What to expect from the Philippine version of 'Little Big Shots'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 08 2017 10:42 PM

"Little Big Shots" host Billy Crawford. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

MANILA — "Little Big Shots," an American TV show that puts on center stage the talents of children from around the world, will premiere this weekend, replacing the just concluded "The Voice Teens."

If the show rings a bell, it's because last March Elha Nympha, winner of Season 2 of "The Voice Kids Philippines," was invited to appear on the US version of "Little Big Shots" hosted by Steve Harvey. There, Nympha wowed the audience with her breathtaking rendition of Sia's "Chandelier." 

On Wednesday, ABS-CBN held an exclusive screening of the first episode of the local version of "Little Big Shots" for some members of the press. Present during the screening was host Billy Crawford. 

According to Crawford, "Little Big Shots" will not be a talent contest, though he assured that it will be just as fun and entertaining. It is also a talk show, where child wonders get to show some of their skills. 

Highlighted in the first episode are kids from different parts of the country: A young pole dancer, an adorable singer-dancer, a hip-hop enthusiast, an expert fish deboner, and a geography genius.

Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

This Saturday and Sunday, one can expect to laugh, be awed and even shed a tear.

Besides learning how to deal with energetic kids, Crawford, now engaged to Coleen Garcia, said the show made him realize how challenging parenting can be. 

And as veteran entertainment columnist Ethel Ramos puts it, "Little Big Shots" is not just about the kids, but also their supportive parents. 

Watch the premiere of "Little Big Shots" this Saturday before "MMK."