After only five weeks of competition, Sam Concepcion nabbed his second win in the second season of Your Face Sounds Familiar when he was named the top scorer last week for his top-notch impersonation of rocker Dong Abay.
“I’m very humbled and really thankful. What’s really humbling is sometimes you just go out there and do your best and God blesses you when you least expect it,” he said.
Besides Sam, second placer Denise Laurel also made an impression with her spotless performance as Lea Salonga. Denise was able to copy Lea’s voice and gestures that caught the attention of the Broadway diva herself.
Lea even posted on Twitter, “I couldn’t stop smiling watching this. @D_laurel, you made me so proud!!!”
“I was so nervous because it’s Lea Salonga. Everybody knows her voice. I feel like this is the reason why I’m here – to learn and to share what I can do and for people to know that acting is not the only thing I can do,” shared Denise.
This weekend, Sam and Denise will again rock the house with their performances as Rick Astley and Mexican superstar Thalia, respectively. Also to watch out for are the performances of Myrtle Sarrosa as Mystica, Michael Pangilinan as Jay-R, Kean Cipriano as “Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae” hitmaker Silento, Eric Nicolas as Concert King Martin Nievera, Kakai as Pinoy singer Willie Garte, and KZ as Black Eyed Peas member Fergie.
Your Face Sounds Familiar airs Saturdays after MMK and Sundays after Rated K on ABS-CBN.
Coco Martin impresses Grace Poe, Susan Roces
Actor Coco Martin impressed Susan Roces and Senator Grace Poe in his performance in the TV adapatation of Fernando Poe, Jr.’s Ang Probinsyano.
Said the one time Queen of Philippine Movies, “Coco deserves praise not only because he is a good actor but also because he has remained down to earth and humble despite being acclaimed as the king of teleserye.”
Roces added that Martin has some similarities with her late husband, especially in his attitude to work and dedication to his craft.
Believe it or not, Roces has allowed only Martin to call her “lola.” That’s because they have become close to each other.
Roces plays the grandmother of Martin’s character – Ador/Cardo – in the series, the same character FPJ played in the movie version in 1997.
Senator Poe also is amazed at Martin’s talent. “ He is really good in the series. He fits well in an action film.” She also said that the TV adaptation’s story is surprisingly good.
Said Poe, “I don’t miss an episode of the series, at least when I am home and if I don’t have other commitments. The film is the inspiration for the advocacy I have adopted as senator and that is to improve the image of our police force.”
The Seantor is glad that ABS-CBN has taken the initiative to revive the interest of the public on the film Ang Probinsyano, now a very successful TV series. She said that it would have a positive effect on the over all perception of the police force by the public. In recent days, many members of the police force have been involved in criminal cases and public scandals.
PBB Teens’ Ylona and Jimboy’s family stories
Ylona Garcia and Jimboy Martin of the Pinoy Big Brother Teen edition went to their provinces to meet their families and friends as they fulfill another task from Big Brother while sharing their stories exclusively on ABS-CBN mobile.
Tagging along with them are Bailey May and Franco Rodriguez, who make up the rest of PBB Teen Big 4.
They first went to Marikina, where Ylona’s relatives live and where they got a better appreciation of the shoe industry in this famous city. They even went to the cemetery to accompany Ylona’s Lola Francine in visiting loved ones who passed away.
After a few days of spending time with Ylona’s relatives and touring Marikina, the Teen Big 4 went to Nueva Vizcaya at Jimboy’s place. There they got to play basketball and do household chores there. They also visited Jimboy’s newborn baby sister at the hospital.
What did Bailey, Franco, and Jimboy say about Ylona’s family? What was Ylona’s Lola Francine prayer for her? What promise did Jimboy fulfill for his ex when he got home? What did Jimboy do to some of his winnings?
Find out through ABS-CBNmobile by watching exclusive videos of the Teen Big 4’s homecomings on iWant TV. Just get an ABS-CBNmobile SIM, download the iWant TV app and register using the new ABS-CBNmobile number, load at least P10, and then text “iWantv10” to 2135.
By launching the app, or logging on to the iWant TV website, subscribers just have to click on the “Follow the Teen Big 4 Channel/World.”
The P10 load is already good for 1 day of unlimited access to iWant TV.
A new episode will be uploaded every Saturday. Ylona’s and Jimboy’s homecomings are already available, while the Franco’s and Bailey’s will soon be up in the coming weeks. Be one of the first to see the memorable and touching homecomings of the Teen Big 4 only on ABS-CBNmobile.
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