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KZ Tandingan First 'X Factor Philippines' Grand Winner?

KZ Tandingan will be the first ever grand winner of "The X Factor Philippines," according to NoypiStuff readers who participated in the blog's fun poll.

As of 7pm tonight, 3,113 votes have been cast on the overnight poll which asked "Who do you think will be first 'X Factor Philippines' winner?"

A total of 1,625 (52.2%) said the title will go to the songstress from Digos City. One reader commented KZ is "a perfect singer beyond compare" while another stated she "has more X factor" than the other two grand finalists.

Gabriel Maturan of Dipolog City is not far behind and currently second with 1,358 votes or 43.62% of the total votes. One particular Noypi all the way from Ontario, Canada said that they love Gab for his "fantastic voice" and that he is "generally different" compared to the other two.

Meanwhile, Daddy's Home of Metro Manila only received 130 votes or 4.18% of the overall votes.

The first grand winne…

X Factor Philippines Grand Finals (October 6, 2012 Episode)

"The X Factor Philippines" aired its much-awaited last performance night on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

After weeks of performing on the "X Factor" stage, the remaining 3 contestants, Gabriel Maturan of Dipolog City, KZ Tandingan of Digos City, and Daddy’s Home of Metro Manila, showcased their most crucial performances, witnessed live by thousands at the PAGCOR Grand Theater in Paranaque City and several viewers watching at home.

The show opened with a number featuring Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha and the grand finalists.

Daddy's Home, who had dodged a number of elimination episodes, then kicked off the showdown with their rendition of Gary Valenciano's "Gaya Ng Dati." The judges thought it was perfect to start the show but none of them said it was enough to win the whole competition.

Next to perform was Gabriel Maturan, who has never been in the bottom two. He did a version of the coronation song of "American Idol" winner Fant…

'X Factor Philippines' September 15, 2012: Top 6 Perform

"The X Factor Philippines" aired another performance episode on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

The six remaining finalists battled it out on stage again, singing songs from two of the most influential OPM bands in history --the Eraserheads and the Rivermaya.

First to perform was the only remaining act in the Group's Category, Daddy's Home. They showcased their rendition of the 90's hit "Himala."

Gabriel Maturan then showed his swag with his "Hinahanap-hanap Kita" performance, followed by Jeric Medina who did a cover of "214."

Next was KZ Tandingan who performed an acoustic version of "Kisapmata." After KZ, a "Kedebonized" "Toyang" was then witnessed on stage.

The show ended with Allen Jane Sta. Maria's performance of "With A Smile."

Here are NoypiStuff's favorite acts tonight:  KZ Tandingan, Daddy's Home and Gabriel Maturan.

"The X Factor Philippines" Final 5 will be reveal…

'X Factor Philippines' September 9, 2012 Episode Recap

"The X Factor Philippines" eliminated another contestant on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

The show opened with a rundown of last night's performances followed by a number featuring 80's legends Gino Padilla, Dingdong Avanzado, and Randy Santiago and the remaining 7 finalists.

After a short commercial break, host KC Concepcion revealed the following contestants as safe and will be returning next week for the Top 6 live shows: Daddy's Home, Gabriel Maturan, KZ TAndingan, Jeric Medina, and Kedebon Colim.

Allen Sta. Maria and Joan Da, the lowest vote-getters, then performed their final songs. Joan chose "All About Him" by Auburn while Allen selected Willow Smith's "I Am Me."

Who did the judges vote out? Three of the four judges, except her mentor Pilita Corales, said it was time for Joan Da, who has been in the Bottom 2 for a number of times already, to go home.

"X Factor Philippines" airs weeknights on ABS-CBN after "Sara G. Live…

'X Factor Philippines' September 8, 2012 Episode: Top 7 Goes To The 80's

It was 80's night on "The X Factor Philippines" on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Youngest contestant Allen Jane Sta. Maria kicked off the show with a swaggy performance of the Billboard chart-topper by The Police, "Every Breath You Take."

The rest of the finalists showcased their versions of other 80's hits including a Michael Jackson smash, a Kenny Loggins classic, a George Michael hit and a Chicago original.

Check out who sang which hit below:

Gabriel Maturan - "Forever" by Kenny Loggins
KZ Tandingan -  "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles
Jeric Medina - "Careless Whisper" by George Michael
Daddy's Home - "Will You Still Love Me" by the Chicago
Kedebon Colim - "Eye of the Tiger" by the Survivor
Joan Da - "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson

The Top 6 will be revealed Sunday, September 9, 2012.

Were you able to watch this "X Factor Philippines" episode? Whose performance did you like best? And who…

'X Factor Philippines' September 2, 2012: Who Was Voted Off?

"X Factor Philippines" aired another elimination episode on Sunday, September 2, 2012.

The show kicked off with a recap of the previous episode's performances and the introduction of judges. The remaining 8 acts then performed with music icon Pepe Smith in a number featuring OPM hits "Mga Kababayan Ko" (Francis M.), "Salidumay" (Grace Nono), "Urong Sulong" (Regine Velasquez), "Rock Baby Rock" (VST & Company), "Titser's Enemy Number 1" (Giniling Festival), and "Balong Malalim" (Juan dela Cruz Band).

After a short commercial break, the finalists were back on stage with their mentors and waited for host KC Concepcion to reveal the results of the overnight text voting. KC then announced the following as safe: KZ Tandingan, Daddy's Home, Jeric Medina, Kedebon, Allen Jane Sta. Maria, and Gabriel Maturan.

Once again, Takeoff from the Groups category and Joan Da, the last representative of the Over 25's…

KZ Tandingan Performs 'Ang Huling El Bimbo' On 'X Factor Philippines'

KZ Tandingan delivered another memorable performance on "The X Factor Philippines" on Saturday, September 1, 2012.

With OPM as the episode's theme, the 20-year-old DavaoeƱa chose to perform one of the biggest hits of the Eraserheads, "Ang Huling El Bimbo," incorporating her signature tune.

She once again received positive reviews from the judges with her rendition.

"Wow! That was so nice." judge Martin Nievera said. "KZ alam mo 'yong talent mo. Parang you've been on stage your whole life. Napaka-at home mo on stage."

Judge Pilita Corales said the song suited KZ perfectly.

"You know that was a beautiful song for you. Bagay na bagay sa'yo KZ," Ms. Pilita said, adding that KZ should continue choosing similar songs in the future.

Meanwhile, judge Gary V can't help but notice her passion for her craft.

"KZ, mahal na mahal mo talaga ang ginagawa mo," said Mr. Pure Energy. "KZ, all I can say is keep it up…