Idol Philippines finds new home in the Kapamilya network.
In line with its new home and name, the said Idol franchise from British entertainment executive Simon Fuller already unveiled its judges prior to its broadcast.
Heading them is Asia’s songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. Joining Regine are Vice Ganda, Moira Dela Torre and James Reid.
However, netizens were quick to question the inclusion of the three, especially that of Reid.
In an interview, Reid, who is a multi-hyphenated artist and has his own label Careless Music Manila, said that the people behind the talent show must have seen talent in him.
“I made it in my own area, my own field in the showbiz industry… and they see talent in me,” he said.
On the other hand, Idol Philippines host Billy Crawford defended Reid and the other judges.
“Full support ako sa lahat ng judges… Ang pinaka-importante dito is, guys, you have to be proud of our own talent.”