The X Factor Philippines will finally reveal its first winner in a musical showdown this weekend at the PAGCOR Grand Theater in Paranaque.
During last week's results night, host KC Concepcion announced that the two finalists who are sure to compete in the grand finals are Daddy’s Home of Metro Manila and Gabriel Maturan of Dipolog City.
With this announcement, Charice’s “powerful” finalists Allen Sta. Maria and KZ Tandingan were pitted with each other for a final showdown. Allen sang Pink’s “Perfect” while the latter did a soulful rendition of “Ordinary People” by Johnny Legend.
After the performances, the judge-mentors gave their final comments about the two. Martin Never commented, “Extremely, extremely hard. We watched them [KZ and Allen] grow…For Allen naandiyan pa rin ang style niya while KZ crossed over…Allen it’s time for you to go home…
For Ms. Pilita Corrales, she observed “the fight has been very, very close…whoever goes home is a star anyway."
Asia’s Queen of Song said with finality “Allen, you’re going home.”
“I commend Charice sa lahat ng mentoring…Ang mananalo ng X Factor ay siyang pwedeng ipagmalaki sa buong mundo. ..Allen, I love you. But tonight, it’s time for you to go home,” stated Gary Valenciano.
On that note, both Charice and Allen became emotional with the announcement. KC remarked, “You are already a winner, Allen!”
Charice told the 16-year-old singer: “I will always be here for you as a mentor, your friend…I’ve been holding this for a long time…Allen, no matter what, I will help you til the end."
Before she left the reality singing competition, Allen declared: “Maraming salamat…mas magaling ako sa ibang singer dyan…”
Who will emerge as the grand champion of The X Factor Philippines? Catch the grand finals when it airs on ABS-CBN this weekend, October 6 and 7, 2012. At stake is a P4 million cash prize and a recording contract.
The final performance night will take place this Saturday (October 6) after Maalaala Mo Kaya. The final results night will air this Sunday (October 7) after Sarah G Live on ABS-CBN.