Philippine Idol is the first version of the Idol series in the Philippines, the 35th country in the world to air a local Idol adaptation and the sixth in Asia. The franchise was first awarded by FremantleMedia, 19 Entertainment and CKX, Inc. to ABC Development Corporation (ABC now TV5) in 2006 and then to GMA Network in 2008. Just like the premise of original show Pop Idol, Philippine Idol aims to find the best singer in the country who can be defined as the "national" singer. Local television personality Ryan Agoncillo hosted the program. Ryan Cayabyab (musical composer), Pilita Corrales (singer, known as Asia's Queen of Songs) and Francis Magalona (rapper and producer) were also judges of the show. Agoncillo, Corrales and Magalona auditioned to be part of the program, while Cayabyab was chosen by the program's producers.
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Maureen “Mau” Flores Marcelo (born May 13, 1980) is a Filipino soul singer who rose to prominence as the first winner of Philippine Idol in 2006. She was dubbed as the “Soul Idol” and “The Black Belter” at the competition for her R&B-style vocals. She was also called “Philippines' Diamond Diva” after her much-applauded performance of “Diamonds Are Forever” by Shirley Bassey during the Movie and Musical Theme Week. For a time, she went by the stage name Samantha Brown, based on her father's surname. She was also the Philippine representative to Asian Idol, which was held on December 15 and 16, 2007 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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