Every weekend on Pinoy Boyband Superstar, we get to watch the handsome and talented aspirants in their journey to becoming the next Pinoy boy band. For the auditions, in order for them to perform in front of the superstar judges, they needed to go through and impress an all-female audience first and get at least 75% approval from them. However, if they failed to get a high approval rate, the judges also had the power to override and save a contestant.
Before the hopefuls continue to the next stage of the competition – the Middle Rounds, let us look back at the 6 times the judges decided to override the decision of the audience during the auditions.
Keanno dela Cruz from Pampanga, who received only 72% after he delivered some lines of “Florante at Laura” to one of the female audience members, was saved by Sandara Park. He impressed the superstar judges when he performed “Night Changes” popularized by English-Irish pop boy band One Direction. He advanced to the next round after he received 3 yes votes from Sandara, Yeng, and Aga. WATCH KEANNO’S PERFORMANCE HERE
Jead Ramirez from Olongapo, who only got 55% after he said a pick-up line to a female audience member, was saved by Vice Ganda. He entertained the crowd and the superstar judges with “Na Sa ‘Yo Na Ang Lahat” popularized by Pinoy matinee idol Daniel Padilla. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it to the next level of the competition after all 4 judges voted no. WATCH JEAD’S PERFORMANCE HERE
Cyrill Tumamak from Parañaque, who received only 74% after he gave one female audience member a red rose, was saved by Aga Muhlach. He performed a heartfelt rendition of “Lay Me Down” popularized by English singer-songwriter Sam Smith and dedicated the song to his grandmother. He advanced to the next stage of the competition after he received 4 yes votes from all of the superstar judges. WATCH CYRIL’S PERFORMANCE HERE
Kenith Pasco from Davao, who only got 61% after he delivered a pick-up line to the all-female audience, was also saved by Aga Muhlach. He entered the judges’ booth and sang “Pag-ibig” popularized by superstar judge Yeng Constantino. He advanced to the next round after he received 3 yes votes from Yeng, Sandara, and Aga. WATCH KENITH’S PERFORMANCE HERE
Ralph Victorino from Bulacan, who received only 73% after he showed off some dancing skills, was saved by Yeng Constantino. He performed his own rendition of “Ikaw Lamang” popularized by Pinoy rock band Silent Sanctuary. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it to the next stage of the competition after the 4 judges voted no. WATCH RALPH’S PERFORMANCE HERE
Raynald Simon from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, who only got 73% after he uttered a kilig pick-up line to the all-female audience, was also saved by Aga Muhlach. He impressed the superstar judges when he performed “When You Say Nothing At All” popularized by Irish singer-songwriter and former Boyzone member Ronan Keating. He advanced to the next level of the competition after he received 4 yes votes from all of the superstar judges. WATCH RAYNALD’S PERFORMANCE HERE