Photo recap: ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar 2’ finals, day 1
Photo recap: ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar 2’ finals, day 1
The Final 5 give it their all on the first day of the 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' finals

MANILA, Philippines – Fans and supporters of Your Face Sounds Familiar season 2 finalists gathered to cheer on the Top 5 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Saturday, December 12. The show will reveal its second season winner very soon. 

After introducing the judges, host Billy Crawford announced that the jury composed of Sharon Cuneta, Jed Madela, and Gary Valenciano will not vote in the finals, and that the winner will be decided through text votes. 

Now, for the performances. First up was Sam Concepcion, who impersonated Justin Bieber with the songs “Boyfriend” and “Sorry.” Before the performance, Billy asked Sam why he should win Your Face. Sam said he believes that hard work paid off and that he would like to believe that he did his best in every performance.

Sam Concepcion as Justin Bieber. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Photo by Rob Reyes

After the performance, Sharon said that whether he wins or not, Sam has her respect.

“I hope someone sends a text message to Justin Bieber to watch the Filipino channel ‘di ba?” Sharon said. Jed meanwhile thanked Sam for giving a good performance. Gary meanwhile said that whether he wins or not, Sam has given a solid peformance that everyone loved.

Up next was Denise Laurel, who impersonated Beyonce and performed “Crazy in Love.” When asked why she should win the show, Denise said that she wanted to do something in her career that she can look back on, and that she wants her son to be proud of her.

Denise Laurel as Beyonce. Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

Sharon said that was proud of Denise. “My beautiful Denise, Queen B that was wonderful, I’m gonna miss you, but you’re gonna go far.”

Gary meanwhile said: “Hindi mo kinompromise yung paggalaw mo sa pagkanta mo. Nakita ko na hindi mo kinanta lahat pero hindi ka nag-compromise. Ang ganda ng performance mo.” (You did not compromise your movements when it comes to your singing. I saw that you did not sing everything, but you did not compromise. Your performance was very good.)  

Jed meanwhile shared: “I am so proud of you, ibang iba nang Denise ang nakikita ko ngayon. (It’s a different Denise that I’m seeing now.)”

Third to perform was Kean Cipriano, who took on the challenge of performing “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin. “I want people to be proud of me. I want to win it for them,” he said. 

Kean Cipriano as Ricky Martin. Photo by Rob Reyes

 Photo by Rob Reyes

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Jed told Kean: “You always push yourself to the limit. And even more than that, you go out of the box, not the typical rock star. Ginagawa mo lahat. (You do it all.)”

Sharon Cuneta meanwhile said that at the beginning, she saw Kean was afraid to dance, and never thought he would end up pulling a Ricky Martin.

Fourth to perform was KZ Tandingan, who chose to impersonate Lady Gaga, performing “Born This Way.” For KZ, if she wins, it’s part of her ongoing journey as an artist.

KZ Tandingan as Lady Gaga. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Gary said that KZ’s performance was “out of this world.” 

Kung tayo ay nagtretrend, worldwide number 1, lalo pang lalaki yung agwat natin sa kasunod na trending dahil sa performance mo…wala na pa akong ibang masabi kung hindi hanep pare!” Gary added.

(If we are trending worldwide number 1, there will be a huge difference from the next trending topic because of your performance. I have nothing else to say but you’re incredible, wow!)

Last to perform was Michael Pangilinan, who chose Adam Levine and the song “Sugar.” For Michael, he believes that everyone deserves to win, but that he wants to win because he has been giving his all in every performance.

Michael Pangilinan as Adam Levine. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Jed and Gary commented that his performance was a good show to end the season.

Ang galing mo, ang boses mo mismong mismo Adam Levine. Ang galing mo sobra,” Jed said. (You were very good, your voice sounded like Adam Levine. You were good.)

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

“You save the best for last, you have left me speechless, perfect way to end the entire season,” Gary said. 

Sharon meanwhile said that she was proud how far he has come.

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

After the final 5 were assembled onstage, text voting began. Billy reminded the audience that they are only allowed to vote with one sim per day.

Who do you think will win on Sunday, December 13? Let us know in the comments section. – 

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