I Can See Your Voice...but is it good or bad?

Saturday: I Can See Your Voice; (BBC1, 7.25pm)

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 5:00 pm
Host Padd and Celebrity Investigators, Jimmy Carr, Alison Hammond, Paddy McGuinness and Amanda Holden

The mystery singing game show is now on its third episode, but if you haven’t seen I Can See Your Voice yet, then let its host Paddy McGuinness explain it.

He says: “The format of I Can See Your Voice, it’s very simple really, you’ve got good singers and bad singers, but we don’t know who is good or who is bad. You’ve got to get rid of the bad singers throughout the rounds and be left with just one good singer to win £10,000. And each round is played out differently, the first round is the profile round, where you just look at someone and take a total guess, the second round is the lip sync challenge, where you get a bit more about how they’re holding the mic, how they’re carrying themselves.”

He continues: “Then the next round we see a VT about the singer, and then finally they get grilled by the contestants. There are only two singers left at the end and they have to answer quick fire questions, and we don’t know if they are good or bad singers.

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“Then at the end, the last singer duets with our guest popstar and hopefully they are a good singer which means the contestants win £10,000!”

There’s also an expert panel (or as Paddy jokes “I say experts, we have Jimmy Carr!”) on hand to help the contestants reach their decision. As well as Jimmy, there’s Alison Hammond and Amanda Holden, who are joined each week by a celebrity guest.

However, it seems Paddy is glad he isn’t the one offering advice. He says: “I don’t know who the bad singers or who the good singers are, and I like it that way because otherwise I think I’d be the type of person to be giving the contestants a wink – so I genuinely don’t kno

“So, on that final round, when the singer sings, whether they are good or bad. I always think the other way around! I always think a bad singer is going to be good, and a good singer is going to be bad. So, every show is a surprise for me.”

But while he may not be a natural when it comes to playing the game, the Top Gear host believes the show is a good fit for him

He says: “When I heard the format, and watched the American pilot, I instantly knew I had a bit of free rein. The reason I loved Take Me Out was because I had that element, there is the script but after that you can have fun with it, and that’s what I can do with this show. There is a lot of singing and dancing all non-scripted, much to the producer’s disapproval but I go with it!

Hopefully, the producers won’t rein him in too much tonight as he welcomes guest Ronan Keating. In theory, the Boyzone frontman should know a good vocalist when he sees one, but can he guide a father and son from Crawley to the right decision?

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