'X Factor PH' reveals Top 12

Posted at 07/30/12 1:15 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Early favorite Kristine Zenny "KZ" Tandingan from Digos and Modesto Taran from Cayagan de Oro will continue their journey on "The X Factor Philippines," which revealed on Sunday its Top 12 who will compete in the live performance nights of the show.

The 12 finalists will be competing to become the country's first "X Factor" winner title, which comes with a grand prize of P4 million.

Fashion stylist Paolo Castro, the avid fan of the King of Pop Michael Jackson who stood out among the many hopefuls on the third week of "The X Factor Philippines" with his rendition of "The Way You Make Me Feel," however, failed to make the cut.

Last Saturday, the show also announced the groups that the four judges will be mentoring as the competition progresses.

Groups will be mentored by Gary Valenciano, while the male contestants will be under Martin Nievera. International singing sensation Charice will be mentoring the female contestants, while Pilita Corrales will be handling the Over 25s.

Below is the full list of the Top 12 finalists:


1. Jeric Medina, who performed South Border's R&B ballad "Love of My Life."
2. Gabriel Maturan from Dapitan City, who sang Jason Mraz's hit "I'm Yours."
3. Kedebon Colim, 18, who performed One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful."

OVER 25's

4. Modesto Taran
5. Mark Mabasa, 26, who performed Leon Russell's "A Song For You."
6. Joan Da, 26, who performed Jewel's "You Were Meant For Me."


7. Kristine Zenny "KZ" Tandingan
8. Allen Jane Sta. Maria, 17, who performed Keri Hilson's "Turn My Swag On."
9. Jerriane Mae Templo, 21, who performed Adele's "Rolling in the Deep."


10. Take-Off, who performed Taio's "Dynamite."
11. Daddy's Home, composed of four fathers, who wowed the judges with two songs -- Gary Valenciano's"Sana Maulit Muli" and Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love To You."
12. Lucky Girls, a new group formed by mentor-judges.

“X Factor Philippines” is ABS-CBN's version of hit singing competition "The X Factor, "which first aired in United Kingdom in 2004.

"The X Factor Philippines" airs Saturdays after "Maalaala Mo Kaya" and Sundays after "Sarah G Live."

The show's first live performance night will be held at Pagcor Grand Theater on August 4.