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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 Season 2 Finale

The ending finally has come and five celebrities are vying for the big winner this season. Tonight, the five celebrities had performed and the winner will be announced tomorrow.

Here are the performances tonight:

Sam Concepcion as Justin Bieber
“Boyfriend / Sorry”
Sam Concepcion’s last performance in this show was an impersonation of the Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber. It is a good performance though I feel he never went out of his comfort zone. Likewise, Justin has been about serenading his fans without too much iconic movements or looks. Still a good performance given that it is the finals.

Denise Laurel as Beyonce
“Love on Top / Crazy in Love”
It has been a stellar performance for Denise imitating one of the biggest singers today, Beyonce. It was great to see as she is full of confidence. It is within her comfort zone too but she broke out in this performance.

Kean Cipriano as Ricky Martin
“Livin’ La Vida Loca”
Kean’s performance is so-so for me. It seems he is losing his voice and changed the note of some parts. The movements though was perfect. But I think Kean trying to be different didn’t succeed.

KZ Tandingan as Lady Gaga
“Born this Way”
KZ did a great performance! Her impersonation of Lady Gaga is a good choice knowing Gaga’s identity. Her dances are also superb. I think she is a good contender based on her performance.

Michael Pangilinan as Adam Levine of Maroon 5
“Sugar”
Michael did a perfect performance as Adam Levine. The sexiness and of course, the voice of Adam Levine being perfectly impersonated. The judges are right with all their comments that it is a perfect way to end the season.

With all the performances, this is my judgment in ranking:
1. Michael Pangilinan
2. KZ Tandingan
3. Denise Laurel
4. Sam Concepcion
5. Kean Cipriano

Last year, Melai Cantiveros won which I think because of her choice in impersonating Miley Cyrus. The entertainment value is there despite poor vocals. This time, I think KZ will win because of choosing Lady Gaga. She’s at my second with the ranking but knowing Lady Gaga who did a lot gimmicks and KZ performed well so I think people will vote for her to be the big winner this second season.

Tomorrow will be announced tomorrow on ABS-CBN 2 after Rated K.

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 (December 6, 2015)

It’s the last episode of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 before the finale next week. Last night, it has been a great episode from five celebrity performers who did very well with their performances. Three remaining celebrities performed tonight and they all did very well too.

Sam Concepcion as Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake
“Love Never Felt So Good”
It might be said that Sam’s style might resemble with the two icons but it is never easy. Dancing like the two icons and singing like them is such a difficult job but Sam did very well again in this performance.

Myrtle Sarosa as Nicki Minaj and Rihanna
“Fly”
For the first time, Myrtle rapped and she did extremely well. She rapped like the rap queen though not too convinced with Rihanna. But Nicki Minaj impersonation is enough for me to say it is a great performance.

Eric Nicolas as Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
Eric did a decent performance as father and daughter, Nat King and Natalie Cole. The voices are okay, it’s just that the impersonation wasn’t given too much justice.

This week has been the best episodes (with last night) so far from Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2. Every performances were entertaining and exciting.
My top 10 for all the performances:
1. Michael Pangilinan
2. Sam Concepcion
3. Denise Laurel
4. Myrtle Sarosa
5. KZ Tandingan
6. Kakai Bautista
7. Kean Cipriano
8. Eric Nicolas

The results this week:
1. Michael Pangilinan
2. KZ Tandingan
3. Denise Laurel
4. Sam Concepcion
5. Myrtle Sarosa
6. Kakai Bautista
7. Kean Cipriano
8. Eric Nicolas

Since it’s the last episode, the top four would be announced. Nevertheless, there’s a tie so 5 celebrities will be go for the finals. Here are the top 5 celebrities who made to the finals:
Sam Concepcion
Kean Cipriano
KZ Tandingan
Michael Pangilinan (tie)
Denise Laurel (tie)

Congratulations to all who made it to the top 5 and of course to Michael Pangilinan who was this week’s winner.

Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 Finale will be next Saturday and Sunday night on ABS-CBN 2.

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 (November 28 and 29, 2015)

I have been away last week due to being out of town so I am quite late for this recap. Anyway, to keep up with the episodes, I got to watch online with the performances. It has been an exciting week since the artists are performing with last season’s artists and impersonated duets of some icons.
Here are the performances from last week:

Denise Laurel as Barbra Streissand / Jay-R as Brian Adams
“I Finally Found Someone”
The performance good when it comes to vocals of the pair. The looks were quite good, though Jay-R’s look is more spot-on.

Kean Cipriano as Mick Jagger / Tutti Caringal as David Bowie
“Dancing in the Street”
I enjoyed the performance knowing they are copying the two British rock legends. The make up is perfect while the moves of Jagger is also there.

