PRESS STATEMENT FROM TV5, published as is:
Master-of-disguise Michael V. and The Songwriter Ogie Alcasid reunite in TV5’s new game show Killer Karaoke Pinoy Naman, the local version of the hit U.S. show Killer Karaoke, premiering this Saturday, November 16, 8:30 pm on the Kapatid Network.
“I was surprised!” said a delighted Michael V., the show’s host, when Ogie came out on stage and announced that he would be Bitoy’s guest co-host for the pilot episode. “It’s going to be lots of fun! I’m very happy that Ogie is my first guest Karaoker.” It’s definitely going to be a laugh trip overload with the comic duo, who saw each other for the first time since Ogie made his big move to TV5.
Ogie was equally surprised when he took on the Killer Karaoke’s sing-and-play challenge. “I thought I can make it, but when the challenge started, I could no longer sing!” he said in between laughs, as he was tasked to sing “Pusong Bato” while serving as yaya/waiter to Michael V. and fighting electric shocks in between.
Aside from electric shocks, there’s a whole lot of other distractions contestants have to overcome when they join Killer Karaoke Pinoy Naman. As seen in the U.S. version, there were challenges such as singing while getting your body hair waxed, stepping on spiders and maggots, or standing in front of giant fans blowing fresh air, oatmeal, and paprika. The final showdown puts the top three contenders onto a speeding turntable; the last player standing wins the jackpot. Challenges get crazier and crazier each week, but there’s only one rule: “whatever happens, do not stop singing!”
Directed by Mike Tuviera, the Pinoy version is set to match its success all over the world, especially in the U.S., U.K., Thailand, and Brazil. The pilot episode also stars Arci Munoz, Eula Caballero, Jayce Flores, Shalala, and Rufa Me. Which celebrity contestant is adventurous enough to face the challenges? Who will go get to finish their song despite all the crazy distractions?
Tune in to TV5 this Saturday and find out in Killer Karaoke Pinoy Naman!