By Rachel Yang
September 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Ken Jeong's new reality singing competition I Can See Your Voice is all about mind games, and episode 2 takes it up a notch when a singer claims her voice reminds people of Niecy Nash quips. ″You don't sound like no dang ol' Mariah Carey. I don't believe that — now you stop it."

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton agrees, adding, ″The voice we heard in the lip-sync battle didn't sound like Mariah Carey."

However, guest judge Jay Pharoah says the singer might be purposefully tricking the contestant, who has $100,000 at stake, into thinking she's a bad singer because of her outrageous claim.

″Do not allow the wrong answers that she's giving you to some of your stuff to throw you off. She's a good singer, man," the comedian says.

Watch the full clip to see what panelists Jordin Sparks and Cheryl Hines have to say, as well as Pharoah's funny Will Smith impression.

I Can See Your Voice, which premiered last week, features Jeong as host and Bailon-Houghton and Hines as panelists who are joined by a rotating panel of celebrity ″detectives" each week. The group gives advice to a contestant to weed out the bad singers among a group of performers — with only lip-syncing and clues to help. Once the contestant makes their final pick, the remaining singer will reveal if they are good or bad in a potentially hilarious duet performance with a musical superstar.

Jeong previously spoke to EW about getting alums from The Masked Singer, which he's a panelist on, to appear on his new show. Bailon-Houghton and episode 1 guest judge Kelly Osbourne were both Masked Singer contestants (season 2's Flamingo and Ladybug, respectively), while Pharoah was a guest panelist on the singing competition last season.

″I do remember in development being like, 'I have such a good rapport with everyone on The Masked Singer. I would like to bring everybody on,'″ Jeong said. ″Like when I developed Dr. Ken, I wanted to bring everyone from Community on, which I basically did as guest stars. I mean, if it's not broke, why fix it?"

I Can See Your Voice airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

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