Photo Blogging Philippine Idol

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dance night at Philippine IdolYou all know that I watch Philippine Idol as part of the live audience, at least in most of their shows. I take photos as I view the show because I blog about Philippine Idol. Let me give you a brief background on my reasons for blogging Philippine Idol. I am an avid fan of American Idol ever since Season 3 and have blogged about it since then. Excited that Philippine Idol finally reached the Philippines. I also blogged about it. I didn’t know that Google loved that entry so much . I found my Philippine Idol Blog ranking no 2 or 3 with “Philippine Idol” keyword. By sheer coincidence, my husband announced that we have tickets to all of the Philippine Idol shows because of his friend in Freemantle (the franchise owner of the Idol concept?). Since then , I have been watching the live shows.

my 2 daughtersSince it’s my daugher’s semestral break the past two weeks, I dragged them with me. Knowing they could be a snob to Philippine showbiz, I assured them that they will be entertained. Anyway, I know there are other bloggers who watch it live. One of my favorite Philippine Idol blogger is an ABC reporter, Jove Francisco because he reveals juicy insider tibdbits. Although I hear some gossip inside the studio , I keep mum about it.

After I uploaded my photos and wrote my entry, I visited Jove Francisco’s Philippine Idol Dance night entry and I was caught by surprise:

I also enjoyed the company of this great woman. Magkasundo kami sa comments, and it was as if, magkakilala kami kahit hindi. I know she blogs though, I read her kasi, all the time! Good thing siya nakatabi ko. (One forum guest noted na ““parang galit” ako last night sa upuan ko, my seatmate can attest to the fact that I wasn’t, ang saya saya nga namin eh, hehehe)

Could that be me? I clicked the link and lo and behold, it was my Philippine Idol Photo Blog. Talk about mutual admiration society! I didn’t know he sat beside me. (see screencap below) Haha, it’s a good thing I didn’t make a fool of myself or else Jove Francisco would have blogged “…There was this crazy woman seated beside me bouncing on her seat and waving her camera all night .” I am just kidding. Of course he wouldn’t do that. I wrapped some glow sticks around my wrist that night and clapped and danced on my seat as the Idol performers crooned and cavorted onstage. You must know that as live audience and especially those that are seated right across the judges, are told to do the following:

1. Look cheerful and energetic. Don’t look bored. Frowning is a no-no.
2. Clap everytime the show goes live after commercial break.
3. Don’t talk to your seatmate. Don’t text.

That night, the ticket ladies assigned our seats right across the three judges . I didn’t want to complain because earlier, I had whined over our initial seat assignments. It wasn’t the usual center seats. They gave us side seating arrangement but changed their minds as we weaved ourselves to our assigned seats. My two daughters didn’t want to be caught live on TV and requested back seats. In an earlier episode, I didn’t know that we would get panned by an inconspicuous camera set behind the stage. Horrified, I saw myself during a replay the next day. There I was oblivious of the cameras, snapping photos while my husband had this dropped jaw look. How embarassing. Talk about another one of my misdaventure as a photo blogger Part 3! Conscious of the cameras, I resolved to take photos only during the performance and quickly tucked the camera under my shawl when the judges started their critique. My husband straightened his jaw as the cameras panned towards him.

After last night’s show, I believe that Philippine Idol ” slaughtered in the ratings” is inaccurate. Friends we thought didn’t watch Philippine Idol texted us that they caught us on TV (Click video clip) or maybe they were channel surfing?
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Jove Francisco is to my right

Read my Idol Dance Night Entry, my Top 3 Philippine Idol prediction and more Philippine Idol Photos

mau and butchpow and lauren
ryan and lauren

My daughters practically enjoyed the shows and even asked to pose with Ryan and Pow.

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About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • hi! got your link through jove who’s the best blog friend ever (coz he promised me tickets…hahahaha). anyway, i love your blog, dearest (especially the blog title…made me miss the show)! not to mention photoblogging PI. i am also a huge idol fan. i envy you for being able to watch and getting great seats! gonna visit you often. i hope you don’t mind if i link you up so that i will get “ring side seats”. till next time! 🙂

  • @Jerome- sure go ahead and link. Till the next show.

  • noemi paano ako maka kuha ng tickets? ive been itching to watch it live.

    kahit sa final night na lng. ehehehe

  • @eric- you can fall in line just before the show . They let people in at around 830PM if there is still room.

  • Rob

    Wow… buti ka pa nakakapanood ng live performance which hindi namin ma e-experience dito sa Cagayan de Oro. Hanggang TV lang kami… and isa pa mahilig ako kumuha ng mga celebrities picture and events like the Philippine Idol… hay…

  • Sam

    I enjoyed this post – I absolutely love American Idol and I think PI performances are great, much much better than Pinoy Dream Academy.

  • Buti pa kayo, nakakapanood ng live. Gagawin namin yan one of these days. Fan pala ako ni Pow. 🙂

  • ken

    wow, you must have good backers… i know they dontt allow cameras inside the cinema coz the guards will search your bag… yet you were allowed to take pics… did you use our celphone cam?

  • @sam- Those who love American Idol are sure to love Philippine Idol

    @ederic- i hope pow continues to make it to the top 3

    @ken- they allow us to take photos but the flash should be off. I used my Canon digicam

  • very disappointing ang nangyayari sa philippine idol! you know why?! because miguel is still there! its very obvious that he is the weakest of all the candidates! I just dont understand why the judges voted for him as one of the top 24?! he doesn’t have the talent, he can not dance, he does not have the charm, and most of all he CAN NOT SING!!! napaka baba ng level ng kanya voice, di man lang makabirit. I won’t be surprise if miguel becomes the 1st philippine idol. Why?!! BECAUSE FAMILY NI MIGUEL MISMO ANG BUMOBOTO SA KANYA AT YUN LANG!! his family are very rich and I know that his family are using their money for miguel to stay in the competition. they control the game! syempre, they have the money e! Kaya I think its not a singing contest nor a popularity contest anymore, its a money contest wherein those who are rich can stay in the contest. Sad to say but its true. Sayang, this is the first Pilippine Idol and yet the winner is someone we can not be proud of. Wala ako kakilala sa mga candidates kaya I vote wisely. I vote who I know is good. wala e, naalis na yun magagaling like drae, arms, and of course reymond. Only gian, mau and john are the one who are still alive that can be really the 1st Philippine idol. at first pao is good but para I noticed na the same ang style nya. Mr.C was right, she needs to re-invent herself.

  • @romeo- sadly that is the fact of this Philippine Idol. I am also disappointed. Nothing the judges say make any impact on the voters. You are right actually. Miguel is known to come from an affluent family. Sad thing, Miguel is not charismatic nor does he have audience impact. I am rooting for Mau, Gian and Pow. Pow still has a chance to improve.

  • cathy

    I agree with you Romeo. Arms, Drae and Raymond deseve to be in the competition up to now. Mau and Gian too. Kung sila lang sana ang Top 5, siguro ang tindi ng competition. Mas exciting to watch. Sayang talaga.

  • @cathy- how sad it is to see the great singers go just because they didn’t have enough resources to buy text votes.

  • see you next week!!!

  • among the contestants, I like the black girl the most.

  • I think that PI show must end now because there is no point in pushing it till the finals. Nobody can sing especially Ken (get it? Ken not sing? Guffaw!) Oh the ricky martin wannabe Jan Nieto ..oh God that really sucks man. He doesn’t really know the flats and sharps and his voice crakcs. I think he is a faggot.
    They have eliminated all the PI materials, drae, apple etc. Now everybody in that final six is just a mere karaoke singer. Sorry but it’s just profoundly true

  • By the way, let Mr. C do the judging , he knows best and though he can’t bend his body backwards like mamita he sure can distinguish what’s out of tune and whats’ not.Pls. tell Mamita she is a poor judge and dancer too.

  • @jerico- There are still 6 weeks left and who knows any of the 6 Idol finalists can still improve. That usually happens even in American Idol. I don’t think Mau or Pow are karoake type of singers. They have a unique tone to their singing stype. Apple and Arms sounded more karoakish to me though they were also good.

