Your Face Sounds Familiar (UK TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other versions of this series, see Your Face Sounds Familiar.
Your Face Sounds Familiar
Your Face Sounds Familiar.png
Genre Entertainment
Directed by Nick Harris
Julian Smith
Presented by Alesha Dixon
Paddy McGuinness
Judges Main Judges
Emma Bunton
Julian Clary
Guest Judges
Donny Osmond
Cilla Black
Peter Andre
Denise van Outen
Kian Egan
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 75 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Initial
Distributor Endemol UK
Original channel ITV, STV, UTV
Picture format 16:9 (HDTV)
Original run 29 June 2013 (2013-06-29) – 3 August 2013 (2013-08-03)
Related shows Your Face Sounds Familiar
Stars in Their Eyes
External links
Production website

Your Face Sounds Familiar was a British entertainment talent show based on the Spanish series of the same name. that aired on ITV from 29 June to 3 August 2013 and was hosted by Alesha Dixon and Paddy McGuinness with the judging panel consisting of Emma Bunton, Julian Clary and a different guest judge in each episode.

The show involved six celebrities (actors, television personalities and sportsmen) portraying various iconic singers each week to win £10,000 for their chosen charity. The winner of the series was actress Natalie Anderson; she received the £50,000 grand prize for her charity.

On 3 August 2013, Anderson was announced as the series winner.[1] She also won Week 2, 3 and 5 of the competition (as Britney Spears, Kate Bush, and Bonnie Tyler, respectively) collecting £10,000 for each of those weeks. In total, she won £80,000 for her chosen charity over the six weeks.

The other weekly winners were Cheryl Fergison, who won the first week as Dusty Springfield and Matt Johnson, winner of the fourth week as Freddie Mercury. Both received £10,000 for their charities.


The show challenged celebrities to perform as different iconic music artists every week, which were chosen by the show's "Randomiser". They were then judged by the panel of celebrity judges including Emma Bunton and Julian Clary. Each week, one celebrity guest judge joined Bunton and Clary to make up the complete judging panel. During the series, the celebrities were trained by vocal coach Yvie Burnett.

Each celebrity became transformed into a different singer each week, and performed an iconic song and dance routine well known by that particular singer. The 'randomiser' could choose any older or younger artist available in the machine, or even a singer of the opposite sex (except in week one), or a deceased singer, but it picked three out and the contestant then pressed the button to 'spin' the randomiser which selects their next singer.


The contestants were awarded points from the judges (and each other) based on their singing and dance routines. 15p from each viewer public vote was split equally between six chosen charities.

Judges award their points (up to 10 each, making a possible grand total of 30) to the contestants, while the contestants had to give 5 points to a fellow contestant of their choice (these are known as "Bonus" points) after all have performed. The total score of each contestant was then counted by summing the points from judges and contestant's voting with the points from the televoting.

Whoever was at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the each show, after the combination of the judges' and public votes, received a £10,000 cash prize for a charity of their choice and a further £50,000 grand prize for the "series champion" in the final week.


External links[edit]