A new group of talented kiddie performers will undergo cute transformations and bring world-class family entertainment to viewers every weekend as the newest season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” begins on May 5 and 6 on ABS-CBN.
This summer, ten bright Kapamilya child stars who come from different fields will pull out all the stops to transform themselves into local and international music icons.
Ready to showcase his performing prowess is “Anghel ng Masa” Marco Masa, who starred in values-oriented primetime teleseryes “Nathaniel” and “My Super D” before dabbling in comedy via “Goin’ Bulilit.”
From the same kiddie gag show comes current cast member, “Bulilit Kikay” Chun-Sa, who first appeared on television and became popular for her impersonation of Maja Salvador in “It’s Showtime’s” “Mini Me” competition.
Impersonation is also not new to “Bibong Astig” Onyok Pineda, who rose to fame when he impersonated rock icon Bamboo in “Mini Me,” before becoming a household name for his performances in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” and the movie “Ang Panday.”
“Kiddie Kontesera” Esang De Torres, meanwhile, will use her experience in singing contests, notably “The Voice Kids” and “Mini Me,” as well as her stints in famous musicals such as “Les Miserables” and “Matilda the Musical” to give herself an edge in the competition.
“Inday Wonder” Sheena Belarmino is also a singing pro who has proven her voice in many singing competitions, including “Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids,” where she was named one of the grand finalists.
“Precious Darling” Krystal Brimner can hold her own both on stage and on-cam, proving her talent when she starred in the 2016 local production of the musical “Annie” and won the Best Child Performer award at the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival for “Honor Thy Father.”
The multi-instrumentalist and former “The Voice Kids” contestant Noel Comia Jr. or “Poging Lodi” is also in a league of his own as he has already starred in several theatrical productions, won three Aliw Awards, and bagged Cinemalaya Awards’ Best Actor trophy – the youngest actor ever to have done so – for the film “Kiko Boksingero.”
The “Bigshot Trio” of online sensations Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Keifer Sanchez or TNT Boys are also joining the program to show they mean serious business, determined to follow up their viral vocal showdowns, more recently in “Little Big Shots UK,” with more breathtaking transformations.
All of the kiddie performers will be guided by new celebrity mentors – Jed Madela for singing and Nyoy Volante for movement – who will devise creative training techniques and incorporate them in activities such as swimming and running.
Returning to the program are host Billy Crawford and jurors Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, Multiplatinum Singer and Songwriter Ogie Alcasid, and Megastar Sharon Cuneta, who will comment on and rank the kiddie performers’ performances.
Just like in the past seasons, the competition will pit the kiddie performers against each other but no one will be eliminated. In every episode, the kid who gets the highest number of points from the jurors will take home the cash prize, half of which will be given to their chosen charity.
Don’t miss the premiere of “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” on May 5 and 6 on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For program updates, like www.facebook.com/yourfaceph, or follow @YourFacePH on Twitter and Instagram.