MANILA -- A pair of acts who touched the hearts of the judges on Saturday's episode have joined the next round of "Your Moment."
They were band Inside City, who took to the stage of the wild card round (a round where previously eliminated hopefuls get a second chance) with a powerful rendition of Up Dharma Down's "Tadhana", and X & Y, whose contemporary dance routine was inspired by their own experiences with heartbreak.
The first of the two to confirm their places were X & Y, a dance duo composed of Terrence and Larry from Zamboanga del Sur. They beat Romeo and Shaine with a score of 81.67% against 78.89%. They also staved off a challenge by B Unique Crew, a contortionist dance group from India.
Inside City, on the other hand, scored a rare tie with another wild card contender, Power of Four, before securing their place in the net round. Both acts scored 82.22%.
Inside City was praised for their "authentic" cover of "Tadhana," and even drew high compliments from Nadine Lustre, despite finding it difficult to listen to the performance because it was her brother's favorite song. Lustre's brother died in 2017.
To break the tie, the judges were asked to score the two again --this time, Inside City, who had just performed, got 93.33% over the 86.67% of the Power of Four.
This meant that X & Y and Inside City will be competing in the next round of "Your Moment," dubbed "Moment of Choice."
The round basically will have the top scorers from the first round pick two opponents to go against with.
Next week's episode will see acoustic duo Keren & Mark face both the Alpuerto Sisters and the Cove in the singing category, while it is NDC versus NDDU Generals and Angel Fire in dance.