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The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 1 Recap – The Best Auditions

The fourteenth season of the The X Factor UK has premiered yesterday and they gave us fans a taste of what we can expect this season. Almost all the hopefuls in the first week of audition made it, or at least almost all of those they’ve shown!

We still have the same panel from last year headed by Simon Cowell with Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.

Top 3 Auditionees:

  1. Anthony Russell, 27

Anthony has got this very unique voice and a very endearing personality. He was sporting a shiner during his audition and I think the judges just really felt bad for him. That’s not to say he only got pity votes because he’s seriously good! I’m guessing as early as now that he’ll make it to the live show. Nicole will decide his fate this year.

He also stated that he auditioned back in 2007 when he was a cocky 17 years old. Very funny audition because he was so cocky. I don’t think Simon liked him back then.

2. Grace Davies, 20

I think she’s this year’s Caitlyn Vanbeck but with more originality and more likable! Her song Roots really is AMAZING! Have a listen NOW!

3. Sam Black, 27

 

Another guy under Nicole’s category if he’s not gonna be eliminated first and eventually ends up in a group. He’s really good looking and he’s got a really nice old-school voice. He looks like a starving version of James Morrison but more good looking. I think he’d do well as a solo artist. I’m not sure if he’s the best yet but for now, amongst those whom they’ve shown this first episode – he’s definitely one of the best!

The rest who made it through…

I super adore Gaga Lord! Her big voice is unbelievable! Not sure yet how they would package here if they decide to get her through the overs category in the live show.

Jordan Rabjohn is adorable as fuck and I can already tell that they’re going to put him in a group…

Jack & Joel are a good act but I don’t think they will be THAT marketable. I’m not even sure if Joel can do other things aside from beat boxing and playing the guitar but he’s the likable one in this duo although Jack has a fantastic vocals obviously.

I loved Kayleigh Taylor’s personality and I think she’s really likable but I don’t get her voice yet. I feel like she’s screaming the whole song but that’s just for me tho. Best of luck to her!

Holly Tandy is only 15 people. Yep. She look like a supermodel and sounds okay. I just don’t think she’ there yet. She’s very raw tho and I think the judges saw potentials in her…

The look and sound good but the whole thing is too rehearsed and the second song when Simon asked them to sing a second song sounds like they’re miming…hhmm

Who are your favorites amongst those who auditioned yesterday?

Videos  and photos courtesy of the The X Factor  UK Youtube and Facebook Page.
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Britney Philippines Presents ‘Intimate BPH: Let’s Talk About Britney’

Still not over the #BritneySpearsMNL high? Then join us for an afternoon bonding with your fellow Britney Army! Let’s talk about Britney Spears and anything else under the sun! We have also prepared fun games, souvenirs, and prizes for some lucky fans!

Hurry up! Send us a private message to reserve your slots and for more information about the event!

Official event page: https://web.facebook.com/events/840157099475956/?ti=icl

INTIMATE BPH 2017-1
July 29, 2017 (Saturday) | 1 PM
Redbox Star Trinoma
Door Charge: Php 170

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#BPH

Troye Sivan for SM Youth! #TroyeForSMYouth #WeAreSMYouth #SMYTH

All clothes by SM Youth Smyth. Photos courtesy of SM YOUTH

I was lurking around my Liked pages on Facebook and I stumbled upon what seems to be another “fake news” because there’s no way that Troye Sivan was actually in Manila! I mean, there was no publicity, not even a tiny bit of announcement from Troye himself but when pictures started to surface on the net – I was literally beside myself! It’s true!!! Troye was actually in Manila that day – I still have no idea how long he actually stayed here but it’s safe to say that it wasn’t that long!

See that first tweet from the the screen-grab of his twitter page – this article from CNN might be IT. Apparently,  Daddy Bean did a campaign shoot with SM Youth’s newest clothing line called SMYTH. Nicely done there SM!

I’m actually ready to go shopping in SM!!! Also, pretty please SM! Bring Troye back in Manila for a concert!!!!!

All clothes by SM Youth Smyth. Photos courtesy of SM YOUTH

SMYTH will be at the SM Youth section of all branches of The SM Store starting July 24. Follow SM Youth on Instagram and Facebook for more updates.

Full List: FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest in the World 2017!

Yay! So I finally had the time to post this – the 100 Sexiest Women in the World by FHM Philippines and I just fucking adore Jinri Park’s glorious cover! She’s just soooo beautiful and that body – gaaahh. Without further ado, here’s the full list folks!!!

