Win $1M and Meet Jamie Foxx? ‘Beat Shazam’ Needs Season 3 Contestants

Actor Jamie Foxx participates in the BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios to discuss the game show, "Beat Shazam", on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in New York. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
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Quick, name this song!

“Baby, when I met you there was peace unknown, I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb…”

Did you guess “Islands in the Stream?” Then congratulations, you just won a brand new car!

Just kidding. But you did win the respect of myself, Kenny Rogers and the ever lovely Dolly Parton.

If you’ve got a pretty eclectic taste in music and solid memory skills, you might just be a good fit for this opportunity.

“Beat Shazam” is a game show based on the music identification app, Shazam. The show is currently looking for contestants for its third season and offers the chance to win up to $1 million.

Each episode features three teams of two music-savvy contestants who battle against each other to identify songs across a variety of music genres.

Then at the end, the duo with the most points go up against the actual app itself, trying to name the song before the app can. It’s a real man vs. machine moment.

So go ahead and start thinking about who you’ll recruit to be your partner. It can be your mom, spouse, best friend, co-worker, sworn enemy, whatever — just as long as they’ve got a wide-ranging taste in music so you can bag that prize money.

How to Join the “Beat Shazam” Cast

Here are the requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A legal resident of the United States
  • Not currently a candidate for public office or running for public office in the next year
  • Ability to participate in Skype interviews with producer
  • Ability to travel and be available for at least three full days on a date designated by producers

If you meet the requirements and want to throw your hat in the ring, all you have to do is fill out this application.

It’s pretty straightforward and includes several open-ended questions that really give you the chance to make your case.

And it’s not a requirement but it is “highly encouraged” that you upload a video of yourself and any potential teammates. Pro tip: Go ahead and make the video. It’s only a few minutes of your time and can only help you.

No word on when producers will start reaching out to lucky applicants, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed for you. Just remember, if you do make it on the show and become $1 million richer, look into these best practices for handling a large windfall.

But if you don’t win any prize money, look at it this way: You’ll at least get to meet Jamie Foxx. That’s a pretty solid consolation prize, in my opinion.

Kaitlyn Blount is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. In the time it took to write this article, she listened to Dolly Parton, Fall Out Boy, Jess Glynne, Spice Girls, Tears for Fears and Childish Gambino. Jamie Foxx, give me a call.