Eric Nicolas as John Travolta / Melai Cantiveros as Olivia Newton John
“Summer Nights”
It was an entertaining performance since the duo are copying 1970s acts. Thr dancing, moves though lacking in vocals.

Kakai Bautista as Ariana Grande / Maxene Magalona as Iggy Azalea
“Problem”
It seems everybody are doing well and I love this performance too. Knowing the range of Ariana, Kakai hit the notes.

Myrtle Sarosa as Kylie Minogue / Edgar Allan Guzman as Jason Donovan
“Especially for You”
It’s a good performance though the vocals isn’t exactly how it is. The appearance isn’t perfect too.

Sam Concepcion as Andrea Bocelli / Jolina Magdangal as Celine Dion
“The Prayer”
The performance is moving as Sam really did well copying Andrea’s voice. I think this is the best performance for the week knowing Sam as a pop and R&B singer and he did it perFectly.

Michael Pangilinan as Luther Vandross / Karla Estrada as Mariah Carey
“Endless Love”
Michael really did well copying Luther’s voice knowing his voice is far from Vandross. Karla did a good supporting as well.

Kz Tandingan as Shakira / Nyoy Volante as Beyonce
“Beautiful Liar”
It’s an enjoyable performance as KZ perfectly copied Shakira’s vocals. With regards to the moves, it was fine. Shakira didn’t move much in the music video unlike in her own videos.

The results below
1. Sam Concepcion
2. Denise Laurel
3. Kean Cipriano
4. Michael Pangilinan
5. Kakai Bautista
6. KZ Tandingan
7. Eric Nicolas (tie)
8. Myrtle Sarosa (tie)

Congratulations to Sam Concepcion as he really deserved it with his moving performance.

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

Recap November 22, 2015: Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2

The exciting episode continues in Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2. Now that the season is approaching its finale and we will soon see who will win this season, the competition is going intense. To add up to excitement, next week will be great week as the artists fron the first season will join and male a duet with the current season artists. Before going further, here are the performances during Sunday night’s episode.

Kean Cipriano as (and duet with) Joey Ayala of Bagong Lumad
Last week’s winner Kean Cipriano goes folk this week as he was commissioned to impersonate and perform with legendary Filipino folk singer Joey Ayala who was a former member of the band Bagong Lumad. Kean really looks Joey, and the voice was perfect. He deserved the standing ovation given by the three judges.

Michael Pangilinan as (and duet with) Joey Generoso of Side A
Michael does ballad this time and sang one of the most famous Filipino love songs “Forevermore”, which he performed with its lead singer Joey Generoso.There are instances when he got the voices of Joey G. and it is still a great performance. Though, he looks like a member of F4.

Denise Laurel as (and duet with) Jinky Vidal of Freestyle
To end all the performances, Denise performed as and alongside with Freestyle vocalist Jinky Vidal with the love song “So Slow”. It was one of Denise’s great performances.

With all the performances from Saturday, here’s my ranking:
1. Kean Cipriano
2. Sam Concepcion
3. Denise Laurel
4. Myrtle Sarosa
5. Michael Pangilinan
6. KZ Tandingan
7. Kakai Bautista
8. Eric Nicolas

This week’s result was rare as all of the judges decision and ranking is exactly the same. When the artists gave their three points each, it is a quadruple tie with Kean, KZ, Sam and Denise with the same scores. But as per the rules from the franchise, the decision for the winner goes to the judges. Since they have the same rankings, they had chosen Kean to be the winner. However, points are still the same. Here’s the final result:

1. Kean Cipriano (tie)
2. KZ Tandingan (tie)
3. Denise Laurel (tie)
4. Sam Concepcion (tie)
5. Michael Pangilinan
6. Myrtle Sarosa
7. Eric Nicolas
8. Kakai Bautista

Congratulations to Kean for back to back wins. Next week will be a great epeisode as the match up of season 1 and this season’s artists will be held.

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

Recap November 21, 2015: Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2

The episode for November 20 of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 has wrapped up again and there were great performances during the episode. As usual, the show was opened by Miss Melai Cantiveros who had imeprsonated the legendary Filipino rock icon, Pepe Smith. Looking back during season 1, the first winner was Jay-R who impersonated Pepe Smith too and guess what? They looked alike too. The prosthetics were excellent. Melai never failed to amuse the audience with her hilarious antics. Especially after the performance of one of the artists with Pepe’s former bandmate Mike Hanopol.

It was another special episode as the artists impersonates and duets with Fipino band vocalists.

Now, here are the performances for that night’s episode:

Kakai Bautista as (and duet with) Teddy Jugueta of Itchyworms
Kakai impersonated Itchyworms vocalist and It’s Showtime host Teddy Jugueta. The looks was okay though not totally convincing due to the height, which they cannot do anything with that. The voice may have been hard to copy and with the performance, Kakai’s voice is distinct.

