Thia Megia, the Filipino-American finalist from American Idol season 10, is currently in Manila for the American Idol Live Tour 2-night concert at Smart Araneta, together with 10 other finalists from the show including winner Scotty McCreery.
During the press conference for the concert at the Manila hotel last Saturday, Thia Megia received a little swipe from one reporter who asked her about what she feels when being compared to Pinay international singing sensation Charice.
“Charice is amazing and she does inspire me. But we’re two different artists,” she said.
Thia was being compared to Charice during the start of American Idol season 10 earlier this year because they both possesses “big voice coming from such a small body.” Their music style, however, differs a lot, because Charice is more on the RnB genre while Thia is known for singing soulful ballads.
This Megia, by the way, has the distinction of being the youngest finalist to have appeared on “American Idol.” She turned 16 last January 30 when the show was just airing the auditions. She got the boot during the Top 11 double elimination last March 31.