Fox Entertainment has given a series order to another South Korean music-themed entertainment format following the runaway success of The Masked Singer.
I Can See Your Voice, based on the South Korean format from CJ ENM, will give one contestant per week the opportunity to win a cash prize if they can tell the the difference between the good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note.
The mystery game show will feature a panel of celebrity comedians and experts, as well as a musical superstar, that will help guide contestants through various rounds of “lip sync challenges, hidden clues and true-or-false evidence.”
Episodes will culminate with the selected vocalist revealing whether or not they’re a good or bad singer in a duet performance with the musical superstar, “resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck,” Fox said in a release.
The U.S. version of I Can See Your Voice will be hosted and executive produced by comedian, actor and The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong.
The series will be produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment, the network’s recently launched in-house unscripted production division. Executive producers include James Mckinlay , Smart Dog Media’s Craig Plestis and Ken Jeong.
I Can See Your Voice is expected to premiere later this year on Fox.
The deal followed a pilot episode on Fox last month and now marks the format’s 12th remake with already successful versions in Thailand, Bulgaria, Romania, Malaysia and more. Numerous new adaptations are expected for the year ahead.
Originally created by Lee Seon-young, I Can See Your Voice launched in 2015 in South Korea via music entertainment channel MNET, and is currently in its seventh season.
“Just like The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice is a distinctive format that makes for a big, bold creative swing. And with Ken leading the charge as host, it’s going to be another crazy ride for viewers,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment & specials at Fox Entertainment, in a statement. “I Can See Your Voice provides us with another show as we continue to build out Fox Alternative Entertainment’s production slate.”