By Francis Ryan Pabiania, News Writer
First Printed on Vol. XCI No. 1. July 30, 2019
Silliman Idol committee short listed the Top 35 qualifiers into Top 15 shortly after the Live Auditions held at the Audio Visual Theater, July 20.
Sixty-four Sillimanians from junior and senior high school to college had closed auditions last July 13. This is higher than the last year’s number auditionees of 55.
Seven SHS students dominated the list: Chino Rafael Capul, Shannyn Morales, Khristine Angela Mercado, Hannah Joy Ramos, Dezirhyl Genn Ramirez, Carla Andrea Bacalso and Raya Nicole Reyes.
Joining them are university students from different colleges: Mark Levien Reluya and Danafhe Cadvez (BS – Civil Engineering); Eden Faith Lucaylucay (Advance Certificate Degree in Music); Marieneil Caguisa (BS – Medical Technology); Melchizedek Lozarita II (BS – Information Technology); Josi Caitrina Salomon (AB – Political Science); Khrystal Jaimie Jordan (Bachelor in Special Needs Education) and Geovannie Shane Dacuya (Institute of Rehabilitative Sciences).
“This year’s Silliman Idol is going to be filled with heart-warming performances and will bring out the inner artistry in them,” said Silliman Idol Chairperson Nicole Lucero. The competition focuses on the theme, “Your Mood, Your Music,” depicting individuals’ moods or emotions through songs.
Lucero said being into music allows a person to reflect into the song expressing their “mood or emotions”, as they want the contenders to connect with the audience — choosing a mood or emotion in interpreting their chosen songs.
“Our goal is to strengthen the artist’s confidence in expressing what they feel and how they want the audience to feel,” she added.
There was no complete schedule of events; only competition rounds were posted as of press time.
“As we start the competition and head towards Idol Night, we will all witness how these contenders break their walls and sing their innermost selves as they fight for their spot and claim the Championship title for Silliman Idol 2019,” Lucero said.