The twists and surprises keep coming as GMA’s original musical competition, “The Clash,” unveils its final six “Clashers.”
Vying towards becoming this season’s champion are: “Ang Pambatong Mangyan ng Mindoro,” Aljon Gutierrez; “Ang Viral Princess ng Parañaque,” Antonette Tismo; “Ang Birit Beauty ng Malabon,” Jeniffer Maravilla; “Ang Pop Heartthrob ng Imus,” Jeremiah Tiangco; “Ang Comeback Kid ng Cavite,” Nef Medina; and “Ang RnB Sweetheart ng Qatar,” Thea Astley.
Aljon hopes to make his hometown proud by winning the competition, “Iniisip ko na lang po na challenge ‘to na binigay sa akin ni Lord. Gusto ko mapatunayan sa sarili ko na deserving ako makapasok sa Grand Finals. Makakapasok tayo, mga taga-Mindoro, at makikilala tayo mga taga-Mindoro.”
Antonette, who successfully replaced Janina Gonzales, made sure to give her very best to be part of the Top 6. “Nung tinawagan po ako na may ‘Clashback,’ sobrang nabuhayan po ako. May chance na ulit. Sabi ko ibibigay ko lahat, wala nang pagkakamali.”
Meanwhile, Jeniffer is out to prove that she is worthy of her place in the competition, “May mga moments talaga na we fall pero ang importante is we stand up, work harder, and believe in ourselves. I am inspired to keep going and do my best palagi.”
On the other hand, Jeremiah is grateful to have made it this far, “Sobrang blessed po ako na nandito ako at hindi ko sasayangin ‘yung opportunity. Lalaban po ako hanggang dulo.”
Nef, who sang “Warrior is a Child,” chose the song to convey his fighting spirit, “Pag sinabi nating warrior, alam nating fighter ‘yan, lumalaban ‘yan. Ganun rin po ako dito sa ‘The Clash’.”
For Thea, music has always been her strength and she remains grateful to have come so far in the competition. “Music really saved me,” she said. “Nung nagsimula po ang ‘The Clash,’ marami talaga akong doubts pero ngayon pa lang, masasabi ko na ang layo na nang narating ko, nakaya kong makipagsabayan sa kanilang lahat, nakaya kong lumaban.”
“The Clash” panel is composed of Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, and Ai Ai delas Alas; and hosted by Rayver Cruz and Julie Anne San Jose; together with “Journey Hosts” Rita Daniela and Ken Chan.
Under the helm of Louie Ignacio, “The Clash” finale airs tomorrow, Dec. 14 and this Sunday, Dec. 15.