Beat Shazam (found unaired Demi Lovato segment of Fox game show; 2018)

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The show's logo.

Status: Found

Date found: 29 Sep 2020

Found by: Game TV

Beat Shazam is a game show created by Jeff Apploff and Wes Kauble and premiered on Fox on May 15th, 2017. The show is hosted by singer and actor Jamie Foxx and is similar to Name That Tune only the contestants have to name a tune faster than the app Shazam. While the show still airs new episodes, one episode had a celebrity appearance edited out.

The episode in question had singer and former Disney star Demi Lovato make a walk on guest appearance. This was not uncommon for episodes of the show as many celebrities had walk on appearances in the past like Empire actor Terrance Howard, rapper M.C. Hammer, Snoop Dogg and singer Michael Bolton. The episode was slated to air on July 24th, 2018, but earlier that day, Lovato overdosed on opioids and was rushed to Cedars-Sani Medical Center,[1] recovering later that same day.[2]

The episode was pulled and Fox aired a different episode in it's place. The episode eventuality aired on September 11th, 2018 with Lovato's appearance edited out. Their appearance had never been released and the only evidence of their appearance was a Season Two promo and several production photos. The Season Two promo that had a clip of their appearance had since been taken down.

Sometime between August and September 2020, the Canadian cable channel Game TV aired a promo announcing that Beat Shazam would be part of their prime time schedule starting September 22nd, 2020. While this may not come as a surprise to some, the promo that the channel aired included a never before seen clip of Lovato's cut appearance shown for only two seconds before cutting to the contestants from a different episode. With the clip appearing in the promo, this lead to speculation that the episode that was slated to air on July 24th, 2018 would air on Game TV with Lovato's appearance intact. But it was unknown when the episode will air or if Game TV actually had the original, unedited episode.[3]

On September 29th, 2020, GameTV aired the episode with Lovato's appearance intact. A phone recording of the appearance was filmed by Lost Media Wiki user Comedyfan74.

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The promo with a clip from Lovato's appearance at 0:15.
Phone recording of their appearance.

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