Idol Philippines Final Showdown: performance video, voting mechanics, grand winner


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MANILA, Philippines – Five contenders will battle in the Grand Finals showdown of ABS-CBN's singing reality show Idol Philippines tonight, July 27 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.
Idol Philippines' Top 3 Finalists. Who will be the first grand winner?
Idol Philippines' Top 3 Finalists. Who will be the first grand winner? Photo Credit: Twitter/ Idol Philippines

Who will emerge on top and be named first Idol Philippines?
Who will emerge on top and be named first Idol Philippines? | Photo Credit: ABS-CBN

From thousands of hopefuls who auditioned to reach their stardom, the time has come for the grand reveal of Idol Philippines first-ever grand winner. This is based on judges score and public votes.


Zephanie Dimaranan (Biñan, Laguna), Lucas Garcia (Lipa, Batangas), Dan Ombao (Bataan), Miguel Odron (Indiana, USA) and Lance Busa (Agusan Del Norte) will show their singing prowess for the historic title.

UPDATE: The top 3 finalists were named on Saturday. They are Zephanie, Lucas and Lance, a combined scores from the judges and public's votes determined.

Dan and Miguel were eliminated on the competition.

The top 3 will perform for the last time on Sunday, in which the grand winner will be announced.

UPDATE: Zephanie Dimaranan is Idol Philippines grand winner

Idol Philippines' Top 3 Finalists. Who will be the first grand winner?
Idol Philippines' Top 3 Finalists. Who will be the first grand winner? Photo Credit: Twitter/ Idol Philippines

Mechanics of voting for Idol Philippines Grand Finals: Google and mobile

To vote via SMS, text IDOL space (name of contestant) and send to 2366 for all networks. See keyword below for the contestant you want to support. Only one vote per sim is allowed.

To vote via Google, go to google.com.ph and log-in using your Google account. Type "Idol Philippines Vote" in the search box, select photo of contestant and submit. One vote per Google account is allowed.

Search for the Idol Philippines Final Showdown Result

Contestant Hometown NAME (SMS) RESULT
Zephanie Dimaranan Biñan, Laguna ZEPH SAFE
Dan Ombao Bataan DAN ELIMINATED
Lucas Garcia Lipa, Batangas LUCAS SAFE
Miguel Odron Indiana, USA MIGUEL ELIMINATED
Lance Busa Agusan Del Norte LANCE SAFE

Watch the Top 5 performances here:


Miguel Odron sings “Rise Up”


Zephanie Dimaranan performs “Lipad ng Pangarap”


Lucas Garcia performs “Bulag, Pipi at Bingi”


Lance Busa performs “Lean On Me”


Reports said that 2012 “American Idol” first runner-up Jessica Sanchez is now in the country to make a guest appearance for the finale of the show.


Idol Philippines is hosted by singer-actor Billy Crawford; while the judging panel is composed of singer-actress Regine Velasquez, comedian and television presenter Vice Ganda, singer-actor James Reid, and singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre.

The Philippine Idol franchise airs after Home Sweetie Home on Saturdays and after Hiwaga ng Kambat on Sundays.

— The Summit Express


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