Regine Velasquez has said that she wants eliminated "Idol Philippines" contestant Matty Juniosa to keep singing.
In a short video posted on the Velasquez's official Facebook page, she was heard telling Juniosa that "this is just the start" for him, moments after the results of the first live rounds last Sunday were revealed.
This was after Juniosa shared with her that he felt like a "winner" already because of the time she stood up for him. This was during the audition rounds when Juniosa sang "Natural Woman."
"The biggest dream come true [for me] is you got to hear me sing," said Juniosa.
Juniosa was eliminated from "Idol Philippines" Sunday along with Rachel Libres. Both got the lowest combined score, taken from the public votes and the judges, among the 12 contestants.
Juniosa said he joined "Idol Philippines" because he wanted to make his mother - who raised her as a single parent and defended him for being gay - proud.