by Dinno Erece
Sunday, August 10, 2008 08:09 PM
PEP

It’s two girls and one boy for the top three of Pinoy Idol.

(From left) Jayann Bautista, Ram Chaves, and Gretchen Espina are the three remaining Pinoy Idol finalists who will face-off in the finals next week. (From left) Jayann Bautista, Ram Chaves, and Gretchen Espina are the three remaining Pinoy Idol finalists who will face-off in the finals next week.
Courtesy of GMA-7

Kahit belatedly, the fans are back and alive for the final elimination night of Pinoy Idol sa Center Stage sa SM Mall of Asia earlier tonight, August 10. After several elimination nights, mistulang finals night na rin kanina sa dami ng fans na gustong makapasok ng Center Stage.

Full force na ang bawat supporters ng natitirang Pinoy Idol hopefuls na sina Jayann Bautista, Kid Camaya, Ram Chaves, Daryl Celis, at Gretchen Espina with their own posters, banners, chants, and what-have-yous.

Still the biggest contingent was that of Daryl, na simula pa lang ay very organized na ang mga fans na may pangalan ni Daryl cut in styrofoam na iwinawagayway nila. Bukod sa individual placards nilang hawak, may giant letters spelling his name ang hawak ng limang fans na nasa gitna nila.

Hindi rin naman nagpapatalo ang mga supporters ni Gretchen, lalo na’t laging present ang kanyang amang gobernador ng Biliran at ang kanyang ina. For the final elimination round, lahat sila’y may hawak ng long orange balloons.

Lumaban na rin ang mga supporters nina Ram, Jayann, at Kid na dati ay dinadaan na lang sa palakpak at big picture posters. Ram has his supporters holding a legal-size carton bearing his name. Isang malaking tarpaulin naman ni Jayann ang hawak ng mga supporters niya, at may posters na hawak ang karamihan ng fans ni Kid.

Dahil final elimination na ito, kakaiba ang simula ng show kung saan tinanong ng host na si Raymond Gutierrez ang tatlong judges na sina Jolina Magdangal, Wyngard Tracy, at Ogie Alcasid kung sino sa tingin nila ang papasok sa Top 3. Unanimous pala ang decision nila that they think it would be Ram, Jayann, and Kid.

Individually, tinanong ulit sila kung sino sa palagay nila ang magiging first Pinoy Idol. Ogie picked Kid, Jolens chose Ram, and Wyngard voted for Jayann.

Unang tinawag ni Raymond si Jayann. Siya rin ang unang sinabihang pasok siya sa final three.

Pangalawang tinawag si Kid ngunit siya naman ang unang na-eliminate. After this, he sang his final Idol song, Wham’s “Careless Whisper.” With Kid’s elimination, out na ang manok ni Ogie.

Pangatlong tinawag si Gretchen and she, too, is in. At that point, Gretchen was the first and only hopeful na hindi pinanigan ng tatlong judges na makakapasok sa final three.

Hinuli at pinagsabay ni Raymond na tinawag sina Daryl at Ram, pero binitin muna sa isang commercial gap. Finally, it was Daryl—the one with the consistently biggest group of fans and supporters—who was out of the final three at pasok naman si Ram. After this, Daryl repeated his performance of “Forever” as he ended his Idol journey.

Kung sa simula ng Pinoy Idol ay pawang mga babae ang naunang natanggal, pagdating sa Final Three, mas lamang naman ngayon ang bilang ng mga babaeng nakapasok.

One final performance night ang magaganap next Saturday, August 16, na gagawin na sa SMX ng Mall of Asia bago ang star-studded grand finals night ng first Pinoy Idol sa Sunday, August 17, also at SMX.

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47 COMMENTS

  1. just curious…..

    wala na may known espina opposition nga ning congratulate kang greta..

    making it to the top 10 is an achievement one said in separate thread. karon nga top 3 na, morag hilum man…

    just curious….

    he he he he

  2. A great achievement for a Biliran Islander to make it to the top three.
    I hope everyone can show her the respect she deserves as she is a good ambasador for Biliran Island.

