Most unique reality competition: 'America's Got Talent' or 'The Masked Singer'? | The Tylt
"America's Got Talent" and "The Masked Singer" are both strange and fun competition shows. "AGT" features a variety of acts competing for $1 million. These talents typically surprise us all with what they can do. The long-running series now has a spin-off called "America's Got Talent: The Champions." The American version of "The Masked Singer" is based on a popular Korean series, and the new show has fans engaged in figuring who's behind the mask. Which reality competition is the most unique?
Most unique reality competition: 'America's Got Talent' or 'The Masked Singer'?
Below is the synopsis of "America's Got Talent," per Rotten Tomatoes.
A talent search from the producers of `American Idol' features a variety of acts (singers, dancers, comedians, acrobats, jugglers and more) competing for fame and a million-dollar prize.
The long-running "AGT" has 13 seasons under its belt, and a new spin-off premieres in January 2019 called "America's Got Talent: The Champions." Just watch a clip below from "Champions" and you'll see what we mean when we say these acts always shock and entertain.
On "The Masked Singer," performers sing in disguise, and judges and fans try to guess who is the singer. Viewers are already intrigued by the new series, indicating the American version will be a hit for FOX. The Ringer wrote "Post-American Idol: ‘The Masked Singer’ Is the Perfect Singing Competition for the Dystopian Age." Here's more from Rob Harvilla of The Ringer:
Welcome to Fox’s The Masked Singer, the strangest and most discomfiting reality-TV singing competition ever born. It is American Idol via Black Mirror; it is Eurovision via David Cronenberg. It is inspired by the 3-year-old South Korean program King of Mask Singer despite being nowhere near as weird or (presumably) as good. It is somehow both extremely self-aware and still not nearly self-aware enough. It is, impressively, all sorts of fucked up. “True strength comes from embracing all your vulnerability,” says the mystery celebrity wearing a garish, gold, full-body lion costume and speaking through a voice-modulation device, shortly before singing Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody.” Not yet, Fergie.