Well, it was good while it lasted. It would seem though that he just wasn’t able to galvanize support from the Cordilleras. Part of that, I think, is due to the fact that he had to be asked about his indigenous background before he admitted it. The right time for him to have said “Igorotak” is when his fellow contestants were saying: Ako ay Boholano or Ako ay Pampango or Ako ay Ilonggo. Unfortunately, he had to be asked before he said that he is an Igorot. Ang labas tuloy, it is as if he is not proud that he is one. In turn, Igorots were not as enthusiastic supporting him as they were with Marky.
The kid is good though. He is an intelligent actor according to those who saw him act. So there just might be a place for him in the industry. I’m sure you will agree that it is not always those who end up with the title who really wins at the end of the day. Chris Daughtry, for one, didn’t win American Idol but is now selling more records than the winner.
Anyways, for those of you who would like to read more about Paulo, you can read his blog here. Also, read Splasher’s take on this one.