Pinoy Teen Drag Performance goes viral and rightly so

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14-year-old Awra Briguela from the Philippines, a contestant on TV show Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids, took on Nicki Minaj to perfection, nailing a performance of her hit tune Super Bass, and winning first prize, which included a prize of approximately $20K and a trip to South Korea. Read more at Teen Vogue.

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  1. Yay Philippines ! :)
    The country is stuffed full of the most excellent cover bands. Often superior to the original band / artiste…

    Cute fun loving talented boys and girls in abundance. It’s a puzzle why they don’t much produce original pop.

    Meanwhile, Rap remains Crap.

    1. “The country is stuffed full of the most excellent cover bands.”
      That’s so true. The Thais are pretty good as well, but because of the “American” in their culture, the Filipinos capture and interpret the subtle nuances of (at least) the American singers, particularly the classic rock songs.

      “Often superior to the original band / artiste…”
      That depends on the song/band/singers. I would say it’s pretty much the same as how some [American] later singers can outdo their original writers/singers. One of the best example of this (American) is The Miracles [original] hit (1965) Tracks Of My Tears and then in 1967, Johnny Rivers did his cover and it was superior (Billboard Hot 100 thought so too).

      “Cute fun loving talented boys and girls in abundance. It’s a puzzle why they don’t much produce original pop.”
      Yes, I so agree. The Japanese and Koreans seem to take all the attention. (The Thais come in around 3rd or 4th).

      “Meanwhile, Rap remains Crap.”
      ABSOLUTELY! I’ve always said that the name “rap” is just the ASS-END of crap.

  2. How the heck can you call someone who’s carrier isn’t even ten years old one of the most influential anything in entertainment?

    I can think of six woman off-hand that deserve that title before Nicki Manaj and I don’t even particularly like rap.

  3. Another country that needs to modernize to the 21st century and get rid of their circumcision culture. Besides being outdated, and a human rights violation to perform cosmetic surgery on children- often times the procedure is performed there without proper medical care on boys who have been told “do this or you won’t be a man, you won’t get sex.”

    I have a friend from the Philippines whose told me thats not uncommon for intact men to hide their status, as even employers won’t hire you. You are polluted. Its a complicated culture, but a lot of it needs to be more aware on the international stage.

    1. “Another country that needs to modernize to the 21st century and get rid of their circumcision culture. Besides being outdated, and a human rights violation to perform cosmetic surgery on children- often times the procedure is performed there without proper medical care”

      Many years ago, I met a Filipino who was “circumcised” but the foreskin was never removed. It was hanging down below his penis “as a flesh string” at least 4, maybe 5 inches. I was flabbergasted when I saw this. He was around 25 and still had never gone to a doctor (in the U.S.) to have this skin removed — it served no purpose and was gross to look at.

      “I have a friend from the Philippines whose told me thats not uncommon for intact men to hide their status, as even employers won’t hire you”

      This I have never heard of? What kind of employer would check penises as any qualification for work (besides the sex industry which is HUGE there)?

    2. There are literally videos of Filipino boys between 10-12 being circumcised:
      1. In a village, outside either in an outdoor area such as a local woods, or near a stream.
      2. By an ‘elder’ not much more than 6, sometimes up to 10, years older than the boys themselves.
      3. This ‘elder’ would literally use a smooth stone, piece of wood or even a metal spoon to place between the penis glans and foreskin to start the incision.
      4. Sometimes just a razor blade would be used for the incision and circumcision. Sometimes a ‘sharp’ knife. In ‘centuries past,’ a sharpened stone might be used.
      5. The penis would be wrapped in a leaf of some sort to ‘contain’ the bleeding and the boys would chew on something to relieve the pain.

      There are similar procedures in many other parts of the world. There are videos from Africa, Central and South America that prove this.

      Occasionally, some or all of the penis glans may be cut off because the ‘elder’ didn’t know what he was doing … and then blames his incompetence on some “god.”

      1. Thank you ever so much for the week’s worth of impotence I know I’m going to have now…

        1. Sometimes the truth just isn’t pleasant. We can “thank” religion for all the nightmares because of circumcision that boys (and their parents) have.

          And in Africa and other islam controlled societies, young girls don’t have it much better because of FGM — and it really IS mutilation.

          That’s why I prefer to call “religions” socio-political ideologies.

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