Seeing Gian and Mau safe, I knew I was in for a good night. No arguments; that was the appropriate bottom three.
When Jan followed, I applauded. Finally, sanity ruled!
But pfffft!…. The bubble burst. Naknampatatas! Miguel’s still there? How on earth …?!!!
Well, all wishes just can’t come true. I’d have to be happy with small blessings.
I understand what happened. People were just too determined to save Gian and Mau, they forgot about Pow. This wasn’t free voting after all. People were forced to make wise use of their money.
Miguel’s kamag-anak votes remain constant. Notice he’s been sliding from the usual top spot as support for the other contestants swelled. It’s just too bad Pow’s total wasn’t enough to dislodge him.
Next week’s votes must set things right. Those who voted for Mau and Gian should continue the crusade. Pow’s supporters must now transfer support to either of the two. Jan’s fans must step up. Miguel’s blind minions seem hell-bent on sabotaging Philippine Idol that it’s expected they’d pour more money to generate votes. If Jan’s votes stay as is, he’d be next to get the boot.
In the end, it should be battle royale between Mau and Gian. My take? I’d go for Gian anytime. I am convinced that Mau is slightly ahead in the vocals category, but I concede PI is more than vocals. My apologies if that sounds discriminating, but that’s the reality in Philippine entertainment.
Remember Frenchie Dy? She was a vocal powerhouse, arguably the best even among the Star in A Million champions. But where is she now? She is not even included in the regular features on the competition’s harvest.
Mau is excellent. Fortunately, Gian is not far behind, talent-wise. As to the other requisites of pop musicville, he leads by miles. Therefore, if the Philippine Idol franchise were to survive, Gian must win. No arguments.