Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid wife of singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid defended her co-judges in Idol Philippines against the criticism that the other judges’ credibility.
The other judges are namely Vice Ganda, Moira Dela Torre, and James Reid. Only Regine’s skills and comments about the contestants’ performance were commended by the show’s viewers.
Allegedly, the other three judges that were supposed to join Regine were Jose Marie Chan, Kuh Ledesma, and Erik Santos as they were to represent each era’s music industry to which at such are the 70s, 80, and 2000s, respectively.
And with all the rants online about the show, Regine came to their defense by saying “Mayroon kaming mga kanya kanyang specialty. Ako obviously, sa technicals ako. A lot of times, they don’t even question what I say. So kanya kanya kami ng trabaho. They were chosen because mayroon silang expertise din.”
Positively thinking she said that it’s great that the show is trending every weekend as she thinks it’s interesting.
“That’s a good thing. Very interesting naman kasi talaga ‘yung show and the mix of the contestants. Plus you have four different personalities in there na iba din ang tingin sa bawat performance. It’s really interesting,” she stated.
Regine does make it clear that she understands the weight of responsibility of being a judge for the said show. She also knows the difficulty of it, “It’s part of our job. When I took on the [job of being] a judge on ‘Idol Philippines,’ I wanted to be honest, hindi para mang-hurt ng feelings or sirain dreams nila. I want for them to be better kaya kailangan ko maging honest. Hindi ko puwedeng sabihin na okay lang pero hindi naman.” she added.