This performer from Your Face Sounds Familiar has wowed his audience for the nth time with his impersonations — and the most recent, as Martin Nievera.
Eric Nicolas, 44, was originally an audience jester for ABS-CBN’s shows Wowowee, Happy Yipee Yehey, ASAP, The Voice of the Philippines and Bet on Your Baby. It was Willie Revillame who first discovered him in a comedy bar in the early 2000s, who also invited him to work for the network.
In his performance last Saturday evening, Nicolas impressed both live and studio viewers with his rendition of Nievera’s hit song, “Be My Lady“.
“Wow! I personally feel na wala talagang makakakopya ng eksakto, kasi Martin, dahil sa lahat ng mannerisms niya at character niya bilang tao, kaibigan, at mang-aawit, pumapasok at pumapasok ‘yan sa performances niya,” said Gary Valenciano, who is one of the members of the show’s jury.
(Wow! I personally felt that no one could exactly impersonate Martin because his mannerisms and character as a person, friend and singer comes out in his performances.)
What the performer did not know was that the person he impersonated was actually present in the studio, and was part of the live audience.
“You got it. Your face sounds familiar, but your voice looks like mine,” Nievera told Nicolas before singing the song once again, but this time, as a duet.
Here is the video of Eric Nicolas’ spectacular performance: