Wyngard Tracy surprised himself by staying one more week in GMA-7's singing tilt, Celebrity Duets. During the September 15 episode, the talent manager declared that he would be the one to be sent home that night by the voting public. When he sang "For Once in My Life" with his former talent Jinky Vidal of Freestyle, Wyngard was sure that it would be his "farewell song" for the audience.
To everyone's amazement, the show was declared a non-elimination round. To make things even more interesting, a wild card round is introduced in the show. The two eliminated contestants, Ana Theresa Licaros and Frederick Peralta, now have the chance to rejoin the competition.
Celebrity Duets hosts Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid explain that viewers have until Saturday, September 22, to cast votes for their favorite contestant. Serving as judges were Louie Ocampo, Mitch Valdez, and Buboy Garovillo of the APO Hiking Society.
Tessa Prieto-Valdes performed with bombshell Rufa Mae Quinto for the song "Like a Virgin." Dr. Hayden Kho performed with world champion John Joven for the song "Bed of Roses." According to the boyfriend of Dr. Vicki Belo, this song has been the hardest to perform because the pitch is "really high and it requires a lot of courage."
Jessica Rodriguez-Bunevacz sang the ballad "I Need You Back" with Raymond Lauchengco. The ‘80s singer-heartthrob praised the businesswoman for looking very confident during their song number.
Dr. Manny Calayan gave a wacky performance with Kempee De Leon for the song "Ale!" which is popularized by the Bloomfields. Last but not least, Tim Yap donned an all-white outfit and an Afro wig as he sang "Because of You" with Keith Martin.
Watch the non-professional "singers" showcase their talent in singing on Celebrity Duets every Saturday, right after Fantastic Man on GMA-7.