Three Fil-Ams in ‘AI’ Top 40


BRYANT Tadeo, ADRIANA Latonio and BRIDGET Hermano

Various blogs and fan sites have come out with spoilers on the current season of the reality talent search “American Idol.” One blogger ( identified the 40 final aspirants—which purportedly include three Filipino-Americans Bryant Tadeo, Adriana Latonio and Bridget “Jett” Hermano. Tadeo is from Hawaii. Latonio has been compared to last year’s runner-up Jessica Sanchez who’s of Filipino-Mexican descent. Hermano won Asian-American Idol in her home city of Seattle. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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  • Alim Labixa

    just like the miss universe pageant where donald trump always uses the philippine candidate to promote the pageant to filipinos in every host country so that the ratings for the show will boost up and this show put fil-ams in their top 40 to get filipinos glued on the show just like they did to JS.

    • Noel

      Exactly.  Because of what his son say regarding the US ship more important than our Reef, Trump might make a Fil-Am the champ this time.

  • Noel

    After watching AI for many seasons, I decided to call it quits after Jessica Sanchez did not make it.  Of course there would be Filipinos or Fil-Ams in the top 40 and even top 10.  The question is when can a Fil-Am be an American Idol champ and not just third or second place?  Politics and manipulation were obvious.  AI has long lost its credibility.  Not just Fil-Am.  Never has an Asian-American become AI.

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