New mystery music game show “I Can See Your Voice” debuts strongly on weekend primetime

ABS-CBN’s newest mystery music game show “I Can See Your Voice” instantly captivated viewers as it debuted strongly on weekend primetime television, beating its rival program in national TV ratings and even trending on Twitter worldwide.

The locally adapted Korean game format from CJ E&M hosted by Luis Manzano hit a national TV rating of 19.5% last Saturday (Sep 16) compared to its rival with only 9.6%, according to data from Kantar Media. The show also earned strong viewership in its Sunday (Sep 17) slot, hitting 15.3%.

Netizens, meanwhile, raved about the show on social media and shared how they got so engaged in guessing who among the secret songers were SEE-ngers and who among them were SEE-ntunados. The overwhelming positive feedback paved the way for the show’s official hashtag #ICanSeeYourVoicePH to be among the top trending topics on Twitter worldwide that night.

“#ICanSeeYourVoicePH is fun. All of us in the house are guessing!” said @TheNathanPerez.

“Who’s just pretending to be a singer?! Hahahaha Kaloka bes!” tweeted @kathfederico_.

“Great start. The show is really fun with Luis Manzano as host plus the team SOCO. Wapak!” said @wikotweets.

“Another show to watch every weekend. Will sleep late again for this! Haha Galing!” shared @Mjoevilkean.

Even guest stars Gary Valenciano and Ogie Alcasid tweeted about how much they enjoyed being part of the program.

“This show is crazy! I love it. Gusto kong mag-guest sa show na ito uli. You know tweeps? Grabe talaga sa studio ang tawanan naming #ICanSeeYourVoicePH,” shared Gary, who successfully picked the SEE-nger in his episode.

“Thanks for watching #ICanSeeYourVoicePH Sorry mali ako ng napili. I enjoyed myself so much! Congrats @luckymanzano,” tweeted Ogie, who unfortunately picked and sang a duet with a SEE-ntunado.

“I Can See Your Voice” is the first game format to be localized by ABS-CBN in partnership with Korea’s CJ E&M. The show features six secret songers and a guest star who must guess who among the contestants is a SEE-nger (one who can sing) and who among them is a SEE-ntunado (one who cannot sing or tone deaf). To help the guest star make the cut, a group of SING-vestigators composed of Angeline Quinto, Alex Gonzaga, Kean Cipriano, Wacky Kiray and Andrew E comment and give their opinions every round.

First secret songer to be eliminated gets P5,000, second and third get P10,000 each, fourth and fifth get P15,000 each, and the last one standing wins the game and gets P25,000 cash plus a chance to sing a duet with the guest star. If the winner is a SEE-nger, he or she will automatically get to compete in “It’s Showtime’s” “Tawag ng Tanghalan.”

Don’t “I Can See Your Voice,” Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 PM on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For updates, follow @icsyvph on Instagram and Twitter, and like the show’s official Facebook page at Catch its latest episodes on or for Sky subscribers.