It looks like Facebook is working on a new “Talent Show” feature that will allow users to perform auditions on the platform.
American Idol, on Facebook? Sounds legit. According to eagle-eyed “feature spotter” Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is working on a new feature that will let you sing your own rendition of a song for assessment.
As part of the new “Talent Show” feature, users choose a song, record their own version, and submit it. To whom it would be presented is not clear at this point, or who would be able to access it. Also, Wong explains that it’s possible only specific Pages may have the feature – at least for now.
Facebook is working on Talent Show where users can pick a popular song and submit their singing audition for review.
Feels like a cross between Musically and Fifteen Million Merits from Black Mirror
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) July 28, 2018
Talent Show bears a closer resemblance to Facebook’s Lip Sync Live for live streams, but also more loosely to Instagram’s recently-announced Music Stickers. All of the features, plus Facebook’s Sound Collection get their music from one place – “the submissions by record labels through the new Rights Manager” according to Wong.
Of course, signing is only one possible part of the new feature; it could end up becoming a lot more than that.