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Pinoy Idol, a big disappointment

August 19, 2008

I’m only able to watch Pinoy Idol online.. via Youtube, Daily Motion and simillar sites.

Unlike American Idol which i see to it that I download all the performances, with Pinoy Idol, I’m not that of a follower.. but i see to it that i get updates of which singer was good… then i watch their videos.But i don’t download them.

At one point, PI (pinoy idol) tried to imittate Pinoy Dream Academy  (PDA). Those “Inside the house” or condo scenes… i said, ahh.. ok.. =p (then ASAP 08 is now having PDA scholars to sing every Sunday.. gayahan naman talaga.. hahahah)

Gretchen Espina is the new (not first) Idol.

Among the top 3 finalists.. i think Ram Chavez should be the Pinoy Idol. I’m sure the audience and those behind Pinoy Idol have taken into consideration hi background of being a former Viva recording artist. Jayann Bautista, was good… damn better than Gretchen. She has this attitude. But she tends to buckle down to pressure.. Kulang pa sa training.

If i were to compare Gretchen and Ram, the latter has the star qualities.. looks and nice voice. Unlike the former… Ang hirap niya tingnan pag kumakanta…  Just watch her videos for you to know what i mean.

There’s this thread on GMA’s Pinoy Idol forum: “Ginamit ang pera para lang manalo“.Yes, its a popularity contest.. and yes pag may pera… pwedeng manalo. Pero hindi naman siguro lahat. Pero yun nga.. hindi maaalis sa isipan ng tao… pera kasi ang gagamitin para makakuha ng maraming votes diba? PLus, hindi naman super sensational yung singer to get the sympathy of the viewers.. so baka pera nga. Dad is a Governor. =>

I’m sure a  lot of you will agree with me that without the votes, she wouldn’t even be on the top 3. Sabi nga ni Simon Cowell, if this was a singing competition, rather than a popularity contest, then for sure there’s a different winner! =p

But lets focus on the singing….

Gretchen has the voice… but she’s not that good to bag the crown as Pinoy Idol. Come on… listen to her and compare her to other winners of singing competitions and star searches. Most of those who wins these competitions are those power  belters… but i’m not looking for one.. Just a voice above the rest… Something different.  She might have a hard time pag sumabak na siya sa SOP.. with the GREAT singers of that show.

Raymond Guitterez was ok as a host.. compared to Billy Crawford.. Na hindi madeliver ng maganda ang mga speils.. Babasahin na nga lang nagkakamali pa. =p Not once, not twice,, but many times. =>

Jolina has proven to be an OK judge… konting practice pa din and she’ll inch Paula Abdul when it comes to judging ha.. not singing/performing.

Gretchen can still Improve, pero for sure masasapawan siya ng Second and Third Placers ng Pinoy Idol. Pag magaling ka, matalo ka man.. aangat ka pa rin, right Christian Bautista and Charice Pempengco?

Not only that.. for sure whoever will win Pinoy Dream Academy will surely be compared to Gretchen, and for sure mas magaling… And for sure gagamitan din ng pera.. syempre botohan yan. Teka, although walang pera, baka si bugoy ang manalo. wahhahahaha. Lagot na.. pahirapan ang pag market sa kanya parang Jerome Sala….

Oh, Gretchen maybe the FIRST pinoy idol as Raymond (the host) said. But wala na lang sigurong lokohan… To set the records straight Mr. Host, si Mau Marcelo po ang FIRST IDOL. Idol franchise naman po ang Pinoy idol diba? Sana po marunong kayong lumingon sa pinanggalingan. Pinalitan niyo lang ang pangalan ng show. tsk tsk tsk.

Uy, nasan ang figures ng number of votes? Bakit wala? Pero baka nga tama si Idol Philippines blog:

GMA has yet to reveal the numbers of their voting game not just for the finals but even for the previous weeks. Judging by how they’ve shortened the inaugural season of Pinoy Idol–with double elimination nights and a three-person finale–numbers may not even reach a million.

So, hmmmm.. this may really be, the WORST IDOL ever. =< Mas maganda pa nung nasa TV 5 (former ABC 5) ang show na ito.

Das Wandern shares the same sentiments.

Note: I’m just an avid viewer of singing competitions and star searches. I’m not a pro when it comes to singing.. but i’m sure that my eyes and ears are not failing me. => And, opinion ko po ito… All you can do is convince me to side with you.. Right?

Update:

Read 200++ mostly negative comments about gertchen.. They too are in shock why she won. Chek it Here.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. H. S. Arandia permalink
    August 20, 2008 3:08 am

    Hey! Thanks for linking to my blog! Anyway, don’t worry, your eyes and ears are not failing you. There are a lot of us who feel the same way about Pinoy Idol… talagang sayang ang show na ito…

  2. August 20, 2008 6:35 am

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  3. ... permalink
    August 20, 2008 11:34 am

    Pambihira!!!! nag load ako ng P1000 last Saturday para makaboto kay jayann, crush na crush ko sya! sexy, maganda, magaling pa! san ka pa!!! anak ng tokwa ang nanalo si gretchen!!! ngaun lang ako bumoto ng ganito. kc ayoko manalo ung gretchen due to fact na hindi talga magaling un. tignan nio nga ang laki LAKI pa ng tyan na matangkad tapos pag mataas na ung tono biglang piyok, kung kasali yan sa brgy namin baka talo pa nga yan ng pamangkin kong magaling kumanta!! bwisit……

    hindi nio ba narinig nung nakaraang sunday(after announcement), most of audience sumisigaw ng “LUTO!!!! LUTO!!!! LUTO!!!! LUTO!!!!” tapos pinalitan na lang ng pekeng palakpak ung background!!! tapos ung daddy ni gretchen, parang di malaman ang reaksyon di malaman kung guilty nahihiya pa nung umakyat sa stage kaya nagsama n lang ng mga bata…. ni wala nga ata masaya nun, kahit ung judge na si ogie nga napangiti na lang nung narinig ung “luto” na sigawan…

