MANILA - From its top 20 contestants, "Idol Philippines" is now down to its last five contestants.
The top contestants were announced on the show's episode which aired Sunday.
Moving on to the finals are Lance Busa, Lucas Garcia, Dan Ombao, Zephanie Dimaranan and Miguel Odron.
Elle Ocampo, who received mixed reactions for her performance of "Sana Maulit Muli" on Saturday, was booted out of the competition after receiving only 50.27 percent of combined judges' scores and public votes.
Garcia received the highest score at 99.88 percent of combined judges' scores and public votes.
He received a standing ovation from the judges for his performance of "Ikaw Lamang".
"Iba 'yung pagkakakanta mo. Kinanta mo siya bilang Lucas, your own style," Regine Velasquez told Garcia.
"Para na tayong mga siraulo kung si Lucas hindi papasok sa grand finals. Napakabobobo na natin kung si Lucas, hindi papasok sa grand finals," Vice Ganda added.
Ombao, on the other hand, also received praise for his performance of "Kailangan Kita."
"I'm so glad that you found it, and the emotion was there, and you finished really, really strong," James Reid told Ombao.
"May mga parts sa simula na sobrang pitchy pero nung bumawi ka, sobrang bumawi ka and I'm so happy," Moira dela Torre added.
The remaining contestants will be going against each other for the title of the first "Idol Philippines" next week.