    I agree with you that Mamita is a LOUSY judge. She should be fired. Even Francis Magalona should be replaced. Hadji Alejandro was an excellent judge.

  • I agree with you Noemi with Mau and Paw but the rest especially Ken and Jan is just too much for my ears to handle. Hadji is a better judge than Francis M.I hope Pow will be Phil. Idol. Tnx for message

  • @Jerico- Oh yes. Jan and Ken and even Miguel don’t deserve to be in the Top 3 but the reality is, they will make it. They have the text vote power.

    here is my top 3 prediction:

    http://blogged.the-protagonist.net/2006/11/07/my-top-3-finalist-prediction-for-the-first-philippine-idol/

  • If and when Ken or Jan will be our Idol and compete in the world idol contest, I think and its my prerogative to go to US and change my nationality.

  • @Jerico- The possibility that Jan will be the Idol is quite high. I heard their group talking about their text campaign during the first live show. Your new citizenship is not a faraway dream after all.

  • Hahhaa Yap, I heard the Unilever text force. I hope Amay Bisaya joining and winning the contest, now that makes a lot of sense.
    The most I can do is to refrain from buying their products hehehe, how childish…Just disappointed.I hope somebody, the likes of Martin Niviera but sadly there isn’t much anymore. Hail! The Phil. Idol Jan Nieto. The singer that can not sing

  • Oh , I forgot Ken. I can see him as the next Fannie Serrano, they look alike don’t they?

  • I’ve been enjoying the youtube videos of Philippine Idol. It’s as fun as the American version 🙂 You’re so lucky to have ringside seats!

  • @jmom- Yes it’s fun to watch it live. That’s why I look forward to weekends.

  • @jerico- Ken looks so much different now compared to when he started out. uhmm more frivolous in his fashion style.

  • john

    im really sad na c pow natangal,kasi magiging boring na ang show bec of miguel…maganda kc pag top 5 puro magagaling na ang matira mas solid sana kong c mau,gian,pow,apple and jan ang top 5 para mas dadami ang manood,,,,,ok naman c miguel but his not deserving to be in the top 5,,,,sana lang ang matira sa top 2 ung magagaling na talaga like mau and gian…………googluck philippine idol,,,,,

  • myrna co

    Noemi!! you’re also an idol fanatic .. now i dont have to be apologetic for it. Well, we can do worse lol. Who did u root for .. i can’t seem to deduce from what i have so far read. Well, I put most of my texting load on Jan (including a bet with my daughter …. dinner at chef de Angelo). But I also voted for Mau. Well .. anyone of the three but Gian … Why? Was a bit uncomfortable with his sleekness .. sobra pagkaplantsado. I like ’em na medyo lumalabas ang rawness. Para bang handicraft item … gusto ko may konting blemish … am turned off by perfectly crafted ones kasi machine made. But well, happy na din ako that Mau is it .. high time we pinoys recognize real talent and set aside surface looks di ba. Well, tuwang tuwa talaga ako to see ur blogs. Sayang, i should have stumbled on this earlier .. could you have wangled for this old friend a ticket at the araneta for the finals? Hehe. Cheers. This isnt the last time u hear from me.

  • @Myrna – I am an Idol fanatic. No need to apologize ano? I was at first for Mau, then Gian then no one in the end. I would be happy for any of the three to win. Mau deserved to win and based on the Idol concept, Mau fits it. Hay naku, it was really hard to get tickets even if we had reserved. They always seem to get lost. but since the staff knew me and my husband, it wasn’t a problem to enter the shows. Nice of you to drop by!

  • erika

    bkt nmn ganun… INAAPI nyo maxado c ken?! lalo k na jerica.. sna nmn wag kaung magsalita s iba ng ganun! cge nga! ikaw b makakakanta k b! kung oo sumali ka! ewan lng natin kung manalo ka! i dnt want to have fight w/ u.. un lng po.. nga pla kung gusto nyo ang PI wag nyo nang pag sa2bihan ng msma ang PINOY DREAM ACADEMY parehas lng tau lht na gus2 ang mga singing contest.. okei! bye,,