3 Pinoys in 'American Idol' top 40, spoilers say


Posted at Jan 23 2013 07:32 PM | Updated as of Jan 24 2013 06:50 PM

MANILA, Philippines – It may still be too early in the competition but Filipino fans of "American Idol" are already excited over rumors that three Filipino-American hopefuls have made it to the top 40 of the 12th season of hit talent show.

According to spoilers published in the American entertainment website wetpaint.com, half Pinays Adriana Latonio and Jett Hermano, as well as half Pinoy Bryant Tadeo all made it to the show’s Hollywood Week.

A Hawaii native, Tadeo already auditioned for "Idol" last season but was cut during the Hollywood round.

Latonio, meanwhile, has a viral YouTube video of her singing Beyonce’s “Love on Top.” She also has a video singing “Almost Lover” where she accompanies herself on the piano.

Hermano, for her part, was raised in Seattle. In her official Facebook account, she revealed that she’s had a formal voice lessons at the age of 10. Just like Latonio, Hermano can also play the piano, as well as the guitar.

However, Jude Turcuato of Fox International and Star World Philippines could not confirm if these reports are real.

Moreover, even if the spoilers are accurate, Tadeo, Hermano and Latonio still have to beat out 37 other contestants to gain a spot in the competition’s coveted top 20.

Will any of the three be following the footsteps of Jessica Sanchez? Or will one of them emerge as this season’s winner?

As of posting, only the auditions that happened in New York and Chicago have been aired.

“American Idol” airs in the Philippines every Thursdays and Fridays.