Asia’s romantic balladeer Christian Bautista gave his reaction about the judges of Kapamilya singing competition “Idol Philippines” who have been receiving backlash from viewers and netizens because of their judging style.
In his interview with Pep, Christian who was a judge in the defunct Kapuso singing competition “The Clash” aired his sentiments based on his experience in the said show where he was part of.
He said: “My answer will come from what we did in The Clash. Pagalingan talaga kayo ng kantahan on that stage. Kaya yung top 5 na nakuha sa The Clash, magaling lahat talaga sila kumanta. They can beat me, man! Parang, they are so good. So I look at the talent first.”
However, he also defended the “Idol Philippines” judges composed of Asia’s songbird Regine Velasquez, Moira Dela Torre, Vice Ganda, and James Reid.
“That’s what they want, kanya-kanya ‘yan, e. A judge will want talent like me, another one will want the looks, another will want a little bit of both. So, hindi mo talaga… Yun ang gusto nila, e. Sasabihin ko ba mali ‘yan, e, yun ang gusto nila? So, yun naman, at least naba-balance,” Christian added.
When asked to choose between talent and looks, Christian answered: “I’ll pick the talented one. Pag pinagtabi mo yung dalawa sa concert, yes, makikilig sila dun [sa may hitsura]. Pero pag nagkantahan na, titingin sila dun sa mas magaling kumanta. So that’s my decision.”
(Photo source: Instagram – @xtianbautista/ @idolphilippines)