Michael Pangilinan

Michael Pangilinan is a Filipino singer-songwriter, actor, and model known for coming in second place in the second season of Your Face Sounds Familiar. He is also known for being a part of the band Harana.

Michael Pangilinan
Born (1995-11-26) November 26, 1995 (age 25)
Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines
OriginManila, Philippines
GenresP-pop, OPM
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, model
Years active2010–present
LabelsStar Music
Associated actsHarana

Early lifeEdit

Michael Pangilinan is a native of Pulilan, Bulacan, he is the second of the three children of Tony and Precy Pangilinan who were car dealers whose passion for music has been part of their hobby.[1]


Pangilinan first appeared on the franchise talent-search of ABS-CBN "X-Factor Philippines" year 2011, and has been a part of the Top 20 and was eliminated during the "Judges House".[1] He then has numerous appearance on the late night show of GMA 7, "Walang Tulugan".[1] In 2014, he got his first break in showbiz when he interpreted a Himig Handog PPop Love Songs entry by Joven Tan entitled "Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako" that immediately trended because it somewhat tackles the LGBT community with its theme.[1][2] He was part of the impersonating competition called "Your Face Sounds Familiar" 2nd season[3] where he finished 1st-runner up to winner Denise Laurel. He also sang some of the theme songs of ABS-CBN's teleseryes and Star Cinema's movies. He was part of the singing group, "Harana" together with Marlo Mortel, Bryan Santos and Joseph Marco. He has two recorded albums under Star Music, namely "Michael Panglinan" and "Michael". Since 2018, he has been part of the all-male vocal trio "BuDaKhel" along with Bugoy Drilon and Daryl Ong.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2015, it was announced that an ex-girlfriend Erin Ocampo was pregnant with his child and he pledged his support, saying that the two of them were still friends.[4]

In 2016, it was confirmed that he is in a relationship with actress and singer Garie Concepcion, the daughter of actor Gabby Concepcion and Grace Ibuna.[5]


Besides singing, He can play the guitar without taking up formal lessons because his parents are into music. His R&B vocal style was influenced by musicians including Luke Mejares and Duncan Ramos.[6]

Among his musical influences were Janno Gibbs, Jay-R and Brian McKnight.[7]



2020 Hanggang kailan (I Have a lover OST)


with Harana

  • 2014: Harana

Solo Albums

  • 2014: Michael Pangilinan (EP)
  • 2016: Michael



Year Title Role Type of Role Network
2010–2015 Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman Himself Performer GMA Network
2010 Party Pilipinas Himself Performer
2011 Maynila: Young Love in Trouble Rommel Cast
2012 Maynila: My Heart's Keeper Daniel Cast
2012 The X Factor Philippines Himself Auditionee ABS-CBN
2014–2015 Luv U Himself Cameo Role
2015–present ASAP Himself Performer/ Guest
2015 Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 Himself Contestant


Year Title Role Film Company
2016 Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako Red Viva Films

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Critics/ Body Award Title Nominated Work Result
2012 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Male TV Personality Walang Tulugan with Master Showman Nominated
2015 Awit Awards Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako Nominated
2017 Wish 107.5 Music Awards Male Artist of the Year N/A Nominated
Song of the Year Hanggang Kailan Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako Nominated
MOR Pinoy Music Awards Male Artist of the Year Michael (Album) Won
2018 Wish 107.5 Music Awards Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year Tayo Na Lang (Beneficiary: Save The Children) Won[10]


  1. ^ a b c d Umerez, Remy (March 16, 2013). "Life after a reality search". The Philippine Star. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Michael Pangilinan's Guesting on Aquino & Abunda Tonight Trends on Twitter (Video)". Entertainment. Philippine News. September 19, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "Your Face Sounds Familiar – PERFORMERS". PERFORMERS. ABS-CBN. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Teen singer Michael Pangilinan is going to be dad". ABS-CBN News – Entertainment (in English and Filipino). Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "Garie doesn't mind BF Michael Pangilinan is already a dad". ABS-CBN News. August 10, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  6. ^ Maridol Rañoa-Bismark. "Michael Pangilinan hooked on R&B". The Philippine Star. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  7. ^ Serato, Arniel (August 27, 2012). "Aspiring singer Michael Pangilinan no longer irked by his elimination from The X Factor Philippines". PEP.PH (in English and Filipino). Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Cinema), ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. (Star. "Everyday I Love You | Star Cinema". ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. (Star Cinema). Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "- Main". entertainment.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "Full List: 3rd Wish 107.5 Music Awards Winners". Wish 107.5. Retrieved January 14, 2019.