MANILA—The top 8 of "Idol Philippines" were asked to perform some of the country's most streamed songs for the third set of live rounds, which started on Saturday.
Lance Busa took the stage second with a heartfelt cover of I Belong to the Zoo's "Sana."
Vice Ganda said: "Every week ang natitira sa memorya ko ay iyong vocal gymnastics mo . . . This has been your simplest performance but for me, the most heartfelt of all."
Moira dela Torre added that she had been waiting for Busa to finally connect with the song he was singing, and this rendition convinced her that he can actually do it.
Regine Velasquez agreed, praising him from leaning on the tried-and-tested formula of starting a song fairly simple before exploding with a showcase of what he could do vocal-wise.
Hosted by Billy Crawford, "Idol Philippines" airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Wansapanataym."