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Moira

Moira

Singer-songwriter, Moira proves to be the sound of this generation as her songs continue to pierce through our hearts and put a smile on our faces. In fact, she was Spotify Philippines’ Most Streamed Female Artist and Most Streamed Local Artist of 2018.

She also achieved a feat no OPM artist has ever done before, when her winning Himig Handog 2017 song interpretation, “Titibo-tibo” ranked first in the Philippines Top 50 charts, beating foreign entries in Spotify. It was streamed 214,877 times within 24 hours.

Moira started as a voice artist working on corporate jingles and theme songs of brands and fast food chains. Now, dubbed as the “Hugot Queen” or “Queen of Emotions”, her breakthrough song “Malaya” - one of the official soundtracks of the movie “Camp Sawi” instantly became the go-to song of all the brokenhearted. Since then, she has sung official soundtracks of various films and TV shows such as “Torete” from the blockbuster film “Love You To The Stars and Back” and “You Are My Sunshine” from the movie “Meet Me in St. Gallen”.

Last year, Moira proved to have the makings of an Idol when she staged her first solo concert “Tagpuan”, which sold out in just four days after tickets were released - thus, due to public demand, a repeat for the following night opened. In the same year, she also performed with the American Band, Boyce Avenue. Her latest collaboration with December Avenue for the song “Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw” now has 116 million views on YouTube.

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

“Asia’s Songbird”, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, is the best-selling artist of all-time in the Philippines, with over seven million certified albums sold locally and 1.5 million certified albums sold throughout Asia. Up to date, she has released seventeen studio albums, nine soundtrack albums, one live album, ten compilation albums, six greatest hits albums, five extended plays, seventy-eight singles (including three as featured artist) and sixteen promotional singles.
 
Velasquez-Alcasid rose to fame with the release of her self-titled debut album “Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang” in 1987. Since then, she has been a powerhouse name in the music industry and became the first Asian artist to stage a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York and first Filipino to win the title “Favorite Artist” in the 2002 MTV Asia Awards. She continued to set the bar high with performances and collaborations with international artists such as Paul Anka, Alicia Keys, 98 Degrees, Brian McKnight, David Pomeranz, and many more. In December 2007, she was honored with a star on the Philippines’ Walk of Fame.

With Asia’s Songbird expertise and experience in the music industry, she would surely know whose hopeful has hit the right notes!

Vice Ganda

Vice Ganda

Unkabogable Star, Vice Ganda has lived up to his “unkabogable” title from television, to big screen, and to the music industry. He has produced chart-topping singles “Karakaraka”, “Whoops Kiri” and the anthemic “Boom Panes”; in fact, his third album #Trending sold out two hours after its release and became a gold record in less than a week. His witty and catchy phrases give birth to full-fledged songs that eventually turn into best-selling albums.
 
Since 2010, Vice Ganda has staged record-breaking and sold-out concerts. His "I-Vice Ganda Mo Ko Sa Araneta" became the highest-earning concert staged by a local artist in 2013.
 
His wit and talent in comedy opened the doors for his entry in television. He is currently one of the hosts ABS-CBN’s top-rating noontime variety show “Showtime” and host of his own Sunday comedy chat show, “Gandang Gabi Vice”. He also was one of the judges for the reality boyband search, Pinoy Boyband Superstar. He is also the most followed Filipino celebrity on Twitter (12M and counting) and one of the most followed Filipino celebrities on social media.

The idol hopefuls will definitely learn a lot from Vice Ganda, making him a great addition to the panel of judges of The Search for the Idol Philippines.

James Reid

James Reid

James Reid found his rhythm and dared to establish his own sound, when he launched his own record label, Careless Music Manila, and eventually his first album Palm Dreams. Different from his pop sound, which has been a treat for the audience of his films, Palm Dreams emphasized his evolution as a music artist and record producer.
 
Reid shone the brightest after bagging the most number of awards: Song of the Year - Cool Down, Music Video of the Year - The Life, Male Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year in the gathering of the biggest names in the local music scene - the Myx Music Awards 2018. Prior to that, he was also recognized as the Best Southeast Asia Act in the MTV Europe Music Awards 2017.
 
The Filipino-Australian heartthrob captured the hearts of Filipinos when he won in the reality show, Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash Edition at the age of 17. Shortly after, he starred in his breakthrough movie “Diary ng Pangit” and launched his self-titled debut album, “James Reid”.
 
His second studio album Reid Alert debuted at no. 2 in Philippine iTunes Pop Music Album charts. Tracks in his album, “Huwag Ka Nang Humirit” and “Hanap Hanap” garnered million views in Youtube upon its release.
 
In 2018, the actor, singer, and record producer, ranked 9th at the Asian Heartthrobs of 2018.
He has made it to the Philippines’ most followed personalities on Instagram list and is considered as one of the most influential Filipino celebrities in social media thus, is someone the Idol Hopefuls can look up to.