MANILA, Philippines — Two contestants from Idol Philippines were eliminated on Sunday, June 30 during the first elimination round of the show.
Matty Juniosa and Rachel Libres bid goodbye to their co-contestants after they both got the lowest combined scores from the audience and judges.
Your Idol Journey ends tonight, Matty and Rachel! You did great and thank you for showing us great talent! #IdolPH1stElim pic.twitter.com/23rCgVfQU6 — Idol Philippines (@idolphilippines) June 30, 2019
With Matty and Rachel's elimination, the Idol hopefuls are now down to 10.
Although both were sad about their departure, Matty and Rachel said they prepared themselves for anything that could happen.
Screenshot from YouTube/Idol Philippines
"I am an acquired taste," Matty said after the elimination. "It's hard to accept someone like me pero throughout my journey naman I felt na in this community, I felt I was accepted. And I think hindi lang siya nag come through with camera, with TV and everything.
"But I'm so happy kasi I got to march yesterday with my eye shadow, and with my performance and I've been able to sing my heart out. I waited for one year for this moment. And I think I've served my purpose na rin."
Rachel thanked the staff of the show for giving them the opportunity to show their talent. She also thanked her co-Idol contestants.
"Hindi ko naramdaman na competition ito parang naramdaman ko na talagang pamilya po kami," she said, also giving a shout out to her followers.
(I never felt it was a competition because I felt we were all a big family.)