Non-celebrity Filipinos basked in the spotlight last Saturday (Oct 24) during the launch of “Showtime,” the newest talent variety show on The Filipino Channel (TFC) hosted by comedian Vhong Navarro, actress Anne Curtis, trivia king Kuya Kim Atienza and band vocalists Teddy of Rocksteddy and Jugs of Itchyworms.
“Showtime” is a showcase of delightful performances of Filipinos from all walks of life. “It’s a party where everyone is invited. It doesn’t matter how good or raw you are, you are welcome to show your stuff because ‘Showtime’ is your show, your time,” ABS-CBN business unit head Alou Almaden said.
Ordinary folks who have been dreaming to be seen on TV had their time to show what they can do. While a group of tricycle drivers rapped, other contestants danced and even cross-dressed to bring laughter and amusement on stage.
“Here, every Filipino can shine and get to entertain our kababayans worldwide. It’s all about Filipinos entertaining Filipinos,” Almaden added.
The program also allows the viewers and audience to participate in the program in ways never before seen on Philippine TV. Usually, judges and viewers get to boot out contestants, but in “Showtime,” viewers can oust judges too! Judges are made up of four guest celebrities and a resident judge. Stand-up comic Vice Ganda who acts as the resident judge provides added comic relief.
With a unique format, “Showtime” easily won viewers’ hearts as proven by its remarkable rating of 14.1% last Saturday based on the TNS National TV Ratings.