The producers KNEW they had a lemon, and that nobody except Jai and Alphonso could sing.
The proof? The "teaser" clip we've been shown endlessly where to "prove" the "hidden talent" of these folks we see about 20 seconds of Alphonso flat out singing, THEN the voice over gets louder and we SEE but can hardly hear an assortment of others. Then the V.O. gets lower and you can hear just a TINY bit of Jai, and then we get more footage of stars we can hardly hear.
It seems like they want us to HEAR Alphonso, forget about most of the others, and maybe be curious about Jai.
Of course America may not have realized this show was a lemon based on the high ratings numbers which have been reported. Frankly I was shocked. And a bit appalled. I mean I was watching too, but I made sure I recorded it first so I could fast forward.