|KZ Tandingan 'X Factor Philippines' grand winner
MANILA, Philippines – More Filipinos watched the two-night finale of “The X Factor Philippines” over the weekend after its ratings won over rival programs.
The final performance night that aired Saturday, October 6, hit 19.2% vs GMA’s “Kapuso Movie Night” with 13.9% and TV5’s “Artista Academy” with only 3.7%.
Meanwhile, the final results night that aired the following night, rated at 24.5%, higher as compared to GMA’s “Protégé” (10.5%).
KZ Tandingan, a band vocalist from Digos City who was mentored by international singing sensation Charice, was voted as the first grand winner of “The X Factor Philippines” during the final results night on Sunday at the PAGCOR Grand Theater.
KZ garnered a total of 54.77% of combined text and online votes, beating second placer Gab Maturan (32.33%) and third placer Daddy’s Home (12.90%).
“The X Factor Philippines” finale was also the most talked about topic online by netizens after it trended on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The star-studded finale on Sunday opened with an energetic performance from host KC Concepcion, while the four judge-mentors also gave their solo performances and performed alongside their finalist mentees.
The final three also shared the stage with famous Kapamilya singing champions Erik Santos; Jed Madela; Jovit Baldivino and Angeline Quinto.
Meanwhile, the top 12 reunited on stage singing “Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko.” Kedebon Colim, Modesto Taran, and online favorite and semi-finalist Osang also gave a comic musical number with Pooh, April Boy Regino, and K Brosas.