Anyone who has watched the above trailer for the upcoming ITV show Your Face Sounds Familiar could be forgiven for thinking their bringing back Stars In Their Eyes with just a new name.
As much as many viewers would like to see the return of Stars In Their Eyes however, this isn’t it. Even though the shows format features dressing up and impersonating famous singers, there are a few key differences.
First up all the contestants will be celebrities as has now become traditional these days but the biggest difference, to add more of a comedy element the celebs won’t get to decide who they impersonate.
Each week the contestants will press a buzzer to randomly choose who their transformed into, this means they could become a performer from a completely different age group or the opposite gender.
Also unlike most TV talent show series, as the weeks progress none of the celebs will be eliminated. Instead they will each be awarded a score by the judging panel and their fellow performers. The scores are then added up to create a weekly leader board with the top four eventually qualifying for the grand final.
Points will be awarded based on the performers style, believability and of course vocal skills. At the end of each episode, the acts will take turns to press the buzzer to find out who they will be singing as the following week.
Whoever is crowned the winner of the Your Face Sounds Familiar final will then be awarded a large cash prize to donate to a charity of their choice.
YFSF will be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon and Take Me Out’s Paddy McGuinness. Meanwhile the judging panel will be filled by ex Spice Girl Emma Bunton and comedian Julian Clary plus various guest judges each week.