ABS-CBN's singing competition for 100% foreigners, I Love OPM, has revealed its Top 4 grand finalists last Sunday, April 17.
The show is hosted by Kapamilya actress-host Anne Curtis.
Eight semi-finalists, dubbed as "Touristars," gave their best performances as they went head-to-head last Saturday, April 16, to secure a spot in the show's Top 4.
Two finalists were chosen by the audience while the remaining two were chosen by the judges namely Lani Misalucha, Toni Gonzaga, and Martin Nievera.
Korean singer Yohan Hwang and Pakistani performer Dio Smith are the first two finalists of the reality-singing competition after getting the highest number of "Love Hearts" (votes) from the audience. Yohan impressed viewers with his version of Jimmy Bondoc's "I Believe" while Dio rocked the stage with his performance of Mike Hanopol's "Laki Sa Layaw."
Korean band J Morning and American balladeer Ryan Gallagher were the two acts chosen by the judges to complete the Top 4 of the competition.
J-Morning stood out from the Top 8 after delivering a rock version of Vice Ganda's "Boom Panes." The judges felt J-Morning represented "what the show is all about."
Toni explained, "Hindi sila pamilyar sa ibig sabihin ng mga sinasabi nila, pero tuwing tutungtong sila sa entablado at magbibigay sila ng kanilang version ng OPM, inaangkin talaga nila yung awitin na sa kanilang kanila."
Meanwhile, Ryan charmed judges with his soulful rendition of Ariel Rivera's "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin." Martin told the finalists, "Ryan has a little bit of everything that you possess. Your points are so close together. Do not let this moment define you. This is the beginning of your new career."
The remaining four semi-finalists—DBD, Moises Akoh, Naisa Lasalosi and Fathin Amir—failed to secure a spot on the show's Top 4.
The first grand winner of I Love OPM
will be named on April 24
at the show's live grand finals at Resorts World Manila.
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