Let me start by saying that the initial performances on tonight's epsiode got me to thinking "Wow, these guys are pretty good" sadly that didn't stick.
Walton Zerrudo performs 'She's Out of My Life' pained and emotional, staying true to the feeling of the song and his own emotions. He states beforehand that he's singing it for his mother who had passed on.
Guess what Wyngard Tracy, the third judge, says- "Just enjoy your performance. You're too intense. Enjoy the song."
Mr. Tracy, if you ever find a way to enjoy that type of emotion, lemme know.
"You're the one who never lets me slip." sings Rye Estrada who runs thorugh "Your Love" like a cheese grater on a microphone, oozing nervousness (or overconfidence in tremolo). Oddly enough he gets praise from Ogie Alcasid and Mr. Tracy. Oh well.
Jolina Magdangal didn't let Sherwin Marquez's criminal performance of "How Do You Hill a Broken Heart"
Oh and Toffer Rei's "we goo-nah lib our lives Stigmatized" was a direct copy of the original, except for the awful pronunciation. He's got a cool name though.
I enjoyed how Mr. Alcasid critiqued Dio Paolo for oversinging 'Angels Brought Me Here'. I'm so glad for that cuz I was beginning to think there's no such thing here in the Philippines, where remade ballads have lost all their melody with all the vocal gymnastics. Mr. Tracy criticizes his choice of song. Whuh? He's a balladeer. It's a ballad. Oh well. His opinion.