Congrats to Yova for being the first Kakaibang Idol!

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!

Girl’s performance night and results

After the Boy's results night, the competition for the girls should become more interesting with the judges becoming surprised with the boy's results. This was apparent with what the judges had to say after every performance. One line I remeber is Mr. Ryan Cayabyab saying 'Kung tama bumoto ang tao, pasok ka.'

I'll just give a brief run down of the contestants and their pieces:

Gail Blanco performed What's love gotta do with it. FM said it was ok. Pilita said she liked it while Mr C said the song ate her up.

Ting Otero sang Come in from the rain. FM said 'Papirmahin na ng kontrata.' Pilita said 'Iba talga ang Bisaya.' Ryan C said 'Nagustohan ko ang pagkanta mo.'

Ynah Pangan performed Aegis' Halik. FM said he likes the fact she sang ang OPM song. Pilita said she liked the choice of song. Mr C said 'Sugal ang pagpili mo sa kanta. Sa sugal nayun nanalo ka.'

Apple Chiu sang Rhythm of the street. FM said 'Kinareer ni Apple ang performance.' Pilita said 'I think you're very sexy. I like your performance.' Ryan Cayabyab said 'Buo ang boses niya. Di ko lang gusto ang kanta.'

Gelica Mateo performed Bridges. FM said 'I think that was creative.' Pilita said that what Geli did was a gamble, but she still liked the performance. Ryan C said she had to work on the song since she had pitch problems.

Ira Marasigan performed Mr. Melody. FM said 'May kulutra ang batang ito.' Pilita said the performance was good. MR C. said 'Ang galing mo maglakad.'

Pow Chavez sang Ikaw Lamang. FM said 'Pao, kailan ka magpapalda?' PIlita said 'I love you Pao!' Ryan Cayabyab said 'Yung boses mo punong-puno ng emosyon. Hindi mo na kailangan ng …(gimik)' I think Mr C was refering to the fact that Pao was almost in tears after her performance. In other words ang gusto lang naman sabihin ni Ryan ay Hija, wag ka na umarte diyan, magaling ka at di mo na kailangan ng ganyang arte para mapansin at manalo.

Stephanie Lazaro performed Home. Pilita she would have wanted to see more energy. Ryan Cayabyab said 'Sorry, nothing new.'

Mau Marcelo sang Sweet Love. FM said 'You deserve to be in the top 4 based on tonight. ' Pilita said 'I like the way you changed.' I think Mamita here was refering to Mau's weight-loss. Mr C said 'I don't understand why you're not yet an international recording artist.' He then stood up and gave Mau a standing ovation which is short of saying with the way the boy's results happened, mau wouldn't be in the top 4 even if she gave the best performace.

EJ Bautista performed Paalam Na. FM said 'Malinis.' Pilita said 'You're always in the right key.' Ryan Cayabyab said 'It's just good enough.'

Suey Medina sang Almost over you. FM said 'You killed it.' Pilita said 'Very good.' Mr C said Suey did something good today. Mr C pointed out that he almost gave up on Suey during her rehearsals for that song but he was proven wrong based on tonight's performance.

Armarie Cruz performed Superwoman. FM said 'One of the best tonight.' Pilita said 'You are the superwoman tonight.' Ryan Cayabyab said the performance was very solid and that Armarie was very professional.

So based on the comments here are the stand-outs for the night's performance, Mau Marcelo, Armarie Cruz, Pow Chavez, Ira Marasigan and Suey Medina. But the results didn't necessarily reflect this. There were six who were called on stage. Yna, Armarie, Geli, Apple, Ma, and Pow. It was in this group that the top 4 female performers. The host Ryan Agoncillo pointed out that the voting was close in the sense thatup to 830PM they still were not sure who the top 2-4 would be. Ryan then called out Yna and Armarie. ONly one of them is in the top 4 and it is Armarie. He then called out Geli and Apple. Both of them were in the top 4. Mau and Pow were left fighting for the last top 4 slot. It was Pao who got the last slot.

The others who didn't make it still had a chance in the wild card night where 2 boys and 2 grils will complete the top 12. However not all 16 contestants will be singing in the wild card night as only 5 boys and 5 girls will be moving on and competing in the wild card night.

The Visayas Auditions

The Visayas Auditions for Philippine Idol kept me waiting till the last moment since during the episode, teasers of a mystery lady who auditioned tickled the imagination of viewers like me. I was thinking of a celebrity or maybe a high-society person or something like that. However, I was wrong since the mystery lady is….

I’ll continue with that at the end of this entry. Let me discuss first the other aspects of the Visayas Auditions. Hehe.

I guess this leg of auditions was a very good gauge on how universal the appeal of being the next Philippine Idol would be. Auditionees form all walks of life showed what they can and can’t do to our three celebrity judges. This was very evident if we base it on the professions of those who auditioned. Take for instance, the doctor, Randolph Libres, he said his profession would be part of his life forver but Philippine Idol is a once in a lifetime experience for him that’s why he joined. He was lucky enough to get the judges’ approval. There was also this auditionee who was a barber, Fred. Fred sang I’d rather by Luther Vandross. He exited the door happily since he also got a golden pass. There’s this dancesport competitor, skimboarder, driver, the list of aspirants is as diverse at it could get.

There were also those who I think felt they would make it but did not. There’s this operatic singer, Michelle Ortuestre. I also thought she would  make it since it would be interesting to see her if she makes it. The judges were not wowed by her performance and she didn’t make the cut. I guess there were high expectations for her. There’s also this guy who I thought would again make but did not. Let’s call him Mr. Mystica whose real name is  Win John Dacay. He sang this song from West Side Story. In the middle, he faltered since he tried too hard to dance the Mystica way. I guess it’s a learning thing for him that sometimes trying too hard isn’t the way to go.

Let’s go back to the mystery lady. This person was actually not a lady but dressed as a lady. The name is Kenneth Paul Alonzo also known as Yova. He sang Why does it hurt so bad. The judges were impressed with the voice since he sounded very much like a fine lady singing.