Will new talent show “Alter Ego” return for a second season?


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alter ego just wrapped up its first season on FOX. The talent show puts a new spin on the classic singing competition by having contestants perform as digital avatars using motion capture. Dipper Scott (aka Jacob Thomsen) was named the winner of season one, as Judge Will.i.am offered to match the $100,000 prize to pay his medical bills.

The first season featured some very talented people and some interesting technology, but it was unfortunately bogged down by overly complicated rules and a panel of judges who didn’t seem to know what they were looking for. This, coupled with the show’s lackluster ratings, means a second season seems pretty unlikely.

Will ‘Alter Ego’ return for season 2?

alter ego debuted in September to just under 3 million viewers, and the ratings have never been higher this season. At its lowest, the show drew 1.741 million viewers. Compare this to his intro The Masked Singerwhich has remained at over 4 million viewers for most of the current season.

People don’t seem to hang around The Masked Singer ends every Wednesday. They also don’t seem to be particularly engaged with alter ego on social networks. The show has 18,000 Twitter followers compared to The Masked Singerit’s 327,000. This season’s winner, Jake Thomsen, still has less than 4,000 followers on Instagram.

The show is also not a hit on IMDb, where it has a score of 3.9 out of 10. In reviews, some viewers have issues with the way the avatars look, while others find the The show’s premise is to build singers’ confidence by covering them up. to be problematic. “I would have preferred to see real singers overcome their anxiety in a healthy way,” wrote one reviewer.

It doesn’t help that the show has some pretty complicated rules for who moves each week. Between the diamond, the public vote, the judges’ stoppage, and the public tiebreaker, there were too many stoppage and elimination methods, and they changed from week to week. At the end of the season, the public didn’t even have a say in who won the show despite decisions being made throughout the competition.


If the show returns, what should it change?

Since the jury includes some very big names, there is always a chance alter ego will return for a second season. If so, he needs to make some changes to clean up the concept.

First, the judges need to have a much clearer idea of ​​what they’re up to, in addition to saying they’re looking for the “next-gen digital superstar” every five minutes. What does this imply? Is a unique avatar more important than a technically sound voice? Why would judge Nick Lachey call Seven’s final performance “perfect”, but then vote for Dipper Scott as the winner?

One thing that might help clear things up is that judges score contestants on a few different criteria, such as vocal performance, stage presence, and use of motion capture technology. They should also probably delete the diamond, because it makes things too complicated.

What did you think of the first season of alter ego? Would you like to watch another season? Let us know in the comments.

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