Former Voice host Darren McMullen will front a new format for Seven, The Big Music Quiz.
The French format, to be produced in Melbourne by Endemol Shine, comprises a series of intensive trivia challenges with celebrities guess who originally performed a popular cover version, figure out which song is being played at ten times its normal speed, tested on extracts linked to their career, and identify a cover sung in a different language. It also features a pumped-up audience and comes with an app for home viewers.
McMullen told News Corp Seven head of production Brad Lyons sent him videos of the French format.
“I watched it and thought, ‘this is a cool show’. It’s like the next step up from The Voice and towards a talk show; it has that feel about it and I’d love to do that.”