23-year-old Toffer Rei of Marikina, is the son of a driver and a housewife. He resides in Green Heights. His full name is Kristoffer Rei Nolasco Tragico.
25-year-old Ram Chavez of Cagayan de Oro, considers becoming a father as his most cherished accomplishment. His wife gave birth on the same day he auditioned at SMX. Tagged as:ram chavez
26-year-old Sherwin Marquez of Dagupan, lives in Tuguegarao with parents Manuel and Letty Bayangan. He believes he will serve as a good example if he wins the contest.
25-year-old Walton Zerrudo of Laguna, considers “standards” as his forte. He describes son Weston as his inspiration: “I want him to be proud of me.”
28-year-old Robby Navarro of Pampanga, recounts that he used to be part of a group. His decision to go solo was difficult, he says, but he insists it’s paying off.
24-year-old Kid Camaya of Quezon City, works at the Bank of Philippine Islands. His real name is Elizalde. He says “Idol” is his “dream and passion.”
25-year-old Warren Antig of Baguio, once got a scolding from judges Ogie and Jolina because he wanted to back out, delaying the taping. He’s nicknamed “Bordado” by the staff because of his tattoos. Tagged as:warren antig
21-year-old Daryl Celis of Rizal, is the son of an OFW. His mom Miriam Elli is a bar owner in Japan. He auditioned at SMX with his lola, whom he calls his “lucky charm.”
24-year-old Dio Paulo of Bacolod, works as call center agent for Teleperformance. His dad Melvin Maghari is a receptionist. Dio has sung in concerts and acted in a musical play. Tagged as:dio paulo magharidio paulo
17-year-old JJ Jr. of Bataan, studies in Baguio, where he lives with parents Dindo and Cynthia Pimpino. He says that he holds the distinction of being the youngest PPS contestant at 14. Tagged as:jj jrjj jr pinoy idol
24-year-old Elliot Andal of Batangas, is the son of a jeepney driver. He has worked as choir trainor and conductor and has won in several choral competitions. He was also a PPS contender.
28-year-old Rye Estrada of Iloilo, is a band vocalist and self-confessed Robbie Williams fan. During Hell Week, he became emotional after dedicating his solo piece to his mom, Fanny.
17-year-old Carol Leus of Batangas, is a student in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Four years ago, she joined and topped the TFC “Pop Star Search” (PPS) in Dubai. Tagged as:carol leus college of st benilde
18-year-old Mae Flores of Marikina, competed with Sarah Geronimo in the grand finals of “Star for a Night,” like “Philippine Idol” champ Mau Marcelo. She says she’s the “next big thing” in showbiz.
16-year-old Penelope of Batangas, is also a perennial singing contest champion. The daughter of Wilfredo and Violeta Manguihan says she’s raring to fight for her family.