A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Express yourself. Work on a project with your friends for hours of fun. Music and performance are shared experiences. If you work to improve your skills and techniques, you can go far. Don't worry about being perfect, just be yourself. Ask for help. Keep pushing towards your goals. Pursue something if you enjoy it.
Positive Role Models
The judges and coaches on this show are very supportive, offering constructive critique. The professionals who help the bands improve in certain areas are upbeat, positive, and love what they do.
Women and men of diverse backgrounds, ages, race, gender and LGBTQ+ expressions are represented here. The performers are from different walks of life, most of whom have day jobs and families. The cover bands seem to skew more White, while the professionals are of a more diverse representation.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some revealing clothing.
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Products & Purchases
Major entertainment acts like Coldplay, U2, Beyonce, Rihanna, Cher, Elton John, Queen, Bon Jovi, and Tina Turner are mentioned or covered. Prizes include an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Clash of the Cover Bands is a reality show where amateur performers do their thing in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. In the spirit of other shows like The Voice and America's Got Talent, contestants come from diverse backgrounds, and the musicians are all sharing a dream to play music they love.
Is It Any Good?
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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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.