It’s Fremantle vs Fremantle talent smackdown on Saturday night as ITV takes on I Can See Your Voice with Game of Talents. Is that meant to be a zeitgeisty take on Game of Thrones? Nobody seems sure.
Anyway this is getting very excited about being a gameshow and a talent show which somebody clearly thought was a COMPLETELY MENTAL idea, and has already described itself as a “show like no other” so that’s already two, maybe three blots on its copy book. On the plus side, it’s been a hit in Spain and it marks Vernon Kay’s return to primetime – it’s been six years since All-Star Family Fortunes finished, incredibly.
Two civilian/celebrity teams try and work out the (eight given) talents of people just by looking at them and some additional clues – it’s Identity basically. The value of each guess is determined by mystery cash balls ranging from £500 to £10,000, with £20k and £50k balls being added as the game progresses. The team with the most money get the chance to win it by guessing which one of four people the final talent applies to.
This seems designed to be extremely Youtube friendly, and will probably live or die on the did-you-see-THAT?-ability of the acts on show and how they can sustain that throughout. Let us know what you think in the comments.