Fans Protest Mark Mabasa’s Exit


Mark Mabasa already earned for himself numerous fans during his short stint on ‘X Factor Philippines’ (PROMOTIONAL PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines – “X Factor Philippines” contestant Mark Mabasa became a trending topic on Twitter locally right after he was voted off the show on Sunday.

Apparently, many netizens believe that Mabasa should’ve stayed in the contest.

“I feel so bad that Mark Mabasa has to struggle hard to show his vocal prowess, while others can get away w/ circus acts,” said one.

“With the early elimination of @markmabasa at X-Factor Philippines last night, not going to watch the show anymore!🙂 I mean it!” said another.

“I was brokenhearted this morning.. Tapos pag check ko sa google ikaw na out..para akong sinaksak ng dalawang beses @markmabasa,” posted another.

“ibalik si @markmabasa #xfactorph!” added yet another obviously disappointed fan.

A deadlock factored in on Mabasa’s eventual elimination from the contest after he and vocal group, Take Off, received the lowest number of votes for the week.

To further advance, Mabasa had to perform James Ingram’s “There’s No Easy Way” while Take Off did a version of Secondhand Serenade’s “Fall For You.”

Judges Martin Nievera and Pilita Corrales, impressed with Mabasa’s performance, both voted to take out Take Off. But Groups mentor Gary Valenciano wanted to protect his own and voted for the ouster of Mabasa. Charice Pempengco, on the other hand, opted for Mabasa.

Under “X Factor” rules, if the 4 judges’ votes are deadlocked, the contestant with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated. This led to Mabasa’s eventual downfall as he received only 3.72% of the votes compared to Take Off’s 3.90%.

As if readying themselves for the backlash, Take Off posted the following statement in their Twitter account upon announcement of last night’s results.

“Please don’t hate us. Mark Mabasa and Takeoff just didn’t get enough votes. All of the #XFactorPH finalists are excellent and deserving. ♥♥♥”

Valenciano also explained his decision via Twitter saying, “I simply stood by my team. It boiled down to who ppl voted 4. I spoke to @markmabasa after the show. Told him I know God has gud plans 4 him.”

Mabasa as with Pempengco are mum on the matter as of this writing.

Continuing with their fight on “X Factor Philippines” are Modesto Taran and Joan Da in the Over 25 category; Take-Off, Daddy’s Home and AKA Jam in the Group category; Jeric Medina, Gabriel Maturan, and Kedebon Colim in the Boys category; KZ Tandingan and Allen Jane Sta. Maria in the Girls category.

– Manila Bulletin

18 thoughts on “Fans Protest Mark Mabasa’s Exit

  1. Marie Ashford

    Dapat ma out diyan ay si Charice…she is unfit to be a judge…famous maybe, but that is not enough basis to be a judge…her decision was so tactless…marami ka pang kakaining asin ineng, oo ngat sikat ka! Sinuerte ka lang…Bring on Miss Lea Salonga!!!

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      1. Marie Ashford

        Bakit? Wala siyang maayos na disposition…Napanood ko rin nung matanggal si Mang Modesto, sinabi niya na na hindi siya makapagdedecide kaya lang tinanong siya uli kung sinong pauuwiin niya…dun niya pa lang sinabing si Mang Modesto…unlike the rest of the judges who are not afraid of expressing what they think of the performances of the remaining finalist..To be a judge sometime you have to be cruel to be kind, si Mark Mabasa na magaling ang performance natanggal dahil di si Charice bumoto…instead pinagbasihan na lang tuloy ang earlier votes ng public…nakakahinayang na maalis Mark na isang taong malaki ang potential sa larangan ng musika.malaki ang paghanga ko kay Ms. Pelita who was so outright with her decision to vote out si Mang Modesto kahit pa tao niya ito.

      2. Montelebano II Post author

        Alam mo hinayang na hinayang ako sa talend ni Mark dahil ang ganda at ang daming oportunidad para kay Mark eh. May look yung bata at ang boses talagang flexible. Kaya sa style ni Charice na pagiging comment for sure ang dami daming naiinis sa kanya at isa na ako dun. :))

      3. Marie Ashford

        Salamat naman MontelibanoII…i commented with basis…i have been a one woman band singer since 1976 and still singing till now even at a grandma’s age of 55…di nga lang sa atin kung di sa UK na….kaya marunong din naman akong makinig at kumilatis ng magaling na singers..actually di na ako magugulat kung bakit magaling itong si Mark…eh Father and mother ba naman ay both former singers din…uncle niya naging Sawada Kenji natin dati, si Roy Mabasa..tapos lolo niya used to be the biggest promoter of Filipino talents in Japan..
        Actually si Mark ay may sariling style compared to Charice na puro copycat lang ng mga idols niya ang kinasikat niya and personally i am not a birit fan….ang suerte niyang napansin siya ng malalaking showbiz icons sa abroad….kaya ito nagdala sa kanya para sumikat…my personal preference is easy listening voice…yung bang hindi ako mapapagod kahit nakikinig lang ako…ewan ko ba kelan lang naman nauso itong ganitong style since Mariah and Whitney came…i love them both, so dont get me wrong…but then ginaya na at ginagaya lagi ng iba so nawawalan sila ng sariling identity….
        Alam mo this KZ sa Xfactor…she is another one with Style and dont do birit pero effective…at kakaiba siya… that is another good example of a good voice…
        Let us go back to Mark Mabasa….i wish he goes well with what he has started sa XFactor…He’s got the look, charm and a voice that could capture the audience and masses without a doubt…
        Kaya ikaw naman sana Charice, dont forget where you come from…be fair with your judgement…they made you a judge cus they think you got ears for good voice, surely you can pick points for you to judge when you listen…so dont abstain from voting…Di tamang umiwas siya from voting Re: when Mark was voted out…hindi fair yung ibalik sa public voting ang basehan ng pag out ni Mark…that night…Since you were chosen to be a judge, then be a judge!

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  3. Marie Ashford

    Oh, sorry Montelibano if i got carried away sa comments ko….i thought i was only replying to a fellow reader..di ko napuna na column mo pala itong napagcommentohan ko…pero i meant everything I’ve said…thanks for entertaining my comments.

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  11. rashein21411

    ito talaga ang dapat huling makalaban ni KZ…si charice????? super BOBO..ni minsan wala syang comment na nanggaling sa sarili nyang idea..puro na lang “AGREE AKO KAY TITO GARY, AGREE AKO KAY TITO MARTIN, AGREE AKO KAY TITA PILITA” minsan nama ay ” AAHHH! WALA NA AKONG MASABI

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