After 13 weeks of impersonating music icons, the first half of Your Face Sounds Familiar season 2’s grand showdown happened on 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 in order to help the public decide on whom to vote.
First to perform was Sam Concepcion who impersonated Justin Bieber and sang a 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 he always leaves the audience wanting for more while Gary Valenciano said that he performed excellently.
Next, Denise wowed the audience with her stage presence as she transformed into Beyonce and performed a mash-up of “Love on Top” and “Crazy in Love.” Sharon said Denise would go far while Gary commended how Denise gave it her all. Saying that she is full of confidence, Jed asked her not to stop performing after Your Face and that they should 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 fun in this season. Remembering that Kean was scared to show off his dancing skills when he entered the competition, Sharon said who would have thought that he would impersonate Ricky Martin who sings and dances.
Next to perform was KZ Tandingan who transformed into Lady Gaga, performing 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 “Sugar.” Jed commended Michael for how he tried to copy Adam’s voice. 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, the episode trended on Twitter Worldwide at the top spot.
Do not miss the announcement of the second grand winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar this Sunday, December 13 on ABS-CBN.