Sing Your Face Off

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Sing Your Face Off
Genre Reality competition
Based on Your Face Sounds Familiar
Presented by John Barrowman
Judges
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Georgie Hurford-Jones
Camera setup Multiple camera
Production company(s) Endemol USA
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Original release May 31 (2014-05-31) – June 14, 2014 (2014-06-14)
External links
Website abc.go.com/shows/sing-your-face-off

Sing Your Face Off is a reality singing series that was aired on ABC during the 2013–14 American television season. It is based on both the Endemol format Your Face Sounds Familiar and an adaptation of the Spanish "Tu cara me suena." The first season consisted of six episodes, with two episodes airing back-to-back over three weeks.[1] The first season premiered on May 31, 2014,[2] and concluded on June 14, 2014.

Premise[edit]

In the context of the program's celebrity-oriented premise, for such a celebrity to "sing one's face off" meant to sing live, but also to do so as part of an impersonation of a prominent recording artist. (The Legends In Concert productions were organized along a similar premise, featuring "tribute artists" who looked and sounded like those to whom they paid tribute.)
The premise of the show had the celebrities spin the "face finder wheel" at the end of the previous show to determine as which artist they would sing their faces off, with the exception of week 1 when the celebrities were given their artist. They then spent the week practicing the song along with any other necessary practicing such as playing an instrument, choreography, etc. that went along with the performance. They also spent that week getting any necessary make-up formats, outfits, accessories, or such that they needed to look like the artist as whom they would perform.
They then performed the songs, as the artist, and were given an individual score by each of the judges. This score was ranged on a scale from 1 to 10, and the maximum possible total was 30 points. At the end of all the performances, the celebrities were each given the chance to give an extra three points to any one of the other celebrities. The judges's scores and the extra points given by the celebrities were then added together to determine the winner for each night's episodes.
The celebrities's ranking on the scoreboard at the end of that week determined the order in which the celebrities then spun the "face finder wheel" to determine the artist as whom they would perform the following week.
At the end of four weeks, the celebrity with the lowest combined scores of all their four performances was eliminated from the competition.
From Week 4 on, at the end of the week, the celebrity with the lowest total score for that week was eliminated until the list of celebrities was narrowed down to a list of "Final 3" performers. The Final 3 performers then performed one more time; after that performance, the judges voted on who they believed should be crowned the winner of Sing Your Face Off; the celebrity then needed two votes out of the three from the judges to win.

Cast[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Celebrity Notability (known for)
Sebastian Bach Skid Row lead singer
Landry Fields NBA small forward
Jon Lovitz Comedian & actor
China Anne McClain Actress and McClain lead singer
Lisa Rinna Actress & television host

Judges[edit]

Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond act as judges on every episode, while the third judge varies with each episode.

Guest judges[edit]

Week Celebrity Notability (known for)
1 David Alan Grier Film, television & Broadway actor
2 RuPaul Television host & drag queen
3 Carnie Wilson Wilson Phillips singer
4 Richard Simmons Fitness entrepreneur
5 Tom Arnold Comedic movie actor
6 Carmen Electra Film & television actress

Performances[edit]

Celebrity Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
China Anne McClain Rihanna Tina Turner Michael Jackson Alicia Keys James Brown Whitney Houston
Lisa Rinna Dolly Parton Britney Spears Katy Perry Justin Bieber Cyndi Lauper Madonna
Landry Fields Lionel Richie Pitbull Enrique Iglesias Nicki Minaj MC Hammer Little Richard
Jon Lovitz Elton John Luciano Pavarotti Billy Idol Meat Loaf Roy Orbison Redfoo (Special Performance)
Sebastian Bach Adam Levine Lady Gaga Willie Nelson Freddie Mercury of Queen -- Sky Blu (Special Performance)

Overall scores[edit]

Red numbers indicate the singer whose score was lowest for that week.
Green numbers indicate the singer whose score was highest for that week.
     indicates an eliminated singer.
     indicates an eliminated singer who was eliminated by Judges Choice.
     indicates the winning singer.
     indicates the runner-up singer.
     indicates the third-place singer.
Singer Place 1 2 3 4 Overall Score Weeks 1-4 5 6
China Anne McClain 1 34 28 35 71 168 36 21
Landry Fields 2 28 28 31 58 145 31 02
Lisa Rinna 2 24 32 28 70 154 31 02
Jon Lovitz 4 24 38 31 47 140 30
Sebastian Bach 5 30 26 28 56 140
  1. ^ Rather than give scores out of 30 for the contestants performance, the judges each voted for who they thought deserved to win Sing Your Face Off. The celebrity needed two out of three votes in order to win Sing Your Face Off.
  2. ^ Since both Darrell Hammond and Debbie Gibson voted for China Anne McClain to win, China had the majority of the votes to win Sing Your Face Off and Carmen Electra's vote was never revealed, leaving both Lisa Rinna and Landry Fields as runners-up.

