For 13 weeks, the awesome transformations of celebrity kids in Your Face Sound Familiar Kids have wowed viewers. Tonight, April 9, one of the eight celebrity kid contenders will emerge as the singing and impersonation competition's first grand winner.
Here's a recap of last night’s performances of the first five finalists Sam Shoaf, AC Bonifacio, Alonzo Muhlach, Elha Nympha, and Xia Vigor.
Sam Shoaf, known for impersonating the performances of several retro entertainers, opens the competition with “We will Rock You” by British rocker Freddie Mercury. He sported Mercury’s trademark British flag-inspired costume and vibrant energy that brought down the crowd in Resorts World Manila.
Filipino-Canadian dance sweetheart AC Bonifacio gave a stunning performance as Sarah Geronimo, covering the pop princess’ hit “Kilometro.”
Clad in a body fitting white costume, AC was immaculate and hot like lightning, darting from one end of the stage to another with energy and grace.
Alonzo Muhlach, the resident bibo kid of the competition, transformed as Latin pop superstar Ricky Martin, performing 1998 FiFA World Cup theme “The Cup of Life.”
Juror Ogie Alcasid joked he will miss the witty verbal sparring with Alonzo at the end of the competition.
“Alonzo, and mamimiss ko sa 'yo, hindi lang yung mga away natin pero yung ngiti mo at yung enthusiasm mo,” he said.
Perhaps the most showstopping perfomance of the night, Elha Nympha once again showcased her wide vocal range by performing Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti’s "La donna è mobile" in the style of the opera singer.
Her performance left judges in awe as the audience gave her a standing ovation.
Xia Vigor as the last performer for the night channeled her inner fierceness as Madonna when she performed the pop icon hit Vogue. For a change, Xia was ferocious instead of cute in an Egyptian-inspired outfit with an enormous metallic headpiece and long blonde wig.
The grand finals packs a lot of surprises as this is the first time the finalists get to choose the entertainment icons they want to impersonate. Fans will also he heard by way of text votes that will comprise 50 percent of the scores while the remainder will come from the stars they earn from judges.
The winning contender will take home P1 million, a house and lot, and an Asian tour package.
Leading the score board so far is Elha (229 stars) a three-time weekly winner for her impersonations of Sharon Cuneta, Sam Smith, and Dolly Parton. Following her is Sam (214 stars), also a thrice winner for his transformations as Pepe Smith, MC Hammer, and Bamboo. AC (212 stars) comes in third place with her victories as Usher and Janet Jackson.
Awra (208 stars), Justin (204 stars), Xia (192 stars), Alonzo (184 stars), and Lyca (183 stars) have one weekly win each.
Tonight, Awra, Justin Alva, and Lyca Gairanod will give their finale performances.
PEPsters, who do you think will become the Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Grand Champion?