Monday, November 13, 2006

Radio hits: Dark horse Jan wins two in a row

[Full review for posting tomorrow.]

Our correspondent left his notes at home and won't be able to post them until tonight. Meanwhile, here are tarty comments on last night's show:

The show's theme is "Radio Hits," and features radio DJs introducing each contestant. They are grouped off into three duos - Jan Nieto and Gian Magdangal, Mau Marcelo and Miguel Mendoza, and Ken Dingle and Pow Chavez - who selected the performance song for each other.

Guest judge is radio personality Mo Twister. Ooh, cool shades.

- Gian starts the show with Jan's selection, Jay-R's Bakit Pa Ba. The judges feel it was a so-so performance, with Mo giving it "6 of 10." Pilita says he's tired.
- Jan sings Gian's choice, You Are My Song - done by many famous artists, including Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez - and nails it. Mo gives him a handshake. Ryan says he's a dark horse emerging as a true contender.
- Mau sang Jamie Rivera's Mahal Naman Kita, and receives noncommittal comments from the judges. Pilita is thrilled by Mau's choice of clothes. Mau says it's the best she could do because the song is "easy" and "pa-tweetums."
- Miguel sings Wency Cornejo's Hanggan, and is told off by the judges. Mo says its a "boring song," and chastises Miguel for not bringing youthful energy into the song. Miguel says he couldn't internalize it because it's "pang-wedding."
- Ken is given Bryan Adams' Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Pow, and is vilified by the judges. Mo and Ryan agree it's "all over the place."
- Pow sings Love Moves (In Mysterious Ways) and is complemented for wearing makeup. Mo says it's the second-best performance of the night. Ryan encourages her to stay in touch with her feminine side.

Based on performance and judges' comments, we can assume the following ranking for the Final 6: Jan, Pow, Mau, Gian, Miguel, Ken. Mo, however, predicts a Ken ouster, daring the viewers to vote Dingle out or else he'll "wear a dress for a week." With that, he basically saves Dingle from elimination. Thanks a lot, Twister; pick something in a nice floral motif.

Our fearless forecast: Expect Gian, Mau, and Ken in the bottom three, with Gian getting the boot. :(