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Finale: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2

The time has come for the winner of the second season of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 to be announced. All the five celebrities has already performed last night which was a great night as it was like a concert of five icons.

The show was started with performances of the three judges, Gary Valenciano, Jed Madela and Sharon Cuneta singing different Christmas songs. After commercial break, three celebrities who did not make it to the finals performed as sibling trio BeeGees singing different hits for the iconic group. The judges gave good judgment with the performance as well as motivational worda for the three.

The Top 5 celebrities performed again in 30 seconds of their performance last night. The performance tonight was almost the same with last night’s performance and my judgment was the same. It serves as the last look for voters to give their votes who really deserves to be the winner.

Some video clips was shown too by which the celebrities are giving the money they won from episodes to the charities chosen by them as donations. The show and the artists really have been a big help to these charity organizations.

With regards to prizes, the four runners-up will receive PhP 200,000 while the winner will receive a hefty PhP 2 million.

Now, the ranking and winner was announced.

Fifth place was given to Kean Cipriano. I think he deserves that position because of a poor performance. In my ranking last night, he’s at fifth as well.

Fourth place was KZ Tandingan. I expected KZ to be on the top 3 because of an excellent performance last nighy by which I put him at second.

Third place was Sam Concepcion. It is still a good place for him though. Last night, he was at fourth in my ranking.

Second place was Michael Pangilinan. I expected him to be the winner but still a good place.

The winner was Denise Laurel. I still think she deserves it. CONGRATULATIONS!

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 October 31, 2015

Time for the recap of tonight’s episode of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2. Since it’s October 31, the episode is actually the Halloween special of the show and to start the show, a creepy creature came out of the iconator. It’s Chucky, the killing doll. It’s the impersonation of the ever-funny Melai Cantiveros. In fairness, she looks very creepy and every time she was focused on the frame, it creeps me up. Tonight, there were five performers again and they were below.

Kakai Bautista as Jennifer Holiday
Kakai started the show with a bang as the iconic performer of “Dreamgirls” musical, Jennifer Holiday. Initially, I thought she may pull it through knowing the song “And I Am Telling You” requires a very strong throat and she did it. Even the looks is close to perfection. The two judges, Sharon Cuneta and Jed Madela, eventually gave her a standing ovation while Gary Valenciano had his hands down in owe.

Eric Nicolas as Claire dela Fuente
Eric went female and jukebox queen as he impersonated Jukebox Queen Claire dela Fuente. The looks is perfect and his movements are really Claire. The voice really equated Claire’s voice. Eric really did a great job again.

Michael Pangilinan as Haji Alejandro
Michael impersonated Pinoy singer Haji Alejandro tonight. He did well in the performance but there’s lacking substance and with the judging, I agree with all they said. One of Haji’s identifying mark is his distinct vibrato which was shorted in Michael’s performance.

Myrtle Sarosa as Kuh Ledesma
Myrtle becomes a diva as she did her take as Kuh Ledesma. I think it’s her best performance since the recent episodes. The gestures was done well and the voice was really comparable to Kuh.

Kean Cipriano as Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Kean returned to his roots as rock star through impersonating Anthony Kiedis of hit rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The judges are all praises for the performance but there’s lacking in copying Anthony’s voice. The looks is even far from Anthony’s, though the movements are perfect.

So far, tonight’s episode is a blast after starting with a bang. My ranking for tonight’s performances were:
1. Kakai Bautista
2. Eric Nicolas
3. Myrtle Sarosa
4. Kean Cipriano
5. Michael Pangilinan

Meanwhile, three more artists will perform and the announcement o winners will be tomorrow.

Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 airs on ABS-CBN 2 every Saturday and Sunday night.

