MANILA, Philippines — The first season of Idol Philippines ended on Sunday, July 28 with Zephanie Dimaranan as the first winner of the competition. (READ: Who is Zephanie Dimaranan, the new ‘Idol Philippines’ winner?)
Before crowning Zephanie as the winner, the grand finale at Resorts World Manila began on Saturday, July 27 – the Top 5 was narrowed down to the 3 who moved on to the last round.
Here’s a quick look at the performances of the Top 5:
Dan Ombao “The Last Time”
Miguel Odron “Rise Up”
Zephanie Dimaranan “Lipad ng Pangarap”
Lucas Garcia “Bulag, Pipi at Bingi”
Lance Busa “Lean on Me”
After a combined votes from the judges and viewers, Lance, Lucas, and Zephanie moved on to the last round with Dan and Miguel being eliminated.
On Day 2, July 28, Lance, Lucas, and Zephanie performed two songs. The first song was their “journey” song (which describes their Idol Philippines journey), while the last song was a piece composed for them by some of the country’s top songwriters.
The winner of the competition also won a trip to Taiwan, a recording contract with Star Music, a new house and lot, and a cash prize of P2 million.
The “journey: song
Zephanie Dimaranan “Maghintay Ka Lamang“
Lucas Garcia “Hanggang“
Lance Busa “Akin Ka Na Lang“
Zephanie Dimaranan “Pangarap Kong Pangarap Mo” by Jonathan Manalo
Lucas Garcia “Because You Believed” by Trina Belamide
Lance Busa “Kapit Lang” by Jimmy Antiporda, Athena Antiporda
Before the announcement of the winner, American Idol season 11 1st runner-up Jessica Sanchez graced the stage for a performance.
And after the long search, Zephanie won as the first Idol Philippines champion.