  3. bakit naman natanggal c daryl at c kid mas magaling naman cla. sa umpisa palang di na maintindihan nang mga judges yong kinanta ni gretchen pero wla tayong magagawa eh..boto yong pinagbasehan hindi yong galing sa pagkanta….

  4. Go IDOL GRETCHEN..
    SA MGA TAONG WALNG IBANG MASAFI JAN KUNFI PANINIRA WAG NAMAN SANA KAYONG GANYAN DAPAT NGA IPAGMALAKI NTN C GRETCHEN KC XA PALANG ANG NGBIGAY NG GANYANG ACHIEVEMENTS SA BILIRAN..
    WAG NMN NTN SANA XANG HUSGAHAN PORKE BA ANAK XA NG GOVERNOR.. ANTI ANF PO IS NOT AN ISSUE HERE.. TANGA LNG ANG MGSASABI NA MANANALO XA DHIL SA VOTES HNDI BA NINU NAICIP NA HALOS LAHAT NG CONTESTANT AY TODO SUPPORT TLGA PGDTING SA VOTES..KAYA HNDI NTN MCCC ANG TAO KUNG MGCAMPAIGN SILA NG VOTES DAHIL HNDI NTN KASALANAN KUNG MAHAL NTN UNG BINOBOTO NTN KAYA DPT LNG TAYONG SUMUPORTA… I LOVE YOU IDOL GRETCHEN..

  5. may the best win na lng..juz hoping that the winner will b judge coz she or he is the best not bcoz of the votes coz who knows behind the votes dba?hay naku

  6. Please check out http://www.pinoyidol2008 for rants and raves regarding the top 3 Pinoy Idol finalists. Judge for yourself if Gretchen is well-liked or not. Majority of the comments in this blog is lame compared to what is being written about Gretchen all over the internet.

    One angry blogger passionately wrote about the integrity of the show and why GMA company execs are concerned about the future of the show.

  7. AY NAKU,WALANG KWENTA ANG PINOY IDOL KUNG ANG BASIHAN AY ANG MGA NUMBER OF VOTES..
    GINAMIT TALAGA NANG AMA NI GRETCHEN ANG PIRA SA GOVERNO PARA LANG MAKABIGAY NANG PIRA PAN LOAD PAN TEXT PARA SA ANAK NIYANG SI GRETCHEN SIMULAT UMPISA PLASTIC ANG DATING NI GRETCHEN NOH?HINDI NAMAN TALAGA YAN MAGALING KUMANTA PLASTIC ANG NGITI KATULAD SA AMA NA GOVERNADOR ROGER ESPINA MABUTING TAO SA HARAPAN PIRO SA TALIKURAN PARANG SI HUDAS.

  8. As a matter of fact most of the people of Biliran never like’s Gretchen Espina specially her father Roger Espina and her Grand Father Gerry Espina Sr.involved in the killings of two men body guard of the Father of Cong.Glenn Chong.
    I hope all ESPINA’S go to HEAL!!!and go to JEAL..
    we are not happy to see your faces ESPINA’S while the other’s was so sad of what happened in our beloved Biliran Province..

  9. STAY AWAY IN BILIRAN ESPINA’S
    LET THE PEOPLE AWAY FROM CRIME…
    LET THE PEOPLE STAY PEACE IN OUR PROVINCE..
    GO AWAY ESPINA’S..
    GO AWAY GO AWAY GO AWAY

  10. [quote post=”323″]As a matter of fact most of the people of Biliran never like’s Gretchen Espina specially her father Roger Espina and her Grand Father Gerry Espina Sr.involved in the killings of two men body guard of the Father of Cong.Glenn Chong.
    I hope all ESPINA’S go to HEAL!!!and go to JEAL..
    we are not happy to see your faces ESPINA’S while the other’s was so sad of what happened in our beloved Biliran Province..[/quote]

    Wag kang magpadalos-dalos sa iyong pananlita GREGGY. Isipin mo muna mga pinag-sasabi mo bago mo ito ipost. Hindi mamatay tao ang mga ESPINA. Porke’t may patayang nagaganap, Espina Family kaagad ang may kagagawan. You’re so unfair to Espina. Bakit hindi ka mag-investigate about sa “KILLING OF TWO PERSONS”? para ikaw mismo ang makadiscover sa BUONG KATOTOHANAN.

