael Harris, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"February 23, 2022 (2022-02-23)VOI-2092.11[36]
199"Episode 9: Wanya Morris, Yvette Nicole Brown, Curtis Stone, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"March 2, 2022 (2022-03-02)VOI-2112.03[37]
2010"Episode 10: Kandi Burruss, Vanessa Lachey, Jim Jefferies, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"March 8, 2022 (2022-03-08)VOI-2081.52[38]

Season 3 (2024)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [16][39]Original air date [16][39]Prod.
code [16]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
211"Premiere: Lauren Alaina, Nikki Glaser, DeRay Davis, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton"January 3, 2024 (2024-01-03)VOI-3022.11[40]
222"Queen Night: Gavin DeGraw, Thomas Lennon, Jennie Garth, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Cheryl Hines"January 10, 2024 (2024-01-10)VOI-3071.89[41]
233"Divas Night: Dionne Warwick, Ron Funches, Todrick Hall, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton"January 17, 2024 (2024-01-17)VOI-3061.64[42]
244"Decades Night: Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Melissa Peterman, Frankie Muniz, Romeo Miller, Cheryl Hines"January 24, 2024 (2024-01-24)VOI-3041.81[43]
255"Sports Night: Montell Jordan, Dwight Howard, Jon Lovitz, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton"January 31, 2024 (2024-01-31)VOI-3031.65[44]
266"Motown Night: Johnny Gill, NeNe Leakes, Kate Flannery, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Cheryl Hines"February 7, 2024 (2024-02-07)VOI-3011.52[45]
277"Doppelganger Night: Guest host Joel McHale, Carnie Wilson, Maggie Lawson, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton"February 14, 2024 (2024-02-14)VOI-3091.56[46]
288"Twinning Night: Guest host Joel McHale, Michelle Williams, Lisa Ann Walter, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Cheryl Hines"February 21, 2024 (2024-02-21)VOI-3101.62[47]

Specials[edit]

No.Title [16][28]Original air date [16][28]Prod.
code [16]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"I Can See Your Voice Holiday Spectacular: Debbie Gibson, Nicole Byer, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"December 14, 2021 (2021-12-14)VOI-2121.81[48]
2"Episode 11: Jojo, Drew Carey, Yvette Nicole Brown, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"June 26, 2022 (2022-06-26)VOI-2100.80[49]

Broadcast and release[edit]

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.[50][3] It is available for streaming on Fox's ad-supported streaming service Tubi.[51]

The series was acquired by Global in Canada.[52]

From September 10, 2021, the first series is aired in New Zealand's TVNZ 2 every Friday.[53]

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