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America's Most Musical Family

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Family singing competition is positive and energetic.

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Positive Messages

Positive family relationships, hard work, and what makes a good family musical act are all addressed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Contestants and judges are supportive and positive. 

Violence & Scariness

Some contestants discuss difficult times in their lives, including surviving illness. 

Sexy Stuff

Love is discussed in lyrics, but it's not sexual. 


Some songs performed are original; others are popular songs originally recorded by other artists.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that America’s Most Musical Family is a family-oriented music competition. The talented acts compete for cash and a recording contract, but the overall interaction between contestants and with judges is positive and supportive. The song lyrics are mild, too. Some of the featured songs are originals, while others are from popular soundtracks. 

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What's the story?

AMERICA’S MOST MUSICAL FAMILY is a reality competition series featuring talented families performing for a chance to win a recording contract and cash. Hosted by singer Nick Lachey, thirty families belt out tunes in front of a panel judges, including hip-hop artist Ciara, YouTuber David Dobrik, and former pop star Debbie Gibson,  all of who offer positive, supportive, and constructive feedback. Audiences also gets to weigh in on who wins. As the singers make their way through each round, they showcase their voices, ability to command a stage, and be a well-rounded musical act. The last group standing wins a contract with Republic Records, and $250K. 

Is it any good?

This family-friendly series features a range of groups performing various genres of music while having fun doing it. Some of the groups are descendants of well-known singers, while others simply come from musically talented families. Nonetheless, each set of contestants are very talented, and bring an authentic energy to the stage. Unlike other music competitions shows, the judges give suggestions for improvement without insults. It’s is a competition, and in the end, they all want to win, but America’s Most Musical Family is also a celebration of families who are musically gifted and work well together.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the ways that musical families work on their craft. Do they practice at home? Perform at venues? Record their own music?

  • What advice does America’s Most Musical Family about being successful family performers? Is it just about having good voices? What are the other factors?

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