Sing on! Germany is not terrible by any stretch of the imagination but it does confirm that we are at the bottom of the barrel for reality gaming shows.
Netflix series Sing on! Germany season 1 was released on the platform on August 7, 2020.
Last month you may have given yourself a chance with Sing On! Spain. In that review, I complained that karaoke was best left in the bars. This reality has some kind of vocal monitor that is gender-neutral to establish how well the contestant matched the song. But let’s be frank, no-one cares about how well vocals are matched when singing a song in the pubs. We are usually seven Carlings deep, steaming to our ears, singing your heart out while giving the sly eye to the person you’ve been chatting up all night.
But here we are with Sing on! Germany season 1 with more contestants and more prize money to be won. The format is exactly the same, with the prize money increasing per round. The contestant that hits the vocals the best in each round automatically goes through while the rest vote for who should be eliminated. I feel the format would work better if they did not do the “best vocals” bit and let the contestants cruelly vote anyone out — it could be tactical and full of dramatics.
Sing on! Germany is not terrible by any stretch of the imagination but it does confirm that we are at the bottom of the barrel for reality gaming shows — we are running out of ideas and rehashing any concept into a competition. We didn’t mind them when we were younger on a Friday night but now we are allowing anything to be manufactured on streaming platforms. Or maybe I’m a miserable man that does not like forced fun. Either way, I would not be recommending this series to anyone.
Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.