Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach is one of the contestants in ABC‘s new competition series, “Sing Your Face Off”. Actor John Barrowman (“Torchwood”, “Arrow”) hosts the show, which features five celebrity contestants taking on the identity of an iconic music performer each week.
ABC launched “Sing Your Face Off” on May 31. Two all-new episodes are airing back to back in that two-hour time period each week. The show is described as a talent variety competition where celebrities are transformed and trained to perform as a legendary musical icon. Over the course of the series, five personalities — Bach, basketball star Landry Fields, comedian Jon Lovitz, singer China Anne McClain (“A.N.T. Farm”) and actress Lisa Rinna (“Days of Our Lives”) — take on the identity of an iconic music performer. Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond are the primary judges, and scheduled guest judges including David Allen Grier, RuPaul, Carnie Wilson, Richard Simmons, Tom Arnold and Carmen Electra.
“From the hours in the makeup chair to the days spent with choreographers and vocal coaches, each show will feature the complete transformation — not just physical — the celebrities will embody everything about the assigned icon — their walk, their talk, and their distinguishing mannerisms leading up to the live performance in front of the studio audience,” according to production notes. “Viewers will get the chance to see each of the celebrities portray multiple musical performers during the series — such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Pavarotti, Pitbull, Britney Spears, and Tina Turner, to name a few.”
Video footage of Bach as he is transformed into late QUEEN singer Freddie Mercury, singing “We Are The Champions”, can be seen below. Previously released clips of Bach turning into country music legend Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga and MAROON 5‘s Adam Levine for performances of “Always On My Mind”, “Bad Romance” and “Moves Like Jagger”, respectively, are also available.
“Sing Your Face Off” is produced by Endemol USA with Georgie Hurford-Jones (“America’s Got Talent”) as executive producer.