Raymond Gutierrez is new host of Pinoy Idol (GMA News)
Raymond's new hosting job on GMA-7 was formally announced yesterday, January 20, at Showbiz Central. The twin brother of Richard Gutierrez was chosen by GMA-7 to host the most-awaited Philippine franchise of the world's number one singing competition dubbed as Pinoy Idol. Sitting as judges of Pinoy Idol are singer/composer/comedian Ogie Alcasid, multimedia artist Jolina Magdangal, and talent manager Wyngard Tracy. It can be recalled that Ryan Cayabyab, Francis Magalona, and Pilita Corrales were the judges in Philippine Idol. Pinoy Idol has already started its audition in Cagayan de Oro City last week and will scour the entire Philippines until March to find the first Pinoy Idol.
I'm excited! Unfortunately, it looks like they will not show Pinoy Idol on GMA PinoyTV. I hope they can work it out. There are a lot of Filipinos around the world who are interested in this. (Plus, I can't pimp anyone effectively if I can't see this live... waaaa.)