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Joe Mello

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Re: "Name That Tune" Revival for the USA - but filmed in Australia.
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2020, 07:21:42 PM »
I hope they do try to appeal to a broad crosssection of age groups, but I imagine that would be a challenge.
Savvy coordinators could pair off contestants with similar strengths and either subtly or unsubtly mold the game around that.

I don't know whether this helps or hurts the hunt for a broad audience, but if this NTT used the standard format (3 best-of-5's and a 7-song golden medley) but only used #1's from the Billboard Hot 100 (which has been in place over 60 years), they could play about 50 matches without repeating a tune.
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Re: "Name That Tune" Revival for the USA - but filmed in Australia.
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2020, 07:45:48 PM »
I hope this NTT utilizes standards and classic showtunes (nothing against Hamilton and other contemporary Broadway shows), just to differentiate it from Beat Shazam.  The problem is you generally lose the key demographic when you break out the Gilbert and Sullivan.

Krakowski is steeped in classic Broadway.  She even has a Tony award.   I too hope that we'll have a broader selection of music than what Beat Shazam offers.  American Idol and even Dancing with the Stars have appealed to the entire family, not a specific demographic, by doing just that.

I wouldn't get your hopes up...the promo I've seen demonstrates trying to guess a Billie Eilish song in three notes...from that promo alone, I found myself tempted to say "nahhhhh...pass..." already...
This was (to me) the problem with the 1970s version of the show--the songs seemed to be primarily from the prerock era (that may have changed a bit the last couple of years of the Kennedy run). And that probably appealed to their primary audience target of people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, but as a preteen and teen I was often hopelessly lost. I hope they do try to appeal to a broad crosssection of age groups, but I imagine that would be a challenge.
That was something I noticed about Lange's version as well. A lot of songs that seemed to be popular in the 1940s and '50s. Oddly enough, I remember one Lange episode where the contestants were stumped by YMCA. I guess people were still trying to forget about disco in 1984. :P
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