Viewers will witness a more intense vocal battle after the Search for the Idol Philippines finally named its Top 12 Idol hopefuls last Sunday (June 23).
After the gripping Solo Round, six male and six female aspiring singers will proceed to the live round where they have to perform weekly in front of a live audience and impress the judges and the voting public.
Making it to the list are Dan Ombao, who is fighting for his second chance of becoming a singer, and Elle Ocampo, who is known for her unique style of singing and artistic expression. Fatima Louise also stays in the competition as she proves she is worthy of the coveted title, along with Lance Busa, whose singing experience abroad makes him a tough contender to beat.
Also a step closer to their dreams are Lucas Garcia and Matty Juniosa, who both dedicate their fight for their doting mothers; Miguel Odron, who hails from the US but went home to pursue his dreams; and Rachel May Libres, a youth ambassadress who possesses beauty and an impressive vocal ability.
With his unique voice and notable story, Renwick Benito also secures a slot in the Top 12, along with honor student Sheland Faelnar, who is mostly noted for her show-stopping vocals. Completing the list are Trish Bonilla, who, just like her mother, is a vocal powerhouse and Zephanie Dimaranan, one of the youngest contenders in the competition.
The Top 12’s journey will get tougher in the live round now that the viewing public has the power to vote for their bets each week. Meanwhile, the Idol hopeful who gets the lowest votes will be eliminated and will no longer continue in the competition.
Who among the Top 12 will stay in the competition and make it to the finals?
Tune in to the Idol hopefuls’ journey on Search for the Idol Philippines on ABS-CBN.