Awra Briguela reminded of ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’ journey in new musical role

There seems to be similarities between Awra Briguela’s character as Unique in “Lyric and Beat” and the actor’s journey as a contestant in “Your Face Sounds Familiar” season one.

“‘Yung team ko sa ‘Lyric and Beat’, hindi kami laging nananalo. Ganoon din po sa ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar.’ Ako, every week, natatalo din. Sa dulo lang din po ako nanalo. Katulad din po ng Team Werpa. Madami po kaming pinagdaanan through competition,” Briguela said during the face-to-face grand mediacon for the series last July 19.

(My team in “Lyric and Beat,” we do not always win. It was like in “Your Face Sounds Familiar.” Me, every week, I also lose. It was only in the end that I won. Just like with Team Werpa. We went through a lot in the competition.)

The series tells the story of a young and bubbly wannabe-singer Lyric played by Andrea Brillantes. The setting is in a high school, something which Briguela can also relate to. Briguela recalled that high school was a journey like no other, moving from one school to another.

“Nag-start po ako ng public kasi nag-start na akong mag-artista. Noong nasa ‘Ang Probinsyano’ na ako, doon ako pinag-aral ni kuya Coco (Martin) sa AMA. Iyon ‘yung nag-face-to-face ako hanggang naka-graduate ako ng high school noong start ng pandemic. Noong nag-pandemic, nag-online schooling naman po ako,” Briguela recalled.

(I started with public [schools] because I started to already act. When I was in “Ang Probinsyano,” that was when Coco sent me to school at AMA. That was where I did face-to-face [classes] until I was able to graduate at the start of the pandemic. During the pandemic, I was into online schooling.)

Briguela also shared about having long hair during the pandemic and how having a TV role requiring it helped Briguela keep it.

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“‘Yung naging excuse sa long hair ko is ‘yung work ko. Kung wala po akong excuse letter sa work ko, hindi nila ako i-a-allow na mag-long hair. Since pandemic at online pa rin, hindi na sinisita ang hair at ‘yung kulay ng buhok,” the actor said.

(My excuse for my long hair is my work. If I did not have an excuse letter from work, they would not allow me to have long hair. Since there is a pandemic and [classes are also] online, they do not pick on hair and hair color anymore.)

Starring Andrea Brillantes, Seth Fedelin, Kyle Echarri, Darren Espanto, Jeremy G, Angelica Ken, Sheena Belarmino and AC Bonifacio, “Lyric and Beat” starts streaming Aug. 10. JB

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