Sunday, September 16, 2012

X Factor Philippines: Top 6

Somehow, I saw this theme, Eraserheads and Rivermaya, coming. Haha.

I'd have to say that half of tonight's performances were mediocre at best, and if anyone tells you otherwise, I want you to slap them in the face and then say, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean it! You just make me so mad sometimes." Haha. Then, explain to them that this might be one of the more uneventful nights of X Factor Philippines ever. Maybe it was just me.

Anyway, enough rambling, on with my rankings!

DISCLAIMER: I am no expert, but this is my opinion - to each his own - and yours will be in the comments below! Haha.  

06. Kedebon Colim
It’s funny. I want him to get the boot, but he keeps scooting on through. I hate it. Can I be honest? Halfway through Toyang, I was hoping one of the speakers would fall the floor, cut the performance altogether and put him out of his misery. I mean, sure, it was possibly one of his better performances, but we can’t reward mediocrity when it was prefaced by awfulness. The truth is that he sings more flat notes than anyone left in the competition and yes, I'm drained on Kedebon jokes. 3/10

05. Daddy's Home
The vocal had some great moments and they were really nailing some of those dynamic cues, but the falsetto towards the end was weak and the lounge-y almost cabaret arrangement of the song didn't work for me. Plus, this showed me nothing that I haven't seen before from them. Again, their vocals were rather good, but you could sing this song perfectly and no one would care. Charice? "Walang masabi." HAHA! Laugh it up, but just try and remember.. IT'S YOUR JOB!! 5.5/10

04. Jeric Medina
This was a cheesy, glorious and exactly what Jeric needed to do at this point in the competition. It was slightly restrained, planned, and it allowed him to deliver a subtle yet with enough grit of a performance. His ability to connect with the audience was also oddly strong. There were a couple spots where he fell off pitch, but nonetheless, pretty decent. 6.5/10

03. Gabriel Maturan
Hinahanap Hanap Kita
Horrendous staging notwithstanding - the choreography of those dancers were god awful - this was Gabriel's best uptempo effort yet. He was confident, his voice had power and he really seemed comfortable with the dynamics of the song. Yes, there were a few moments where his lack of breath control caught up to him, but he didn't let the song overtake him and by doing so, Gabriel managed to hit a solid number. 7/10  

02. Allen Sta. Maria
With A Smile
I wasn't blown away with her rendition of With A Smile - I thought she has had better performances as the first half was a tepid and muddled- but her overall vocals were pretty awesome. There was confidence to her performance and I felt that she had made a genuine connection to the material. Allen, to me, is still the dark horse in this competition despite her Bottom 2 appearance last week. She continues to find the fighter spirit and she is bursting onto the scene as a powerhouse in the show. We'll see. 7.5/10

01. KZ Tandingan
Once again, she took a song and transformed it into something very "KZ". This girl clearly has a game plan, but I was a little let down that she didn't pull out the stops and try something new. I seriously couldn't help but notice that it wasn't much of a difference over her few other performances. It's starting to become a habit, thus creating less impact. That being said, she sang it fantastically with a good amount of soul and power and the effort that I saw on her face as she told the story of the song was palpable and measurable. 8/10


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree. It was a karaoke night you don't want to remember. For all the hype X Factor PH promised their viewers at the start of the season, I think the show producers have not met that promise by having uneventful themes like the Eraserheads and Rivermaya as if they were altogether different from the OPM.

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