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You're My Foreignoy 2015: Artistahin Talaga! is the second edition of Eat Bulaga!'s iconic talent search for pure foreign men who are 100% Filipino at heart. The segment premiered on 16 March 2015 and concluded on 2 May 2015.

Contestants must show their Filipino-inspired talent, say hard-to-pronounce Filipino words and proverbs correctly, and delight the viewers with their charm and wit. This edition featured an acting portion in which the contestants must act out a scene with the other Eat Bulaga! hosts using a Tagalog line provided to them.

Bobby Madubike of Abia, Nigera was hailed as the grand winner of the competition. The first runner-up was Dae Hyuk Lee of Seoul, South Korea, while the second runner-up was Dwaine Woolley of Brisbane, Australia.

The 2015 edition spawned two vocal groups: The Foreignoy Trio and 4NoiZ. Grand winner Bobby Madubike and runners-up Dwaine Woolley and Dae Hyuk Lee make up The Foreignoy Trio. Meanwhile, finalists Jeff James, Aaron DeTommaso, Eric Buzbee, and wildcard contestant Aisaku Yokogawa completed the group 4NoiZ. Jeff James was later replaced by You're My Foreignoy 2014 winner Gui Adorno. Dwaine Woolley is also notable for his fluency in Tagalog, Bisaya, and Waray.


Overview

Contestant selection

The contest was open to pure male foreigners who are Filipino at heart. Contestants must know decent information about the Philippines and be able to pronounce words and phrases well enough. A Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion was necessary.

Daily rounds

Each daily round featured two new contestants. The contestants showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion. They must then properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word, which was then used in a sentence provided by the hosts. The contestants must then act out an entire scene with the studio hosts using the provided sentence and challenging word. Sometimes, the barangay hosts acted out the scene which the contestants must then replicate.

The winners of the daily rounds received a cash prize and advanced to the weekly finals of the competition.  

Weekly finals

The weekly finals occurred on Saturdays after the daily rounds.

The daily winners competed against each other in the weekly finals. The contestants first showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion. They were then asked to properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word and to then use it in a sentence. The contestants then acted out a scene with the hosts using using the challenging Filipino word.

The weekly winners received ₱100,000 and advanced to the grand finals of the competition. The weekly winner became the representatives of Metro Manila or one of the island groups of the Philippines—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—in the grand finals.

A Best in Talent and Dabarkads Choice special awards were also given out during the weekly finals. The Dabarkads Choice award was based on the number of likes on the contestants' photos on the official Facebook page of Eat Bulaga!.

Wildcard rounds (Mandirigma)

The week-long wildcard rounds was held from 20 April to 27 April 2015. Some of the contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The contestants showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion again. In the interview prortion, they were then asked to properly pronounce a Filipino word and then act out a scene using the word in a sentence. The wildcard round contestants were called "mandirigma".

Unlike the previous edition, only one wildcard contestant advanced to the grand finals of the competition. The daily wildcard winners battled each other once again in the wildcard weekly finals. The wildcard representative joined the representatives of Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Grand finals

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The seven grand finalists of You're My Foreignoy: Artistahin Talaga!

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 2 May 2015. The Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao representatives as well as the Mandirigma wildcard winner made up the seven grand finalists of the final round of the competition. For the final time, the contestants showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion. In the interview portion, they must then properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word, which was then used in a sentence provided by the hosts. The contestants must then act out an entire scene with the studio hosts using the provided sentence and challenging word.

Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Madubike of Abia, Nigeria was hailed as the grand winner of the competition, receiving ₱200,000 as his prize. His fluent Tagalog speaking skills and soulful singing voice earned him the prestigious title as well as the Best in Talent special award.

Dae Hyuk Lee of Seoul, South Korea bagged the title of first runner-up, while Dwaine Woolley of Brisbane, Australia won as the second runner-up of the competition.

Jeff James of the United States was also given a special Dabarkads Choice award for receiving the most likes on Facebook.

Results

Daily rounds and weekly finals

Each daily round featured two new contestants who must compete against one another. The winners of the daily rounds advanced to the weekly finals of the competition. The weekly finals occurred on Saturdays after the daily rounds. Weekly winners then advanced to the grand finals of the competition. Each weekly winner became the representative of Metro Manila or one of the island groups of the Philippines—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—in the grand finals.

Week of 16 March–21 March (Metro Manila)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
16 March 2015
Jonathan Wagner France Winner
Ak Fuoco Italy Eliminated
Tuesday
17 March 2015
Navid Iranpour Iran Winner
Felipe Gomes Brazil Eliminated
Wednesday
18 March 2015
Arthur Tselishchev Ukraine Winner
Diego Harmuch Brazil Eliminated
Thursday
19 March 2015
Omid Masoudi Iran Winner (tied)
Dae Hyuk Lee South Korea Winner (tied)
Friday
20 March 2015
Ben Carden France Winner
Tom Morris Australia Eliminated
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
21 March 2015
Jonathan Wagner France Eliminated
Navid Iranpour Iran Eliminated
Arthur Tselishchev Ukraine Eliminated
Omid Masoudi Iran Eliminated
Dae Hyuk Lee South Korea Winner
Ben Carden France Eliminated
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Navid Iranpour Iran
Best in Talent Jonathan Wagner France



