Once an X-Factor
Philippines aspirant, 19-year-old Michael Pangilinan will soon prove his soothing voice and boyband charm in this year's edition of Your Face Sounds Familiar
He started out in the talent competition in 2011 and was able to reach the final 20. Despite his eventual loss, he didn't lose heart and, instead, continued in reaching his dreams.
He gained popularity once again in 2014 when he was picked to interpret "Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako," which was an entry for the songwriting competition Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs. It didn't win but the touching ballad about a straight man who accepts the unexpected confession of his gay best friend gained widespread appeal. Because of the song, he was an instant heartthrob not only among women but also gay men. Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako 1 | 2