‘The X Factor Philippines’ Top 20 Now Ready to Vie for the Final 12 Slots
July 26, 2012 by ABS-CBN
The country’s biggest musical event of the year “The X Factor Philippines” finally named the top 20 contestants who will advance to the Judges’ Homes round of the competition.
Making it to the list of Boys (solo male performers 16-25 yrs old) are Anton AntenorCruz, Jeric Medina, Michael Pangilinan, Gabriel Anciano Maturan, and Kedebon Colim.
Allen Jane Sta. Maria, Jerrianne Mae Templo, KZ Tandingan, Abigail Mendoza, and Angelica Prado made it to the Girls (solo female performers 16-25 yrs old) category.
Contestants aged 26 and above also prove to be strong contenders with Joan Da, Paulo Castro, Cristine Ledesma, Mark Mabasa, and Modesto Taran comprising the Over 25s (solo performers 26 yrs old and above).
Completing the top 20 are the Groups (16 yrs old and above) namely Daddy’s Home, 5th Avids, Take Off, Sweet Bliss, and Lucky Girls. The Lucky Girls are composed of five different solo female performers who didn’t quite make the cut in the Girls category. Judge-mentors Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Charice, and Pilita Corrales saw a lot of potential in them that they decided to merge them in one group so as to advance to the next round.
All 20 contestants will join their respective group mentors in their houses or the mentor’s location of choice where they will be thoroughly trained to become better performers. The competition definitely gets more exciting and eliminations gets even more dramatic as only 12 contestants— three from each category— shall advance to the next and final round.
Who will mentor the Boys, Girls, Over 25s, and Groups? Who will make the cut and who will bid goodbye as the judge-mentors finally name the top 12 finalists who must impress the public via the live shows?
Don’t miss the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with KC Concepcion as host, every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN. Follow the show’s official Twitter account at @thexfactorphil and tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #XFactorPH. You can also like its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/XFactorPhOfficial.