Another Filipino contender makes his way to the world’s most famous stage for a singing competition. Dave Lamar, 23 years old, tried his luck on American Idol breaking the news through his Twitter account.
Dave, who is originally from Sariaya, Quezon, is no stranger to singing competition. He was once a contender in The Voice Philippines, capturing the attention of Coach Sarah with his audition song ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’.
Many celebrities, including Coach Lea Salonga, retweeted Dave Lamar’s post, even expressing that she was impressed. While Lamar did not reveal the song he sang for the audition, it is also highly anticipated if Idol Judges Urban, Connick and Lopez became impressed enough by his audition to have given him the golden ticket for the next round of the contest. The audition took place in San Francisco, California.
The American Idol season 14 kicked off last January 7, holding auditions all-over the state. This season’s judges are Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick. Three Filipino contenders had auditioned for the show. They are Dave Lamar, Monica Laire and Marvin Calderon. They follow the long list of Filipinos who had made it to the famous show. However, despite the number of contestants, there had been no Filipino winner in the famous singing competition since the first season.