5 inspiring singing series on Showmax and Netflix
There’s an art to singing in the shower, especially when your pipes are not made for musical notes (let’s blame the plumbing, okay?). But if your singing voice makes your shampoo cry, perhaps you’ll enjoy tuning in to a singing reality show instead – here you can be the judge, and you can choose someone to sing their heart out on your behalf.
So, get your DO, RE, ME, FA, SOL musical scales ready and check out amazing singing shows on these online streaming platforms.
What do you mean you can see my voice? Do you have X-ray vision? Well not exactly, this is more a game show than a singing competition and it’s presented by the comedic actor Ken Jeong with actress Cheryl Hines and vocalist Adrienne Houghton who form part of a panel of celebrity detectives to help contestants tell the difference between good and bad singers – without even hearing them sing!
With $100 000 on the line, the contestant attempts to weed out the bad “secret voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation, and lip-synch challenges.
This is on the silly side of singing reality shows, but it’s a fun watch.
Speaking of silly reality singing shows … Think feather boas, a huge amount of sequins, glitter and outrageously fabulous costumes worn by A-list celebrities who compete in this epic singing competition where a panel of judges must guess who the singer is behind an elaborate mask and full-body costume.
Showmax has gone all the way by adding three seasons of this popular show to its platform. With Nick Cannon as host, singer Nicole Scherzinger, singer-songwriter Robin Thicke, and TV personalities Jenny McCarthy and Ken Joeng as the judges you won’t hit a bad note by tuning in to this show!
Now, who IS that singing slug?!
Sing On! S1 on Netflix
Are you the ultimate karaoke singer? Maybe with a hairbrush in hand, but in this singing reality show contestants show their singing skills and how accurate and in tune they can be by singing popular songs in a group, karaoke style, for a whopping jackpot of up to $60 000.
Hosted by the fabulous Tituss Burgess who sings like an angel (give Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix a try to find out just how epic he can be), a vocal analyser program assesses the contestants as they sing and with each round the least note-perfect singer gets the boot.
Local is lekkerrrrrrr in this talent show with the entertainer and TV megastar Emo Adams as creator and host.
Emo loves discovering new talent and with the help of his co-host singer Tarryn Lamb and mentors Alistair Izobell, Charlton Daniels, Nur Abrahams, and Rushney Ferguson, Emo sets out to find the best unknown singers, dancers, rappers, and comedians who will compete against each other for the mega prize of a year-long tour with Emo, cash prizes and a shot at stardom. Shine that spotlight on me, Emo! Here!
Voices Of Fire S1 on Netflix
This show will give you goosebumps! Bishop Ezekiel Williams, uncle to the singer Pharrell Williams (who became famous for his 2013 song Happy) had a dream to build the world’s most inspirational choir and in this series his dream becomes a reality.
He brings in Pharrell for help as he holds auditions to build this ultimate choir. You will need some tissues because tears are going to fall as the people who audition tell inspirational tales of overcoming adversity and share their experiences of singing in Voices of Fire.