Looks like even British singer Jessie J is a fan of the TNT Boys, the winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar (YFSF), a television competition in ABS-CBN.
The TNT Boys posted an undated 24-second video of Jessie J on their Facebook account on Monday.
It shows her backstage at an undisclosed location fixing her makeup. She says: “I think the TNT Boys from the Philippines are incredible. I’m obsessed with them. They’re so sweet and so talented. They’re the guys who did Bang Bang, right?”
Bang Bang is a catchy pop song which Jessie J originally performed with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. The TNT Boys impersonated them during the grand finals of YFSF last month, where they won after garnering a combined score of 100 percent from the judges.
Jessie J said the boys performed better than her, Minaj, and Grande: “They did it better than us.”
The British singer is known for generously praising other talents. She once called Filipino singer KZ Tandingan “amazing.” She competed against Tandingan in the sixth season of the Chinese television show Singer 2018 earlier this year, which Jessie J won.
The TNT Boys are composed of Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Kiefer Sanchez. They’re known for their spot-on impersonations of singers and used to perform in YFSF, usually in drag attire.
They were former contestants of Tawag ng Tanghalan (hence the name TNT), a singing competition in the noontime television show It’s Showtime.
Other than Jessie J, they’ve earned kudos from the Bee Gees who posted this on their Instagram account after the boys impersonated them: “Imitation truly is the sincerest from (sic) of flattery!”
— Bee Gees (@BeeGees) May 25, 2018
They also appeared on the American talent show Little Big Shots, and their performance prompted Ellen DeGeneres to tweet this to Queen Bey.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 27, 2018