‘THE VOICE’ TEAMS UP WITH GROUNDBREAKING MOBILE GAME SHOW ‘HQ TRIVIA’ AS FANS WATCH AND PLAY TO WIN $50,000 AND TRIP TO ATTEND SEASON FINALE
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 11, 2018 – NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” will team up with interactive global game show sensation HQ Trivia for a first-of-its-kind partnership on Monday, May 14, giving fans and viewers a chance to watch and play for a $50,000 cash prize and a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend “The Voice” live season finale performance show on Monday, May 21.
During the Monday May 14 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) live telecast, Rogowsky will make a special guest appearance live from “The Voice” stage at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
Viewers are encouraged to tune in to the telecast and watch for hints to be ready for the special edition of HQ later that night.
The special HQ game will be co-hosted by “Voice” coaches Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton and HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky live at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, giving viewers and “Voice” fans the opportunity to play and win.
“I’m excited to co-host the first-ever ‘Voice’ HQ game with my very chatty friend Kelly Clarkson on Monday,” said Shelton. “Don’t get up to go to the fridge during the show because the only way to win is to watch closely!”
Clarkson added, “For once, Blake and I will be on the same team, and we will be rooting for you all to win!”
“We are thrilled to be at the forefront of such an innovative and interactive television-gaming experience that will give our fans the opportunity to win a huge prize by simply watching the show,” said Audrey Morrissey, “Voice” showrunner and executive producer. “We can’t wait to bring the HQ ‘Voice’ game to our fans and have the winner join us at the finale!”
“HQ and ‘The Voice’ are fortunate to have passionate, engaged fans. Our players have certainly made HQ what it is today, and have been such an integral part of shaping the HQ experience,” said Brandon Teitel, Head of Programming and Strategic Partnerships at HQ. “We are so excited to welcome ‘Voice’ fans to our ‘HQuniverse.’”
HQ Trivia is a daily, mobile live game show attracts millions of players around the globe where anyone can be a winner. During each 15-minute game, the hosts present 12 questions progressing from easy to hard. Contestants have 10 seconds to tap the correct answer and whoever answers all 12 questions correctly wins cash. The prize money is divided evenly amongst the winners – and if no one wins, the pot carries over to the next game. Contestants can earn an Extra Life for their next game by inviting friends to the game.
Contest ends May 14, 2018. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to permanent legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, and Canada who are 18+. Begins May 14, 2018 at 11:30 P.M. ET and ends on or before May 14, 2018 at 12:00 A.M. ET. Limit ONE entry per person. To enter, download the HQ App, create an account, and join the contest at 11:30 ET on May 14, 2018. To view the Official Rules and prize details, go to HQTrivia.com/Voice. Sponsor: Intermedia Labs, Inc. Winner will be contacted by phone and/or email address associated with their HQ Account. Final determination of Winner following announcement is subject to verification of eligibility.
On the Monday, May 14 telecast (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) “The Voice” will introduce “Special Duets.” In addition to a solo performance, the Top 8 artists will team up to perform special duets that blend two songs in a unique way. The season finale will air on Monday, May 21 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) and Tuesday, May 22 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.
ABOUT HQ TRIVIA
HQ Trivia is a daily, appointment-based trivia game that broadcasts live to your phone. The game combines the best elements of live-streaming video, gaming, and Hollywood production to create a modern trivia experience, with a distinct design and retro game show twist. HQ Trivia is broadcast in North America daily, at 3:00 and 9:00 p.m. ET, and at 9:00 p.m. ET on weekends. The company also recently launched shows geared toward U.K. audiences, broadcast live at 3:00 and 9:00 p.m. GMT.
Founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll have been interested in live video for years – having founded Vine and Hype – and with HQ Trivia revolutionized mobile entertainment by blending old and new concepts and engaging audiences in innovative, interactive, and informative ways.
The two launched HQ Trivia in August 2017. The main host is Scott Rogowsky and other hosts include Casey Jost, Sarah Pribis, Sharon Carpenter, and a rotating cast of surprise guest hosts.
The Monday and Tuesday editions of “The Voice” are the #1 and #2 alternative series of the 2017-18 season to date in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, and have combined to average a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.1 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research. The current spring cycle opened on Feb. 26 with the show’s highest results in the past 12 months in both 18-49 (a 3.5 rating in L+7) and total viewers (14.8 million).
“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.
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