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"Beat Shazam" review by Eva Diaz  5/26/17
Airs Thursdays 8/7c on FOX

I wanted to watch this show because it combines two things I enjoy: music and game shows. I thought I would enjoy this show, and I did! Very much.  Jamie Foxx hosts the show, along with a DJ named October Gonzalez, who takes care of the music.  The easy part of the show for me was guessing the songs. The hard part seems to be locking in your answer in the fastest time.  The contestent who locks in the right answer in the fastest time gets the money.  and the bonus round involves the winning contestants, who are in teams of two, going up against the computer named Shazam.  They have to guess the answer before Shazam does.  The contestants can win up to one million dollars.  

The show is fun to watch, and Jamie has good banter with the contestants and his co-hosts.  You could watch it with your family and see how much money you could win if you were there in the studio.  The one drawback I see is that people who don't have a lot of knowledge about music might not enjoy watching it because they would feel they can't play along .  Since that's important in a TV game show, I will give it 4 out of 5  stars.  I do, however, think the show will be a hit.   


(Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT; beginning May 25)

Hosted by Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Django Unchained”), and produced by Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”) and Jeff Apploff (“Don’t Forget the Lyrics!”), BEAT SHAZAM is a new interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the most money banked will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the world’s most popular song identification app, for the chance to win a huge cash prize.

During each episode of the series, the teams will go ear-to-ear for the chance to BEAT SHAZAM. In each round, Foxx will present a choice of two music categories, ranging from “’80s Favorites” to “Beyoncé Hits.” Teams will hear a song and try to identify its correct title before all the other teams. As the rounds progress, quicker pairs will continue building their banks, while players with the lowest dollar amount will be eliminated until only one team remains. That team will play man-versus-machine and attempt to BEAT SHAZAM!

Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores – and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has been downloaded more than 1 billion times, and has exceeded 30 billion total Shazams since its launch, while users Shazam more than 20 million times each day.

BEAT SHAZAM was created by Jeff Apploff and is produced by Apploff Entertainment and MGM Television in association with Shazam. Mark Burnett, Jeff Apploff, Rich Riley, Lauren Zalaznick and Jamie Foxx serve as executive producers. “Like” BEAT SHAZAM on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @BeatShazamFOX and join the discussion using #BeatShazam.

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