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.


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.


“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.


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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