Ashley Robles American Idol Audition Wows Judges : Filipina Takes on Whitney Houston, Trends on Twitter!

Pinoy Pride!

Ashley Robles - a 26-year old Filipina single mom based in San Diego, California - is currently trending on Twitter (Territory: Philippines):

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Why, you ask? Well, it's because of her amazing, spine-tingling American Idol 11 audition where she belted out Whitney Houston's vocally-challenging signature ballad, "I Will Always Love You". Watch it here:

Her rendition is so good that all three judges - Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler - clapped for her after she sang. Randy Jackson then asked her, "Wow! Yo, that's how you audition, right?! Yo, wut?! Where you been all this time?!" To which Ashley replied, "I've been at home. Being mom, doing things, gotta pay the bills. You know. I gotta work."

"Ashley Robles, you're gonna be big! [...] You're going to Hollywood!" Steven Tyler told her right before she stepped off the stage.

Here are a few comments on Ashley's AI audition by Pinoy Tweeps:

"Ashley Robles is LOVE! Proud to be Pinoy! Another reason to watch #aionetc once again! Hope she makes it big on that IDOL stage!" - @quirkytordy

"It looks like the Filipinos have another American Idol hopeful to root for as FilAm Ashley Robles passes the audition." - @JUSTINkingofU

"Ashley Robles reminds me of Charice Pempengco." - @jazforyou_ 6m

Prior to Ashley, there have been a few Filipinos who have graced the American Idol stage like Jasmine Trias, Camille Velasco and Ramielle Malubay.

Congratulations, Ashley! Mabuhay ka!

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