The X Factor Philippines Top 20 announced, KZ Tandingan included among the early favorites (Complete List)By Angel Cuala on Jul 22, 2012 in Asia, Entertainment, Local, Music, Television •
Updated: July 29 11:40 p.m.
Manila, Philippines – The names of The X Factor Philippines Top 20 were revealed on Sunday, July 22, 2012, which composed of five contestants in each of the four categories namely Boys, Girls, Adults (contestants with age over 25), and Groups. The complete list is available below.
KZ Tandingan, performing at The X Factor Philippines
Image Credit: The X Factor Philippines Facebook
As aired at ABS-CBN Channel 2 on Sunday night, the four judges decided the X Factor Philippines Top 20 contestants who will continue in the next chapter of the reality singing competition, and were earlier trimmed down from 172 to 68 contestants into the second round, or the boot camp.
As featured in the show, judge-mentors Ms. Pilita Corrales, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, and Charice Pempengco debated for hours but later agreed on the decision and choose from those who were trained in the boot camp and performed in front of them, with only their fellow contestants as the audience.
For the Boys category, they are Michael Pangilinan, Anton Paolo Antenorcruz, Jeric Medina, Gabriel Anciano, and Kedebon Colim; while the Girls are Angelica Prado, Allen Jane Sta. Maria, Jerrianne Mae Templo, Abigail Mendoza, and KZ Tandingan, who received standing ovation during her audition.
For the Adults, the five contestants are Joan Da, Cristine Ledesma, Paulo Castro, Mark Mabasa, and Modesto Taran; while Daddy’s Home, 5th Avids, Takeoff, Sweet Bliss, and Lucky Girls won in the Groups category, with the Lucky Girls being chosen from the other solo girls to form the group.
Meanwhile, each of the four judges will announce next week which category they will belong, or what will be dubbed as the ‘Judges’ Home Round’, while two more contestants from each group will be eliminated to make the X Factor Philippines Top 12 who will then compete for the fan votes.
KZ Tandingan, singing during her The X Factor Philippines live audition
Video Credit: ebgozun/YouTube/ABS-CBN
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