Lady Gaga might have had to cancel her show in Seattle this week because she is sick, but you can still see her Saturday night on ABC. Well, technically viewers will be seeing Sebastian Bach (the legendary rock star from the band Skid Row,) but it still will remind fans of Lady Gaga. The new “Sing Your Face Off” show is turning heads and for good reason, the reality show is an insane concept as famous people, sound and act like other famous celebrities. According to LoudWire on Friday, the show is a different kind of singing competition where the competitors are asked to essentially embody the artist.
The first episode has more star power than most award shows. Mind you, these are impersonators, but good ones. Adam Levine, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Tina Turner and Dolly Parton all join Lady Gaga as impersonators get serious as they make a moment to remember. So who is impersonating these folks? Sebastian Bach, Landry Fields, Jon Lovitz, China Anne McClain and Lisa Rinna are transformed.
Sebastian Bach takes on the identity of two different entertainers. Not only does he become Lady Gaga, he also looks (and sounds) like Adam Levine. Each contestant takes on a different and iconic music performer. These folk are willing to be transformed into someone far older, younger or even someone of the opposite sex.
So how does someone look like a celebrity for national television? From the hours in the makeup chair to the days spent with choreographers and vocal coaches, each show will feature the complete transformation. It’s not just how the artist might look either. Everything about the assigned icon from their walk, their talk, and their distinguishing mannerisms all lead up to the live performance in front of the studio audience.
“Sing Your Face Off” offers up some great entertainment and gives people a chance to live out their dream as a super star. It reminds everyone that it’s easy to sing like a star, but to look, move and act like one takes a lot of hard work even if you are already a celebrity.
“Sing Your Face Off” airs Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.