The American Idol hit a phenomenal high here in the Phil when 2 filipinas, Jasmine Trias and Camille Velasco made it to the finals a couple of seasons back. Last season though it was unfortunate that former “Smokey Mountain” member, Sharon Galvez, was unlucky to be in a group of rejects from the AI eliminations despite her potential. In RockStar:INXS, Mark Burnet’s latest Reality Show under CBS, discovered another Filipino born talent, but as usual, they did not grow up here. Mig Ayesa, an Australian National is currently competing against 8 others who are left from the original 15 contestants of this reality based rock show. The show’s winner will become the frontman /woman for the band INXS.
I haven’t had a chance to see an episode yet but you could catch their performances on rockstar.msn.com. As usual, as Filipino’s are, who are obviously a proud race, a lot would supporrt him knowing his roots are, as with the case of the later. It could also be the reason why he’s still hanging on there. A lot have criticized Trias for her high pitched often glass-breaking voice which seems to be out of control, yet she held on to the final 3. But seeing Mig’s performances, he’s OK but I’m not a fan of his song choice though. Anyways if he does make it to the finals and get eliminated, he could always drop by our country and make a career here. Commercials even! Hehehe!
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.