- James Reid defended his decision to reject n auditionee in “Idol Philippines”
- He emphasized that he and the other judges are looking for “total package”
- The netizens immediately reacted upon hearing the actor’s explanation
Kapamilya actor James Reid once again got criticized on social media after he defended his decision to reject reggae singer Luke Baylon in “Idol Philippines.”
KAMI learned that a lot of netizens were disappointed after the said auditionee failed to advance to the next round because he only got one “yes” from the judges.
Only Regine Velasquez wanted Luke to qualify to “Idol City” while the other three judges reasoned out that his performance lacked “something” and it was not extra-special.
Because of this, James bravely defended his decision through a Twitter post and he stated that the auditionee is not yet ready to become a finalist.
“Like I said, Luke Baylon is a good singer but we’re looking for the total package. Wait till you see the 12 finalists. You’ll see why I said he wasn’t ready… That rendition of ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ was sick,” he quipped.
“You have no idea how hard it is to crush peoples dreams right in front of them. That’s the burden we carry as judges to try and give one special person a chance of a lifetime…” he added.
However, the actor’s defense seemed to even dismay more people and they expressed their disappointment on social media. Here are their comments:
“Kaya mas maganda sana kung mga batikan sa singing ang judges eh. Ewan ko ba bakit ito pa ang napili wala naman sa ayos ang nota. Just saying!”
“Parang sa looks lang kayo tumitingin.”
“Ang dami naman kasing pwedeng ilagay na competitive at nakakaintindi sa larangan ng musika at pagsasabuhay nito. Wala akong nakikitang pag unlad ng Idol sa Pinas.”
“Hinahanap nila total package. Hustisya naman sa may talent na di masyadong biniyayaan ng hitsura.”
“Sana talent show na lang tutal kelangan niyo pala total package. Wala pa yata sa sampu ang talagang magaling sa musika since the show aired on national TV. Si Regine lang naman talaga ang ‘K’ mag judge. The rest, no comment!’
Watch the video of the audition below:
In a previous article by KAMI, the heavy words that James and the other judges received from a lot of netizens were reported here.
James Reid is a popular actor in the Philippines who rose to fame after winning in “Pinoy Big Brother” few years ago. He is the boyfriend of multi-awarded actress Nadine Lustre.
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