Combining his struggles as a shy, alienated kid in the US with a fantastic voice, Miguel Odron was surely ripe for a proper journey on "Idol Philippines," with everyone keen to see whether he would grow and live up to the promise the judges see in him.
And he was off to a great start during his audition where he stood out by showcasing his songwriting skills, performing an original of his titled "Still." It was what made Regine Velasquez believe that he deserved a spot in the next round.
But even high praise from one of the country's greatest musicians, Ryan Cayabyab, in the latter rounds was not enough to shake him free of some of his insecurities, made worse by how much he misses his family. He admitted that he began weighing whether this journey was worth it compared to the sacrifices he had already made.
Now winning the whole thing will definitely help him escape these many doubts of him, but what are the chances of that happening if he continues to second-guess his clear-as-day talent? Against the other finalists on the top of their game, Odron really needs to pull it together and not let everything go to waste.
Though before he hits the grand finals stage, take a look back at this journey of his on "Idol Philippines" so far: