MANILA - Moira dela Torre was quick to admit she was surprised by 23-year-old Diane Vergoza's cover of a Christina Aguilera hit.
Vergoza was among the contestants who tried their luck on Sunday's episode of "Idol Philippines."
She showed off her powerful vocals with her performance of "Beautiful."
"I did not expect that at all. I love it. I love your voice," Dela Torre told Vergoza.
"You just sang the song. Your voice is so powerful. I like the tone. Pero hindi ka nag-oversing. I enjoyed your performance very much," Regine Velasquez added.
Vergoza ended up getting the "golden ticket" to "Idol City" after receiving four yesses from the judges.
Hosted by Billy Crawford, "Idol Philippines" airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Wansapanataym."