"Sing Your Face Off," Hosted by John Barrowman, Debuts on ABC Tonight
31 May 2014
"Sing Your Face Off," the new ABC series hosted by stage and screen star John Barrowman, makes its debut May 31 at 9 PM ET; check local listings.
The talent variety competition features 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 are the primary judges, while guest judges 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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.