(Elle Ocampo (in red cap) plays one of the lead characters in a live stage musical about the life of Don Bosco last year in City of San Fernando, Pampanga.)
Pampanga native Elle Ocampo not only wowed the audience but has also earned praises from judges as she makes it to the so-called live rounds in the Idol Philippines.
From thousands who auditioned, Elle has made it to the Final 12 after going through top 69 aspirants then onto solo round for top 20 in the talent search of tv giant ABS-CBN. It is the local version of American Idol that has discovered Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson and many others.
After renedering her own version of Ride in the solo round last Saturday, James Reid noted the peculiarity in the style of Elle, who was raised in Clark Freeport.
“You have probably the most unique style, not just with your voice but the way you perform,” Reid said.
Elle has slowly gained the accolade of being unique not only from judges in the weekend primetime show.
An article in the Manila Bulletin last June 24 described Elle “is known for her unique style of singing and artistic expression.”
Moving to the live rounds means Elle and 11 other aspirants will perform before live audience and show off to get votes from viewers.
Vice Ganda noted that Elle managed to uniquely perform with her own brand.