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Direk Joey wants Gary V, Jed, Morisette as judges

By: - Reporter
/ 09:49 AM June 05, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Film director Jose Javier “Joey” Reyes came out with his own list of preferred singer-judges for a singing competition he did not specify.

In his Twitter post Tuesday, Reyes suggested Jed Madela, Gary Valenciano and Morissette Amon to be “replacements,” for the singing competition.

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Reyes made the suggestion in the wake of the controversy that is now hounding  “Idol Philippines.”

“Suggestion: Jed Madela, Gary Valenciano, Morisette Amon as replacements?” Reyes said Tuesday in a Twitter post.

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“Credibility is important … more than celebrity,” he pointed out.

The current “Idol Philippines” judges are Regine Velasquez, Moire Dela Torre, James Reid and Vice Ganda.

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The judges, except Velasquez, have been receiving flak after turning down an aspiring reggae singer.

READ: ‘Idol Philippines’ draws mixed reactions for rejecting reggae singer 

 

While some quarters agreed with Reyes’ suggestions, others criticized him for supposedly “opening an avenue” to bash the current judges.

“Suggestion: do not open an avenue for bashing of the existing judges chosen by the franchise,” one netizen commented.

Another netizen said: “This is crab-mentality at its finest. Kaya hindi umuunlad ang Pilipinas eh.”

Reyes apologized for his comment, saying: “A misstep to make the suggestions. We all want the show to work to give chance to new talents. My apologies for the insensitivity.”  /gsg

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