Comeback Queen Alisah Bonaobra impressed the judges again in last Monday’s episode of the competition.
Mentor Sharon Osbourne referred to her as her Little Filipino Angel and was on her feet after her performance.
This week’s live shows theme is “Viva Latino” where Alisah went beyond her usual power ballads and gave an entertaining song and dance number for everyone. Her performance of Let’s Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez wowed all the judges.
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Nicole Scherzinger could not help but express her admiration on Alisah’s performance. “I love it! You become this fierce piece wild animal when you get on that stage! You unleashed on that stage. You became a Latina-Filipina diva that you are! You make all Filipinas and Filipinos so proud. You shut it down tonight. You’re a little firecracker out there!”
Judge Louis Walsh was also in great awe after her song and dance number. “Alisah, where did that come from? At the start of the whole series, I thought you can just sing the big ballads; and now you turned into this little tiger tonight!” he shared. “It was amazing energy. I love the singing, the dancing! I love the whole staging by the creative team. It was fantastic!” he added.
“There’s no messing around with you, is there? You just bring it!” said Simon Cowell. Before he gave her a constructive criticism, he specifically asked the audience not to boo him. “You, at some point Alisah, are gonna have to put your own unique twist on a song. Otherwise, it will be considered cabaret and that won’t get you to where you want to be.” The audience and the other judges kept booing and Simon had to yell at them to shut up.
Girls category mentor Sharon Osbourne was all praises to her wildcard winner. “You are more than just a ballad singer, much, much more! You have so impressed me tonight. You’ve come out of your comfort zone and it was spectacular!”
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