Sing Your Face Off (ABC, Saturdays, 9/8C) is not your typical singing competition. It’s more of transformative experience for its competitors – five celebrities who will be transformed into different iconic performers each week for the run of the series. By transformed, I mean down to their walk, their talk, their style – and then they will perform as their subject. Adding to the zest of the series, it is hosted by John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow) and primary judges are Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond.
The show’s first set of competitors includes: Sebastian Bach/from the band Skid Row; Landry Fields/NBA’s Toronto Raptors; Jon Lovitz/comedian, actor, singer; China Anne McClain/Disney Channel’s “How to Build a Better Boy”, “A.N.T. Farm;” Lisa Rinna/”Days of Our Lives”). For more on this unique format, follow the jump. Sing Your Face Off premieres on Saturday, May 31st.
“SING YOUR FACE OFF” WILL PREMIERE ON MAY 31
John Barrowman is the Host — Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond are the Primary Judges
“101 & 102” — “Sing Your Face Off,” a talent variety competition featuring celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as legendary musical icons, will premiere on SATURDAY, MAY 31 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT). Over the course of the series, the 5 celebrities (Sebastian Bach/legendary rock star from the band Skid Row; Landry Fields/NBA’s Toronto Raptors; Jon Lovitz/comedian, actor, singer; China Anne McClain/Disney Channel’s “How to Build a Better Boy” which premieres this summer, “A.N.T. Farm;” Lisa Rinna/”Days of Our Lives”) will each take on the identity of a different and iconic music performer — the celebrities could find themselves transformed into someone far older, younger or even someone of the opposite sex.
From the hours in the makeup chair to the days spent with choreographers and vocal coaches, each show will feature the complete transformation – not just physical – the celebrities will embody everything about the assigned icon – their walk, their talk, and their distinguishing mannerisms leading up to the live performance in front of the studio audience. Viewers will get the chance to see each of the celebrities portray multiple musical performers during the series.
Sebastian Bach = Adam Levine Sebastian Bach = Lady Gaga
Landry Fields = Lionel Richie Landry Fields = Pitbull
Jon Lovitz = Elton John Jon Lovitz = Pavarotti
China Anne McClain = Rihanna China Anne McClain = Tina Turner
Lisa Rinna = Dolly Parton Lisa Rinna = Britney Spears
John Barrowman (“Arrow,” “Torchwood”) is the host. Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond are the primary judges, while David Allen Grier is the guest judge for “101” and RuPaul Charles is the guest judge for “102.”
Based on Endemol’s global hit “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” “Sing Your Face Off” is produced by Endemol USA. Georgie Hurford-Jones (“America’s Got Talent,” “Britain’s Got Talent”) is Executive Producer.
For more information on “Sing Your Face Off,” visit ABC.com
Photo by Kelsey McNeal/Courtesy of ABC