Watch: Angel Locsin Impersonator Jennie Gabriel Enters ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ Q3 Semi-Finals (Video)
Angel Locsin impersonator Jennie Gabriel is now among the semi-finalists of ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ (TNT) Quarter 3 at ABS-CBN’s noontime show, “It’s Showtime.” This is after she sang Beyonce’s ‘Listen’ and beat the daily winner, Christhylljoy Batangas. Watch their singing battle video below, as well as Jennie Gabriel’s audition episode video.
As shown live at ABS-CBN this Saturday, July 9, Christhylljoy Batangas from Luzon won as ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ daily winner after singing ‘Fame.’ For her battle versus defending champion Jennie Gabriel, she had a stunning performance of Liza Minnelli’s Cabaret. On the other hand, the Angel Locsin impersonator sang Beyonce’s ‘Listen’ with flying colors.
Both performances received a warm applause from the hosts, judges and audience. However, Jennie Gabriel won with an average score of 96.8 percent against 94.2 percent average score of Christhylljoy Batangas. And because this is her 5th straight win, the comedy bar singer entered a slot for the TNT Q3 semi-finals, winning a total of P135,000.
Jennie Gabriel first enchanted everyone during her TNT Q3 audition last Tuesday, July 5. After singing Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love Of All’ and was well-received by the judges, she was interviewed by Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis. Vice Ganda revealed that Jennie has been singing in a comedy bar and can also impersonate Angel Locsin.
The entire interview was full of fun as Jennie Gabriel cannot only copy Angel Locsin’s voice but also the actress’ mannerisms. In fact, she was once a guest at ABS-CBN’s Banana Split where she impersonated Angel Locsin to the delight of the audience. We also learned that Jennie already met Angel in person, and that they had a photo together.
Jennie Gabriel Sings Greatest Love Of All, Tawag ng Tanghalan audition
Jennie Gabriel Impersonates Angel Locsin, Tawag ng Tanghalan Interview
Christhylljoy Batangas vs Jennie Gabriel Tawag ng Tanghalan
Jennie Gabriel Announced as ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ Q3 Semi-finalist
After declared as the daily winner, Jennie Gabriel sang Aegis’ “Halik” and beat defending champion Ronald Rosalita. The Angel Locsin impersonator had an average score of 93.8 percent, while Rosalita who only needs one more win to enter the semi-finals, received 93.6 percent. Jennie will be back on Monday, July 11 to continue defending her title.