Fatima Lagueras and Sheland Faelnar, the last two who were eliminated from Idol Philippines before the Top 6 contenders were named, guested on Tonight With Boy Abunda separately on Wednesday, July 16.
In her interview with the King of Talk, Sheland said she was happy with her last performance because she knew that she did her best. She also added that she was hurt with the judges’ comments on her performance but she respects what they have to say. Tito Boy asked if Sheland’s last song piece, “Hindi Na Nga”, was too old for her, Sheland answered that she internalized her life experiences to relate to the song that she chose. She interpreted the song using her experiences with her family and not through romantic relationships.
Unknown to some, Sheland is not only a singer but she’s also a cheerleader. The King Of Talk playfully asked Sheland to teach him some cheerleading moves. Sheland taught Tito Boy some chants by spelling the initials of the show. They chanted the show’s initials while jumping around with pompoms as props. Lastly, they played the show’s popular Fast Talk game. She revealed that she’s obsessed over James Reid and Nadine Lustre and “Diary Ng Panget” is her favorite JaDine movie while Till I Met You’s her favorite JaDine teleserye.
Tito Boy complimented Fatima Lagueras’ performance last weekend and said that he would’ve given her a standing ovation. Tito Boy asked Fatima to sing the last few lyrics of her song choice, “Kathang-isip” by Ben & Ben, and advised her to either bow her head or look away to signal the end of her song. Aside from singing, Fatima also does impersonations. Tito Boy challenged her to sing Happy Birthday in the voices of Rihanna, Shakira and KZ Tandingan. The show wouldn’t end without the guest teaching Tito Boy something and so, Fatima taught him how to shift his singing pitch. She revealed that she uses her tongue instead of her jaw to shift her pitch. Additionally, the influences of RnB during her childhood definitely helped her improve her singing skills.
Lastly, she played Fast Talk to end the show. She revealed that her hidden talent is being able to move one side of her nose. Fatima added that if she’d act in a teleserye, her dream project would be Kadenang Ginto. When asked who the best contenders are on the Idol Philippines Top 6, she mentioned Zephanie Dimaranan and Lance Busa. She also cited her attitude as her best quality that makes her a winner.
Catch more of Sheland and Fatima’s guesting on TWBA in this video.