Sam YG joins E! Philippines

Whether you are a television or a radio person, chances are, you have already heard of Sam YG, the radio jock and television personality who is known for his playful and naughty brand of humor.

 Sam has spent the past years establishing his name as one of the top radio jocks on the local scene. He has also made a successful attempt to crossover to television appearing in different shows. Most memorable of which is his introduction of his alter ego, Shivaker, who is some sort of a love guru.

DJ Sam YG will be part of E! Channel soon
The 31-year-old DJ is fortunate that a lot of opportunities are coming his way. He will host two shows to be telecast on History Channel and the local CNN. But what he’s really excited about is his television project on E? that he will co-host with E! News Asia presenter, Erin Lim called Top 5. It’s a new direction that now involves showing off his funny side on camera to a wider audience.

 In an interview with The Standard during in a studio in Makati where the show was being taped, Sam admitted that he is stoked for the opportunities headed his way.

 “I have established myself as a DJ in the last seven years, now this one is a whole new experience. It allows me to extend my horizon when it comes to not just hosting but involving myself in a show,” he shared.

Sam feels honored because he did not audition for the show, he was handpicked by E! Philippines. That was why at first he thought the offer he received through email was just a spam. He only realized that it was a legit offer when he started communicating with the team.

The radio jock is raving about the team he’s working with in this show. He admires their professionalism and their being detailed in every aspect of program. He said that the whole crew is a bunch of talented people who make him feel special and challenged at the same time.

 “They’re very detailed at almost everything. From my wardrobe to the way I sit while on the set, everything is very on point.”

Without giving out too much information, Sam said the show is going to be a countdown of the most talked about events, personalities and happenings in local showbiz.

“I’m telling you, are guests are A-listers,” he ended.


Billy’s show gets renewed for another season

Your Face Sounds Familiar ended on a high note on Sunday when grand winner Melai Cantiveros, the only non-singer in the final, walked home with a total of P2 million for herself and for chosen charity.

Melai Cantiveros wins P2 million after
besting four others in Your Face
Sounds Familiar
During the grand showdown on Saturday, the 27-year-old Melai took on Miley Cyrus and sported the pop star’s distinct look of white tank top and underwear. She even rode an actual wrecking ball much to the delight of the judges, her husband Jason Francisco and the rest of the studio audience.

On the same night, host Billy Crawford made a big announcement that the top-rating show is going to be renewed for another season. That’s great news for televiewers who have considered YFSF an entertaining program to cap off their weekend.

As we look forward for another season, the program should consider making drastic changes for the benefit of the viewers, of course.

First off, if they cannot stop Sharon Cuneta from laughing all throughout the show, they could ask her to be more objective on her comment. Otherwise, there are better and more qualified singers who can take her place. Secondly, Billy should refrain calling Gary V. and Jed Madela “Sirs.” In the first place, they were not knighted by the Queen of England to be called as such. Elton John and Paul McCartney are called Sirs because they accepted the knighthood. (Unless, of course, Crawford feels he is Gary or Jed’s personal valet!)

Finally, to the panel of judges, we hope in the next season, they would be more honest when giving comments. It’s funny how Twitter users are more skilled on identifying what the judges couldn’t pinpoint during the contestants’ performance. It would also be helpful if they would be honest enough to tell if the performance was really awful and that the contestant doesn’t really sound and look like the person they’re trying to impersonate.  

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