Fox recently announced the judging panel and hosts for its latest singing competition, “Alter Ego.”
The music-focused judges included “Ironic” singer Alanis Morissette, Grimes, Nick Lachey and “Black Eyed Peas” alum Will.I.M. Will be included. Rocsi Diaz – who co-hosted the BET event “106 More Parks” – will host.
“Alter Ego” will feature contestants who hide their true identities and perform as their “Dream Avatar”, showcasing their unique performance style through motion capture technology.
“‘Alter Ego’ combines talent and technology to revolutionize singing competition shows in the only way Fox can,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at Fox. “We are so excited to bring together the wonderful Will.Im, Alanis, Grimes, Nick and Roxy as they search for the next big singing star, helping incredible singers make their dreams come true and perform like never before. get a chance.”
Matilda Zoltowski, who has worked on talent shows including “World of Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars,” will serve as the show’s executive producer. The show is set to take the time slot of “Game of Talent”.
After her role in the network’s animated comedy “The Great North”, “Alter Ego” will be the second Fox series on which Alanis Morissette has appeared. Lachey was a contestant on “The Masked Singer” last season. Will.i.am serves as a coach on the UK version of “The Voice”. And Canadian-born Grimes — aka Claire Boucher — is a partner of Tesla founder Elon Musk and recently released her concept album “Miss Anthropocene.”
“Alter Ego” will pair with Season 6 of “The Masked Singer” on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. In “Masked,” hosted by Nick Cannon, star panelists guess the identities of celebrities by interpreting clues throughout the season. After the performance ends, the audience and panelists vote for their favorite singer, and the least popular contestants take off their masks to reveal their identities.
It looks like “The Masked Singer” has even influenced a new dating show on Netflix called “Sexy Beasts,” in which guests test chemistry with others without ever looking at their faces—which is a bit of cutting-edge Hollywood. The films are masked by prosthetics. Fox also put out a spinoff of “The Masked Dancer” titled “The Masked Singer,” in which celebs disguise their identities with elaborate costumes to perform in front of a panel of judges.