ITV say that it’s a celebrity entertainment series with a comedy twist. Based on Endemol’s international hit, already picked up in 20 countries and set to air in the USA, the show will launch on ITV later in 2013.
This format will challenge celebrities to perform as different iconic music artists every week before a panel of judges including Julian Clary and Emma Bunton.
In what sounds like ‘Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes‘ with judges the stars will be transformed into a different legendary singer, and perform an iconic song and dance routine from that artist’s catalogue every week.
The difference to Stars In Their Eyes however is that the celebrities will have no control over who they will perform as on each show. Instead, they’ll have to face the Your Face Sounds Familiar ‘Randomiser’ at the end of each programme to decide who they’ll be becoming the following week.
“Whether it’s an older or a younger artist, or even a star of the opposite sex, the ultimate decision is down to the Randomiser, guaranteeing hilarious and dramatic results.” – ITV
Performing in front of regular judges Emma and Julian and a special guest judge each week, the celebrities will have to impress as they sing and dance their way through to the finale.
Also, no-one gets evicted in this show. Instead, each contestant is awarded points which will be scored on a leader board. The one with the most points at the end of each show will receive a cash prize for a charity of their choice with a further grand prize pot for the series champion.
ITV’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy and Entertainment, Claire Zolkwer, said “Our viewers can expect incredible transformations, great music, unforgettable performances and a lot of laughs in this hilarious new show where just about anything can happen.”
Your Face Sounds Familiar is produced by Initial, an Endemol company for ITV.