  11. gretchen,ikaw mismo ang naka hibalo ug angay kaba pili-on sa pinoy idol,pero kabalo kaba nga binayran imo pagkadaug sa pinoy idol imong amahan cge pang hatag ug load para iboto lang sa imo dili ang mga tawo inyo ra pamilya cge boto nimo kabalo ang mga tawo nga dili ka maayo mokanta…….

  12. gretchen malipay unta ko nga nkadaog ka kso ang dami comment dat ur not dserving………..na ilhan na ang biliran run tungod nmo ………….. be urself and gudlock……………..

  13. e1 ko s inyo bsta ang skin manuod lng at mkinig..i dont care who and what ol of u trying 2 say..magulo kau..espina d2..patay d2..etc..etc..etc..pls let us pray nlng for our province ok!!!

  14. gretchen mao na jud imo paningkamot nga modaog ka, pero dili jud angay kay tungod sa inyo pamilya hugaw na bisan unsa paningkamot sa imo amahan dili na jud moto-o ang taga biliran nila, mas maayo pa balik nalang mo sa manila……….

  15. ako bou su4rt is to u Gretch, ayaw lng ka turaw sa mga bad comments sa imo. Huna2-a nlng noon na as ur inspiration paingon sa kalampusan .
    hehe! ana man jud na ang sikat!

  16. mao ka chen! pila tanan inyong nagasto para pangtext-votes lang nimo? dako kaayu sah!? dka malisang ana? g-gastuan ka sa imong parents para dili lang ka ma-eliminate then the FACT that you don’t deserve for it. bisag ang mga judges wa gani ka g-pili as their choice sa top 3. owaw kaayu sah nga nasud ka bsag way g-ganahan na judge sa imo. naning jud kaayu mo ug pislit sa fon ato ky pra lang dili ma-tanggal.

    “Dahil final elimination na ito, kakaiba ang simula ng show kung saan tinanong ng host na si Raymond Gutierrez ang tatlong judges na sina Jolina Magdangal, Wyngard Tracy, at Ogie Alcasid kung sino sa tingin nila ang papasok sa Top 3. Unanimous pala ang decision nila that they think it would be Ram, Jayann, and Kid.

    Individually, tinanong ulit sila kung sino sa palagay nila ang magiging first Pinoy Idol. Ogie picked Kid, Jolens chose Ram, and Wyngard voted for Jayann.”

  17. If you have seen the facial expression of Gretchen as she was proclaimed as part of the final 3, one can see that she’s not happy with her inclusion.
    Gretchen knew deep inside in herself that she does not deserved to be part of the top 3 finalist of Pinoy Idol. I know that it pains for Gretchen to see her other co-competitors of the show to be eliminated like Penelope. Warren, Sue and the latest Kid Camaya for she knew that they deserved but she cannot do otherwise but to follow the whims and caprices of her father, Gov. Espina and the rest of the family.
    It would be a great pity for Gretchen to be used as pawn in order to advance the political interest of her father for it is pretty sure that her father will use her in the 2010 elections if there is any.
    I know and you also even knew it that it would be too hard on the part of Gretchen to live in a make-believe world where you will have to exert the best in you but time and again the natural self has its own boundaries and limitations no matter what we will do.
    However, we could not also blamed Gretchen’s family to spend a part of their legal income and squander a many of their illegallly-acquired income just to let Gretchen win the coveted title as Pinoy Idol. Any parent cannot deny the fact that it is a Filipino custom to move heaven and earth just for her dear love one to win in popularity contest.
    But at a glance, one can discern that forcing the issue on the winnability of Gretchen in Pinoy Idol is an ingrained behavior and even a usual practice of the Espina family especialy in the field of politics.
    Look at the old man Espina, he now pronounced that he is availbale to run as governor, his son Roger as Congressman and Roselyn as Mayor of Naval and perhaps Rudy for a post in the provincial board for the 2010 elections. What a pity for the Biliranon if they will choose again the Espina political dynasty to be back at the helm of Biliran political picture.
    Gong back to Gretchen, she knows she does not deserve the title as Pinoy Idol. We knew that her homecoming to Naval is purposely done to solicit more text votes from the Biliranon. We also knew that pupils in the elementary, students in the secondary as well as in the tertiary levels are again used as props of the Espina to show to the people that Gretchen is very much welcome in her home place. What a pity to some of the education officials who until now treat the Espinas as demi-God in Biliran province whom they adore like Mao of China.

