The Pop Game

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 6.1  (43)

The Pop Game is a reality TV show that premiered on Lifetime in February 2017. The show follows five young aspiring musicians as they compete for a chance to win a recording contract with Grammy-winning mega-producer Timbaland. The contestants, all ranging from ages 12 to 16, are put through a series of challenges that test their talent, work ethic, and ability to perform under pressure.

Hosted by Timbaland, the show features five contestants: Ashlund Jade from California, Cravetay from Colorado, Ian Grey from Utah, Madysyn Rose from Wisconsin, and Grant Landis from Ohio. Throughout the show, these teenage singers receive coaching from music industry experts, including vocal coach Ester Dean, celebrity choreographer Stevie Doré, and Timbaland himself. The goal of the show is for each contestant to show off their skills and impress Timbaland, ultimately winning a recording contract with his record label, Mosley Music Group.

The challenges that the contestants face include songwriting, dance rehearsals, stage presence, and vocal performances. Each episode features a different theme, such as "Duets" or "Radio Ready," and the contestants must work together with their assigned partners to create something that truly shines. The pressure is high, as Timbaland's expectations are equally demanding.

One of the main focuses of the show is the process of songwriting. Each episode, Timbaland introduces a new challenge that requires the contestants to write an original song. These challenges have included writing a song about their hometown, writing a song with a rapper, and writing a song that deals with personal issues like bullying. Through this process, Timbaland works closely with each contestant, offering advice and guidance on how to improve their lyrics and melodies.

Another aspect of the show is the group performances. Throughout the season, the contestants are grouped together to sing cover songs and perform for a live audience. These performances are meant to showcase the contestants' abilities to work collaboratively and adapt to different musical styles.

In addition to the group performances, each contestant gets a chance to showcase their own individual talents through solo performances. These performances are often the most nerve-wracking, as the contestants are given the opportunity to really show off their skills and creativity.

As the season progresses, the competition gets tougher and tougher. Each challenge brings its own set of obstacles, and the contestants are pushed to their limits. But through it all, Timbaland is there to offer encouragement and support, helping them to grow as musicians and performers.

Overall, The Pop Game is a fun and exciting reality show that offers a unique insight into the world of music production. With a star-studded cast of mentors and coaches, it's definitely a must-watch for anyone interested in pursuing a career in music.

The Pop Game is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on February 21, 2017.

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10. Finale
April 21, 2017
The artists give it their all in their biggest performance of the season; one young artist wins a record contract with Grammy-winning producer Timbaland; singer Jordin Sparks stops by.
The Hot Seat
9. The Hot Seat
April 14, 2017
Notorious celeb blogger Perez Hilton visits as Timbaland swaps the managers and puts the artists' media training to the test.
Music Video Madness
8. Music Video Madness
April 7, 2017
It's lights, camera, action as Timbaland challenges the kids to work together in a full-on, professional music video.
Divide & Conquer
7. Divide & Conquer
March 31, 2017
Timbaland pairs the children for group performances; Macy Grey and Howie D discuss collaboration; a group struggles to overcome their past.
Song & Dance
6. Song & Dance
March 24, 2017
Tensions boil over as Timbaland puts the kids' songwriting and dancing to the test.
5. Stripped
March 17, 2017
With soul-shaking acoustic performances of popular hits, Timbaland strips the aspiring stars down to the essence of artistry.
You've Got The Look
4. You've Got The Look
March 14, 2017
Celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek masterminds pop star makeovers for each artist. A secretive outfit change and artist pushback leads to a pop chart confrontation.
You Gotta Be Ready
3. You Gotta Be Ready
March 7, 2017
With surprises at every turn, Grammy-winning producer Timbaland delivers a hard lesson in always being ready.
You're In My House Now
2. You're In My House Now
February 28, 2017
Five young aspiring pop stars get their first chance to step into the studio with Grammy-winning producer Timbaland.
Got What It Takes
1. Got What It Takes
February 21, 2017
In the series premiere, Grammy-winning producer Timbaland brings five young aspiring pop stars to Los Angeles for a 10 week artist boot camp and the opportunity for a record contract with his label.
Where to Watch The Pop Game
The Pop Game is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Pop Game on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 21, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (43)