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Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 September 26, 2015

It’s Saturday night once again and I am on my Saturday night habit of watching one of my favorite shows, Your Face Sounds Familiar 2. Here’s the recap of tonight’s episode of the show.

The show started with Melai Cantiveros showing her impersonation. Everybody is always anticipating who will she impersonate. During the first week of the episode, she nailed Madonna and last week with Dionisia Pacquiao. Tonight, she impersonated G-Force head Teacher Georcelle, who’s also the teacher of impersonation of all the contestants.

The first performer for the night was KZ Tandingan who impersonated King of Reggae, Bob Marley. The song was “Waiting in Vain”. It’s never an easy job for a woman to sing like a man so it’s never expected, and she failed with that. KZ, I think, is an artist of her own and based on her previous performances and tonight’s, she’s not that a good impersonator.

Next performer was Myrtle Sarosa who jump back to several decades with her impersonation of Armida Siguion Reyna. Knowing Myrtle is a young artist and Armida was decades back, it is difficult to impersonate such artist. I think she did well, in contrary with the judges’ comments.

The best performance for tonight, I think, was Michael Pangilinan who sang “Jealous” by Nick Jonas. He haven’t got the face exactly but the voice really nailed it. He’s one of the best contenders when it comes to voice.

Comedian and singer Kakai Bautista impersonated Sheena Easton with her big hit “Telephone”. It was a good performance and I rank her the second best for tonight.

The last performer was Eric Nicolas with his Bayani Agbayani performance of “Otso Otso”. It was a fair performance and I never saw Bayani in the performance except the song despite dancing at the top of judges’ table. It may be in contrast with the judges but I really didn’t see it clicked.

If I am going to rank tonight’s performance, it would be:

1. Michael Pangilinan

2. Kakai Pangilinan

3. Myrtle Sarosa

4. Eric Nicolas

5. KZ Tandingan

Rank may change tomorrow as 3 remaining artists will perform.


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


Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 September 20, 2015

The recap for Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 continues tonight. Last night, five artists performed and impersonated 5 icons, Kean Cipriano as Randy Santiago, Myrtle Sarosa as Jessa Zaragosa, Denise Laurel as Christina Aguilera, Michael Pangilinan as Janno Gibbs and Eric Nicolas as Louis Armstrong.

Tonight, three artists performed which started with Sam Concepcion who impersonated R&B singer Jason Derulo with the worldwide hit “Talk Dirty”. He really nailed the performance, from Derulo’s dance moves to his looks. It was great to start tonight’s episode.

The next performer has been KZ Tandingan doing pop rock singer P!nk. It was a decent performance, though knowing P!nk as an exceptional singer who is very rare, is hard to imitate.

The last performer was comedian, singer and theater actress Kakai Bautista who impersonated Comedian Ai-Ai Delas Alas, who was difficult to copy as the judges commented.

If I am going to rank the 8 artists, it would be:

1. Sam Concepcion

– he perfected copying Jason Derulo and I question Gary Valenciano’s judgement. For just missed few words, it affected the ranking.

2. Kean Cipriano

– it was another perfect performance. It’s just that what Sam did is more difficult.

3. Eric Nicolas

– he portrayed Louis Armstrong well, but I don’t think the vocals was perfect. Honestly, the way he sang it bothered me.

4. Denise Laurel

– it may not be perfect but the looks is excellent. Vocally, Christina’s vocal gymnastics is extremely difficult to copy and it’s still a decent performance.

5. Michael Pangilinan

-vocals was perfect but I am not convinced with the looks.

6. Myrtle Sarosa

– her looks is way more like Alex Gonzaga but she sang it well.

7. KZ Tandingan

– it was a modest performance. I am a fan of KZ’s artistry but not yet convinced with impersonation.

8. Kakai Bautista

– I have high hopes in her but the performance, I think, is a failure.

That’s just my ranking it doesn’t count. The final rankings were:

1. San Concepcion

2. Michael Pangilinan

3. Kean Cipriano

4. Eric Nicolas

5. Myrtle Sarosa

6. KZ Tandingan

7. Denise Laurel

8. Kakai Bautista

Next week will be another interesting episode and expect intense performances from the 8 artists.


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

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2, September 19, 2015 Episode

It’s Saturday night and I have my habit of watching my favorite local TV show at the moment. It is “Your Face Sounds Familiar 2”. Last week, I made a recap of the episodes from Saturday to Sunday. The winner for the week ended for Eric Nicolas who copied Willie Revillame. We will see this week if he will nail his performance and stay on top.

This week’s episodes will be interesting once again as 8 of the celebrities will be impersonating 8 icons either local or international artists.

The show begun with last season’s winner (and now a regular in the show) Melai Cantiveros impersonating Manny Pacquiao’s mom, Dionisia Pacquiao. Melai did so well even without a performance. She did Dionisia’s signature, her way of singing Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” (Reking Bul as pronounced). As usual, she made the audience laugh as she really nailed it.

The first performer for the night was Rocker Kean Cipriano who impersonated Randy Santiago. From the looks to movements and even his voice, he performed it well. I can’t even see Kean in that performance.

Cosplayer Myrtle Sarosa connected to the song after her breakup when she sang and impersonated Jessa Zaragosa. The look didn’t get it but her voice is great. Even Jessa Zaragosa herself is in the audience and approved Myrtle’s performance.

Actress Denise Laurel did Christina Aguilera through the song Lady Marmalade (actually sang with Pink, Lil Kim and Mya). The song was difficult to sing knowing the range of Christina’s voice but Denise tried and she sang it well despite not hitting the highest note. The way Christina moves her fingers and her look was well-copied. However, Christina’s flirt was lacking in her performance.

Among the vocals, Michael Pangilinan is on the spot. The looks may not be perfect but his voice or the way he sang it will take him to top 5 this week.

The last performer was last week’s winner Eric Nicolas who this time, impersonated Louis Armstrong with the iconic, timeless and beautiful song “What a Wonderful World”. He did well however, the way it was sang was more of a growling. The looks was good though.

Among all the 5 performances tonight, I think the best was Kean Cipriano. The competition is not yet over since 3 other artists will perform tomorrow. The winner this week will also be picked and announced tomorrow.


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