The American Idol Top 10 are in the Philippines getting ready to perform a concert on Friday.

Today, they had a meet and greet at the Glorietta Mall in Manilla. Here’s a GMA news report featuring the kids trying some Filipino food and more. The report is in Tagalog, but you’ll get the jist of what’s going on.

Also watch American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips celebrate his birthday.

UPDATE:

The Idols at The Malls Today

 
  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    Thanks MJ.  Just to clarify though it seems like they had the idols split up in two groupings and they go to different malls.  Jessica, Erika, Heejun, Deandre & Elise were at one mall and Phillip, Colton, Josh, Hollie & Skylar another.  I’m not sure what entirely the reason they do that is unless it’s just for crowd control, though I presume they split up Jessica & Phillip since they figure they would likely be the two most popular.

  • girlygirltoo

    No one tried balut? That has resulted in some funny reactions from the Idols before. :)

    Happy Birthday to Phillip

  • lovesickheroine

    I watched the Ustream of Jessica, DeAndre, Heejun, Elise and EVP’s mall M&G earlier and it was a mess. Right when the idols appeared on stage, fans stood and some kinda rushed to the stage. They weren’t allowing any photos with the idols and after the idols signed the fan’s cd, he/she will be escorted outside to contain the crowd. I don’t know if the idols had Q&A portion.. On the other hand,  the other 5 who attended another mall M&G seems kinda peaceful, fun and organized.

  • lovesickheroine

     DeAndre said in an interview he was willing to try but I haven’t seen any video of him trying it. Maybe he chickened out lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Freeman/100000029986611 Ann Freeman

     I read where Deandre tried balut.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    It might depend on the mall and the security at said mall, but it is also probably just because that group has Jessica with them so security is inevitably tighter.  But from the pictures I saw, it seemed like it was a far more relaxed atmosphere at the one with Philip and that group. 

    Supposedly DeAndre has already tried balut, which he mentioned in the press conference, but I’m not sure if he meant in the Philippines or back home somewhere. He liked it, which is why Jessica said she was willing to try it as well.  I don’t think that has happened yet though.

  • lovesickheroine

    Colton tweeted that he had food poisoning earlier, so I think that ruins any chances of the idols trying out more Filipino delicacies. Btw, Heejun’s very charming on all the interviews, he’s the icebreaker and the clown every time it gets awkward. I heard the night after they arrived in Manila, he went partying and watched the Maroon 5 concert. He’s really having a lot of fun.

  • http://twitter.com/lucy__luz Luz Mae Salvador

    I so wanna meet PP, colton and hollie. They look so gorgeous!! :)  have fun guys! 

  • wkstrack

    The Idols did a Meet And Greet at the Glorietta and Eastwood Mall in Manilla. Looks like a lot of people. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cv4FNUv4r8&feature=plcp 

  • coltoniseverything

    That’s terrible news about Colton. I hope it wasn’t long before he felt better. I
    agree with what you mention about Heejun. If He were not a part of the Top 10 Idols,
    with the great relationships shared by being together, the traveling on buses, Heejun’s videos with the Idols, and considering English is not Heejun’s first language, IMO
    everyone enjoys being around him. It’s his nature to be pleasant. If Heejun was not
    on the tour, someone special would have been missing……

  • rodolfochengcanepa

    P2 also got sick, he had a “stomach bug”, the same type that colton had. Hope this doesn’t spread to the other contestants.

  • http://twitter.com/KatiesUVULA Katie’s Uvula

     I remember Kris ate it and I think he might have liked it