|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 would lip-sync to pop hits. On this program contestants lip-synced and danced to their favorite songs for the chance to win prizes as their performances were judged by a live studio audience. The one with the most votes was inducted as the top "great pretender".
The program's slogan was, "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 now a member of the musical group called The Black Eyed Peas though occasionally she performs as a solo act.