ABC's "Sing Your Face Off," Hosted by John Barrowman, Sets May Premiere Date; Celebrity Contestants Announced
04 Apr 2014
"Sing Your Face Off," the new ABC series hosted by stage and screen star John Barrowman, will make its debut May 31 at 9 PM ET; check local listings.
The talent variety competition will feature celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as legendary musical icons. Over the course of the series, the five celebrities – Sebastian Bach, rock star from the band Skid Row; Landry Fields, NBA’s Toronto Raptors; Jon Lovitz, comedian, actor, singer; China Anne McClain, Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm"; and Lisa Rinna, "Days of Our Lives” – will take on the identity of an iconic music performer.
"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," according to production notes. "Viewers will get the chance to see each of the celebrities portray multiple musical performers during the series -- such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Pavarotti, Pitbull, Britney Spears, and Tina Turner to name a few."
Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond will be the primary judges, while guest judges will include David Alan Grier, RuPaul, Carnie Wilson, Richard Simmons, Tom Arnold and Carmen Electra.
Based on Endemol’s global hit “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” “Sing Your Face Off” is produced by Endemol USA. Georgie Hurford-Jones is executive producer.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!