MANILA – Just like Xia Vigor’s impersonation of Taylor Swift, the winning performance of child star Awra Briguela as Nicki Minaj on “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” has also attracted global attention.
US-based magazine Teen Vogue featured Briguela’s cover of "Super Bass" and described it as "mind-blowing.”
“The 14-year-old had his Nicki routine down to a science. Everything, from his outfit (with the signature pink wig) down to his facial gestures, was sheer perfection,” the magazine article reads.
Mashable, on the other hand, commended Briguela for nailing Minaj’s signature wide-eyed expression up until the question-and-answer portion with the judges after his performance.
Briguela was named the grand winner of the first kiddie edition of "Your Face Sounds Familiar" last Sunday.
Briguela received a whopping 95.41 percent of votes for his final performance, taking home a trophy, a medal, a house and lot, P1 million and a trip for four to Jeju, South Korea.