Philippine Idol Finals

By Jove Francisco – An hour before I went to the Araneta Coliseum, I was in SM Centerpoint, lined up in a counter to pay for stuff I got in the toiletries section. I was waiting for my turn when I looked to my left and saw these bright colored huge hankies hanging from this display section. Then the idea hit me: buy those bright yellow hankies and wave them later inside the Araneta as a form of support for Maureen “Mau” Marcelo. They day before, I felt bad that we didn’t do much to contribute to the color-cheer battle inside the Big Dome. A lot of times during Saturday’s final competition, parang nakukulangan kami sa cheers for Mau. Today, Sunday, we vowed to be noisy, demonstrative and supportive of the person whom we think deserves the title of the first ever Philippine Idol: Mau!

Before the show: we did just that. We were seated in the press area of the patron seats, and we proudly waved those bright yellow hankies like there’s no tomorrow.

During the show: we continued to do so, until I feared that I won’t be able to do voice over reports tomorrow dahil baka mapatid ang litid namin. Fellow blogger Noemi was seated with her hubby, two rows in front of us, I’m sure they heard our cheers, loud and clear, hehehe.

During Mau’s numbers: sige ang wagayway ng mga telang hawak namin. One time, natawa pa si Mau when she saw us, waving them vigorously. We hope we lifted her spirits during that moment na alam naming nakaka nerbyos na dahil malapit na ang announcement of winners.

Before the actual announcement: We saw the head writer approach Mel Villena. He whispered something to him. Mel then relayed the message to his great band. We saw a collective smile from the bunch. May nag thumbs up among themselves. May nag high five pa. Hindi namin alam, but our group took that as a sign that Mau’s the victor. We couldn’t contain ourselves, kilig na kilig na kami nung time na iyun even if hindi pa nadedeclare ang winner.

During the actual announcement: I let out this shout that I derived from sheer joy! I jumped repeatedly as I made noise. While my left hand kept waving the hanky and my other hand holding my camera. Yes, I did them all ng sabay sabay, don’t ask me how. At one point, I had to stop because it felt like I’m having a heart attack. No joke! Hehehe. I’m laughing now, but I was teary eyed during those precious seconds. And yeah, I am proud to admit that!

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  1. Reggee Bonoan says:

    Aware kaya ang ABC 5 o si Sandra Chavez, bagong manager ng nanalong 1st Philippine Idol na si Mau Marcelo na may existing contract ito sa Viva Entertainment?

    Nabanggit sa amin ng aming source na maghahabol daw si Vincent del Rosario sa Philippine Idol dahil may isang taong management contract sa kanya si Mau.

    Si Mau raw ang runner-up ni Sarah Geronimo sa Star For A Night four years ago at limang taon ang pinirmahan ng first PI sa Viva.

    “Maski na walang nagawa ang Viva sa kanya, nakapirma pa rin siya at valid iyon. Hindi ba niya ito ipinagtapat sa ABC 5?” ito ang say ng taga-Viva.

    Demanda or buy-out ng kontrata ang kundisyon raw ni Vincent sa kaso ni Mau Marcelo.

    Say naman ng taga-Singko, “Madaling ilipat ang titulo kay Jan Nieto dahil considered na panloloko ang ginawa ni Mau o depende sa usapan.”

  2. round 10 says:

    anu ba ang ginawa ng viva sa kanya? binuro lang naman siya at ang talent niya… tapos makuha pang maghabol? kung itutuloy ng viva ito mapapahiya pa sila kasi naghahabol sila proket may titulo na si Mau.

    utang na loob! gusto niyo ng rally?

  3. Shane says:

    I smell the duo Robby and Joed behind this. Aren’t these two (na binugbog ni Rudy) working for Viva as consultants? Sounds something they would do. ;-)

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