Who will be GMA Network’s The Clash winner

Last Sunday, six competitors moved to the final six of The Clash after each of them performed songs for The Clash panel of judges – singers Lani Misalucha and Christian Bautista and comedian AiAi de las Alas – chose them from among the batch of singers left in the competition.

Those that were allowed to go back and take their seats were Anthony Rosaldo (Valenzuela City), Garret Bolden (Olongapo City), Golden Cañedo (Cebu), Jong Madaliday (North Cotabato), Josh Adornado, and Mirriam Manalo (Pampanga).

Jong Madaliday

Jong Madaliday

This Saturday, the six will be reduced to five singers that will proceed to the finals.

Anthony Rosaldo

Anthony Rosaldo

Garret Bolden

Garret Bolden

Watching the show every weekend I notice how the members of the panel passed judgment on the performances of the singers. And all three of them seem to agree they’d choose the singer that can hit the highest and lowest of notes. Technically, that’s correct. But pop music is not all about high and low notes. Haven’t they heard of the Brazilian singerAstrud Gilberto, and contralto but had had a number of hit records, and the French chanteuse Claudine Longetwhose husky voice has seduced millions of listeners across the globe, not to mention the singer Andy Williams who became her husband?

Mirriam Manalo

Mirriam Manalo

Or maybe they should watch episodes of The X Factor(US or UK), The Voice, or even American Idol  the judges of those do not put a limit to the song format or genre as you’d like to call it, but allows singers to explore the range of music they deem fit for their voice.

Some netizens are suggesting for the finals, the show could either add a member or two to the current three to make sure the judging is fair and that those the current members have already marked as their possible winners may be neutralized by a new member or two.

Golden Cañedo

Golden Cañedo

Or, the show could have added a feature in which the audience can choose their winners and the score could be added to the scores of the judges. Whatever, the network does in the finals, the audience is the final judges of the winners as they will consume the records and shows of the winners.

Josh Adornado

Josh Adornado