By Rick Alberto
The American Idol Season 11 summer concert tour had its final show, not surprisingly, in the Philippines. It was also the second time in two years that an AI tour found its way into the country. The Philippines was a most logical venue for the Season 11’s closing concert, as the country, as far as the AI is concerned, is almost like an adjunct of the US, especially since at least five Filipino-Americans have made it to the finals of America’s No. 1 reality singing competition.
By Pocholo Concepcion
Jessica Sanchez ruled the stage, but Phillip Phillips showed Filipinos what originality meant at the “American Idols” 2012 Live Tour on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
By Pocholo Concepcion
A wildly cheering SRO crowd filled the Smart Araneta Coliseum to watch the last “American Idols” 2012 concert tour date on Sept. 21, featuring Jessica Sanchez and nine other top finalists of this year’s edition of the popular US reality TV talent competition.
By Princess Daisy Ominga
Here’s part 7 of the Inquirer miniseries on the Top 10 finalists of “American Idol” Season 11, who will perform live on Sept. 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The top 10 finalists in Season 11 of “American Idol,” featuring winner Phillip Phillips and runner-up Jessica Sanchez, are coming to Manila for a one-night live performance on Sept. 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, who was plagued by serious kidney problems during the singing contest, is recovering from surgery.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
Exactly how many votes were cast for each “American Idol” finalist? A nonprofit group promoting migrant rights asked the producer of the popular reality singing competition on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to reveal how many votes were cast for each of the top two finalists this season “in the spirit of transparency and public trust.”
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
It’s time to bring out not the bubbly but the sour grapes. There, there. We all knew how it would turn out. Consider the glaring fact that, for the past four years, all the winners of “American Idol” were what have come to be known as WGWGs.
E-mail to a distraught relative: “Quit fussing. When everyone has forgotten what Phillip Phillips’ sounded like, they will remember Jessica Sanchez’s historic, palate-shattering duet (duel?) with Jennifer Holliday. I think the girl was thus still high on endorphins when the winner’s name was read and it wasn’t hers. Either that, or she had developed a mind-altering crush on him.
By Elton Lugay
On May 21, I stuck my neck out for Jessica Sanchez. I proclaimed in a rather self-indulgent essay – that was widely published and reposted – that the 16-year-old Filipina-Mexican-American would be the new American Idol.
By Ruben V. Nepales
After losing to Phillip Phillips in the world record viewer-voting finale of “American Idol” on Wednesday evening (Thursday morning in Manila), Jessica Sanchez appeared genuinely happy for the bluesy Georgia guitar man, the fifth male “Idol” winner in a row.
Everyone expected Phillip Phillips to win “American Idol” — except Phillips himself.