The X Factor Philippines Grand Finals Performance night happened October 6 at the PAGCOR Grand Theater in Paranaque and the Final 3—Gabriel Maturan, KZ Tandingan and Daddy's Home gave their all singing their songs. Just before the live shows, The X Factor Philippines All Star Album was already released on iTunes (click here for more details).
The Final 3 opened the night with an upbeat performance with Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha. Daddy's Home made their solo song afterwards taking on their mentor's hit, Gary Valenciano's Gaya ng Dati. They expressed how much they wanted to sing the song ever since but their version, though good enough was not their best of the season.
Gabriel Maturan surprised us all with his own version of Fantasia Barrino's winning piece, I Believe. Gabriel gave his heart to the song and it radiates as he hit those high notes and move his falsetto. His performance surely gave us goosebumps.
Meanwhile, KZ Tandingan sang The Carpenters' Superstar and she did another great version out of it. The Princess of Soul wowed again and the judges were unanimous in saying that she's very good. It's not that intense and we knew she can top that with her past performances but KZ is KZ after all.
First ever ASEAN Ikon winner Vina Morales performed after the Final 3 solo performances. She did a Jennifer Lopez medley and we can say that Vina is indeed an ultimate performer, a showgirl and an icon.
After the solo performances, the X Factor Final 3 then sang with OPM icons. First up was Daddy's Home singing with 'Asia's Diamond Soul Siren' Nina. They did Chaka Khan's Through The Fire and Daddy's Home did not let Nina outshine them even in belting the high notes.
KZ Tandingan did a duet with original hitmaker, Rico J. Puno. The two sang Barbra Streisand's The Way We Were mashed up with Rico's classic Tagalog intro to the song "Alaala nang tayo'y mag-sweetheart pa."
The last performance of the night was the duet between Gabriel Maturan and rock icon Bamboo. The two did The Script's The Man Who Can't Be Moved and Gab redeemed himself from that other performance from The Script (think Breakeven). With a twist of Leaving On A Jet Plane in the end, it was simply the best performance of the night. WOW!
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Our fearless forecast:
It was a toss up between KZ Tandingan and Gabriel Maturan. If we will based the decision purely on tonight's performances, then the Dark Horse (Gab) beats the front runner (KZ) but we knew that all will be based on votes so just like any other results show, it will be purely unpredictable. However, we would like to give the shot to Gabriel who might end up repeating an Erik Santos feat beating Sheryn Regis in Star in a Million.
Tomorrow, the grand winner of The X Factor Philippines will be named so don't miss the results show on Sunday (October 7) after Sarah G Live.