Melai Cantiveros wins 1st edition of Your Face Sounds Familiar Philippines.
After more that 3 months of competition, Your Face Sounds Familiar Philippines finally names its first grand winner in the finals night held Sunday June 7, 2015 at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre Resorts World Manila.
Getting a total of 51.93% text votes, Melai beats 3 other YFSF finalists, Jay-R, Nyoy Volante and Edgar Allan Guzman. Melai impersonates Miley Cyrus with the song Wrecking Ball in Your Face Sounds Familiar performance night Saturday also held in Resorts World Manila’s New Port Performing Arts Theatre.
Melai entered the finals in 4th rank following Nyoy Volante, Jay-R and Edgar Allan Guzman, but her entertaining impersonation of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball gets the public votes making her the 1st ever Grand Winner of YFSF Philippines.
She won 1 million pesos for herself and another 1 million for her chosen charity.
Meanwhile, Nyoy Volante who impersonates the late diva Whitney Houston with “I Will Always Love You” comes in 2nd place with 24.51% of votes. RNB King Jay-R who did Frank Sinatra comes in 3rd and Edgar Allan Guzman’s Chris Brown impersonation lands him in 4th place.
During whole run of the season Melai was consistent in coming up with entertaining performances. Her most notable were impersonations of Salbakuta, Fred Panopio, Rihanna and her winning performance, Elizabeth Ramsey.
This is the 2nd time that Melai won in a reality TV contest. She was first named Grand Winner in Pinoy Big Brother Season 2.