‘Alter Ego’ is a singing competition show that takes a break from the usual monotony and introduces a twist that serves as the premise of the reality series. Instead of revealing their physical forms, the contestants sing backstage while the studio audience and judges witness digitized avatars on stage.
The idealized versions of the singers are actualized using motion capture technology, which ultimately gives them the liberty to be who they want to be. Hosted by Rocsi Diaz, the novelty and excitement that ‘Alter Ego’ brings to the table has left audiences pining for more. So, you might want to know whether a second season is in the making. In that case, here’s everything we can tell you about it!
Alter Ego Season 2 Release Date
‘Alter Ego’ season 1 released on September 22, 2021, on FOX and finished airing on December 8, 2021. The first season has 11 episodes, with each one having a runtime of around 42 minutes.
With regard to the second season, here’s what you should know. As of now, FOX has not renewed or canceled the show. It is to be noted that the network is keen on selling content that borders on quirkiness after the universal success of ‘The Masked Singer‘ and ‘Game of Talents.’ The first season of ‘Alter Ego’ has secured a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.22 million viewers in the live+same day ratings throughout its freshman run. Although the reality singing competition has crossed the 2 million mark in terms of viewership, its ratings are still reported to have fallen short.
Moreover, its contemporary ‘The Masked Singer’ easily garners about 4 million viewers a week, which is way higher than what its successor has managed. Other competitions airing on the network like ‘The Voice‘ and ‘Dancing With the Stars‘ are also faring well. Their viewership ratings can be compared to that of ‘The Masked Singer.’ So it almost seems as if ‘Alter Ego’ is the odd one out. Taking that into account, there is a high chance that the series might not return in the future. However, if we constantly remind ourselves of FOX’s love for housing shows unique enough to catch everyone’s attention, a second season does seem probable enough.
Therefore, if ‘Alter Ego’ gets renewed for another edition soon, the creators will spend the first few months filming the show post-announcement. Once that is done, we can hope for its smooth return. Hence, in all probability, ‘Alter Ego’ season 2 might release sometime in Q3 2022.
Alter Ego Season 2 Cast: Host, Judges, and Contestants
Season 1 welcomed legendary music personalities such as will.i.am, Alanis Morissette, Grimes, and Nick Lachey as the esteemed judges. Television and radio personality/model Rocsi Diaz hosts the show. If the series returns with another round, we can hope to see her as well as the same panel of judges once again. Let’s recall the participants of ‘Alter Ego’ season 1 – Dasharra Bridges AKA Queen Dynamite, Samaera Hirsch AKA Misty Rose, Kyara Tetreault AKA Seven, Anthony Flammia AKA The Loverboy, Jacob Thomsen AKA Dipper Scott, Kaylee Franzen AKA Aster, and Mariah Rosario AKA Safara.
Matthew Lord AKA Wolfgang Champagne, Israa Darwich AKA Night Journey, Sarah Isen AKA St. Luna, James Paek AKA Kingston Sol, Chase Padgett AKA Orlando Deville, and several others competed in the show’s inaugural run. Since the future of the show is still undecided, it is hard to say what the lineup of contestants will look like for the potential season 2. But we can expect many more talented individuals and their unique avatars!
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