“IT’S SO nice to be happy. Everybody should be happy,” comedian Donita Nose (a.k.a. Rodello Juntos Solano) referring to the song “Happy” by Italian singer Alexia as she described the new season of TV5’s karaoke singing competition Sing Galing. After the success of its comeback in April 2021, for this edition the show will have guest celebrities sing and play and win for their chosen beneficiaries or “bida-ficiaries” in Sing Galing: Sing-lebrity Edition.
The show also has a new roster of judges or “jukebosses” — singer Dingdong Avanzado, comedians Ethel Booba and Allan K, and singer-songwriter Rey Valera.
“It’s not just a contest. It is entertainment personified, because you witness the personality of each ‘sing-lebrity.’ It adds dynamics to the show,” Mr. Avanzado said in a mix of English and Filipino during an online press conference on Sept. 13.
Current “sing masters” Randy Santiago, K Brosas, and Donita Nose will reprise their roles as hosts and will be joined by social media personalities or “singtokers” Billy King and Queenay (a.k.a. Queenee Mercado). Meanwhile, singer and TikTok personality Zendee will host the allied digital show Now Zending Zikat where the audience can participate in other Sing Galing activities online.
“We see another side of the celebrities. They not only excel in acting but also in singing,” Ms. Solano said in Filipino.
The three celebrity guests will compete through three rounds to determine the “Bida-oke Sing-lebrity of the Night.” The winner will bag a cash prize and will become part of the “Celebri-Team Galing,” the pool of “BidaOke Sing-lebrities” who will advance to the semifinals. Every Saturday, the “sing-lebrities” will compete in the following rounds: “Random-I-Sing: Kantarantahan,” “Hula-Oke Ka Lang D’yan?” and the final round, “Duelo-Oke Extreme.”
Some of the celebrities competing in the show are Kris Bernal, Joseph, Samantha Bernardo, Paolo Pangilinan, Jayson Gainza, and Baby Boobsie.
Sing Galing: Sing-lebrity Edition premieres on Sept. 18, 6 p.m. on TV5 with new episodes airing every Saturday. — Michelle Anne P. Soliman