100.  Arianny Celeste

99.  Alex Gonzaga ♦ 98. Gwen Zamora ♦ 97. Isabelle De Leon  ♦ 96. Shaina Magdayao

95. Jackie Rice

Hold my hand darling 🤚

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94. Sunshine Garcia  ♦ 93. Aubrey Miles  ♦ 92. Maxene Magalona  ♦ 91. Iza Calzado

90. Ritz Azul

ASAP LIVE! 😘😘😘

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89. Gabbi Garcia ♦ 88. Beauty Gonzales ♦ 87. Sheem Halili ♦ 86. Joyce Pring ♦

85. Maica Palo

 

84. Alodia Gosiengfiao ♦ 83. Erich Gonzales ♦ 82. Margo Midwinter ♦ 81. Jasmine Curtis Smith

80. Carla Abellana ♦ 79. Rochelle Pangilinan ♦ 78. Myrtle Sarrosa ♦ 77. Bianca King ♦ 76. Sunshine Cruz ♦ 75. Ann B. Mateo

74. Alyssa Valdez

Happy Valentine's Day! 💕

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73. Mara Aquino ♦ 72. Diana Meneses ♦ 71. Yen Santos ♦ 70. Emmanuelle Vera ♦ 69. Diana Zubiri ♦ 68. Lhea Bernardino ♦ 67. Maria Ozawa ♦ 66. Rizza Diaz ♦ 65. Gretchen Ho ♦ 64. Meg Imperial ♦ 63. Heart Evangelista ♦ 62. Sue Ramirez ♦ 61. Julz Savard ♦ 60. Dawn Change ♦ 59. Yam Concepcion ♦  58. Andi Eigenmann ♦ 57. Valerie Bangs Garcia ♦ 56. Pheobe Walker ♦ 55. Bea Benedicto

54. Arny Ross

53. Ela Cruz ♦  52. Jodi Sta. Maria ♦  51. Julia Montes ♦  50. Angelica Panganiban ♦ 49. Aiko Climaco ♦  48. Katrina Halili ♦  47. Valeen Montenegro ♦  46. Christine Reyes ♦  45. Ryza Cenon ♦   44. Julia Barretto ♦  43 Janella Salvador

42. Alice Dixson

41. Mika Reyes ♦ 40. Louise De Los Reyes ♦ 39. Kim Chiu ♦ 38. LJ Reyes ♦ 37. Toni Gonzaga

36. Megan Young

Sun's out 🌴 @boomsason

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35. Sarah Lahbati ♦ 34. Bela Padilla ♦ 33. Glaiza De Castro ♦ 32. Sarah Geronimo ♦ 31. Max Collins ♦ 30. Roxanne Barcelo ♦ 29. Julie Anne San Jose ♦ 28. Bea Alonzo ♦ 27. Yassi Pressman ♦ 26. Janine Gutierrez

25. Sam Pinto

Last few pieces of @sirenaswimwearph are on sale! Visit www.TheLuxeResort.com 🐚

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24. Coleen Garcia

23. Jinri Park (this year’s edition’s cover girl!)

💙 7/2017 @fhmphilofficial 😈👽 Grab a copy 💜 #FHMJinri #fhmphilippines

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22. Anne Curtis ♦  21. Lovi Poe ♦  20. Sanya Lopez ♦  19. Ina Raymundo ♦  18. Kris Bernal

17. Marian Rivera

Sunday blooms… 💋 @floravidabymarian

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16. Kathryn Bernardo ♦  15. Maja Salvador ♦  14. Andrea Torres ♦  13. Rachel Anne Daquis ♦ 12. Pia Wurtzbach ♦  11. Arci Muñoz

♦ TOP TEN♦ 

TEN – Solenn heussaff

Back to Catarman today! Want to explore more 🙂 #Samar #SolennArt #ThePlan

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NINE – MAINE MENDOZA

dream destination 🌊☀️

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EIGHT – LIZA SOBERANO

 

Seven – Angel Locsin

 

SIX – Jennylyn Mercado

 

FIVE – ELLEN ADARNA

 

FOUR – JESSY MENDIOLA

 

THREE – RHIAN RAMOS

 

TWO – KIM DOMINGO

👄

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And this year’s finest goes to…

NADINE LUSTRE

Swish swish bish. #TheNewPH #MegaMillenialBall

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Well, fuck, the results was way polarizing but I’m happy for Nadine!!! Methinks she totally deserved it! ❤

This year’s edition is out in the market now so don’t forget to grab your own copy for P150 only! Yay!

 

 

photos are obviously all from their respective IG owners!

A Dream Come True: Britney Spears Live in Manila Concert!

