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The much-vaunted TV5's first-ever noontime show, Wowowillie starring its main host, the unstoppable Willie Revillame kicked off today with a strong 360-dancer, 20-minute opening number. Quite impressive in numbers. But inspite of the big preparations, it seemed obvious like everything was rushed for the show.
As Willie and his hosts were chatting on camera, the stage suddenly went dark, then black. Lights failed to come back for a few seconds, and production had no choice but to cue for a commercial. And that suffering would turn out to be a painful 15-minute technical glitch from 12:50 to 1:05 pm.
It was "the show must go on" after that, as Willie came back on cam with his hosts and made light of the technical problem in his usual fun and bubbly self. As this article is being typed, the show has suffered its 3rd blackout, and had to go on commercial again. But you can't deny the audience's feelings and apprehension as small whispers, ooohhhs and ahhhsss were heard on the air.
What does this scenario foretell? But still, for all it's worth, TV5 with or without its controversial host deserves a fair share of the lucrative noontime show market.