Beat Shazam is an American musical game show that debuted on Fox on May 25, 2017. The show is presented by Jamie Foxx, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Jeff Apploff (who created the show with Wes Kauble). The show is hosted by Jamie Foxx, and his daughter Corinne serves as the DJ.
Three teams of two players compete in four rounds (five in season 1) to identify a set of songs, earning money for each successful response. After the fourth round (fifth in season 1), the highest-scoring team competes against the Shazam app, seeking to boost their prizes by naming up to six songs before it can identify them. Any team that beats Shazam on all six songs gets the main prize of $1,000,000. The Billboard Hot 100 music chart is the only source for song titles used by Beat Shazam.
Reaction and Reviews
It had received many good reviews from the audience. Jamie Foxx’s daughter has been playing the songs on the show for the last two seasons, and she’s fantastic. She also has an amazing connection with her father. You can also participate in the app for a chance to win $10,000, though beating the participants proved difficult due to their presence and the massive buttons in front of them.If you enjoy music and are a fan of Jamie Foxx, you should check out the concert.
Filming and Production of Beat Shazam
After the conclusion of the first season, Fox renewed the sitcom for a second season on July 12, 2017, which debuted on May 29, 2018. On August 21, 2018, Fox announced the renewal of the series for a third season, which will be broadcast on May 20, 2019. The series was renewed for a fourth season on January 31, 2020, which was supposed to be broadcast later that year, but owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, it instead began on June 3, 2021. The sitcom was renewed for a fifth season on April 5, 2022, with the launch date set for May 23, 2022.
Description of the Game in Every Season
The main game in Season 1 has five rounds. Teams lock in their title choices separately and privately. And the team that selects properly in the shortest time wins money. If two or more teams lock on the correct answer and have the same quickest time for that song, they each score. There are no consequences for wrong responses. Each round’s final song is marked as the “Fast Track” and played at double value. This song is played as a “Fast Track Challenge” during the season finale, in which the teams must react in the time required for Shazam to identify it. Winners of Season 1 are Christina Porcelli and Steve Lester (June 22, 2017)
The main game is divided into four rounds. The first round is the “Shazam Shuffle,” in which each song belongs to a different genre. In the second round, each team selects one of two categories, with the majority-chosen category (at least two teams) being played. The third round has one member from each team performing, with the first four songs worth $5,000 apiece and the Fast Track for $10,000. The fourth round is a normal round that is played in the same manner as the main game from Season 1. Winners of Season 2 are Donna Natosi and Ryan Walton (June 26, 2018)
The first two rounds are played in the same manner as in Season 2, with two new rounds added. The first round is the “Shazam Shuffle,” in which the number of songs is lowered from seven to five. The second round is now called “That’s My Jam!” Each team selects two categories, and whatever category is selected by at least two teams is played. The DJ chooses the category for the third round, “Corinne’s Choice,” and the first three songs are for $5,000 apiece, while the Fast Track is worth $10,000. The fourth round is titled “Without Words,” and it features the instrumental portion of the song. Winners of Season 3 are Brothers Aaron and Martin Smith (Teacher’s Special; May 20, 2019)
Seasons 4 and 5:
The first round is called the “Shazam Shuffle,” and the first four tracks are each worth $1,000, with the Fast Track earning $2,000. The first three songs from the same song series are worth $4,000 in each round of the second round, “That’s My Jam!” The third round is “Corinne’s Choice,” and the winner of the fourth round receives a $16,000 reward.
During the main game, a team may earn up to $76,000 ($126,000 in season 1). The team in last position is eliminated after the second round and receives nothing. If there is a tie after rounds two or four, one more song with no category is performed as a tiebreaker. The tiebreaker song has no monetary value, and the team that properly answers it in the shortest amount of time advances to the next round.
Filming Locations for Beat Shazam
Since Season 1, Beat Shazam has been shot in Los Angeles. The show is shot and produced at CBS Television City, located at 7800 Beverly Boulevard in the Fairfax District. You’re also within walking distance of The Grove, a well-known Los Angeles shopping center. You’re also close to a plethora of delectable restaurants, including the legendary Canter’s Deli (on 419 N Fairfax Ave).
The major parts of the game shows are shot in Los Angeles’ Hollywood and Burbank studios. which also includes Paramount, Raleigh, and Warner Bros. (those are the major ones, but there are far more located across all of Los Angeles).
CBS Television City has undergone many modifications, including the addition of four new sound stages. It seems to reason that the music game show Beat Shazam is filmed there, as the sound quality and setting are likely superior to other facilities. Every episode has been shot at the CBS studio.