It's time for aspiring singers to start warming up their vocal cords - not to mention their courage. truTV is bringing back Killer Karaoke, the outrageous singing competition series that challenges contestants to sing a hit song while enduring the most hilarious and unexpected physical challenges imaginable.
The man putting the singers through the ringer will be new host Mark McGrath (Don't Forget the Lyrics!, The Celebrity Apprentice, Extra).
Killer Karaoke, which the New York Times cheekily hailed as "the greatest show in television history," hits all the wrong notes in the best possible way. Each week on this twisted competition show, contestants attempt to sing songs while facing extreme and sometimes skin-crawling obstacles guaranteed to tap into their worst fears.
This year, Killer Karaoke is going to up the ante with a fresh, new format. Each episode's competition begins with six contestants singing an opening number, after which they are ranked based on a scoring system.
The highest-ranking players earn advantages throughout the show, such as deciding who goes first, picking their challenges and sometimes even choosing what obstacles their opponent will face.
But the ultimate goal is winning over the audience, who will be voting throughout the competition.
When all is "sung and done," the top two contestants must face each other - as well as their biggest fears - in a final head-to-head battle. The singer with the highest score wins the weekly cash prize of up to $10,000.
Inspired in part by Zodiak Media's international television hit Sing If You Can, Killer Karaoke is produced by Zodiak USA, with Tony Yates and James Rowley serving as executive producers.