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Who doesn't love impressionists? And who doesn't find it interesting to
see someone who looks very similar to a famous person? You put those 2
premises together and you've got this very clever show. It's not good
enough for the contestants to be able to do a spot-on impression of
his/her chosen celebrity, the person has to physically resemble the
celebrity as well. I was hooked in the first five minutes of the
premiere episode, I think I smiled the entire time, even during the
commercial breaks - it was that entertaining. The judges are jerks, but
that's par for the course on a show like this; with the exception of
Mia Michaels on So You Think You Can Dance, it seems decent judges are
just not to be found. But we can vote for our favorites in the finale,
and that's another major plus.
7/19 - Wanted to add that I didn't get to vote for my favorites last night because my favorites didn't make it to the finale. The Rodney Dangerfield impressionist was lethally spot-on, but they didn't pick him because they said he didn't LOOK enough like Rodney. But yet they've been swooning weekly over the Sinatra guy, even though he doesn't remotely resemble Ol' Blue Eyes. They said they laxed the rules for him because his vocals were so perfect, which means they must have cotton in their ears because his imitation is passable at best. And the Streisand girl - she sounds and looks nothing like Streisand in my estimation. She got through though, but they didn't pick the Dolly Parton girl, who sounded exactly like her and the visuals were purdy damn realistic as well. Not thrilled with any of the finalists, really. So here's something I never thought I'd be saying - last night, my fellow Americans, I voted for George Bush.
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Like On the Lot, I am commenting on this title quite early in its run. There has only been one episode, but I enjoyed that episode a bit, actually. It was not as good as the premiere of On the Lot, but you know, it was pretty fun watching the good, and the bad, and the horrific celebrity impersonators go in front of the judges to show what they have.
Here is the basis of this series. People go in front of a panel of judges dressed as a celebrity and try to impersonate them. They have to have the right voice, the right movements, and the right personality. There have been a lot of hit-and-miss ones. There was only a few that got through. Some of those are an impersonation of Little Richard, the Honeymooners, Jack Nicholson, Lucy Ricardo, Bono, and Simon Cowell. There is later going to be a typical reality show round, in which you vote for your favorites. It is later decided who is going to be the next best thing.
Overall, this is a cute reality show, but it is not the best out there. Still, this is probably going to be for a while, like American Idol, and the basis is okay and a different idea, and the way they pulled it off was fine. Anyway, this is fun, but it is definitely hit-and-miss.
Recommended Shows: American Idol.
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