I guess dreams really do come true for some people. Mau was able to do this last Sunday when it was announced that she won as the First Philippine Idol. The voting was close but the exact figures weren’t announced. In terms of percentage I think it was around 1% to 2% of a difference between the first place and the runner-up. But even if the results where this close, the people responded very well as they accepted Mau. So here’s my congratulations to you Mau! Good luck on your career. May you make the Philippines proud.
A friend of mine is asking me where to get tickets for the Philippine Idol Finals to be held at the Araneta. I didn’t really know what to answer except that I heard during the top four performance night that they were giving out tickets at the Megamall last Monday 27 November 2006 at around 8AM. If you do know, please feel free to post a comment. Thanks.
Ok fine. So voting in the Philippines seems to be hopeless. We can’t seem to choose the right people to lead the government, and this seems to be happening as well in the voting for TV shows specifically Philippine Idol. Kahit ba naman sa pagboto ng Philippine idol hindi pa rin marunong bumoto ang Pilipino? Ano ba naman! Hindi talaga maganda to see an idol aspirant with so much promise and talent as Pow to go earlier than some who have remained. I’m sure everyone would agree that Pow wasn’t the worst performer on the performance night. Ok, Pow might have plateaued but that doesn’t mean she deserves to go this early the earliest exit I though that would befit her would be until the top three. Pow showed her wares early on that’s why we may think she plateaued. I couldn’t blame her for that. She is if i may say a prodigy in the competition since early on, we could see that she is really good and has what it takes to go the distance. It’s really bad to see her go. And it’s also bad that we only have one female idol hjopeful in the top four because of all these. We have two male idol hopefuls who I think should have gone earlier in the competition. Drae Ybanez and Reymond Sajor could easily beat these two guys in any competition wherein the results aren’t determined text votes which could easily be bought given the right financial resources.
I’ll be waiting for Mr. C to say to either to Miguel or Jan , ‘You have caused the ouster of Pow!’ (with matching thunder and lightning). Let’s just hope nothing worse happens like Gian or Mao going next. That would be really terrible. It may even prompt me not watch anymore. I’m sure a lot of viewers were disappointed last night. I hope they make a statement during next week’s result’s night.
After six Idols have been stripped of their dream of becoming the Philippine Idol, Ken Dingle, the R&B specialist who came back from Australia is finally gets the least amount of votes in the compeition. This was the first time I was I did not feel so bad that somebody left the competition. I don’t hate Ken. I guess I just like the other Idol hopefuls better. So who do I think should be and will be the nextone to go? Miguel. Let’s see this coming Monday.
Apple Chiu, who I think people remember as the auditionee who brought her whole barangay with her during auditions, and the auditionee who sang Sexbomb Dancers’ Ispageti as her audition piece, exited the Philippinne Idol competition with her last song being ‘Lady Marmalade.’ I don’t really like Apple but I was still sad to see her go. I don’t hate her or like for her to be elminated since she has delivered good performances from the start. Maybe I just like others idol hopefuls more than her but that doesn’t mean she deserves to go. What I felt when she was eliminated was the same feeling I felt when I watched the last few episodes of the US TV series Lost Season 2. I didn’t really like some of the characters in that TV series but I felt so bad to see some of the characters go. Ok fine I wouldn’t say who left in the TV series since I don’t want to sound like a spoiler. What I want to say is it made me sad. I’m not an Apple fan but I guess watching week after week attaches us viewers to the idol hopefuls just like Apple. Good luck to her in her future plans.
Jelli and Arms are the 4th and 5th to go among the Final 12 of Philippine Idol. Do I think they deserved it? Not really, I thought there were other Idol hopefuls who should have left already long ago but are still in there. I guess toher people also say that about Jelli since she is the most lightweight in terms of vocal ability for the girls. I guess Jelli had her share of supporters who believe in her and in the overall package she provides if and when she becomes the Philippine Idol. As for Arms, I never thought Arms would go this soon. I didn't really like her at first. She seemed to have a strong personality. She seems to know that she is good. That was my first impression of her, but then as the weeks went by, Arms' personality isn't as strong as I first thought. She's the group's cry baby– easily crying over the next idol hopeful booted out. The more I see Arms perform, the more I was convinced that she is a contender and she can be the Philippine Idol. I guess it's just too bad for us to see them go. But on the bright side I guess their exit was better in the sense that they performed well before bowing out of the competition. At least they kind of signed of with a bang.
If the words of the Philippine Idol judges woere an inidcation of who will be eliminated on Pinoy band night, then Ken Dingle would have been the next person to go. Ken did not sound bad. He seemed unprepared for his performance since he invented his own lyrics three times or more during his performance. Mr C even said that his Philippine Idol journey should have ended earlier and that it is because of him that Drae Ybanez and Reymond Sajor have been eliminated. However, things did not go this way because of another technical glitch that happened during voting. So Ken has another week to live. Will he be able to redeem himself? Or have the viewers seen enough of him that even if he performs well this coming Sunday, he will receive the least amount of votes come Monday night?
One of the best male aspirants for Philippine Idol has been eliminated. Reymond Sajor who sang Be My Lady got the least amount of votes and was eliminated. I've been following Philippine Idol religiously and this guy, Reymond, is one of the few consistent male candidates. Among the pool of contestants, Reymond is the only contestant who sounds like a CD when performing. He looks effortless while giving a very good voice quality in all his performances. It is a pity that the best two male performers were on the bottom two for that night. It was either Gian or Reymond who will be eliminated that night. For me that was really bad since these two set the standards for the male performers. I guess this is also the reason why Mr C lost his cool. O well, we'll see if the voters get to learn this time.
So after two weeks of competition, the first two Philippine Idol casualties are Stef Lazaro and Drae Ybanez. It's kind of sad to see them go specially since they performed well on their last night. Steff sang Tina Turner's Proud May (Rollin on the river). The song was very appropriate for Stef since her voice (which FM said as 'basag na boses') is one of the things that will make the song Proud Mary work. Drae performed very well. However, they still failed to get enough votes to save them from elimination. Does the vote of the viewers reflect how the performed? I don't think so. I'm sureothers will agree with me that there were others who performed worse than these two but still made the cut. Do I think they should be booted out because of their performance that night? No.
The voters have improved a lot. That is we base it from the winner of the first kakaibang idol. Of course we will only know how the voters have evolved as the contest progresses.
Kenneth Paul Alonzo also known as Yova is arguably the best kakaibang performer from the pool of aspiring kakaibang idol contestants. So here's our congratulations to you!