It seems like the line-up of judges for ABS-CBN’s Idol Philippines is already complete.
This morning, February 26, a source sent PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) a photo that was taken during the pictorial of Idol Philippines held yesterday, February 25.
Regine Velasquez serves as one of the judges in the competition, which was already announced during her contract signing with the Kapamilya network in October 2018.
Joining her in the judges’ panel are singer-actor James Reid, "hugot" singer-composer Moira dela Torre, and singer-TV host Vice Ganda.
The host of Idol Philippines was not seen in the photo.
However, it was already announced beforehand that Billy Crawford will be tapped to host Idol Philippines.
ABS-CBN has yet to make an official announcement regarding the final line-up of judges and the airing date for Idol Philippines.
Idol Philippines is the third incarnation of the Idol franchise in the Philippines.
The first was Philippine Idol, aired in ABC-5 (now TV5) in 2006, with Mau Marcelo as its grand winner.
It was hosted by Ryan Agoncillo, and the panel of judges was composed of Pilita Corrales, Ryan Cayabyab, and the late Francis Magalona.
In 2008, GMA-7 acquired the rights of the Idol franchise and renamed it to Pinoy Idol.
Gretchen Espina was proclaimed as the winner, while the set of judges included Ogie Alcasid, Jolina Magdangal, and the late Wyngard Tracy.
Raymond Gutierrez served as the host while Karylle hosted its supplementary program, Pinoy Idol Extra.