America's dancing dynamo and former *NSYNC star Joey Fatone (Dancing with the Stars) hosts NBC's ultimate sing-along variety game show The Singing Bee, which is set to premiere on Tuesday, July 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET) following the 90-minute "Las Vegas Callbacks" episode of summer's #1 hit America's Got Talent (8-9:30 p.m. ET).
The announcement was made today by Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.
"This fun-filled family show is going to have viewers singing along with their TV sets," said Plestis. "Coupled with America's Got Talent, we've got two great hours of TV that America can fall in love with every Tuesday night."
Added Plestis, "We are also thrilled to have Joey on board to host. He brings an added burst of energy and a legion of fans with his musical talent and infectious personality."
In The Singing Bee, contestants will be challenged to accurately sing the lyrics to the most popular songs of all time in a variety of karaoke-style competitions. Each episode will begin with an audience-wide sing-along where eight lucky contestants will be chosen to compete in a series of fun-filled singing games. In this exciting singing showdown, there's no middle ground for partially correct answers -- contestants must be perfect or they're out of the game. Family-friendly and conducive to playing (and singing) along at home, The Singing Bee inspires hilarious wrong answers and amazing performances by those rare contestants who somehow manage to get every word right.
In addition, all music on the show will be performed by house band "Ray Chew and the Buzz" with The Singing Bee dancers, "The Honeybees."
Fatone, former member of the musical sensation *NSYNC, is a multi-talented "triple threat" most recently dancing his way to second place on "Dancing with the Stars." He has also appeared in multiple Broadway musicals including Rent and "Little Shop of Horrors," and the feature films My Big Fat Greek Wedding and The Cooler.
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