MTV is cueing up a new karaoke-based series.
Crash Karaoke is billed as an international music game show, in which hosts Hannah Rad and Dylan Landon will travel to unassuming locations and attempt to charm two volunteers into a head-to-head karaoke showdown for a cash prize. The surrounding crowd will decide who wins the sing-off.
A mix of hit songs serve as the soundtrack for the 10 x 30-minute series, from current tracks to iconic karaoke throwbacks.
“Crash Karaoke is an innovative twist on the traditional game show that’s anchored in music and embodies MTV’s bold, unpredictable personality,” said Bruce Gillmer, head of music and music talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom, in a release. “We’re excited to disrupt everyday life in some of the most unlikely locations and pass the mic to the most fearless performers – from the great, to the outrageous, and cringe-worthy — and bring our audience along for the ride.”
Crash Karaoke isn’t the first game show to capitalize on the still-strong karaoke craze. Last week Apple launched Carpool Karaoke — a spinoff from James Corden’s CBS late-night show feature. Spike, another Viacom net, rolled out Caraoke Showdown earlier this year, and while it’s not technically karaoke, Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, in which celebs face off against each other by lip-syncing top hits in full performance mode, has been one of that network’s strongest recent series.
Production of Crash Karaoke begins mid-August with an international rollout beginning later this year. Executive producers are Adam Dolgins, Brian Flanagan, Anthony Amoia, Mike Amoia, and Sean Lee of Switchblade Entertainment, and Bruce Gillmer, Jennifer Demme Harris and Adriana Cornejo for MTV International.