Richard Simmons, Tom Arnold Debbie Gibson On New Show — What Is This The ’80s?

Posted on April 6th, 2014 at 9:45 am


When I read who's starring in ABC's new summer series Sing Your Face Off, I thought I was in a time warp.

The talent variety competition features celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as a legendary music icon.

Here's the part that made me flash back to the '80s and '90s. Debbie Gibson, who had a Number One single "Foolish Beat" in 1988, is a primary judge.

And look at who the guest judges are: David Alan Grier, who was on In Living Color in 1990, Richard Simmons, who is perpetually stuck in the '80s, and Tom Arnold, who gained fame by meeting  Roseanne Barr in the '80s.

Anyway, if you haven't lost interest in the show yet --  over the course of the series, the five celebrities – Sebastian Bach/rock star from the band Skid Row, Landry Fields/NBA’s Toronto Raptors, Jon Lovitz/comedian, China Anne McClain/Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm, and Lisa Rinna/Days of Our Lives – will take on the identity of an iconic music performer.

The description from ABC reads, "The celebrities could find themselves transformed into someone far older, younger or even someone of the opposite sex. 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."

 Sing Your Face Off premieres May 31 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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