The first season of Pinoy Idol premiered on April 5 2008 and continued until August 17 2008. It was won by Gretchen Espina. This season was hosted by Raymond Gutierrez.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 - Top 12 Boys (23 May 2008)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Robby Navarro "Whenever, Wherever, Whatever" (Maxwell) Safe
2 JJ Jr. "You to Me Are Everything" (The Real Thing) Safe
3 Elliot Andal "Sana Ay Ikaw na Nga" (Basil Valdez) Eliminated
4 Ram Chavez "My Hero" (Foo Fighters) Safe
5 Walton Zerrudo "She's Out of My Life" (Michael Jackson) Safe
6 Dio Paolo "Angels Brought Me Here" (Guy Sebastian) Eliminated
7 Rye Estrada "Your Love" (Alamid) Safe
8 Toffer Rei "Stigmatized" (The Calling) Safe
9 Sherwin Marquez "How Do You Heal a Broken Heart" (Chris Walker) Safe
10 Kid Camaya "A Song for You" (Donny Hathaway) Safe
11 Daryl Celis "Still with You" (Eric Benét) Safe
12 Warren Antig "Ulitin" (P.O.T.) Safe

Heat 2 - Top 12 Girls (24 May 2008)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Regene Ong "Fever" (Peggy Lee) Safe
2 Drizzle Muñiz "My Immortal" (Evanescence) Eliminated
3 Sue Ellen Cubing "Love Thang" (Michelle Williams) Safe
4 Jeni Rawolle "For Once in My Life" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
5 Vren Villaflor "Fame" (Irene Cara) Safe
6 Bev Ejercito "Crazy" (Patsy Cline) Eliminated
7 Carol Leus "I Believe in You and Me" (Whitney Houston) Safe
8 Meryl David "You Mean the World to Me" (Toni Braxton) Safe
9 Gretchen Espina "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" (Gladys Knight & the Pips) Safe
10 Penelope Matanguihan "Wild Horses" (Natasha Bedingfield) Safe
11 Mae Flores "Love Will Show You Everything" (Jennifer Love Hewitt) Safe
12 Jayann Bautista "Secret" (Heart) Safe

Heat 3 - Top 10 Girls (30 May 2008)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Gretchen Espina "The Way You Make Me Feel" (Michael Jackson) Safe
2 Vren Villaflor "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Midler) Eliminated
3 Mae Flores "Listen to Your Heart" (Roxette) Bottom four
4 Penelope Matanguihan "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (Bryan Adams) Safe
5 Jayann Bautista "Kiss" (Prince) Safe
6 Meryl David "I Feel for You" (Chaka Khan) Bottom four
7 Carol Leus "It Must Have Been Love" (Roxette) Safe
8 Regene Ong "With or Without You" (U2) Eliminated
9 Sue Ellen Cubing "More Than Words" (Extreme) Safe
10 Jeni Rawolle "Lean on Me" (Bill Withers) Safe

Heat 4 - Top 10 Boys (31 May 2008)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Walton Zerrudo "Every Breath You Take" (The Police) Safe
2 Kid Camaya "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" (Naked Eyes) Safe
3 Rye Estrada "Babe" (Styx) Eliminated
4 Sherwin Marquez "The Old Songs" (Barry Manilow) Eliminated
5 Warren Antig "Open Arms" (Journey) Safe
6 Robby Navarro "What You Won't Do for Love" (Bobby Caldwell) Bottom four
7 Toffer Rei "I Want to Break Free" (Queen) Safe
8 JJ Jr. "King of Wishful Thinking" (Go West) Safe
9 Ram Chavez "Boys Don't Cry" (The Cure) Bottom four
10 Daryl Celis "True Colors" (Phil Collins) Safe

Heat 5 - Top 8 Boys (6 June 2008)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 JJ Jr. "Signed, Sealed Delivered I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
2 Toffer Rei "Something to Say" (Harem Scarem) Bottom three
3 Daryl Celis "Because of You" (Ne-Yo) Safe
4 Robby Navarro "Wildflower" (Skylark) Safe
5 Warren Antig "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson) Safe
6 Ram Chavez "Kung Ayaw Mo, 'Wag Mo" (Rivermaya) Safe
7 Walton Zerrudo "Hello" (Lionel Richie) Eliminated
8 Kid Camaya "Love Always Finds a Way" (Peabo Bryson) Bottom three

