What If BITUIN ESCALANTE Joined Idol Philippines: "Hindi Ako Papasa Sa Judges"

Brianne Constantino

Posted at June 04, 2019

Bituin Escalante made a bold statement on Twitter, adding fire to the on-going controversy surrounding The Search for the Idol Philippines judges.


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The theater actress and former ASAP mainstay wrote on the social media platform, "If I joined Philippine Idol, Hindi ako papasa sa judges... kay Reg lang" referring to Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

The "Kung Ako Na Lang Sana" hitmaker added, "I can hear it nga e. 'Nandon naman po yung voice but I need to see star quality.'"

Some netizens agreed with her tweet especially those who have been critical of Moira, James Reid and Vice Ganda's inclusion in the judges panel. They also pointed out that Bituin herself would be a better fit as a judge.

Meanwhile, some chided her for supposedly piling on more "hate" for the embattled judges while others threw shade at the OPM diva.

Bituin later clarified the intention behind her original tweet: "I’m not trying to serve tea or throw shade. It’s a moment of self awareness. I am a singer but to other people that is just not enough. But I am ok with that."

She also compared the show to its American counterpart, saying that's just the "brutal" nature of the business.

But that was not enough to pacify some of the show's supporters.

A couple of weeks back, we got the reaction of Moira about the criticism they've been getting. Check it out here:

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