Regine Velasquez on James Reid, Moira Dela Torre as Idol judges: They got their own expertise
Regine Velasquez stood her ground against critics questioning the abilities of fellow “Idol Philippines” judges James Reid and Moira Dela Torre.
In a recent interview with Philippines’ Ultimate Showbiz Hub, the singer-actress stated that Reid and Dela Torre were chosen to be judges because they can offer their own brand of musical expertise to the Idol table.
“[Reid and Dela Torre] were chosen for a particular reason, mayroon kaming mga kanya-kanyang specialty (we have our own specialty),” Velasquez said. “Obviously [I focus] on technicals, and a lot of time[s] they don’t even question what I say.”
“Kanya-kanya kami ng trabaho and they were chosen kasi mayroon silang expertise,” the singer-actress added.
(We have our own roles [as “Idol Philippines” judges] and they were chosen because they have their own expertise.)
Velasquez also addressed the rumors of having conflicts with Dela Torre on the Kapamilya singing competition.
“Once lang naman nangyari ‘yon, but kasi parang kanya-kanya kami ng opinyon eh, and that was my opinion. And she was just trying to also, kumbaga pinagtatanggol n’ya,” Velasquez said.
(That happened only once. But we have our own opinions, and I stated mine, and she was also just trying to sort of defend [the contestant].)
“But unfortunately I didn’t see it that way, so, but whatever happens in the table, on the Idol table, stays on the Idol table,” she clarified.
“Idol Philippines” is the third adaptation of the Idol franchise in the Philippines, with the judging panel currently composed of Velasquez, Dela Torre, Reid and comedian-host Vice Ganda. Hannah Mallorca/JB
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.