shalani soledad gives a mousey performance on Willing Willie tv show debut
last night, shalani soledad today’s most popular “ex” went on tv for the first as co-host of willie revillame’s “willing willie” tv show on abc5. don’t know about you, but we almost fell asleep every time shalani appeared on tv to “perform”. it took a lot of self-control for us not to click the remote control to change channel. we had to force ourselves not to change channels.
shalani’s performance as a tv host was, well a non-performance. her whole performance was mousey, like a mouse squeaking away her lines making us wonder if something was wrong with the volume control on our tv or if they forgot to give shalani a microphone. we had to strain our ears to be able to hear what she was saying.
it was not just the volume, it was most of all her performance as a host. game show hosts are the loud and lively types. like a barker and as pokwang of wowowee, willie revillame’s co-host in the tv program where revillame came from. they need “energy”.
the energy of a game show host was something shalani did not at all have. not having energy in a game show is a very dangerous thing. you can have everyone falling asleep and lose interest on what is happening on screen.
shalani was so mousey that we thought it affected willie revillame. with a co-host delivering her lines almost in monotony and unnoticed, he had to dial down his own energy. it was not his usual performance and it made sense. if he continued his usual energetic hosting, the difference between him and shalani would have been magnified.
shalani on screen as always was beautiful. but that was the only thing she brought to the screen, nothing more. there was no chemistry with willie revillame and not real banter between them. it felt like revillame was talking to himself. they could have removed shalani from the set and it would have not made any difference. in fact we think had revillame hosted by himself, the show would have been better.
we doubt if shalani has a future on tv. minus 3 stars on shalani soledad.