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The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 3 Recap – The Best Auditions

I loved the third week of the auditions – there are a lot of potential winners and one of them is Irish brothers – Sean and Connor Price.

I thought they’re absolutely charistmatic! They have a great image, they’re very current and very likable. If they won’t be put in a “boyband,” I’m already guessing they’re going to make it till the end.

Gary Barker is equally likable like the twins and I’m really hoping that he’d make the live shows! His rendition of “A Change is Gonna Come” is nothing short of amazing!

Chloe Rose Moyle also came in to slay with that auto-filter in her head. LOL. Seriously though, she’s so likable and her voice is much better than Taylor Swift so that for me is fantastic!

The last one whom I thought delivered the most solid and heartfelt performance was Tracy Leanne Jefford! She looks absolutely amazing and her voice is just incredible! I’m totally rooting for her!

Who are your favorites so far?

Videos  and photos courtesy of the The X Factor  UK Youtube and Facebook Page.
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The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 2 Recap – The Best Auditions

I just finished watching the Week 2 auditions of the 14th series of the X Factor UK today and I have to say that I’m much more impressed with the last week’s hopefuls than this second batch of wannabe popstars.

To be honest, the one whom I thought has the best chance of making it far from this week is French guy Kevin Davy White. He’s got this really big voice and he’s very charismatic! I just loved him!

Rebecca Grace’s rendition of Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson is just okay for me. I didn’t feel any connection from her.

Lastly are The Cutkelvins  – gosh this siblings are so blessed with the genes department, they are ready to conquer the world. Let’s all be honest with ourselves though – only the girl could really sing. The other two are just mere eye candies.

Oh, and repping the Philippines from Gaga Lord from the first week is an all-male group who call themselves JBK. They have a pretty quick screentime but they’re really good!

The rest, I didn’t really pay much attention to because they’re either not really good, boring or just plain annoying.

Videos  and photos courtesy of the The X Factor  UK Youtube and Facebook Page.

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.

The Finale of the Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2, High Street!

Angela’s cover option for Meg Magazine!

It was a whirlwind finale like the season itself, and  like I’ve mentioned from my last few recaps, Angela is the one to beat and basically THE CHOSEN ONE this season so it’s not that surprising that she ended up actually winning it all! She was neck on neck with Adela for the title who has to settle for a runner-up finish with Ina as the third placer.

Seriously, I don’t think there’s much to recap in this episode. The final runway was with SM Women and I thought they all did amazing! There were some mishaps but overall, it was a lovely semi-professional presentation from the three.

I hope the next production will not be as hurried as this and they will be more creative in terms of shoot ideas like the first cycle where they even had an international destination. Truth be told, this was a bit of a downgrade from the very first cycle but I’m still thankful with TV5, SM, SMART and OPPO for reviving this show!

See ya next cycle!

Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2 Winner is Angela Lehmann!

Filipino-Swiss Angela Lehman was adjudged the winner of the Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2 with Adela Marshall and Ina Guerrero placing second and third, respectively.

Lehman, 22 is a newbie in modeling has gotten the most best photos and has never been in the bottom two all throughout the competition. With her win, Angela secured a management contract with TV5, and an SM and Oppo ambassadorship and an overseas trip to Hong Kong! Yay! Congratulations, Angela!

Recap: Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2, High Street – Episode 10 The Girl Who Took A Shot In The Dark (Final Four)

No matter how predictable this season has been so far, it’s still a surprise that Janny was sent packing after failing to impress the judges during the pen-ultimatum episode of the second cycle of the Philippines’ Next Top Model.

Janny has everything going for her at the start of the episode booking three out of four go-sees resulting to a challenge win rewarding her ten extra frames for their next photoshoot. A photoshoot which host and judge Maggie Wilson will be shooting herself. It was another beauty shoot and the ladies are void of anything but their glow in the dark make up and their ability to still stand out amidst their features being blacked out.

Adela’s photo is a vision in itself! It’s a beautiful make-up editorial that can be seen in any fashion magazines. I won’t be mad if Adela end up winning this whole thing.

I liked Angela’s photo but as Rafa said regarding Ina’s “best shot,” this for me is another art piece and not an editiorial shot. I honestly don’t see that much of a difference between her photo and Ina’s shot..

On a side note: Angela is obviously the ‘chosen one’ and I’d definitely bet my money on her. If TV5 and the other sponsors will have a say on who should win, I’m gonna say it’s a toss-up between her and Adela with the latter having a slighter edge but if it all boils down to the judges – Angela has it in the bag.

Ina’s photo is not the best, IMO, but again – it wasn’t as boring as Janny so I kind of agree with her being in the bottom with Janny. I’m just glad she made it through. She’s one of the strongest models in the house and it’d be such a shame if she don’t get to walk the runway in the finale. Unfortunately for her, it looks like she’s getting the runner-up edit.

During the credits, a sneak peak of the Top 3 was shown with them shooting a Meg Cover with resident judge Rain Dagala. I thought Adela killed the BTS and I’m excited to see the final results. My initial thought is that this isn’t Ina and Angela’s kind of magazine. They’re just too high fashion for Meg. Meg is like Seventeen Magazine and Adela is just perfect for it. So let’s see how this would play out to Adela’s advantage.

