Saturday, November 18, 2006

Broadway and Movie Theme Week: Lea Salonga to sit as fourth judge

It's only three week away from determining the very first Philippine Idol, and now the competition begins to really heat up.

Each of the five remaining Idol hopefuls would sing two songs each from the Broadway and Movie Theme Week. Both of their songs were selected by the producer and director of the show.

And what further excites the viewers is--no, not the return of Francis Magalona as judge--the inclusion of Lea Salonga as guest judge this Sunday.

No stranger to the Broadway genre, Tony Award winner Salonga is one of the country's pride in the international music scene, having featured in several movie theme songs most notably "A Whole New World" from Aladdin and the movie version of "Reflection" from Mulan.

The mere mention of Lea Salonga would definitely shake the knees of our Idol hopefuls. However, would she be just as frank as former guest judge Mo Twister or become laidback like her colleagues at the judge's table?

Also to wach out for are the special music videos that featured our finalists, which will be shown before their performances. Sources say that Pow would, giving in to Mamita's wish, wear a dress in her video.

Here are the following song choices of our Top 5:
MAU - And I'm Telling You (from Dreamgirls)/ Diamonds Are Forever
MIGUEL - Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from Lion King)/ Growing Up (theme song from Bagets)
GIAN - Greased Lightning (from Grease)/ Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga
JAN - Corner of the Sky (from Pippin)/ Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang
POW - I Still Believe (from Miss Saigon)/ So Far So Good