Heat 6 - Top 8 Girls (7 June 2008)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Jayann Bautista "Bleeding Love" (Leona Lewis) Safe
2 Meryl David "Killing Me Softly" (The Fugees) Eliminated
3 Jeni Rawolle "Too Darn Hot" (Ella Fitzgerald) Bottom three
4 Gretchen Espina "Wila Na Bang Pag-ibig" (Jaya) Safe
5 Sue Ellen Cubing "Love Like This" (Natasha Bedingfield) Safe
6 Carol Leus "The Voice Within" (Christina Aguilera) Safe
7 Penelope Matanguihan "One Step at a Time" (Jordin Sparks) Safe
8 Mae Flores "Walk Away" (Kelly Clarkson) Bottom three

Heat 7 - Top 7 Girls (13 June 2008)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Penelope Matanguihan "Papa, Can You Hear Me" (Barbra Streisand) Safe
2 Sue Ellen Cubing "Thank You" (Dido) Safe
3 Mae Flores "Angels" (Robbie Williams) Bottom two
4 Jayann Bautista "I Am Changing" (Jennifer Holliday) Safe
5 Jeni Rawolle "You Raise Me Up" (Secret Garden) Safe
6 Carol Leus "I Turn to You" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
7 Gretchen Espina "Try It on My Own" (Whitney Houston) Safe

Heat 8 - Top 7 Boys (14 June 2008)Edit

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Ram Chavez "My Sacrifice" (Creed) Safe
2 Kid Camaya "Gone Too Soon" (Michael Jackson) Safe
3 JJ Jr. "When I Need You" (Leo Sayer) Eliminated
4 Warren Antig "Panaginip" (P.O.T.) Safe
5 Robby Navarro "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Ronan Keating) Safe
6 Daryl Celis "Right Here Waiting" (Richard Marx) Bottom two
7 Toffer Rei "I Could Not Ask for More" (Edwin McCain) Safe

Live Show 1 (21 June 2008)Edit

Theme: My Greatest Performance

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Sue Ellen Cubing "Survivor" (Destiny's Child) Bottom two
2 Penelope Matanguihan "Alone" (Heart) Safe
3 Kid Camaya "Ordinary People" (John Legend) Bottom three
4 Toffer Rei "Honestly" (Harem Scarem) Safe
5 Jeni Rawolle "Inseparable" (Natalie Cole) Eliminated
6 Jayann Bautista "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
7 Gretchen Espina "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
8 Warren Antig "Shout" (Tears for Fears) Safe
9 Daryl Celis "Superstar" (The Carpenters) Safe
10 Ram Chaves "With Arms Wide Open" (Creed) Safe
11 Mae Flores "You Oughta Know" (Alanis Morissette) Safe
12 Robby Navarro "One Last Cry" (Brian McKnight) Safe

Live Show 2 (28 June 2008)Edit

Theme: Dedications

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Warren Antig "You Give Love a Bad Name" (Bon Jovi) Bottom two
2 Penelope Matanguihan "So Sick" (Ne-Yo) Safe
3 Mae Flores "If I Didn't Love You" (Tina Arena) Eliminated
4 Daryl Celis "Basta't Kasama Kita" (Dingdong Avanzado) Safe
5 Jayann Bautista "Whine Up" (Kat DeLuna) Safe
6 Toffer Rei "Changes in My Life" (Mark Sherman) Bottom three
7 Gretchen Espina "A House Is Not a Home" (Dionne Warwick) Safe
8 Robby Navarro "Someone That I Used to Love" (Natalie Cole) Safe
9 Kid Camaya "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (Dionne Warwick) Safe
10 Ram Chavez "Banal na Aso, Santong Kabayo" (Yano) Safe
11 Sue Ellen Cubing "In the End" (Linkin Park) Safe

