Ordinary Filipinos basked in spotlight last Saturday (Oct 24) during the launch of “Showtime,” ABS-CBN’s newest talent variety show hosted by comedian Vhong Navarro, actress Anne Curtis, trivia king Kuya Kim Atienza and band vocalists Teddy of Rocksteddy and Jugs of Itchyworms.
From Monday to Saturday, “Showtime” will showcase the delightful performances of Filipinos from all walks of life. “It’s a party where everyone is wanted. It doesn’t matter how good or raw you are, you are welcome to show your stuff because “Showtime” is your show, your time,” ABS-CBN business unit head Alou Almaden said.
True enough ordinary folks who have been dying to be seen on TV had their time to show what they can do. While a group of tricycle drivers rapped, other contestants danced and even cross-dressed to elicit laughter and amusement.
“Here, every Filipino can shine and get to entertain our kababayans worldwide. It’s all about Filipinos entertaining Filipinos,” Almaden added.
The program also allows the viewers and audience to participate in the program in ways never before seen on Philippine TV. Usually, judges and viewers get to boot out contestants, but in “Showtime,” viewers can oust judges too! Judges are made up of four guest celebrities and resident judge stand-up comic Vice Ganda who also provide added comic relief.
With a unique format, “Showtime” easily won viewers’ hearts as proven by its remarkable rating of 14.1% last Saturday based on the TNS National TV Ratings.
This week, the program promises more laughs and claps with more Pinoys strutting their stuff on television. Join the fun with the wacky gang of “Showtime” from Monday to Saturday before “Wowowee” on ABS-CBN.