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 October 25, 2015

Fun continues tonight in Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 as three artists will perform tonight. Five artists already performed last night: Kean Cipriano, Myrtle Sarosa, KZ Tandingan, Michael Pangilinan and Denise Laurel. The three performers for tonight were:

Eric Nicolas as Apache Indian
Eric was tonight’s performer and did the fusion of Indian and Jamaican dancehall through the 1993 hit “Boom Shack-a-Lak” from Brit-Indian recording artist Apache Indian. The performance is so far good as Apache Indian is comedic like Eric. The vocals of Apache is husky which Eric has too.

Sam Concepcion as Ogie Alcasid
Sam’s turn to become a balladeer again as songwriter and singer Ogie Alcasid. The performance was very good as he got Ogie’s voice. Again, I disagree with Gary Valenciano’s judging. He often looks at minimal mistake which is just the pronunciation. He doesn’t do that to others who made more distinct mistake. The looks though is not approved for me.

Kakai Bautista as Julie Andrews
Tonight, Kakai did musical as Julie Andrews with her performance from the film with the same title as the song “The Sound of Music”. She received a standing ovation from all of the judges tonight. The voice and her looks are perfect even just when she entered the stage.

This is my personal final rankings for tonight:
1. Kakai Bautista
2. Denise Laurel
3. KZ Tandingan
4. Myrtle Sarosa
5. Sam Concepcion
6. Eric Nicolas
7. Kean Cipriano
8. Michael Pangilinan

So far, judges’ ranking for Kakai is agreeable, but with Denise whom they gave the standing ovation last night is not in their second. With the artists’ votes, Denise was pulled up to second.

Here’s the final ranking from the points accumulated from judges and artists’ votes:
1. Kakai Bautista
2. Denise Laurel
3. Michael Pangilinan
4. KZ Tandingan
5. Eric Nicolas
6. Myrtle Sarosa
7. Kean Cipriano
8. Sam Concepcion
Congratulations to Kakai who really deserves the win this week.

Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 airs every Saturday and Sunday nights on ABS-CBN 2.

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 September 27, 2015

It’s Sunday night and the winner for this week in Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 was already announced. Last night has been a great episode, with good and not-so-good performances. The five performers last night were KZ Tandingan as Bob Marley, Michael Pangilinan as Nick Jonas, Myrtle Sarosa as Armida Siguion Reyna, Kakai Bautista as Sheena Easton and Eric Nicolas as Bayani Agbayani.

Tonight, three artists performed which was started by Sam Concepcion who had the most difficult impersonation for the week as Janet Jackson. For a guy who will sing like a man and at the same time dance like a woman, that was very difficult. Good thing the old Janet Jackson did masculine dance moves unlike the latest when she went sensual. Among all the performances this week, he’s the best.

Denise Laurel performed as Alicia Keys with “Girl on Fire”. It was a good performance despite ¬†Alicia Keys was known without too much movements. It also shown Denise’s musical talent.

The last performance has been Kean Cipriano who impersonated Philippines’ King of Movies, the late Fernando Poe, Jr. It turned out as a tribute which can be respected despite a so-so performance.

My rank based on the performances of the artists were:

1. Sam Concepcion

2. Michael Pangilinan

3. Denise Laurel

4. Kakai Bautista

5. Kean Cipriano

6. Myrtle Sarosa

7. Eric Nicolas

8. KZ Tandingan

With the judges ranking the artists, I disagree with Sharon Cuneta with ranking the first place, but the remaining was fine. Boy Abunda did the right ranking while Gary Valenciano has always been messed up in giving his ranking, though his top position is okay.

Based on the judges and the artists choices, the results were:

1. Kean Cipriano

2. Sam Concepcion

3. Michael Pangilinan

4. Denise Laurel

5. Kakai Bautista

6. Eric Nicolas

7. Myrtle Sarosa

8. KZ Tandingan

It was already announced who the artists are going to impersonate. It was surely another fun episode next week and let’s see who will Melai going to impersonate.

 

Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 airs on Saturday night after MMK and Sunday night after Rated K on ABS-CBN 2.