Viewers nationwide tuned in to the pilot episode of “Your Face Sounds Familiar’s” all-new season on ABS-CBN as the new eight celebrity performers delivered exceptional performances as popular music icons.
According to data from Kantar Media, the episode last Saturday (Sept 12) scored a national TV rating of 31.7%, or almost double that of its rival program, GMA’s “Celebrity Bluff” (16.2%). The Sunday episode (Sept 13) of “Your Face,” meanwhile, gained a national TV rating of 27.3%, versus “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’s” 23.2%.
“Your Face” also generated buzz online as its official hastags #YFSFNewSeason and #AllNewYFSF became top trending topics on Twitter nationwide and worldwide.
Comedian Eric Nicolas was named the first weekly top scorer for his impersonation of Willie Revillame that flawlessly replicated his looks, gestures, and singing voice. He received an overall score of 42 points from jurors Gary Valenciano, Jed Madela, and Sharon Cuneta and won P100,000, half of which will go to his chosen charity, the Child Haus Foundation.
Trailing behind Eric were Sam Concepcion performing as Eminem (27 points), Kakai Bautista as Sia (18 points), Kean Cipriano as Harry Styles (15 points), Denise Laurel as Jennifer Lopez (12 points), Myrtle Sarrosa as Sandara Park (8 points), KZ as Vina Morales (5 points), and Michael Pangilinan as George Michael (5 points).
This coming weekend (Sept 19 and 20), more surprises are in store for viewers as Sam gives his best impersonation and performance as Jason Derulo, Eric as Louis Armstrong, Kean as Randy Santiago, Myrtle as Jessa Zaragoza, Denise as Christina Aguilera, Kakai as AiAi delas Alas, KZ as Pink, and Michael as Janno Gibbs.
Who will be the top scorer in the next round?
Don’t miss the weekly transformations and performances in the all-new season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” Saturdays after “MMK” and Sundays after “Rated K” on ABS-CBN. For updates on the program, visit yourfacesoundsfamiliar.abs-cbn.com, like www.facebook.com/yourfaceph, or follow @YourFacePH on Twitter and Instagram.