After 13 weeks of impersonating music icons, the first half of Your Face Sounds Familiar season 2’s grand showdown commenced Saturday, December 12, live at the Resorts World Manila.
Just like in the first season, the jury members and the contestants will no longer have the power to vote for the winner as it is the audience’s turn this time. However, the judges still gave their insights on the performances of artists in order to help the public decide who to vote.
Sam Concepcion, was the first to go on stage and he impersonated Justin Bieber, singing the mash-up of “Boyfriend” and “Sorry.” At the end of his performance, jury member Sharon Cuneta said that whether he wins or not, he has earned her respect for life. Jed Madela, on the other hand, said that Sam always leaves the audience wanting for more while Gary Valenciano said that he has performed excellently tonight.
Next, Denise wowed the audience with her stage presence as she transformed into Beyonce and performed a mash-up of the singer’s hit songs “Love on Top” and “Crazy in Love.” Sharon said Denise will go far in the showbiz industry while Gary commended how the actress gave it her all. Jed also asked Denise not to stop performing after Your Face and that they should do a record together.
Third was Kean Cipriano who impersonated Ricky Martin and performed the groovy “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” Jed said that Kean is not the typical rock star as he goes out of the box while Gary said that he added the “fun” in this season. Remembering that Kean was scared to show off his dancing skills when he first entered the competition, Sharon said who would have thought that he will impersonate Ricky Martin in the grand finale.
KZ Tandingan followed Kean and she transformed into Lady Gaga and performed a mash-up of “Poker Face” and “Born This Way.” Gary and Jed said that what she did was out of this world while Sharon said that KZ surprises her every week with her performance.
Last to perform was Michael Pangilinan, who transformed into Adam Levine and performed the Maroon 5 hit “Sugar.” Jed commended at how Michael resembled Adam’s voice well. Likewise, Gary said, “Grabe yung ginawa mo last week (as Sam Smith), grabe din ‘yung ginawa mo ngayon.” Sharon described his performance as perfect.
Meanwhile, tonight’s episode trended on worldwide on Twitter.
To vote for your favorite artist, text YFSF (name of artist) to 2366 for all mobile networks.
Do not miss the announcement of the second grand winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar this Sunday, December 13 on ABS-CBN.