Presumably in an effort to engage younger audiences, this happened last week, resulting in the respectable, gray-haired host of a popular TV quiz show singing clues through a trendy pitch-correcting software used by artists such as T-Pain and Kanye West.

If you heard someone mention "Auto-Tune the Jeopardy" last week and figured it was the funny new conceit from the Auto-Tune the News bunch, well, not quite! Last Wednesday, on a real Jeopardy broadcast, Alex crooned "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "The Farmer and the Dell," and more, all with the help(?) of Antares' Auto-Tune software.

Advertisement

They have some wacky settings that screw up Alex's voice to the point that you can't even recognize it, and all his vocals are accompanied by goofy Songsmith-esque backing tracks, so listening to the Auto-Tuned clips isn't as painfully awkward as you'd assume it would be. In fact, Auto-Tune Alex's "Oh Susanna" is kinda hot and I wouldn't be at all opposed to hearing R. Kelly hop on the remix. [The Daily What]