Whenever I go home from work, I find our househelp watching this nonsensical show, with its feigned sincerity, pre-planned drama, and stupid games. Hiring Shalani is obviously to add on to the ratings.
The comic side of Willie further endears him to his audience. Like when one contestant mistakenly said the title of the song as "You Changed my Life in the Morning" (instead of moment) and Wllie said "Ay hindi, mali, dapat You Changed my Life at Midnight." I found that funny.
But oftentimes,his real persona as lewd, vulgar, and always putting down people is shown. The way he treats his dancers is one. He will say one dancer is better than the other, putting the other girl in an embarrassing position. Shalani meanwhile, often seems like a fish out of water because of scantily clad women all around and here she is regally-personified.
The show's main attraction is doling out cash (P5,000 minimum) to needy people. And because we are a third world country with families living below the poverty line, an empty pocket and stomache is enough motivation to go Novaliches, play stupid games, tell sad stories, and then be given a reprieve even for a day from hunger. People watch and get entertained for free. So if you don't like the show, just get cable. Because the show must go on.