Teen Review: Beat Shazam

August 18, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Nain, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group

Everybody has a music genre, or a couple of genres, that they enjoy most. Chances are, “Beat Shazam” will include one or more of your favorite songs. “Beat Shazam” is an American television game show hosted by Jamie Foxxan American actor, songwriter, singer, record producer, film director, and comedian.

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“Beat Shazam” first premiered on May 25th, 2017, and was renewed for a second season, which premiered May 29th, 2018. The second season is currently still running with new episodes Tuesdays, 8:00 pm on FOX.

The game show follows three teams of two (which sometimes consist of celebrities, families, friends, etc.) competing to name a song being played by an app called Shazam, which can identify  songs as well as other types of media. Teams go through each round until two teams, and then eventually one team is left. As each round goes by, the money that can be obtained starts to increase. The remaining team must compete against Shazam itself (which is an app and is quite a formidable opponent) and have a chance to win one million dollars! Beat Shazam uses the Billboard Hot 100 musch chart as its only source for song titles.

I really enjoyed the show because it is a fun and competitive game show that you and your family can watch, as well as compete against each other. My favorite aspect of the show is the fact that you can sing along to the songs you know, as well as learn new songs and genres you may never even have heard of, which could lead you to be engaged into the show more than you expected.

This show was nominated for Teen Choice Awards twice - 2017 and 2018 in the Choice Summer TV Show category.

In conclusion, “Beat Shazam” is fun for the whole family, or even by yourself, as it’s filled with some laughs, great songs, an entertaining host, and of course, the suspense that comes with every good game show. I would recommend people start watching the first and second season if they are into game shows, music, or just enjoy shows that are fun and light-hearted.