During the press conference of Your Face Sounds Familiar’s grand showdown, the final four namely, Melai Cantiveros, Edgar Allan Guzman, Jay R and Nyoy Volante revealed their easiest and most challenging impersonations in the competition.
Melai said, “Ako pinakanadalian talaga ako dun kay Ms. Elizabeth Ramsey nga kasi nga kuwan kami, parang pareho kaming Bisaya ba… Nadalian ako sa salita, sa mga diction, sa kanta ng ‘Waray Waray’. Sobrang pagkadali sa akin at nanalo pa ako ng P100,000.” Moreover, she later added that it was also her husband Jason Francisco’s favorite performance.
However, she admitted getting challenged the most with her impersonation of Fred Panopio. She said that she had to wear prosthetics and found it difficult to sing his song, “Pitong Gatang.”
Edgar Allan or EA, on the other hand, said that his impersonation of Daniel Padilla was the easiest. “Ako po nadalian ako kay Daniel Padilla kasi sobrang sarap niya lang i-impersonate eh. At saka feeling ko, ang pogi pogi ko kasi ‘yung mga audience tumitili so nakaka-ano rin ng energy. Tapos sobrang ginaganahan ako ‘pag tumitili sila so feeling ko, ako si Daniel Padilla.”
Meanwhile, his hardest was his portrayal of Toni Gonzaga because, “Naka-heels ako, at the same time, kumakanta tapos yung shoulders ko po napakalaki, ang hirap pong dalhin.”
Jay R said that his easiest impersonation was that of his idol, Stevie Wonder. “Si Stevie, wala masyadong galaw eh... So ‘yung inaral ko lang boses po pero nadalian ako kasi I grew up listening to him.”
Whereas, Jay R said his most difficult was his portrayal of Beyonce. “Ang taas ng boses tapos naka-heels, sumasayaw. ‘Yung buhok pa, napupunta sa bibig ko, nalulunok ko po. Tapos naka-tangga pa. Parang panty na ‘yung ano ko (suot).”
Nyoy revealed his easiest portrayal. “Kung madali sa madali po, pinakamadali kong ginawa ‘yung nag-Aegis kami ni Jolina (Magdangal). Kasi sa totoo lang po, palamuti lang ako sa likod doon eh dahil binigyan lang ako ng gitara tapos nagbabackground-background lang ako.”
His most challenging, on the other hand, was his impersonation of Justin Bieber. “It is by sheer blessing ni Lord na doon pa ko nanalo. Pero sa lahat, doon po ako nahirapan.”
Your Face Sounds Familiar’s grand showdown will be held at Resorts World Manila this Saturday, June 6 and will be aired via live telecast on ABS-CBN on its usual timeslot.