Sa pagdating ngAmerican Idol Season 7 finalist na si Ramiele Malubay sa Pilipinas last Fridaymorning, December 12, tinanong agad siya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)tungkol sa mga naging intriga noong natanggal siya sa itinuturing napinakasikat na reality show sa buong mundo. Sinagot naman ng Fil-Am singer ang lahat ng mga lumabas na balita tungkol sa kanya para raw maging malinaw ang lahat.
Una ay ang nabalita nanoong na-eliminate siya ay may isinulat diumano siya sa kanyang MySpace blog namasama ang loob niya sa American Idol dahil pinairal daw ng show ang pagiging"racist" nita. Dahil daw sa Asian siya kaya hindi siya masyadong binigyan ngmagandang exposure at pati ang choice of songs ng contestants ay ang staff dinang namimili.
"First of all, Inever mentioned anything about the show being racist," paglilinaw niRamiele. "Nagulat din ako because it came out after I was out of the show. I dohave a MySpace blog, but there are also other fake blogs using my name, thatI can't control and it really bothered me for a long time.
"With regards toAmerican Idol and the songs we have to sing, the thing is we choose oursongs. But sometimes we have to follow some rules from the producers. Minsantalaga, may songs na hindi puwede. Sothe staff helps us choose the songs. It's something that we all have to followbecause those are the rules of the contest."
Nabanggit din sasinasabing blog ni Ramiele na hindi raw accurate ang text voting. Mas pinaborandaw ng show ang mga contestant na may controversy para raw mas maging excitingpanoorin ang show, pero ilalaglag din daw nila ang mga ito. Yung mga masmagaganda ang boses, pero wala naman daw intriga, ay maaga na nilang tinanggal.
"That I never reallywrote," tanggi ni Ramiele. "That's crazy. Hindi naman kami nakikialam sa mgadecisions ng mga tao sa American Idol. For me, we were all equals. After theygot all of us as finalists, we are all on equal footing.
"Though there arereally controversies with the other contestants, I'm not in the position tojudge them because we're just people. We're not perfect. Everyone has his andher own imperfections."
LESBIAN ISSUE. Pati nga si Ramieleay ginawan ng intriga nang may magpakalat ng diumano'y "racy pictures" niya,kung saan may mga kasama siyang mga babae. Pinalabas na isang lesbian siRamiele.
"I was shocked whenthose pictures came out!" bulalas niya. "The girls in the pictures are myfriends and we were just hanging around and having fun with one another. Thatcame out when I was already one of the finalists.
"We weren't doinganything obscene and it was just harmless playtime. May nagbigay lang ng malinginformation. When my mom found out about it, we had a talk and she said that I don'thave to worry about anything because she knows my friends and she knows thegirls in the picture. So she's not worried about the lesbian issue.
"Well, I'm sayingright now that I'm not a lesbian and I have a boyfriend [Austin Torres], who iswith me here in the Philippines for a holiday vacation," banggit ni Ramiele.
HOMECOMING. Bukod sa hometown ngkanyang ama sa Polilio Island, bibisitahin din ni Ramiele ang hometown ngkayang ina sa Zamboanga at sa hometown ng kanyang boyfriend sa Apalit,Pampanga.
"My parents arespending their Christmas here as well. We'll be going around a lot and enjoyour stay. I have three months to familiarize myself with the Philippines. Iknow that there is so much to see that's why I am so excited to go around andmeet more people," saad ni Ramiele.
Live na magge-guestsi Ramiele sa SOP bukas, December 14.