    Wlang kwenta mga programmers ng GMA-7, di man lang nila nagawan ng paraan ng magandang approach kung pano madedetect ang certain users na makavote lang ng certain votes, SIM lang ang naging basehan nila. Kung matatandaan nio ung last batch ng Pinoy Pop Superstar, ung isang contestant ng last season nila (si miguel naranjilla, graduate ng la salle) gumawa ng program para maka-vote sa website nila. kaya aun! landslide ang vote nya! tapos si Jenny Escalda nangungu nun sa votes tapos biglang natabunan ng thousands ang votes nya. wlang kwenta system nila!!! madali mahack!! masasabi ko yan programmer ako… Nung starstruck nga delete cookies lang katapat ng online voting system nila tapos pede na ulet bumoto. wlang kwenta di ba?! galingan nio naman!!!

    Hindi ako nanghihinayang sa load ko na P1000… nakalulungkot lang isipin na kahit sa ganitong competition may PULITIKAng kasama… hindi ba kayo nalulungkot sa bansa natin… simpleng competition may pulitka…. kaya hindi umuunlad ang bansa natin dahil sa mga wlang kwentang political issue!! tingin ko wlang problema kay gretchen pero ung tatay nya ata ang may problema!!! according sa mga nabasa ko sa mga blogs, may naging issue din sa pagkapanalo nya sa biliran… nakakatakot parang milf na issue yan a hehehe…. hindi ko alam kong totoo yan, but only God knows kung ano talga ang tunay… nakapanghihinayang lang na ung pangarap ng iba e nasisira dahil lang sa unorganized na competition na to… nkita nio ba ung itsura ni jayann nun… kaya nio ba ayaw nio i-credit si mau marcelo na first phil idol kc yan ang ipapalit nio, si GRETCHEN ESPINA?

    Jayann, lipat ka na sa dos tulad ng bestfriend mong si Rachel ann go, tignan mo sumikat!!! magaling lang ang singers ng SHIETe pero wlang market.. tara CHANNEL 2 na lang tau ayoko na dun.. o kaya sa TV5 un bago dun!!

  4. wedsassz permalink
    August 20, 2008 3:25 pm

    your wrong, Pinoy idol still did better than philippine idolo, philippine idol did a bigger dissapointment ever, gretchen deserves to win because the judges said that she sang like a champion, only stupid fools would think that pinoy idol is a big disappointment and only stupid fools would think that gretchen didn’t deserve to win

  5. wedsassz permalink
    August 20, 2008 3:26 pm

    your wrong, Pinoy idol still did better than philippine idol, philippine idol did a bigger dissapointment ever, gretchen deserves to win because the judges said that she sang like a champion, only stupid fools would think that pinoy idol is a big disappointment and only stupid fools would think that gretchen didn’t deserve to win

  6. wedsassz permalink
    August 20, 2008 3:35 pm

    ang sabi ng mga judges kay jayann ” not just a singer but also a performer” at ang sabi naman ng mga judges kay gretchen ay ” you sang like a champion”. Pareho lang naman deserving kahit sino kina Gretchen at Jayann ang manalo

  7. migs permalink*
    August 20, 2008 3:40 pm

    wedsassz,

    Sabi ko nga.. “opinion ko po ito… All you can do is convince me to side with you..”

    saying that i’m a stupid fool won’t convince me to go wih your opinion. diba?

    =p

  8. sarah permalink
    August 21, 2008 2:54 pm

    grabeh ung show na un (Pinoy Idol) ang haba ng introduction nila bago ang contest proper. Buwan ata ang inabot, hinintay cguro nila mag umpisa ang PDA para tapatan sila. actually, umpisa pa lng nver n tlaga ako nagka interest sa PI ksi OA ang mga judges specially c ogie. D lang ang format ng show ang ginawa nila pati na rin ang characters ng mga judges ng original show. OA sila tingnan. kadiri. kakasuka.

    speaking of the contestants (P.I.), all of them wlang star quality and voice quality sa totoo lang. buti pa c BUGOY (PDA) not blessed with so much looks but he really has the talent. That’s y carry na rin nya ung face na. hehehe.

    actually, both shows is a big kalokohan naman tlaga eh. NIloloko lang nila ang mga tao. But at least sa ABS talaga namang tini-train nila ang mga contestants na ma hasa ang voice nila.

    going back to gretch the winner, tingin ko sa kanya para lng syang nanalo sa singing contest ng mga barangay. yeah, dahil lng sa votes kaya sya nanalo. wlang dating ung boses nya talaga. ewan ko ba! mas my dating pa ung boses ng mga bata sa Little Dreamers. SHAME ON YOU GRETCH and to all WHO joined tHE PINOY IDOL! ang che-cheap nyo!

  9. August 24, 2008 2:21 am

    I wrote about PI too. I had enough.

    Haha.
    And I’m the VFTWP webmaster. Wanna contribute there?

  10. chikkababe permalink
    August 30, 2008 1:07 am

    the nerve!! i hate gretchen espina!! im a Biliranon but im never proud of her, not at all!

    i like jay ann better!!

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