The Singing Bee Philippine Edition Soon on ABS-CBN

thesingingbee.jpgLast July 13, 2007, i posted an article about The Singing Bee, the top-rating hit tv game show in the US. It's an NBC game show kinda like our very own "K the 1 Million Peso Videoke Challenge" on GMA 7. It's hosted by N'Sync's Joey Fatone and it has a rival show on Fox with similar format - "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" And here's the sitch: ABS-CBN has bought the franchise of The Singing Bee from NBC for a local version! They are now airing the teaser for the said karaoke game show.

Attention GMA 7. Maybe it’s time to consider purchasing the franchise of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics?” Last January 30, 2007, i told you to get the franchise of Ugly Betty. More than 1 year after, ABS-CBN listened to my plea. They will now localize Ugly Betty.

2008 is the year of franchise television. After Marimar, Big Brother, Wheel of Fortune, Whammy, Pinoy Idol, America’s Next Top Model, 1 VS 100, Deal or No Deal, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?, Celebrity Duets, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Weakest Link.

This year, the hit koreanovela My Girl and the hit Colombian telenovela Betty La Fea are going to have a Philippine version courtesy of ABS-CBN.

On the other hand, another hit koreanovela, My Name is Kim Sam Soon and the Mexican telenovela “Rosalinda” is going to have a Philippine version via GMA 7.

Even Project Runway will have its local version via ETC/SBN 21.

So what’s next?

Here are my suggestions:


1. Meteor Garden
2. Endless Love
3. Lovers in Paris
4. Princess Hours
5. Stairway to Heaven
6. Full House

Jewel in the Palace and Jumong may not be appropriate in our culture.

Hollywood shows:

1. America’s Most Smartest Model
2. Make Me A Supermodel
3. High School Musical
4. Scare Tactics
5. America’s Got Talent
6. So You Think You Can Dance
7. Joe Millionaire
8. The Bachelor
9. Blind Date
10. The Fifth Wheel
11. Average Joe
12. Dancing with the Stars
13. Clash of the Choirs
14. On The Lot
15. X Factor


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