This was his best, and now he’s eliminated.
A shocking evening indeed. Prior to the announcement, the initial shock came when it was announced that Mau, Gian and Raymond were in the bottom three.
Reymond Sajor, arguably the best performer last saturday, was eliminated.
What is happening to Philippine Idol?
This is not exactly what Mr. Cayabyab has said last night after the results, but it sort of went like:
“We were just being Filipino and polite about it, but if people would continue to vote the good singers out, ano matitira? Kantahan ng nursery rhyme? Titira na talaga ako next week.”
I doubt if Mr. C’s future actions will even matter.
Can we blame the relatives and friends of Miguel, Jeli and Ken for sticking it out to their “manok” despite the obvious fact that they are of less caliber than the other finalists?
It is partly the judges’ fault, really. They did not choose the real talents when their opinion and actions still mattered. Now it seems that their efforts are a little bit too late. You can not stop the relatives from buying out all the pre-paid load and vote cards to keep their bets from staying in the game.
Philippine Idol can not bank on the viewers to choose wisely because history have shown that Filipinos base their choices not on talent, but what is nice to look at. Philippine Idol can not bank on the viewers to save the other contestants because, their viewership is not even enough to rally behind the true talents. The text votes are probably probably made up of votes from the contestant’s relatives and friends. The viewer’s votes would not have made a difference because they’re so few.
Is it too late for Philippine Idol?