Pinoy Singing Prowess Put to Test in ‘Twist and Shout’

Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano team up for a different kind of singing contest on ABS-CBN.

Singing in tune makes you a good singer but surpassing distractions while singing makes you a winner in ABS-CBN’s newest show “Twist and Shout” premiering this Saturday (July 3).

Filipinos’ talent in singing will be put to the ultimate test in this singing competition with a twist hosted by two of the most respected artists in the industry— Concert King Martin Nievera and Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano.

This is the first time the two will have their own program together and their wacky antics as well as perfect on-screen chemistry will definitely add up to the twist the show will be offering.

“I’ve never been a game show host. This is my first time, but I have Martin. I know we’re both going to learn from each other, we’re ready for the challenges,” said Gary in an interview with

“ABS-CBN has created a lot of game shows but the core element in Twist and Shout is not to try to be a game show and us hosts not to be like Edu Manzano, Cesar Montano, or Kris Aquino. We will just be Martin and Gary,” added Martin.

“Twist and Shout” will feature celebrities singing the country’s top hits while facing distractions such as running on a treadmill, becoming a human roulette, or being dipped in ice-cold water.

Every episode, two celebrity teams with three players will undergo three rounds with different distractions. Each one will take on one round and his only goal is to continue singing and endure the disruption for two whole minutes.

Judges Aiza Seguerra and Jimmy Bondoc alongside a weekly celebrity guest, will be giving them points and the team with the highest number of points will proceed to the final round called the Turn Table.

The winning team must again sing for two minutes while on top of the rotating circular platform to be able to win the jackpot prize. The timer will not stop until a member of the team is still standing and the moment the clock hits two minutes, three lucky audience from their side of the studio will divide amongst themselves P200,000.

“Twist and Shout” is a franchise from Zodiak Entertainment, a production and distribution group which aired the format in countries such as France, India, and Indonesia. The show received a very positive response from its viewers and it continues to air in other countries in its new title “Sing If You Can…”

Don’t miss the exciting premiere of “Twist and Shout” with Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano this Saturday (July 3), 8:45 PM. It will also air every Sundays on the same time in ABS-CBN.

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