By Kiko Escuadro
“If I had a chance to give all of them eight points, I would!
In our recent interview with Mr. Pure Energy, at the launch of his latest endorsement, Novu Hair, Gary Valenciano admitted that he feel upset for being bashed by Your Face Sounds Familiar (YFSF) fans. As everybody knows, he has been a jury of the singing show for the past two seasons, along with Jed Madela and the megastar, Sharon Cuneta.
In an interview with glitter.ph to Gary V., he explained his decisions regarding his scores with the celebrity contestants.
“To be honest, what’s going on now before the final showdown in the coming weeks of YFSF and their followers, is really hard to decide, kasi lahat magagaling at ang lahat may kanya-kanyang ibubuga. Ang nakaka ano lang kasi dito sa season 2, yung scores nila magkakalapit lahat,” said the singer.
Gary added, “It’s obvious na sobrang magagaling ang lahat. Although maraming nag ba-bashed sa akin kung bakit daw ako kay ganito laging ganito ang scores, bakit lagi akong in favor kay ganito, kahit hindi naman impressive ang performance.”
“Consider it like this,” Gary went on. “I can only give them i like points… one point, or two, so ganun pa din. Pero sa mga darating na linggo bago ang final showdown, parang ‘yung last few episodes, parang finals na kasi talaga. Parang nag level up ang lahat. So talagang pinag-uusapan naming mga jurors kung sino at kanino kami magbibigay ng points na deserving. So it’s really, really difficult.”
“Mabuti nalang at magkakakilala kaming lahat at talagang isinasapuso ang mga sinasabi naming,” he continued, “and they really, really make it a part of them na hindi lang para sa show, kundi ginagamit din nila sa sarili nilang mga shows as an artists.
Gary was also asked if he could still remember the audition of Secada sisters in X Factor Philippines. “At that time actually ang daming nakikita ko ngayon na during that time (X factor Ph.) hindi pa masyadong mature. I think the first time na nakita ko sila Secada sisters) siguro parang steppingstone palang nila yun or siguro hindi lang talaga sila pumasa. Maybe naging fuel na yun para sa kanila na dapat galingan natin at ibigay ang todo,” he expessed.
Gary V. also added, “Tignan nalang natin halimbawa yung mga amateurista na kung saan-saan lumalaban. One of these ay si Charice Pempengco. She did not end as number one, but she did end up number one.”
Meanwhile, Gary was so impressed with the feedbacks he got from his recent concert titled Gary V. Presents… and he proudly announced that there’s a repeat of the said show on December 15 (9 p.m.) at New Port Performing Arts Theater Resorts World Manila. Together with him this time is a list of his spectacular choices of new and up-and-coming artists, which consists of Bullet Dumas, Carla Guevarra-Laforteza, Janice Javier, Jimmy Marquez, Katrina Velarde, Lara Maigue, Maki Ricafort, Mitoy Yonting, Monique Lualhati, Timmy Pavino, and RJ Dela Fuente.
As an added bonus for the repeat is a special and surprise guest artist who will join the talented new batch of artists that he personally assembled, under the musical direction of Mon Faustino.
As of now, Gary V. is taking a break from the success of his provincial tour concert. And watch out for the final showdown of the celebrity contestants of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 on December 12 and 13 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater of the Resorts World Manila.