Gail Banawis, a New York resident, is the new Filipino Idol. Banawis wowed the crowd of thousands at Lincoln Park on West Side Avenue with her own rendition of “Aida”.
Asked why she picked the song, Gail said that she wanted to deliver a song that has full of emotions. “The song matches your voice and style.” Compser Dodgie Simon – one of the three judges – told her. “You were able to show the emotions perfectly.”
Filipino Idol, now on its 11th year, is an annual amateur singing contest patterned after the famous American Idol. It is one of the highlights of the annual Philippine-American Friendship Day Grand Parade and Festival.
- Gail Banawis – 1st Place (“Aida”)
- Jennifer Balaquit – 2nd Place (“Ikaw”)
- Mahal Reyna Wilson – 3rd Place (“Someone Like You”)
- Apollo Riego – 4th Place (“Human Nature”)
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Congratulations Gail Banawis, and to the rest of the finalists!