MTV’s new singing competition series “Copycat” may not premiere until June 2, but Zap2it has your first look at the unique, fan-centric show right now.
Hosted by Jonathan Bennett — a.k.a. Aaron Samuels from “Mean Girls” — this is a singing competition that takes elements from “American Idol” and “The Voice,” all mixed with MTV’s signature celebrity twist. Three pairs of contestants compete in a karaoke “cat fight battle,” paying tribute to their favorite artists by singing their songs in front of a live studio audience.
But here’s the catch: The audience can’t see the singers at first, so someone who may sound identical to a pop star may look nothing like his/her idol. The top two performers will then move on to the final round where they undergo full wardrobe and make-up makeovers to fully embody their celebrity icons, becoming true “Copycats.” The winner walks away with full bragging rights … and, of course, a $5,000 cash prize!
Watch the first trailer for “Copycat” below:
“Copycat” premieres Monday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.