  18. mga taong wlng magawa kundi manira sa mga espina better shot up, hindi naman kasali ang politika sa pagkapanalo ni gretch, dapat proud pa nga tayo dahil na known ang ating probincya dahil sa kanya ok/

  19. ubos la kwarta sa biliran panghatag ug load aron la makadaug.
    way angay ng pagka dauga…..wa man pod xa angay mokanta,,kay malukot man ug mahiwi ang nawong ni gretchen
    kung mokanta na..way angay oi…….kalooy sa biliran gihimo lang puhunun….hilom mo diha oi.

  20. A G R E E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    to POST 26 OF M A O M O
    to POST 27 OF N A V A L E N O!!

  21. Di na kahibungan why gretchen is plastic ..asa pa man maliwat di sa parents uhum…from the father to the madir na dakilang plastic kita naman sa mukhang maski anong emote noh ! Angayan jud sa ila ang saying nga “do not judge a book by its cover” kay you can never tell unsa kabulok mga batasan ni Governor Roger Espina and Cecille Espina from their looks…PLASTIC AS IN !!!! Wait till you hear the Governor curse and do his thing …and that Dra Cecille … feeling reyna mukhang indigenous naman TSE … hilasan lang ta ! Kana sila mukhang pera to the max ….

  22. GUD PM EVERYBODY LALONA SA TAGA CHANNEL 7 D NANOOD AKO SA INYO NGAYON LUMIPAT NA KO SA PINOY ACADEMY DAHIL MAGANDA ANG FORMAT SA INYO PURO KWARTA ANG LAMAN MASKI WALANG TALENT ANG CONTESTANT NG PINOY IDOL BASTA MAY KUWARTA OK .KAYA MGA KABABAYAN BOYKOT NATIN PINOY IDOL WALANG KWENTA PURO KWARTA PARANG MONEY CONTEST

    YHANK YOU…………………………………….

  23. hoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mga walang hiya kau!!!!!!!!bkt namn kau ganyan?!!!!imbis na ipagmalaki natin c gretchen.dinadown nyo pa…….wag naman kaung ganyan cge gretchen kaya mo yan khit taga manila ako boto pa rin ako sau……..pero nand2 me now sa naval..go…….go………..go……..inuubos ko allowance ko para leng makavote sau………kya hindi 22o ung cnasabi nila bout votebuying……..cge goodluck……bye love you……..i always pray to god dat u get da goal…..sana MANALO KA!!

  24. sUs!! paka uwaw ra man ka greta oe!
    la man lang ngani na mention imu name sa mgA nahan sa judges nia na apil pa ka top 3!!
    waT is aNa jud nah bsTa cge gawas kwarta parents nu? para pang lod sa mga tawo nia e.txt nmu..!!
    nah maau ra ba f ang kwarta ila, sa mga tawo baya sa BILIRAN..
    tsk..tsk..kauwaw pud oe! chaka kaau ka!! hahahah..
    trying hard ra ka kaau..ayaw na pangambisyon nga kaw ma pinoy idol kay la jud ka’g guts oe!!!