Live Show 3 (5 July 2008)Edit

Theme: Song of My Life

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Ram Chavez "Yugyugan Na" (P.O.T.) Safe
2 Gretchen Espina "Follow Your Road" (Pauline Wilson) Safe
3 Warren Antig "Balong Malalim" (Juan dela Cruz Band) Safe
4 Sue Ellen Cubing "Jesus Take the Wheel" (Carrie Underwood) Bottom three
5 Toffer Rei "It's My Life" (Bon Jovi) Safe
6 Jayann Bautista "Better Days" (Dianne Reeves) Safe
7 Robby Navarro "The Greatest Love of All" (George Benson) Eliminated
8 Penelope Matanguihan "This Is My Now" (Jordin Sparks) Safe
9 Kid Camaya "The Warrior is a Child" (Gary Valenciano) Safe
10 Daryl Celis "Kung Kailangan Mo Ako" (Rey Valera) Bottom two

Live Show 4 (12 July 2008)Edit

Theme: Regine Velasquez

1 Jayann Bautista "Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka" Safe
2 Toffer Rei "You Made Me Stronger" Bottom three
3 Penelope Matanguihan "What Kind of Fool Am I" Bottom two
4 Daryl Celis "Sa Piling Mo" Safe
5 Kid Camaya "Narito Ako" Bottom four
6 Gretchen Espina "Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang" Safe
7 Ram Chavez "Tuwing Umuulan At Kapiling Ka" Safe
8 Sue Ellen Cubing "Dadalhin" Eliminated
9 Warren Antig "Urong Sulong" Safe

Live Show 5 (19 July 2008)Edit

Theme: Jaya

1 Warren Antig "Cool Change" Safe
2 Gretchen Espina "You Lift Me Up" Safe
3 Jayann Bautista "Laging Naroon Ka" Safe
4 Daryl Celis "Ikaw Lamang" Bottom two
5 Ram Chavez "Honesty" Bottom three
6 Kid Camaya "Kung Wala Na" Safe
7 Penelope Matanguihan "Beauty and Madness" Safe
8 Toffer Rei "Sometimes You Just Know" Eliminated

Live Show 6 (26 July 2008)Edit

Theme: Songs by OPM Bands

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Ram Chavez "Sandalan" (6cyclemind) Safe
2 Jayann Bautista "Akin Ka Na Lang" (Itchyworms) Safe
3 Daryl Celis "Nasaan Ka" (Pupil) Safe
4 Gretchen Espina "Ikaw Lang Ang Aking Mahal" (Brownman Revival) Safe
5 Kid Camaya "Stay" (Cueshé) Bottom three
6 Warren Antig "Kahit Kailan" (South Border) Bottom two
7 Penelope Matanguihan "Weak" (Freestyle) Eliminated

Live Show 7 (2 August 2008)Edit

Theme: Basil Valdez

1 Ram Chavez "Ngayon at Kailanman" Safe
2 Jayann Bautista "You" Safe
3 Warren Antig "Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo" Eliminated
4 Daryl Celis "Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan" Safe
5 Gretchen Espina "Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan" Safe
6 Kid Camaya "Paano Ba Ang Mangarap" Safe

Live Show 8: Semi-final (9 August 2008)Edit

Theme: My Greatest Performance

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Jayann Bautista "Finally" (Fergie) Safe
2 Kid Camaya "Careless Whisper" (George Michael) Eliminated
3 Daryl Celis "The Promise" (Martin Nievera) Eliminated
4 Ram Chavez "Bahay Yugyugan" (Francis Magalona) Safe
5 Gretchen Espina "I'm Here" (Fantasia Barrino) Safe

Live final (16 August 2008)Edit

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songFourth songResult
1 Jayann Bautista "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (Dionne Warwick) "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Christine Johnson) "Proud Mary" (Tina Turner) "To You" Runner-up
2 Ram Chavez "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon & Garfunkel) "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) "Handog" (Florante) N/A (already eliminated) Third place
3 Gretchen Espina "For Your Eyes Only" (Sheena Easton) "Stand Up for Love" (Destiny's Child) "Ngayon" (Basil Valdez) "To You" Winner

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