Modesto Taran (over 25’s) is the fourth finalist to be eliminated from The X Factor Philippines. From last week’s controversial elimination of girl group A.K.A. JAM, tonight’s elimination was well-received by fans, except for the inclusion of Kedebon in the Top 8.
Mang Modesto was joined by Takeoff in the bottom two lowest text and online vote getters. This is the first time that Mang Modesto fall at the bottom two while this is the second time for group Takeoff (also the second time they had survived elimination, the first one in lieu of Mark Mabasa).
The two had a sing-off for survival and Modesto Taran took on another Lou Rawls song titled You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine while Takeoff rendered Flying Without Wings by boy band Westlife.
All the three judges who first cast their votes, Gary Valenciano, Pilita Corrales and Charice booted Modesto Taran out, the first time that a mentor voted to eliminate his/her own talent. Pilita Corrales thanked Modesto for making her proud but they all agreed that its time for Modesto to go home back to his family. Judge Martin Nievera did not have the chance to cast his vote after majority votes favored Takeoff.
Perhaps, this is the easiest night for the judge-mentors in choosing who to eliminate after three weeks of tough decision-making.