This isn’t the chosen photo of Janny in the show. ‘Will update this once they posted it.

Just my thoughts!

Images via Philippines’ Next Top Model Facebook Page.

Recap: Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2, High Street – Episode 9 The Girl Who Has TV Commercial Skills

Last Week’s episode was a non-elimination one with Janny and Blaise being spared from the chopping block. Angela once again reigned supreme winning another best photo – a photo which she herself chose. It’s brewing to be a battle between Angela and the girls and this week’s episode is no different.

The girls are so fortunate to be guided by the internationally renowned indie film maker, Brillante Mendoza for a Smart OPPO photoshoot!

Janny and Blaise struggled the most during the shoot whilst Angela, Adela and Ina breezed through it like true superstars! I especially loved Ina and it looks like the stage was set for an Angela vs Ina finale. I just cannot see the rest of the girls usurping this two.

At panel, Ina was adjudged to have the best commercial winning an additional P50,000 from Smart. She was followed by Angela, then Adela.

Blaise was criticized for not taking this opportunity seriously whilst Janny for her ability to actually deliver the goods when it matters.

Blaise end up going home this week. It was a deserved one.

Next week’s episode is the most awaited go-see challenge! The final four will battle it out to see who will be booking jobs the most! For their photoshoot, they will be posing alongside Maggie Wilson!!! Yay! Exciting!

In Photos: Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2, High Street – Episode 8 The Girl Who Made It Three Times

Last Week’s episode was a non-elimination one with Janny and Blaise being spared from the chopping block. Angela once again reigned supreme winning another best photo – a photo which she herself chose.

Angela is gearing up to win the show with her third Best Photo in succession! ❤

Janny

Adela

Ina

Blaise

First Call Out: Angela
2nd – Ina
3rd – Adela
Bottom Two: Blaise and Janny

Images via Philippines’ Next Top Model Facebook Page.

 

In Photos: Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2, High Street – Episode 7 The Girl Who Has An Alter Ego

Episode 7 saw the farewell of charming Aivie from the show which I absolutely think was a well-deserved elimination. I’ll stop there.

Angela’s second consecutive week on top!

Ina

Adela

Blaise

Janny

Aivie

 

FCO – Angela
2. Janny 3. Ina 4. Blaise
Bottom 2: Adela and Aivie

Images via Philippines’ Next Top Model Facebook Page.

Recap: Cycle 2 of Philippines’ Next Top Model – High Street Episode 4 (2017)

Challenge: It was a make-up challenge and the girls were taught techniques on how to do their make-up and after having half of their faces done by professional make-up artist from MAC Cosmetics, the would have to do a night look on the other half of their faces.

Can I just comment how Janny’s new look still leaves me breathless? She looks exceptional. If she doesn’t open her mouth, she’s a total perfection.

Sarah won the challenge which gave her an advantage for their next shoot.

Nonetheless, the rest of them got some gift pack from MAC cosmetics and back at the model house awaits another gift for each girls from SM.

This week’s photoshoot was a beauty shoot where they will be given one word each which they have to channel in their photos with a kitten!

Aivie (Feisty)
I do not find this feisty at all. It looks a bit forced If I’m being honest.

Blaise (Quirky)
During the shoot, I thought Blaise was bringing it but the end-result was a bit of a let-down. I honestly cannot believe that it was her “best” shot.

Ann (Desirable)
Maggie said she needs to work on her eyes but I thought it’s the redeeming factor of the photo. She looks exceptional in it but truth be told, girl need some energy for she is fading.

Ina (Seductive)
After this episode, I can now easily and personally conclude that Ina is the most beautiful aspiring top model this season. Beautiful doesn’t cut it tho. She needs to step it up. This picture isn’t showing seductive at all. It’s saying pretty, almost too pretty.

Angela (Classy)
I think she just looks old.

Adela (Sassy)
Rafa absolutely adore Adela’s picture. I don’t get it. After getting that pink hair – it’s like she suddenly developed a resting bitch face.

Janny (Enchanting)
I actually liked Janny’s picture. I don’t see enchanting here but I just loved her styling. I’m obviously still not over her super awesome makeover!

Sarah (Dainty)
Rafa loves it and I think the judges were all in agreement so it was such a surprise for me that she didn’t get the first call out. Hhmmm…

What’s even more surprising is the lack of deliberation this season. I mean, they should at least show a bit of it. Oh well…

Call-Out Order
First Call Out: Adela
2. Sarah
3. Aivie
4. Angela
5. Janny
6. Ina
7. Blaise
Bottom Two: Ann and Kim.

Eliminated:
Kim (Mysterious)
It’s such a shame that Kim could not deliver an FCO-worthy photo. She’s got all the goods but based on her interview, it felt like she thinks that she’s too good for the show. Kylie and Maggie were already coaching her during the shoot but she was not listening at all. I agree that it is the worst photo in the bunch so her elimination was a deserving one.