Returning Kapamilya star Ogie Alcasid clarified that he won’t be replacing Jed Madela as a celebrity judge in Your Face Sounds Familiar.
At his solo presscon last December 15, Ogie said that he will only be joining fellow judges Sharon Cuneta and Gary Valenciano for this talent show’s celebrity kids’ edition.
“He [Madela] will always be a judge of Your Face Sounds Familiar. It's just that for this particular program, mayroon yata silang requirement I think it has to be a parent.”
Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, which will airs its pilot episode on January 7, 2017, is one of the projects offered to the 49-year-old singer/actor/TV host by ABS-CBN.
“Alam naman natin na Your Face Sounds Familiar was very, very successful and remains to be successful.
“So, nung nilatag nila sa akin yung show, tapos kasama ko pa si pareng Gary [Valenciano] at si Sharon [Cuneta], paano ka naman hihindi?”
Ogie confidently said that he has the know-how to mentor young contestants.
He elaborated, “Sa Your Face Sounds Familiar, yung kanilang pangongopya ginagawa din namin yun [sa dati kong shows]. Siyempre kakanta, ginagawa ko rin yun.
“So, parang as a judge parang bagay naman.
“Nung pinakita nila sa akin yung gagawin ko, it's very exciting.”
Asked what kind of judge he would be, Ogie said that he’d like to be encouraging and fun at the same time.
“Napaka-nega naman yung paiiyakin mo yung jugets [kids]. I don’t think we will do that to them.
“Kailangan positive reinforcement.
“Ang mahalaga dito mayroon kaming ma-impart sa mga bata, hindi naman basta-basta lang magko-comment.
“Siguro medyo maloko ako ng kaunti. Ganun naman ako as a person.”
Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids will feature live performances of the following celebrity kids: Alonzo Muhlach, Lyca Gairanod, Elha Nympha, Justin Alva, Sam Shoaf, Xia Vigor, and Awra.
Ogie added, "Actually, I reviewed many of their performances. Walang tulak-kabigin. Sila ang bida dito."