Michael V. fulfills his dream of hosting a popular American show when he was chosen for Lip Sync Battle Philippines.
The comedian will host GMA Network's version of the American show hosted by LL Cool J. Model Chrissy Teigen is the color commentator abroad while Iya Villania is tapped to have this role in the local version.
Michael V. admits he's an avid viewer of the hit celebrity showdown program.
"Kahit noong di pa pine-present sa akin ito, napapanood ko pa lang sa cable 'yong Lip Sync Battle, parang ang sarap gawin.
"Naisip ko na agad na kung gagawin dito, sana ako 'yong mag-host," said Michael V. during the press conference of Lip Sync Battle Philippines last Tuesday, February 9.
For Bitoy (Michael V's nickname), hosting the show would not be that hard because it's fun.
"The reason I accepted this show is kasi masaya kasi talaga siya. Ako, personally, hindi ko siya nakikita na ganun kahirap," he told entertainment reporters.
If there's any challenge, he said it would be the part where he has to choose the winning celebrity performer.
"Isa pang medyo mabigat na task na binigay nila sa akin is to actually judge kung sino ang mananalo," Bitoy said Lip Sync Battle Philippines, which will air its pilot episode on February 26 after Magpakailanman.
"Noong pilot namin, isa sa pinakamahirap yata na ginawa ko sa buong career ko. Hiningi ko pa ang opinyon ni Iya at pati si Megan ng Lip Sync Battle USA kasi talagang mahirap magdesisyon.
"Kapag napanood n'yo 'yong pilot, maiintindihan n'yo ang sinasabi ko."
Lip Sync Battle Philippines pilot episode will feature former My Husband's Lover co-stars Dennis Trillo and Tom Rodriguez.
Asked about their performance, Michael V. briefly described, "May mga pasabog sila."
Aside from TomDen, Michael V. also has a list of celebrities he wants to see in the show.
"I'm sure lahat ng tao inaasahan ang AlDub. Kami naman, number one choice namin 'yan, kaya nakikiusap kami sa inyo na kulitin sila."
What does he want to see from the AlDub love team of Alden and Maine?
Michael V. laughed, "Sorpresahin na lang nila ako. Kasi, bukod sa masusorpresa kami, sigurado mataas din ang rating niyan."
Aside from this, he also noted, "Gusto ko ang tambalan nina Rhian [Ramos] at Glaiza [de Castro]. Gusto ko sila makitang magpagalingan."