I found it very enjoyable, although I think the panel is useless. There's too many of them and of course all of them are going to have different opinions. The contestant isn't going to get any help from them this way.
I can't stand Adrienne Bailon. I hated her as the Flamingo on "The Masked Singer" because I thought she was very desperate and trying too hard. I feel the same way about her here... she is trying too hard. I mean, that outfit with her "look at me" fake breasts busting out at the seams. The way she sang to show everyone that "YESH I AM SINGER".
I do like Nick Lachey and Kelly Osbourne. Not sure why Cheryl Hines is on this show and Arsenio Hall, hey man, haven't seen you in like two decades!
Are the judges going to rotate throughout the season? I thought I saw Joel McHale in the previews.
I don't understand why this show and Masked Singer are bothering to pretend that there is a studio audience. I'm not exactly sure how this worked, whether this is entirely old footage or whether they had some crew members singing along in just a small section of the audience and taped them. Because at least some of the footage is old and from Masked Singer. At around the 30 minute mark, there's a little blonde guy that gapes his mouth open with an OMG expression. We've seen him at least twice, I believe this exact shot was used twice, not exactly sure when, but I remember seeing it twice and commenting on it. There's also an Asian woman with a high ponytail who does a similar OMG expression (one was during Patti LaBelle's performance in Season 2, and another in Season 3) that I recognised before as appearing in the audience multiple times... let's see if she shows up on this show haha.
Edit: On rewatch, YES, High Ponytailed Asian Woman was indeed on the show, doing her OMG look at around 39 minutes. Too funny. I'm sure Masked Singer has plenty of audience shots at this point, they really could have found new ones.
I was curious if the panel was going to remain the same, and unfortunately, next week, the only carryovers are Adrienne Bailon (Houghton) and Cheryl Hines. Jordan Sparks is the headliner next week and will sing the duet.
Too bad, I really liked Nick Lachey. He's still great and I liked how excited he was for the contestant when the Stylist was revealed as a good singer. Why isn't he making music anymore? Even if 98 Degrees is kaput, he could still do his own thing.