Seeing Britney Spears in person was by far, the most surreal moment of my life. It was the 15th of June, Thursday, year 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Rewind to 1999.

I was a high-school sophomore in the province. It was this year that I was facing tremendous personal struggles – exploring my sexuality and a family situation that my brain couldn’t comprehend at that time. To alleviate my confusion and depressing thoughts, I turned to music. Back in the days, we only have the radio and television for entertainment. I love music in general, and I have this affinity to American country music since my parents used to play them a lot as I was growing up. The year 1999 was also the year that pop music entered my life. it’s the year when international boy bands started dominating the Philippine airwaves as well as a slew of international female solo-acts led by an American teenager who captured the nation and the rest of the world with her debut song that you’d know would be an instant classic.

Britney’s Baby One More Time.

I first heard it on the radio. It was a fun and catchy song. I just loved listening to it and it got an enormous rotation all throughout the Philippine FM radio stations. People are all over it!

Then I saw the video and saw the singer for the first time on MTV Asia. Right there and then, I already liked her. She’s young and is a teenager like me. It’s like I can relate to her even if she’s a girl. Also, she’s so damn cute!

She then dropped her succeeding singles that includes Sometimes, Crazy, From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart and Born To Make You Happy and I knew I’m a goner. I’ve also accepted that I was indeed into boys and Britney Spears’ music inspired me to reconnect with the real me for some reason. I already loved her by this time. I’ve got posters in the room which I shared with my younger brother and my lovely Mom even bought me a cassette tape of her album. I still have that until now!

Fast Forward to 2011

The Femme Fatale Album Launch in the Philippines.

Roughly around six years ago, I’ve met the wonderful individuals I’ve been talking to online over the years thru Pinoy Exchange’ Pinoys Heart Britney thread. This album launch is where I met fans like me who’ve been admiring Britney since the very beginning. It was a lovely event, an exciting one and meeting people like me who loved her as much as I do is like having another family. This is when I realized that the Britney Army are my other family.

2013-2014 My Blackout Years

I’ve had personal struggles and had to take a break from everything in my life but I’ve kept in touch with what’s been happening in the world – at least a little bit and was glad that Britney keeps on slaying!

2017. Sneaking away to the Philippines.

It was a dream come true not only for me but for the loyal Britney fans. The announcement, just March of this year took everyone by surprise. It was a hurried announcement and an unexpected one. Everbody couldn’t believe it! Britney is finally coming to perform for her Filipino Army! I was personally petrified for some reason. Is this a dream? Did I finally crack? And as the day of the ticket selling approaches, I knew that it’s fucking real. I was saving for an overseas trip but knew that I had to prioritize seeing “my” queen! Bye, bye Indochina Trip! Mama is coming home!

THE Day.

I was a wreck on the day of the concert. I was almost hysterical inside and was just way damn nervous. I guess, I’m still in shock and still couldn’t believe that I’m finally about to see her in person. Like flesh and bones and I’ll be in the same venue WITH her!!!

It was everything I could wish for. Britney didn’t disappoint. The Army’s dream of seeing her perform came true and it was just EVERYTHING. I didn’t cry upon seeing her while most of my fellow army were struggling to keep it together. I was too ecstatic – almost hysterically ecstatic watching her dance her hits away.

 

She was glorious and the two decades of waiting for her to visit the country was just oh-so-worth it. I said in one of my Instagram posts that I didn’t know what surreal means until that moment I saw her on stage doing her thing. Truth be told, it was a magical experience.

Post-Britney Concert Blues.

The Sold out Mall of Asia Arena! Yasss Queeen!
photo via Wilbros

Some people may not understand why we loved Britney so much. They are criticising her for not singing live and not dancing the way she used to. They said it wasn’t worth the thousands of money we’ve spent on her. That is where they are wrong tho – our love for Britney goes beyond simply loving her songs and admiring her dancing skills. Britney is an inspiration to us. Britney unites us. Britney is part of our personal history. She’s a damn good Mother and damn good human being!

The Philippines Britney Army!
photo courtesy of Team Britney Philippines

She’s Britney, Bitch!

Seeing Britney Spears in person was by far, the most surreal moment of my life.

Thank you Britney Spears! I love you! We love you!

Britney Live in Manila: The After Party!

Three of the biggest Britney Spears fan pages in the Philippines are joining forces to celebrate Britney’s historic concert in Manila via “BRITNEY LIVE IN MANILA: THE AFTER PARTY”! Party all night with your fellow Britney Army right after the concert on June 15, 2017 at Centerstage Mall of Asia! Door charge is P350. Epic Britney merchandise to be given away during the event. So what are you waiting for? For reservations and inquiries about the event, kindly send a private message to @britneyphilippines, @teambritneyphilippinesofficial, and @pinoysheartbritney until June 11, Sunday.

