If you are an American Idol fan then you probably are familiar with these names: Camile Velasco, Jasmine Trias, A.J. Tabaldo, Ramiele Malubay and the very entertaining Reynaldo Lapuz. They are Filipino Americans who tried but failed to become the next American Idol. Jasmine is the most successful to date after reaching the top 3 back in AI’s third season (the one where Fantasia Barrino won the title).
Season 10 and we have a new name to add to that list: Thia Megia. If the judging was just based on the name then she should win, she has that perfect star name, Thia Megia, it rhymes and makes you holla. For those who watch America’s Got Talent then you probably know her already as she was semi-finalist on that show back in 2009.
With her rendition of “Chasing Pavements” by Adele, she successfully got a golden ticket on her way to becoming the next Idol. The question is, will she be able to exceed expectations or bow to the pressures of stardom? We can only hope for the best Pinoy fans.
I will leave you with a quote from my new fave judge Steven Tyler: “Well hellfire, save matches, f— a duck and see what hatches!”
And we will definitely wait to see what hatches in Thia’s American Dream.
Till my next rant. Peace.