|Stacy Ferguson, Stefanie Ridel & Renee Sands (Wild Orchid)|
Great Pretenders (not to be confused with the 1955 and its 1987 remake hit song by The Platters and the late Freddie Mercury [of Queen fame] respectively as The Great Prentender) was a half-hour musical game show in which young performers lip-sync to pop hits. On this program contestants lip sync and dance to their favorite songs for the chance to win prizes as their performances are judged by a live studio audience. The one with the most votes is inducted as the top "great pretender".
- The program's slogan is, "They're the greatest singers...They're the greatest dancers...They're the greeeeat pretenders!".
- Hosts Stacy Ferguson, Stefanie Ridel and Renee Sands were once better known as the now defunct pop group called Wild Orchid.
- Stacy Ferguson (better known as "Fergie") is a member of the musical group called The Black Eyed Peas though occasionally she performs as a solo act.