Talented kids capture the hearts of viewers in Philippine version of “Little Big Shots”
ABS-CBN has started airing its local version of the hit international kids’ talent-talk show “Little Big Shots”. The show features extraordinarily talented, witty, and charming Filipino kids from all over the country and around the world, including young internet sensations.
The Little Big Shots pilot episode was aired last August 12 and August 13 Philippine time. On its first episode, the local edition of “Little Big Shots” showcased amazing Filipino kids such as a nine-year-old pole dancer; sibling kiddie acrobats; a three-year-old geography genius; and a six-year-old boy with six pack abs.
The incredibly charming kids instantly captivated the Filipino viewers, hitting 36% and 36.9% national TV ratings, in combined urban and rural homes, according to the data from Kantar Media Television Audience Measurement (TAM), a local viewership measurement company. The show’s official hashtag #LittleBigShotsPH also trended on Twitter worldwide.
In “Little Big Shots,” kids aged two to 12 years old with remarkable intellect, showmanship, and abilities thrill viewers of all ages as they take the center stage every week. Aside from what they can do, the show will also feature their amusing personalities when they express themselves through spontaneous banters.
“You would be surprised by the kids in the show and I’m here to let their personalities shine. They are all exceptional and deserving to be called little big shots,” shared by host Billy Crawford, who was a chart-topping music artist in France and other parts of Europe before returning back home to the Philippines and become one of the country’s premier and sought-after TV host.
“I grew up performing and I know how rewarding it is to entertain people. But in ‘Little Big Shots,’ you wouldn’t expect what the kids can do and say. They are all very charming,” he added.
“Little Big Shots PH” marks the first time that ABS-CBN has partnered with Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), licensor and distributor of the format.
“ABS-CBN has a track record of being the home for some of the best entertainment programming in the Philippines. We feel confident viewers will come to, and love, ‘Little Big Shots’ and the amazing kids as much as other audiences around the world,” said Andrew Zein, SVP Creative, Formats Development and Sales at WBITVP.
“Little Big Shots” already aired two successful seasons in the U.S. which were well received by the viewers. The show that has already been adapted in 20 countries was created by popular hosts Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, who both have special places in the hearts of Filipino audiences for their unwavering support for Filipino talent. DeGeneres featured many viral Filipino YouTube sensations on her show in the past years, while Harvey featured on the U.S. version of “Little Big Shots,” which he hosts on NBC, the 12-year-old Filipina singer and “The Voice Kids Philippines” grand champion Elha Nympha.
Get to witness kids with big talents and charm in the coming episodes of “Little Big Shots” which airs outside the Philippines via TFC. Catch-up episodes are available via TFC online (TFC.tv) and TFC IPTV in key countries worldwide.
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