Sam Concepcion as (and duet with) Mike Hanopol of Juan Dela Cruz Band
Sam Concepcion is a rock star this time as rock legend Mike Hanopol of Juan Dela Cruz Band. The looks is perfect as well as the entire performance. Sam might get a good spot this time.

KZ Tandingan as (and duet with) Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola
KZ seems she can do anything as she became a male rock star this time as Yael Yuzon of the band Sponge Cola. I was not convinced with her looks but the performance was still good.

Myrtle Sarosa as (and duet with) Cookie Chua of Color It Red
Myrtle toned down singing a ballad with Cookie Chua, whom she is impersonating. The looks was a so-so but there are some instances when her voice is a spot on.

Eric Nicolas as (and duet with) Heber Bartolome of Banyuhay ni Heber
Eric becomes patriotic as singing a patriotic song by Heber Bartolome. The looks was very good though singing seems comedic, by which I disagree with the judges.

With five of the artists performed tonight, here’s my ranking:
1. Sam Concepcion
2. Myrtle Sarosa
3. KZ Tandingan
4. Kakai Bautista
5. Eric Nicolas

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

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 November 15, 2015

Disclaimer: Posting was late as it was written while the show was ongoing last night.
The OPM special of Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 continues tonight. Last night, five artists performed namely KZ Tandingan, Myrtle Sarosa, Denise Laurel, San Concepcion and Kean Cipriano. Three artists are performing tonight and will impersonate three OPM icons.

Eric Nicolas as (and duet with) Andrew E
Eric becomes a rapper tonight as Andrew E. Being rapper is very difficult especially if you’re not a rapper, somethinh Eric has tried so hard as he admitted rapping is his weakness. The performance is not perfect but the effort is good. The look didn’t resemble Andrew E and I am not satisfied with it.

Michael Pangilinan as (and duet with) Marco Sison
Michael Pangilinan was being chosen by veteran OPM artist Marco Sison to impersonate him. It’s a decent performance though, I am not that satisfied with the performance. I am still looking for something that can convince me that the impersonation is really comparable to Marco.

Kakai Bautista as (and duet with) Jovit Baldivino
Kakai became a male rocker tonight as PGT winner Jovit Baldivino. It is a tough job to impersonate a guy by a woman especially with that range of voice. The look resembles a bit while the voice was understandabld but she did a good job. Tonight, she is the best performer.

With the episode from last night, I am not that satisfied with the make up and prosthetics. I prefer the regular episodes when they impersonate different kinds of artists.

My ranking for all the performances below:
1. Kean Cipriano
2. Kakai Bautista
3. Eric Nicolas
4. Denise Laurel
5. Myrtle Sarosa
6. KZ Tandingan
7. Sam Concepcion
8. Michael Pangilinan

But here’s the final ranking:
1. Kean Cipriano
2. Eric Nicolas
3. Kakai Bautista
4. KZ Tandingan
5. Denise Laurel
6. Sam Concepcion
7. Michael Pangilinan
8. Myrtle Sarosa

Next week’s episodes will feature Pinoy rock icons as the artists impersonates them.

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

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 November 14, 2015

It was quite late again for the show to air tonight but I still watched as tonight, it will be an exciting episode as all the artists are copying Filipino artists. Not just that, they are also performing alongside the artists they are impersonating.

The show was opened by Melai acting as the show’s host Billy Crawford. It is her poorest impersonation but as usual, she’s still hilarious. There are two guest judges for tonight taking the place of Jed Madela namely Rico J. Puno and former YFSF performer Karla Estrada.

Here are the performances last night:
KZ Tandingan as (and duet with) Charice Pempengco
KZ started the show as the Filipino international singer, Charice Pempengco with the hit song “Pyramid”. As we all know, Charice mentored KZ before on the hit reality competition “X-Factor Philippines”. Honestly, she don’t look like Charice maybe due to the shape of their faves. But her voice especially at the beginning sounded like Charice.

Myrtle Sarosa as (and duet with) Verni Varga
Verni Varga had chosen Myrtle to impersonate her. With her looks, Myrtle was even prettier than Verni and I could not see Verni in her. Good thing her movements were exactly Verni when she’s still younger.

Denise Laurel as (and duet with) Imelda Papin
Denise copied and dueted with the Jukebox Queen, Imelda Papin. I can see the similarity with them looks, though she lacked with the voice.The movements are okay, though Denise’s was classy as guest judge Rico J. Puno commented.

Sam Concepcion as (and duet with) Erik Santos
Sam’s turn to impersonate fellow ASAP Kapamilya Erik Santos. I was not impressed with the looks because I haven’t seen any resemblance. But I think she sang it well, it’s just that the judges focused on the voice which we cannot expect to be perfectly copied since a balladeer is different from a R&B artist.

