Check out the finalists to the 1st Pinoy K-Pop Star Contest! The finals will be on October 28. The winner will get the chance to perform in Korea to represent the Philippines in a special concert featuring performances from all the Korean Cultural Centers in the world!
Let me pretend to be one of the judges of Korea’s Got Talent for the mean time as we go through all the finalists. Do note that the comments should not be taken seriously as they are only the products of my fictional role as a Korea’s Got Talent judge.
Bee Casillan: Love the voice, hate the song. I hope she chooses a better song to show off her vocal chops the next time. Still, a yes for me.
Yeddah Maballo: The video sucks but her voice is stellar. I can’t wait to hear her live without all the screaming. Almost a no because of the girl shouting. ^^
Frenchelle Arl Quezon: She sounds like a star but she doesn’t look like it. Makeover wanted. But there’s a star under all that mess. Yes.
AnonyMUSE: Nice blending and vocal harmony. Too bad the girls don’t look like they’re part of one group. Stylist please!!! Still, a yes for me.
Weng and Avii: A mother and daughter signing tandem – what’s not to love? Mommy, your voice is so beautiful. Yes to mommy even without the daughter!
KPOPSIS: Pleasant harmonization though the second voice still needs some work. I was a bit disappointed when they started singing solo. Yes to angry bird.
Dennis Co Mangubat: Good voice! Hope you don’t look like a troll. Why are you hiding in the dark? I hope you are not hiding something. Yes to the voice.
Patricia Santos: Bored by the song not by the voice. I wish she sang something that showed off her voice more. A yes because I want to hear more from her.
Francis Florendo: You have the voice of a K-Pop idol. I’m blown away by the falsettoes. You have really good voice control. You just need a K-Pop idol’s presence. Yes.
Irene Navarro: Raw talent. You’re a bit pitchy in several parts of the song. But the timbre of your voice is good. Yes…but hopefully you do sing better next time because you sure can.
Val John Librea: The voice is just ok but the performance and the attitude is star quality! Wow! Play to your strengths in your selection of songs and you’ll go far. Yes, Taeyang would be proud.
Karla Carreon: You really had your own recording studio?! Too bad the voice is just so-so (you won’t sound even half as good without back-up singing). Yes for effort though.
Based on their videos alone, my favorites are Weng & Avii (Hopefully she drops the daughter! Bwa ha ha ha!), Francis Florendo (Get a make-over dude! There’s a K-Pop star underneath all that simplicity), and Val John Librea (sing upbeat K-Pop songs and you may have this in the bag).