Weekly scores and songs[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Running order
Celebrity Score Extra Points Music
Jon Lovitz 24 (9, 8, 7) 0 "Bennie and the Jets"-Elton John
Landry Fields 25 (9, 8, 8) 3 (Lisa) "Dancing on the Ceiling"-Lionel Richie
China Anne McClain 28 (10, 9, 9) 6 (Sebastian and Jon) "Diamonds"-Rihanna
Sebastian Bach 24 (9, 7, 8) 6 (China and Landry) "Moves like Jagger"-Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
Lisa Rinna 24 (9, 8, 7) 0 "9 to 5"-Dolly Parton

Week 2[edit]

Running order
Celebrity Score Extra Points Music
China Anne McClain 28 (9, 9, 10) 0 "Proud Mary"-Tina Turner
Lisa Rinna 26 (8, 9, 9) 6 (Jon and Landry) "...Baby One More Time"-Britney Spears
Jon Lovitz 29 (10, 10, 9) 9 (China, Lisa, and Sebastian) "La donna è mobile"-Luciano Pavarotti
Landry Fields 28 (9, 9, 10) 0 "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)"-Pitbull
Sebastian Bach 26 (9, 9, 8) 0 "Bad Romance"-Lady Gaga

Week 3[edit]

Running order
Celebrity Score Extra Points Music
Landry Fields 25 (8, 8, 9) 6 (China and Jon) "Hero"-Enrique Iglesias
Lisa Rinna 28 (9, 9, 10) 0 "Hot N Cold"-Katy Perry
China Anne McClain 29 (10, 9, 10) 6 (Landry and Lisa) "Rockin' Robin"-Michael Jackson
Sebastian Bach 28 (9, 10, 9) 0 "Always on My Mind"-Willie Nelson
Jon Lovitz 28 (9, 9, 10) 3 (Sebastian) "Rebel Yell"-Billy Idol

Week 4[edit]

Running order
Celebrity Score Extra Points Music
Sebastian Bach 50 (17, 16, 17) 6 (Jon) "We Are the Champions"-Queen
Landry Fields 58 (19, 19, 20) 0 "Starships"-Nicki Minaj
Jon Lovitz 47 (16, 15, 16) 0 "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)"-Meat Loaf
Lisa Rinna 58 (20, 19, 19) 12 (Landry and China) "Baby"-Justin Bieber
China Anne McClain 59 (20, 19, 20) 12 (Sebastian and Lisa) "Girl on Fire"-Alicia Keys
  • Week 4 was a "Double Points" week, where the judges individually scored each singer out of a 20 instead of the previous 10 and the celebrities could give another celebrity 6 extra points rather than the previous 3.

Week 5[edit]

Running order
Celebrity Score Extra Points Music
China Anne McClain 30 (10, 10, 10) 6 (Lisa and Landry) "Living in America"-James Brown
Lisa Rinna 28 (9, 10, 9) 3 (Jon) "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"-Cyndi Lauper
Jon Lovitz 30 (10, 10, 10) 0 "Oh, Pretty Woman"-Roy Orbison
Landry Fields 28 (9, 10, 9) 3 (China) "U Can't Touch This"-MC Hammer

Week 6[edit]

Running order
Celebrity Number of Judges Votes to Win Music
Lisa Rinna 0 "Material Girl"-Madonna
Landry Fields 0 "Tutti Frutti"-Little Richard
China Anne McClain 2 (Darrell and Debbie) "The Greatest Love of All"-Whitney Houston
Special Performances Music
Jon Lovitz & Sebastian Bach "Sexy and I Know It" -LMFAO
Debbie Gibson & Darrell Hammond "I Got You Babe"-Sonny & Cher

Revival possibilities[edit]

In June 2014, Deborah "Debbie" Gibson, one of the judges, was known to have lent her support to efforts to renew Sing Your Face Off for a second season. However, as the year 2015 began, ABC-TV had not announced any plans for such a second season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldberg, Leslie (April 29, 2013). "ABC Orders Celebrity Competition 'Sing Your Face Off'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 4, 2014). "ABC Tweaks Summer Schedule, Slots 'Sing Your Face Off' On Saturday". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 26, 2014.