Recap: What went down during the 1st elimination night of 'Idol Philippines'

MANILA, Philippines — The contestants of Idol Philippines got off to a good start as they interpreted songs by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab.

Each contestant was mentored by Mr C himself as they prepped their own versions of his classic songs.

This week, Zephanie Dimaranan got the highest score from the judges and fans at 99.75% with her version of "Paraiso." Regine Velasquez commended her, saying that she loved the high notes and that Zephanie was able to perform well.

Matty Juniosa and Rachel Libres who found themselves in the bottom with Elle Ocampo. Elle was saved from the elimination while Matty and Rachel had to bid goodbye. 


Although disappointed, Matty and Rachel said they were grateful for the experience.

"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," Matty said.

"Hindi ko naramdaman na competition ito parang naramdaman ko na talagang pamilya po kami," Rachel said.

(I never felt it was a competition because I felt we were all a big family.)

The Top 10 contestants are set to interpret songs by Erik Santos and Yeng Constantino for the next round. —