Alter Ego premiere live – New singing show starts tonight on Fox with performers turned into augmented-reality avatars

THE latest reality TV singing show gets underway tonight — and this one has a unique twist.

Tonight’s Fox premiere of Alter Ego will be at 9pm. The second part of the debut special will air on Thursday.

The show features contestants competing for $100,000. However, the contestants will perform off-stage while their augmented real-life avatars wow judges who are looking on monitors.

Each contestant, according to Rolling Stone, will perform behind a curtain while wearing “motion-capturing suits that control their avatar”.

The new show will be hosted by RocsiDiaz. Nick Lachey, Alanis Morissette and Grimes will serve as judges.

The new show will air on Fox after The Masked Singer.

Check out our Alter Ego Live Blog for the latest news and updates.

  • JUDGES ONLY SEE THE AVATARS

    While the viewers can see the avatars and their real life counterparts, the judges only see and judge the avatar itself.

  • NICK LACHEY CONTINUED

    “It was that combination of the humanity and the artistry and the tech, and all those things coming together in a really beautiful way that made the show so fun to be part of. And I think that’s what’s really gonna resonate with people when they watch it. It’s undeniable,” he says.

    “It’s really bizarre, but you’re totally invested in the performances. I’m excited for everyone to see it and have their minds blown like mine was.”

  • AVATARS GET EMOTIONAL WITH THEIR SINGERS

    According to Entertainment Weekly, performs are connected to their avatar in many ways.

    “If the performer is feeling emotional, the avatar may cry with them.

    “And even though the performances were all completely computer-generated, Lachey says it didn’t take him out of the performances at all.”

  • NICK LACHEY ON THE PREMIERE

    Judge Nick Lachey previewed the new show with Entertainment Weekly saying  “It’s incredible technology meets incredible talent, and to watch it unfold on stage in front of me was pretty radical.”

    “It’s just a trip,” Lachey says.

    “The amount of detail and the amount of thought and what they were able to do — they can change in real time! Through the motion capture technology, [the avatars] are mimicking the movement and the expression of the performer. It’s freaky, how real it is.”

  • GRIMES TALKS ALTER EGO

    Grimes is one of the judges on the newest singing competition premiering tonight.

  • HOSTS AND JUDGES

    The new show is hosted by Rocsi Diaz, with Alanis Morissette, Grimes, Nick Lachey, and willi.i.am serving as judges.

  • WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR THE SHOW?

    The show features contestants competing for $100,000. However, the contestants will perform off-stage as their augmented reality avatars attempt to impress the judges.

    Each contestant, according to Rolling Stone, will perform behind a curtain while wearing “motion-capturing suits that control their avatar”.

  • ALTER EGO TONIGHT

    The latest reality TV singing show gets underway tonight — and this one has a unique twist.

    Fox’s Alter Ego airs tonight at 9 p.m., with part 2 of its debut special on Thursday.

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