American Idol top 10 are in Manila

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The reality talent show's last season finalists land in Manila a good 3 days before their Sept 21 concert

THEY'RE HERE! Fans have the rest of the week to 'spend' with their favorite Idols, including Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez. Image from the AI concert poster

MANILA, Philippines – As of 5:54 am on Sept. 18, ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda has reported that the American Idol season 11 finalists have landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Hee Jun Han, Skylar Laine, Colton Dixon and Hollie Cavanagh will be having a one-night concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sept. 21, Friday.

Today at 1 pm, the AI finalists will be meeting the press at The Manila Hotel. 

With tickets to the concert almost sold out, fans may still catch their Idols as they tour malls to promote the concert and their American Idol Highlights albums under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines):

Sept. 19, Wednesday, 5pm:

Eastwood City – Jessica, Elise, DeAndre, Heejun and Erika

Glorietta Activity Center – Phillip, Colton, Joshua, Skylar and Hollie

Sept. 20, Thursday, 5pm:

Alabang Town Center – Jessica, Elise, DeAndre, Heejun and Erika

Venice Piazza McKinley Hill – Phillip, Colton, Joshua, Skylar and Hollie

Copies of the albums will be on sale for the Idols to sign after their mini-shows.

At their Sept. 21 concert, the Top 10 finalists are expected to perform some of the numbers they did during the 4-month talent search.

Fans of Filipino-Mexican Sanchez hope to hear her sing live, among others, “Change Nothing,” “Stuttering,” “Sweet Dreams” and “I Will Always Love You.”

Buzz has it that Sanchez has 7 production numbers and 3 solo spots.

And while the rest of the Top 10 are in the country only for the week, Sanchez might stay longer to work on endorsements and other possible projects. –

“American Idol Live! Tour 2012” is produced by Ovation Productions in association with ETC, 2nd Avenue and Jack TV, with the support of The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld,,, RJ 100.3 FM, Monster Radio RX 93.1, Mellow 94.7, 97.9 Home Radio and Optima Sign Solutions. Special thanks are attributed to MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and Odyssey Music & Video.

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