- Jose Javier Reyes had commented about possible replacements of ‘Idol Philippines’ Judges
- He tweeted the names of singers that could possibly replace the judges
- However, Jose Javier Reyes later apologized for his insensitivity in his tweets
ABS-CBN’s ‘Idol Philippines’ has had its fair share of issues, ranging from rejection of seemingly qualified contestants to questions about the credentials of the judges making those decisions.
One of the people who apparently have issues with the show is award-winning director Jose Javier Reyes. Like others, he questioned whether the judges are qualified to the work of picking out promising singers. He went one step further though by actually suggesting possible replacements.
On his Twitter account, the director had tweeted names of singers as replacements but he refrained from naming the show.
“Suggestion: Jed Madela, Gary Valenciano, Morissette Amon as replacements? Credibility is important … more than celebrity.”
Idol Philippines panel of judges include Regine Velasquez, Vice Ganda, Moira Dela Torre, and James Reid. The criticism about the judges’ credibility in judging increased when Moira, James, and Vice said “no” to reggae singer Luke Baylon.
Add to this the incident where Moira Dela Torre and Regine Velasquez had a little misunderstanding and Moira was even criticized for being part of the ‘Idol Philippines’ judges.
Recently, netizens called out the three judges again when idol aspirant Ibrahim Onggo auditioned with “One in a Million You.” The three judges said he didn’t have the right emotion for the song but Regine Velasquez disagreed and explained that the song was a hopeful one.
Netizens reacted to Jose Javier’s comment on possible replacements of the judges. Some even said that ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ has more credibility in judging instead of ‘Idol Philippines.’
Oh bakit nga ba sila ndi nag audition sa tnt ? Mas credible pala mga judges dun .. 😩😒😪😔😖😫
— J.N (@Rona98453177) June 5, 2019
But Javier later tweeted an apology for his post about the replacement of judges.
“A misstep to make the suggestions. We all want the show to work, to give chance to new talents. My apologies for the insensitivity.”
A lot of people may not like ‘Idol Philippines’ but it does not change the fact that people still eagerly tune in to watch the show every weekend.