Kean Cipriano as (and duet with) Richard Poon
Kean becomes a crooner this time as Richard Poon. The looks is a little close But the voice and their movements together were synchronized that made it a fun performance.

Honestly, I am not impressed with the make-up. Good thing the performers were able to copy other aspects from the artists they are impersonating.

Meanwhile, here’s my ranking for the five performers tonight:
1. Kean Cipriano
2. Denise Laurel
3. Myrtle Sarosa
4. KZ Tandingan
5. Sam Concepcion

There are three more performers tomorrow to check out.

Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 can be seen on ABS-CBN during Saturday and Sunday night.

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 November 8, 2015

The second episode of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 this week had just ended and the winner this week was finally annannounce. Last night, five artists already performed with three more remaining artists who had shown their impersonation tonight.

Kean Cipriano as Robi Rosa of Menudo
For the second time, Kean became another member of a boyband. The first one was when he portrayed Harry Styles of British and Irish boyband One Direction. This week, he impersonated Latin boyband Menudo member Robi Rosa. The performance is just light and the movements and dances was good. However, the voice isnnot perfect and the looks was like Indian version of Robi Rosa.

Michael Pangilinan as Bono of U2
Micharl became the vocalist of the biggest Irish band ever, U2. He sang the signature hit of U2 which is “With or Without You”, which he surprisingly sang it well. It doesn’t matter if the looks is not the same but the singing is for me, perfect.

Eric Nicolas as Jet Pangan of The Dawn
Eric is a rock star tonight as he copied Filipino rock icon and vocalist of The Dawn, Jet Pangan. His voice hit the spot the movements isn’t Jet Pangan. His looks bothered me too as he looks like Willie Revillame. I still find it a great performance though.

Now that all of the artists already performed, I made my list with ranking of all the performers.
1. Myrtle Sarosa
2. Michael Pangilinan
3. KZ Tandingan
4. Kakai Bautista
5. Denise Laurel
6. Kean Cipriano
7. Eric Nicolas
8. Sam Concepcion

Based on the judges votes and all the artists’ votes, here’s the final result for this week.
1. Michael Pangilinan
2. KZ Tandingan
3. Myrtle Sarosa
4. Kakai Bautista
5. Kean Cipriano
6. Denise Laurel
7. Sam Concepcion
8. Eric Nicolas
Congrats to Michael for winning this weeks’s episode. It seems next weelk would be fun and entertaining too.

You Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 airs on Saturdays and Sundays on ABS-CBN 2.

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 November 7, 2015

A usual Saturday for me since tonight airs another episode of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2. The show just camera quite late due to the finale episodes of Pinoy Big Brother and that the grand winners were already announced.

The show started with the impersonation of Melai Cantiveros as actres, formerly recording artist and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos. Everybody laughed as she’s entered. She’s always nailing it doing her impersonation.

Here are the five performers tonight:

Denise Laurel as Gloria Estefan
Denise had gone Latina tonight as the Queen of Latin Music Gloria Estefan. The song “Conga” was quite difficult to sing due to its fast paced chorus. She did a good job but it’s quite obvious that she is trying to chase the music which she came first before she should. The look though was perfect even just make up without prosthetics. I still find it a fun performance especially in stanzas and the way she duplicated Gloria’s moves.

KZ Tandingan asTina Turner
It maybe the second time that Tina Turner was impersonated but with different songs. During the first season, Nyoy Volante copied her with the song “Proud Mary” while this time, KZ sang “What’s Love Got to Do With It”. The performance was great from vocals to gestures and facial expressions. The performance ended up with standing ovation from Jed Madela and Sharon Cuneta.

Myrtle Sarosa as Britney Spears
Myrtle turned into the pop princess then, Britney Spears. She sang and danced “I’m a Slave for You” , which she performed pretty well from her voice, choreography and with that snake stuff which Britney did during the VMA’s. Even Britney fans will surely like the performance.

Sam Concepcion as Mandy Moore
Sam again became a woman as young singer then Mandy Moore. It was good but not as I expected. He did very well when he became Janet Jackson but this performance was quite mediocre. The makeup to her eyes is also lacking, as well as her lips which is one of her identifying marks.

Kakai Bautista as Eva Eugenio
After doing well last week as Eva Eugenio, Kakai turned into jukebox singer Eva Eugenio. It seems she is doing consitently as she almost duplicated Eva Eugenio from vocals to her looks.

My rankind for tonight’s perfornances were:
1. Myrtle Sarosa
2. KZ Tandingan
3. Kakai Bautista
4. Denise Laurel
5. Sam Concepcion

Three more artists will perform tomorrow as well as the winner this week.

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