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Beat Shazam

Beat Shazam
Beat Shazam.jpg
Genre Game show
Created by
  • Jeff Apploff
  • Wes Kauble
Presented by Jamie Foxx
Starring October Gonzalez (2017)
Corinne Foxx (2018-present)
Narrated by DJ Irie
Theme music composer Earth, Wind & Fire
Opening theme "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind & Fire
Composer(s) Burnett Music Group
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 14
Production
Executive producer(s) Jamie Foxx
Jeff Apploff
Mark Burnett
Rich Riley
Lauren Zalaznick
Barry Poznick
Location(s) CBS Television City
Production company(s) Apploff Entertainment
Shazam
MGM Television (season 1)
Distributor Endemol Shine Group
Release
Original network Fox
Audio format Stereo
Original release May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25) – present
External links
Website

Beat Shazam is an American television game show which airs on Fox, which premiered on May 25, 2017, in the United States. The show is hosted by Jamie Foxx, who is also an executive producer on the show along with Jeff Apploff (who created the show with Wes Kauble), Mark Burnett, Rich Riley, Lauren Zalaznick and Barry Poznick.[1][2][3] On July 12, 2017, Fox renewed the series for a second season.[4] On March 20th, Fox announced that the second season would premiere on May 29th. [5]

Gameplay

Three teams of two players each compete through five rounds to identify a series of songs, banking money for each correct answer.[6] After the fifth round, the highest-scoring team plays head-to-head against the Shazam app, attempting to increase their winnings by naming up to six songs before it can identify them. Any team that beats Shazam on all six songs wins a grand prize of $1,000,000.

Main game

The main game consists of five rounds. In each round, a category is given and five songs are played, one at a time (However, in some episodes of the show, four songs are played in the round instead of five). Four choices are displayed for the title of each song; the first team to buzz-in with the correct answer wins money. If more than one team rings in with the correct answer, the money is awarded to the team that locked in their answer in the fastest time.[7] The final song of each category is called the "Fast Track" and is played for double the round value. There is no penalty for incorrect answers. For the final episode of Season 1, the Fast Track is now the Fast Track Challenge. Shazam shows the time that Shazam named the song, and the teams have to buzz in before time is up. There is no multiple choice, and the first team that buzzes in with the correct title wins cash. If the team that buzzes in first gives an incorrect title or no title, none of the teams get the money for the Fast Track Challenge.

Category # Value of first four songs Value of fifth song ("Fast Track")
1 $1,000 $2,000
2 $2,000 $4,000
3 $3,000 $6,000
4 $5,000 $10,000
5 $10,000 $20,000

After the third round, the team in last place is eliminated and leaves with nothing. After the fifth round, the trailing team is eliminated and keeps half their money. A team can accumulate up to $126,000 during the main game. In the event of a tie after rounds three or five, one additional song, with no category given, is played as a tiebreaker, using the same rules as the main game. No money is awarded for the Tiebreaker song, and the team that answers it correctly in the fastest time moves on to the final round.

Bonus round: Beat Shazam

The winning team attempts to identify five more songs, one at a time, before Shazam can do so. Each correct answer awards the team $25,000. No multiple-choice answers are offered in this round, and each song is in a different category. The team must answer with the exact wording of the title. A yellow ring on the gameboard steadily disappears to act as a timer; the contestants must buzz in before it is completely gone. If the team fails to buzz in on any song, or fails to identify any song, they lose the opportunity to play for $1,000,000.

After all five songs have been played, the team is given a category for a sixth and final song. They may either end the game and keep their winnings, or attempt to identify this song. If they choose to continue, only one team member may play. If the contestant correctly names the song before Shazam, the team's entire winnings are doubled; if the team beats Shazam on all six songs, the team's winnings are increased to the grand prize of $1,000,000.[8] Giving a wrong answer or no answer on the final song cuts the team's winnings in half.

Without winning the grand prize, a team can win up to $452,000 over the course of the entire game, by identifying every song in the main game, beating Shazam on four of the first five songs in the bonus round, then beating it again on the sixth.

On the episode that aired on June 22, 2017, Christina Porcelli and Steve Lester became the first team to successfully "Beat Shazam" and win the $1,000,000 grand prize.

Ratings

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Ref(s)
1 "Episode 1" May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25) 1.2/5 3.64 [9]
2 "Episode 2" June 1, 2017 (2017-06-01) 1.1/5 3.43 [10]
3 "Episode 3" June 8, 2017 (2017-06-08) 1.0/5 2.94 [11]
4 "Episode 4" June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22) 1.0/5 3.17 [12]
5 "Episode 5" June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) 0.9/4 3.11 [13]
6 "Episode 6" July 13, 2017 (2017-07-13) 0.9/4 2.95 [14]
7 "Episode 7" July 20, 2017 (2017-07-20) 0.8/4 2.85 [15]
8 "Episode 8" July 27, 2017 (2017-07-27) 0.9/4 2.85 [16]
9 "Episode 9" August 3, 2017 (2017-08-03) 0.8/3 2.70 [17]
10 "Episode 10" August 10, 2017 (2017-08-10) 0.7/3 2.19 [18]
11 "Episode 11" August 17, 2017 (2017-08-17) 0.7/3 2.52 [19]
12 "Episode 12" August 24, 2017 (2017-08-24) 0.7/3 2.44 [20]
13 "Episode 13" September 7, 2017 (2017-09-07) 0.8/3 2.42 [21]
14 "Episode 14" September 14, 2017 (2017-09-14) 0.7/3 2.44 [22]

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References

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