Sample King Jhong Hilario is the first weekly winner of “Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3,” which debuted last weekend (February 20 and 21) on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, and iWantTFC.
With his spot-on impersonation of Filipino pride and Black Eyed Peas rapper Apl.de.ap, Jhong received the most votes from the jury composed of Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, and Sharon Cuneta, as well as from his fellow contestants.
As of Tuesday (February 23), his rendition of “Bebot” was still in the Top 12 trending videos on YouTube with over 700k views, while Lie Reposposa’s transformation as Moira Dela Torre singing “Titibo-Tibo” got more than 900k views.
Despite getting the least votes for Week 1, Vivoree is the shining star on YouTube as her performance of “Tala” as Sarah Geronimo shot to number 2 on the platform’s trending list for the Philippines with over 1.3 million hits.
Like them, the other celebrity performers also drew hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube with their unbelievable transformations and excellent performances. Christian Bables looked and sounded like Adam Levine, CJ Navato performed as Jose Mari Chan, Geneva Cruz transformed into Jennifer Lopez, Klarisse De Guzman gave viewers a Christina Aguilera experience, while the iDolls rocked as Hagibis.
Viewers made their excitement for the show’s return felt on Twitter as official hashtags #YourFacePH2021 and #YFSFKaFamiliarForever trended in the Philippines on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, alongside other topics related to the hit musical impersonation competition.
In his tweet, netizen @Dyfur2525 said, “Great start! Napakahusay ng mga contestant ng #YFSFKaFamiliarForever. And they’re doing it live at hindi lip sync!”
New host Luis Manzano also received a warm welcome from the show’s fans called Ka-Familiars. One of them, @abby5778 posted on Twitter, “Galing talagang host ni Luis Manzano!!! Ikaw talaga ang nag iisang Pambansang Host!!!”
Filipinos can expect more mind-blowing transformations, exciting performances, as well as fun and laughter next week as the celebrity performers go through the Iconator once more as they aim for the season’s P1 million grand prize. Jhong will perform as Bamboo, Vivoree will be Geneva Cruz, Lie will transform to Whitney Houston, Christian will come out as Cher, CJ will become Frank Sinatra, Geneva will perform as Pilita Corrales, Klarisse will take on Shakira, while the iDolls turn into the Dreamgirls. Helping them prepare for their performances are mentors Nyoy Volante and Jed Madela.
Don’t miss “Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3” every Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 7:30 pm on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, and iWantTFC. Also catch the “KaFamiliar Online Live” show with Darren Espanto and AC Bonifacio on Kapamilya Online Live during the show’s commercial breaks. To watch last week’s performances, go to the official YouTube channel of “Your Face Sounds Familiar.” Follow @YourFacePH for updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For news, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.