#BritneySpearsMNL
#BritneySpears
#BritneyPhilippines
#BPH

Film Review: 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten (2016)

Director: Petersen Vargas
Cast: Khalil Ramos, Ethan Salvador, and Jameson Blake, Peewee Ohara, Jomari Angeles, Joel Saracho, Mean Espinosa, Ana Capri

I hate to be the party pooper  here since everyone seems to be loving this dark coming-of-age film about a nerd who befriended two Filipino-American brothers who made such an impact in his young life but if I’m being quite honest,  this film just didn’t work for me for so many reasons save for the amazing performances of  its lead actors – James Blakeson, Ethan Salvador and Kahlil Ramos.

In case you didn’t know (like moi), 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten was part of last year’s Cinema One Originals Film Festival garnering the Best Picture honor as well as Best Supporting Actor for Blake Jameson and Best Cinematography for Carlos Mauricio.

I just want to say first that the cinematography award was very well-deserved because Mauricio was able to encapsulate the contrasting beauty of the lahar-ridden Pampanga, the fascinating dreams of Felix (Ramos) and the youthful vibrancy of the actors playing the main characters. Even before I watched it on the big screen, I was already all over it towards its beautiful cinematography when I Initially viewed its trailer on Facebook.

Secondly, (see, I wasn’t aware of the said Film Festival so boohoo! on me) Jameson Blake winning an award for his role is not that surprising. After watching the film in Trinoma last Saturday (March 18, 2017) I was asked by my seatmate in the cinema how I find the film, I told him outright that the guy who played the role of Maximillian was simply enigmatic! He’s very effective and the eye-candy thing was just a bonus! They’re all good in their roles but Blake just stole the thunder from Ramos and Salvador on this one.

Now, let me make it clear that I do not hate the film. I just don’t like the development of the story. I wasn’t expecting it to be cheesy and all that stuff but I thought the dark twist revealed midway was rather an unsavory surprise. Twists tend to do that but that subplot just made me cringed because it felt forced for me. I thought I knew what the writer / director was trying to convey but incorporating said plot was rather over the top in my opinion.

We’re already all over Felix’s (Khalil Ramos)  sexual identity crisis and the angst of the Snyder brothers and I thought the story could lead into a more subdued yet impactful resolution – instead we’ve got the subdued yet very strange conclusion.

But hey, who am I to judge like an expert? After all, I’m just a movie-goer hahaha! Kidding aside, I think it’s a case of “it’s me, not you” thing so I think people are still going to enjoy watching this one but as for me – I’m okay with watching it once for now.

Rating: 6 out of 10 stars

Pietro Boselli X BENCH/BODY

pietro-for-bench-2I wasn’t even aware of Pietro being recruited by BENCH to be their newest endorser so it’s such a wonderful surprise to see the “hottest maths teacher in the world” sporting what arguably the most popular clothing brand in the Philippines.

Here’s Pietro looking so cute…

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And here he is ready to heat up the Summer season even more!!!

pietro-for-bench-body

And he’s coming to Manila soon so be ready for this one!

See u Pietro!!!

photos courtesy of @benchbodyph

When Queen Bey says #ImWithHer

“There was a time when a woman’s opinion did not matter. If you were black, white, Mexican, Asian, Muslim, educated, poor or rich; if you were a woman, it did not matter,” Beyoncé said. “Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. Look how far we’ve come from having no voice to being on the brink of making history again by electing the first woman president.”

Hillary is joined by power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z to rally the crowd in Cleveland to turn out to vote for the only sane candidate this year - and no, it ain't Donald!

Hillary is joined by power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z to rally the crowd in Cleveland to mobilize voters and vote for the only sane candidate this year – and no, it ain’t Donald!

“We have to vote. The world looks to us as a progressive country that leads change. Eight years ago, I was so inspired that my nephew, a young black child, could grow up knowing his dreams could be realized by witnessing a black president in office,” Beyoncé addressed the crowd at the rally, which aimed at mobilizing voters in the key swing state. “And now, we have the opportunity to create more change. I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country and know that her possibilities are limitless.

“We have to think about the future of our daughters, of our sons, and vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do,” Beyoncé added. “And that is why, ‘I’m with her.'”

 

 

Why James Franco Is Voting For Hillary And Why You Should Too! #ImWithHer

Watch here why ‘King Cobra’ star James Franco is voting for Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States!