‘Face Off’ Two-Hour Special Airing Tuesday

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This Tuesday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET, Syfy will air the two-hour special, Face Off: The Vets Strike Back.

From the press release, “The special includes exclusive interviews and a sneak peek of the new season, plus will look back on the past seasons to highlight the veteran contestants’ best and worst moments.”

During the special, hostess McKenzie Westmore, will be joined by Face Off judges Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page. Season Five of Face Off is taking things in a different direction by pitting eight veterans of the show with eight newcomers. Returning this season will be: Alana Rose Schiro from New York; Tate Steinsiek from Henryetta, OK; Eric Zapata from Victoria, TX; Frank Ippolito from Cleveland; Laura Tyler from Orlando; Miranda Jory from Seattle; RJ Haddy from Charleston, WV, and Roy Wooley from Tucker, GA. The judges will offer their opinions on “why the contestants were eliminated originally and why they deserve a second chance.”

The fifth season kicks off on Tuesday, August 13 at 9 p.m. ET and the press release offers details on the premiere, “In the first Foundation challenge, the contestants must complete the looks of costumed partygoers for an elaborate costume ball, with colorfully dressed cast members from Syfy’s new docu-series Heroes of Cosplay (premiering immediately following Face Off) in attendance for inspiration.” Guest judge for the first challenge will be Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.

The first Spotlight challenge pits veterans against newcomers and they must “create five original fantasy characters – an ogre, pixie, fawn, troll and a witch.”

Who are you rooting for this season? A veteran contestant or a newbie? What vets are you most excited to see returning and who would you have chosen to return?

-Larissa Mrykalo