New week means new host for Showtime All-Access! And for this week, it’s Itchyworms frontman and It’s Showtime mainstay Jugs Jugueta who is tapped to be the host.
For the first episode launched on Monday, October 11, he had X-Factor Season 1 Philippines grand champion KZ Tandingan and Tawag ng Tanghalan Season 5 grand winner Reiven Umali – who amazed us with their duet of UDD’s “Tadhana” during their guesting on the noontime program – as special guests for the “Set Buwisit” segment.
Jugs then asked them what they were doing prior to winning the respective contests they joined. While KZ already graduated from college when she got a call back from X-Factor, Reiven chose to go on with the competition first yet promises to pursue his studies.
If there’s a piece of advice that KZ wished to have gotten for herself during her early days in the industry, she said that it would be “ipaglaban mo pa ‘yong sarili mo” and recounted how she struggled in the initial phase of her journey then. Meanwhile, Reiven expressed that he wants to be known as a performer who sings from the heart, like KZ and Erik Santos.
As seasoned artists, KZ and Jugs advised him to find and embrace his authentic self and fight for it in a way that the people around him will understand.
They then moved on to the second portion of the program, wherein Jugs made them play the “Songnumeration Challenge.” In this game, they should alternately provide a song of the artists that he would utter and whoever fails to give an answer loses and has to do the consequence.
Find out who between KZ and Reiven dominated the challenge by watching this episode. Never miss an episode of It’s Showtime, Mondays to Saturdays on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live and A2Z Channel 11.