Watch "Beat Shazam" Tonight on FOX
Did anyone happen to catch the premier of Jamie Foxx’s new show “Beat Shazam?” If you’re a music lover, have lots of music knowledge or just like to get into the competitive spirit, you should absolutely check out Beat Shazam – you’ll love it! According to Entertainment Weekly, “Shazam is one of those apps, like Venmo or even Uber, that seems ubiquitous now because of how useful it can be in everyday life. Fox’s new game show, Beat Shazam, plans to deepen that experience further by turning Shazam usage into a competition. Contestants will play for prize money by trying to guess the name of the song before their opponents — and then, in the final round, against Shazam itself.” Pretty cool, right?
Here are a few more details:
Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Django Unchained”) is the new host of BEAT SHAZAM, “a unique and interactive game show in which teams of two race against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the highest score will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the world’s most popular song identification app, for the chance to win a cash prize. Executive-produced by Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”) and Jeff Apploff (“Don’t Forget the Lyrics!”), the straight-to-series order premiered May 25 on FOX. Foxx also will serve as an executive producer.” (via Fox)
According to Fox, “Shazam is one of the most beloved apps in the marketplace, and can identify millions of songs in a matter of seconds – whether you’re using it to discover a new band or to identify a newly released hit from your favorite artist. It reaches more than 160 million music lovers worldwide, and combined with Jamie Foxx’s amazing talent and worldwide star power, we simply can’t imagine a greater team to create the next big music game show." They also added, “Jamie is a quadruple-threat and creative genius. He is an incredible actor, comedian, singer and dancer. Also, his musical knowledge is so great that he could probably… BEAT SHAZAM.”
If you missed the premiere, you can watch it here.
The next episode airs tonight, Thursday, June 1st at 8/7c – be sure to catch it!