Netflix's new show is basically The Masked Singer if it made even LESS sense 2 months ago

Netflix's new show is basically The Masked Singer if it made even LESS sense

Instead of fancy dress costumes, it involves "CGI avatars".

One of the biggest TV hits of recent years has been the reality singing competition franchise The Masked Singer.

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First originating in South Korea before being adapted for countries around the world, it revolves around a frankly odd premise whereby celebrities sing in bizarre fancy dress costumes that cover their entire face and body.

Meanwhile, viewers and a panel of celebrity judges try to work out who they are.

Full of strange musical performances and dramatic celebrity unmaskings - one involving Rudy Giuliani in a Jack in the Box costume sparked controversy on the US version of the programme earlier this year - millions of viewers tune into the international franchise of shows.

No doubt hoping to attract some of these millions to Netflix, the streamer will soon launch its own series to rival The Masked Singer.

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Titled Dance Monsters, the Netflix competition show will see amateur dancers disguised as CGI avatars - monsters, you could say - showcasing their best moves in an effort to win $250,000.

Judging them on their dance skills will be singer Ne-Yo, internet personality Lele Pons and street dancer Ashley Banjo, while Pussycat Dolls member Ashley Roberts will host the programme.

You can get a glimpse at some of the contestants' unusual CGI avatars in the teaser below before the show premieres on Netflix on 16 December.

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Clip via AshleyRobertsOnline

Earlier in the week, JOE covered the trailer for Netflix's new series Kaleidoscope in a separate article which you can read here.

Meanwhile, here are some of the other big teasers that were released in the past seven days in the world of film and TV.

Avatar: Way of the Water

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Starting with movies, the very long-awaited sequel to the smash hit Avatar finally arrives in cinemas in Ireland on 16 December.

White Noise

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Clip via Netflix

Writer-director Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story) helms this adaptation of Don DeLillo's "unfilmable novel" starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig which lands on Netflix on 30 December.

Copenhagen Cowboy

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Meanwhile, in terms of TV, this Danish noir series from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn follows a young woman (Angela Bundalovic) who travels through Copenhagen’s criminal netherworld and arrives on Netflix on 5 January.