Monday, March 16, 2015

"Your Face Sounds Familiar's" two-episode premiere scores ratings win

Viewers nationwide watched the eight celebrity performers of “Your Face Sounds Familiar” transform into legendary music icons as the two pilot episodes of ABS-CBN’s newest variety show gained a ratings victory over rival shows.

Karla as Sharon Cuneta, Nyoy as Michael Jackson, Tutti as Freddie Aguilar, Maxene as Taylor Swift, Jay-R as Pepe Smith, Jolina as Lady Gaga, EA as Usher, Melai as Nora Aunor

Based on data from Kantar Media, the show’s first episode last Saturday (March 14) registered a national TV rating of 22.5%, or seven points higher than rival program “Celebrity Bluff” (15.5%). Its Sunday (March 15) episode, meanwhile, triumphed with a national TV rating of 27.9% versus “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho,” which only got 23%.

Jay-R was named the first winner of the competition with his flawless impersonation of Pinoy rock icon Pepe Smith, which impressed jurors Gary Valenciano, Jed Madela, and Sharon Cuneta, as well as his co-performers. Jay-R garnered a total of 36 points from them and won P100,000, half of which will be donated to his chosen charity, Stairway Foundation.

Trailing Jay-R were Edgar Allan Guzman as Usher (23 points), Karla Estrada as the Megastar (20 points), Nyoy Volante as Michael Jackson (17 points), Melai Cantiveros as Nora Aunor (12 points), Jolina Magdangal as Lady Gaga (9 points), Maxene Magalong as Taylor Swift (8 points), and Tutti Caringal as Freddie Aguilar (7 points).

Others have a chance to improve their rankings because in the show, no one will be eliminated, as their scores are tallied up each week.

Watch out for next week’s (March 21 and 22) transformations and live performances of (Marso 21 at 22) Jolina as Sampaguita, Karla as Chaka Khan, Jay-R as Stevie Wonder, EA as Gary V, Maxene as Pilita Corrales, Tutti as Adam Levine, Nyoy as Yoyoy Villame, and Melai as Britney Spears.

Don’t miss “Your Face Sounds Familiar” Saturdays after “MMK” and Sundays after “Rated K” on ABS-CBN. For program updates, like, follow @YourFacePH on Twitter and Instagram, or visit yourfacesoundsfamiliar.

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