Parents' Guide to

Clash of the Cover Bands

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Entertaining music competition sticks to formula.

TV E! Reality TV 2021
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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Format needs to be changed

When the contestant is singing, there is no reason to cut to the judges… put them in a box in the lower corner. Also, the face-off is so distracting… let the contestants sing one whole song, because most of the time they get cut off right before the best part of the song!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's not original, and it lacks a little depth, but families can certainly enjoy watching amateur cover bands compete in this series. Clash of the Cover Bands has heart -- some of these performers have been at it for their entire adult lives, playing music by bands they love, impersonating their look, their vibe, their sound. The judges are very sympathetic and supportive -- Adam Lambert tours the world doing just this on a grand scale with the band Queen.

It's fun to watch the process, even if the process doesn't get a lot of attention. Kids will enjoy seeing people sing songs from some bands they may know. Adults will probably know the music better. This series gives the impersonators in the audience a little glimmer of hope, knowing that someone finally is giving credence to the genre of cover band.

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