Week of 23 March–28 March (Luzon)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
23 March 2015
Benjamin Kara Turkey Eliminated
Manu Parslow England Winner
Tuesday
24 March 2015
Jong Bin Lee South Korea Winner
Majd Hussein Jordan Eliminated
Wednesday
25 March 2015
Daniel Benjamin Spain Winner
Kripehs Acharya Nepal Eliminated
Thursday
26 March 2015
Dwaine Woolley Australia Winner
Dominic Samoisette Canada Eliminated
Friday
27 March 2015
Aisaku Yokogawa Japan Eliminated
Eric Buzbee United States Winner
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
28 March 2015
Manu Parslow England Eliminated
Jong Bin Lee South Korea Eliminated
Daniel Benjamin Spain Eliminated
Dwaine Woolley Australia Winner (tied)
Eric Buzbee United States Winner (tied)
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Manu Parslow England



Week of 6 April–11 April (Visayas)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
6 April 2015
Roy Moore United Kingdom Winner
Basel Manadil Syria Eliminated
Tuesday
7 April 2015
Sebastien Honore France Winner
Karanvin Chohan India Eliminated
Wednesday
8 April 2015
Bobby Madubike Nigeria Winner (tied)
Aaron DeTommaso Australia Winner (tied)
Thursday
9 April 2015
Brodie Nero Canada Winner (tied)
Romeo Cavalcante Brazil Winner (tied)
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
11 April 2015
Roy Moore United Kingdom Eliminated
Sebastien Honore France Eliminated
Bobby Madubike Nigeria Eliminated
Aaron DeTommaso Australia Winner
Brodie Nero Canada Eliminated
Romeo Cavalcante Brazil Eliminated
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Aaron DeTommaso Australia
Best in Talent Bobby Madubike Nigeria



Week of 13 April–18 April (Mindanao)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
13 April 2015
Italo Laurenthie Brazil Eliminated
Austin Lee South Korea Winner
Tuesday
14 April 2015
Aidan Alexander Australia Eliminated
Gurpreet Singh India Winner
Wednesday
15 April 2015
Rune Bremseth Norway Winner
Daniel Richter Brazil Eliminated
Thursday
16 April 2015
Jeremy Lee South Korea Eliminated
Daniel Diniz Brazil Winner
Friday
17 April 2015
Renato Menezes Brazil Winner (tied)
Jeff James United States Winner (tied)
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
18 March 2015
Austin Lee South Korea Eliminated
Gurpreet Singh India Eliminated
Rune Bremseth Norway Eliminated
Daniel Diniz Brazil Eliminated
Renato Menezes Brazil Winner (tied)
Jeff James United States Winner (tied)
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Jeff James United States
Best in Talent Jeff James United States



Wildcard rounds (Mandirigma)

The week-long wildcard rounds was held from 20 April to 27 April 2015. Some of the contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The wildcard round contestants were called "mandirigma".

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
20 April 2015
Manu Parslow England Winner
Arthur Tselishchev Ukraine Eliminated
Tuesday
21 April 2015
Navid Iranpour Iran Eliminated
Bobby Madubike Nigeria Winner
Wednesday
22 April 2015
Ben Carden France Winner
Jong Bin Lee South Korea Eliminated
Thursday
23 April 2015
Jonathan Wagner France Winner
Aisaku Yokogawa Japan Eliminated
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
27 April 2015
Manu Parslow England Eliminated
Bobby Madubike Nigeria Winner
Ben Carden France Eliminated
Jonathan Wagner Aisaku Yokogawa Eliminated
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Ben Carden France
Best in Talent Bobby Madubike Nigeria



Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 2 May 2015. The Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao representatives as well as the wildcard winner made up the seven grand finalists of the final round of the competition. Bobby Madubike of Abia, Nigeria was ultimately declared as the grand winner.

Grand Finalists
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Aaron DeTommaso
Australia
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Dwaine Woolley
Australia
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Eric Buzbee
United States
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Jeff James
United States
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Renato Menezes
Brazil
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Dae Hyuk Lee
South Korea
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Bobby Madubike
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Final Results
Contestant Origin Result
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10857351 885026048211595 3258516068605213347 o Dae Hyuk Lee South Korea First runner-up
11163767 904290136285186 6835730714532870675 n Dwaine Woolley Australia Second runner-up
Special Awards
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Jeff James United States
Best in Talent Bobby Madubike Nigeria

List of contestants

A total of 38 contestants competed in You're My Foreignay: Artistahin Talaga!. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names.

Full List of Contestants
Contestant Origin
Kripehs Acharya Nepal
Aidan Alexander Australia
Daniel Benjamin Spain
Rune Bremseth Norway
Eric Lee Buzbee United States
Ben Carden France
Romeo Cavalcante Brazil
Karanvin Chohan India
Aaron Vincent DeTommaso Australia
Daniel Diniz Brazil
Ak Fuoco Italy
Felipe Gomes Brazil
Jeffrey "Jeff" James United States
Diego Harmuch Brazil
Sebastien Honore France
Majd Hussein Jordan
Navid Iranpour Iran
Benjamin Kara Turkey
Italo Laurenthie Brazil
Austin Lee South Korea
Dae Hyuk Lee South Korea
Jeremy Lee South Korea
Jong Bin Lee South Korea
Bobby Madubike Nigeria
Basel Manadil Syria
Omid Masoudi Iran
Renato Menezes Brazil
Roy Moore United Kingdom
Tom Morris Australia
Brodie Nero Canada
Manu Parslow England
Daniel Richter Brazil
Dominic Samoisette Canada
Gurpreet Singh India
Arthur Tselishchev Ukraine
Jonathan Wagner France
Dwaine Ammon Woolley Australia
Aisaku Yokogawa Japan
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