Pinoy Idol is now down to 20 contestants after the first cut. Dio Paulo, Elliot Andal, Drizzle Muniz, and Bev Ejercito were the first four contestants to be eliminated on May 25.
Although the four contestants booted off the show received fair to decent comments from the judges, nothing is guaranteed on this Filipino version of the popular U.S. TV show American Idol, where results are completely dependent on text votes. This means that anyone who has a cell phone (and load) can vote and may do so an unlimited number of times.
Bago sila natanggal, Dio sang Guy Sebastian's "Angels Brought Me Here," Elliot sang Basil Valdez's "Sana'y Ikaw Na Nga," Drizzle sang Evanescence's "My Immortal," and Bev, one of the favorites, sang Patsy Cline's "Crazy."
The 10 remaining male Pinoy Idol contestants are:
Walton Zerrudo, Rye Estrada, Ram Chaves, Kid Camaya, Sherwin Marquez, Daryl Celis, Warren Antig, Toffer Rei, Robby Navarro, and JJ Jr.
And the 10 remaining female Pinoy Idol contestants are:
Regene Ong, Jayanne Bautista, Sue Ellen, Carol Leus, Penelope, Meryl David, Vren Villaflor, Mae Flores, Jeni Rawolle, and Gretchen Espina.