Nick Lachey, Alanis Morissette and Grimes will also judge the show
The Will.i.am Show Sees Big Things for “Alter Ego.”
Granthshala’s new singing competition show features contestants performing backstage wearing special suits that capture their every move. There is an avatar created by the artist on the stage which the audience will see imitating the every move of the contestants.
The special technique will certainly set the show apart from other singing competition shows, but Will.i.am, one of the show’s judges, thinks it could have an even bigger impact.
“People are accustomed to filtering and confronting technology on social media, but no one has a full body where they can completely change their appearance,” he told Granthshala News. “I think it’s going to change filmmaking, reality shows and entertainment, this show.”
‘Alter Ego’ judge Grimes reveals he suffers from ‘really bad mental health effects’ from being a performer
Also on the judges’ panel is Nick Lachey, who compared the show to his turn on “The Masked Singer”, in which he performed music on stage dressed as a little pig.
“Well, it’s definitely liberating to have an alter ego in a way,” he explained. “For me it was Piglet, and I definitely approached performing from a different angle as part of Nick Lachey or 98 Degrees.”
Another judge, Alanis Morissette, agreed that shedding your skin can be a laxative for the cast.
“Some people really just want to embody the alter ego, throw out who they are and embody this whole future character,” she said.
While the cast is stunned in their exclusive suits, the audience will see them as colorful avatars with gorgeous and over-the-top outfits. The idea of the show is to let the contestants engage someone else – to perform more than just themselves.
Will.im said, “The artists we love are more than just singers, they have amplified personalities, from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to Prince to Cher to Tina Turner to Rihanna, Beyonce, they Ultra.” “…they are super personality.”
The show’s final judge, Grimes, said that the cookie show fits well with being imbued with the personalities of the contestants.
“The more personality you have, the better it works,” she explained. “People who are trying to be too manipulative are less good than people who probably like to act weird.”
“Alter Ego” will debut Wednesday at 9/8c on Granthshala
Granthshala’s Ashley Dworkin contributed to this report