First episode of ‘Idol Philippines’ draws mixed reactions
First episode of ‘Idol Philippines’ draws mixed reactions
Some say the judges could do better with their comments, while others say the focus was more on the back stories of contestants rather than their singing talent

MANILA, Philippines – Idol Philippines aired its first episode on Sunday, April 21, and earned both praises and criticisms on social media.

The show, which replaced World of Dance Philippines has Regine Velasquez, Vice Ganda, James Reid, and Moira dela Torre as judges. Billy Crawford serves as host. (READ: Meet the judges of ‘Idol Philippines’)

On Twitter, netizens shared their thoughts on how the 4 judges commented on the contestants. Some said they did well, while others said they could have done better, most especially Moira.




Other netizens, meanwhile, asked why talent shows put emphasis on the back stories of contestants. Some of them even said that Voice of the Philippines was still a better singing contest.




Vice also took time to promote the show and could not help but poke fun at Regine.


On Sunday’s episode, 3 candidates were given 4 yesses to move on to the next round – Juancho Gabriel, Angie Kristine, and Renwick Benito.



Idol Philippines is based on the Idol franchise created by Simon Fuller. This is the third adaptation of the show, after Philippine Idol in 2006 and Pinoy Idol in 2008. –

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