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Their American Idol?

The recently-concluded Season 11 of American Idol has made US immigrants -- Filipinos and Latinos alike --more reflective and assertive. However, the turnout of events only indicates that American Idol is truly a search for the 'American idol.'

On Wednesday night of May 23rd (Eastern Daylight Saving Time), all eyes and ears were tuned on the television. This date was the grand finale and announcement night of the new American Idol. I couldn't figure out the energy of the Filipinos, each casting a maximum of 50 votes on Facebook and 100 votes on the phone a day before.

At 9:58pm, the winner was announced. Phillip Phillips, a white guy with a guitar (WGWG), won over Jessica Sanchez, a 16-year old half-Latina, half-Filipina young lady from California whose influence has reached the farthest end of the world. Phillip received the larger slice of the pie consisting of an estimated 132 million votes.

I was holding my laptop at the finale time, trying to track breaking news, tre…
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