    bang!!! bagag nawong

  25. GO GRETCH AYAW PADALA ANANG MGA AW-ANUN, PASAGDI NANG MGA TAWO NGA WALANG MAGAWA KUNDI MANIRA NANG TAO, TAGA CHINA CGURO NA SILA,,, NGANONG MANGUTANA MANMO ASA OG KWARTA IBOTO MGA ESPINA UNSA INYO PAGTUO TAGA BILIRAN RAY NING SUPPORT KANG GRETCHEN MAAYO PA TAGA LAIN LUGAR KAY SUPPORT PA… PAGKAPAIT NINYO PALANDUNGON NGA INGON ANA INYO BATASAN KAMO DAW KUNO DIDTO KUNG KAYA BA NINYO CGE MO PANAWAY MURA MO OG PERPECTO,,,, UNSA INYO PAGTUO SA MGA ESPINA POOR??? HOY AYAW PAG-ARUN INGNON KAY BISAN NGANI ORDENARYO KANDIDATA SITIO MANIGURO MAN NGANI TA OG HATAG SOBRE PARA LA DAOG KANA PA NGA ANAK OG KWARTAHAN…. TIK-UMA NALA NA NINYO INYO BABA UNYA LAMYA INYO INGGIT PARA MAKATULOG MO….

  26. Hay, what a shame to the whole nation, “taga Biliran mandaraya.” Alam ng lahat walang “k” c Gretchen na masali sa top 3 pero she was saved dahil sa boto na kung alam nyo lang galing sa kaban ng bayan. I dont think Gretchen’s title as one of the top 3 pinoy idol brought Biliran fame, instead SHAME to the Filipino citizens…

  27. I am not against Gretchen’s feat by landing top three post of the 1st Pinoy Idol search.
    What I am not happy about in this achievement of hers is the fact that it was not based purely on her singing prowess but more on text buying schemes that her family have done to save her from being eliminated.
    How can your loyal fans expect us to be proud of you… when we know that there are more deserving contestants than you are talent wise who were elimited because they do not have the machinery which your family can afford to back you up in that contest…
    For me Pinoy Idol search is not really a search for Pinoy talented singers but for Pinoy who have tons of money to by votes and to buy the top spot of the contest…
    How can you make us proud when we know that your biggest supporter, your family doesn’t deserve my trust.And who are being accused of amassing wealth out of the pocket of my provincemates.
    I like you as a person but as a singer well I think otherwise
    I cannot blame you though because you have been trying to make a very good image to your clan. But sad to say even if you win in Pinoy Idol… the trust and confidence that the Biliranons have given to your clan before will never be entrusted to them again because as what’s happening in my province nowadays.. they don’t deserve another chance to fool us again… the don’t deserve another chance to rob us again… they dont deserve another chance to hide the truth and justice in my province… They don’t even deserve to be my kababayan at all.

  28. Mr admin… I have sent my comment on the 13th of Aug about this issue and until now it is nowhere to be found in the blogs in here.
    Whats wrong with expressing my opinion regarding this issue…I thought something is wrong with the system..
    Can you possibly retrive them and have them posted?

  29. Go, go, Gretchen..

    Continue putting Biliran on the map. Cheers to all Biliranons!!! You have something to be proud of.

  30. sus! basta kwartahay gani…daug gyod ang mga espina. pustaanay ta, modaug pod na silas tanan nilang mga kaso…BASTA KWARTAHAY!

  31. Mr. Admin!
    It is me who have to ask for an apology to you and to Miss Gretchen…
    I have to ask sorry to you because I did not know about your situation..
    I am sorry for Gretchen because people who discern put her in bad waters due to her connections to her family whose integrity are in question morally-wise. and politically-wise as weel.
    I have nothing against her because I can feel that she is innocent on whatever her clan is doing to our beloved province…I know deep in my heart that what she is doing is to give honors and prestige to her family…
    But it doesn’t mean to say that I don’t mean what I said in my previous blogs.
    I am just honest to myself about what I feel, about what I read.. about what I hear… about what I feel about the issue.
    Mr. Admin thank you for giving me the priviledge to take part in the discussion that you have in here..
    I am very sorry Mr. Admin and thank you very much..CIAO.

  32. tlga tong c GRETA malakas din ang kapit noh…….
    i’m tga BILIRAN……
    pero yaw ko tlga song ni GRETA……………………
    ni hindi ko n masikmura eh…………

    KC naman ung pera lang niya at bka pera pa ng taumbayan nyan………………………..
    hi……MANG ENRIQUEZ help us…….nga……
    sna di xa napasok ng finals eh….

    sna cnA
    mae
    robin
    penelope
    jay-ann
    ang maglalaban-laban……

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