Gretchen Espina wins Pinoy Idol

Gretchen Espina of Biliran is the winner of the recently concluded Pinoy Idol outshining Jayann Bautista of Pampanga in the final showdown where both Gretchen and Jayann sang their personal rendition of this season’s so-called “coronation song” entitled “To You”. The said song was composed by the Singer/Songwriter and Pinoy Idol judge Ogie Alcasid and was arraged by Danny Tan.

Meanwhile, Ram Chaves (one of the top 3 finalists), was eliminated from the said show just before the final showdown to give way to the final face-off between Gretchen Espina and Jayann Bautista.

In the end, it’s Gretchen Espina who won the Pinoy Idol title as she got the highest number of text votes. Also, she brought home a total of 5.7 million pesos worth of prizes. And that includes a 1 million pesos in cash, a recording contract from SonyBMG Records, a management contract with GMA Artist Center, a brand new car, and a house-and-lot from Avida.

Pinoy Idol is a local Idol franchise of the hit reality talent show series, Pop Idol, which was  first aired in United Kingdom and created by British entertainment executive Simon Fuller.

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