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Elizalde "Kid" Camaya, popularly known as Kid Camaya is best known as one of the finalists of Pinoy Idol where he reached the 4th spot.

Personal life

Born and raised in the province of Pampanga. Kid Camaya is a the second child of Elizabeth Simon Herreros and Artemio Morales Camaya Sr. During his youth, Kid Camaya was very active in school activities such as theatre arts and church choir. His regular service during Sunday Masses in his hometown parish nurtured his talent in singing.

After high-school, he enroled at the University of Santo Tomas under the Conservatory of Music, but after a year, he transfered to Far Eastern University to pursue a degree in Mass Communications.

Kid Camaya, was a consistent honor student in his elementary and high school days, graduating Magna Cum Laude in college. After graduation, being one of the chosen few to join the Ayala Young Leaders Congress (a group of top students from different universities in the country), He was hired, at a very young age (20), as an Assistant Branch Manager of the Bank of Philippine Islands. His passion for singing resurfaced though, prompting him to quit his promising job as a banker, and pursue a career in singing.[1]

Early career

KID CAMAYA was first seen as a finalist in GMA 7's 2008 Pinoy Idol where he was predicted to win the title, however, due to the scoring system which was solely based on text votes, he was booted out of the contest a week before the final showdown. At present, he is making waves in various bars in Metro Manila, with his own band, "the Soulfools". Last Feb. 10, 2009, he had his first major concert, a successful fund-raising show held at the Music Museum for the UST Dept of Pediatrics’ Alay sa Bata Foundation, which sponsors indigent patients admitted at the UST Hospital Clinical Division.

Together with his band "SOULFOOLS", Kid Camaya had some regular gigs in Bagaberde in Pasig, Quattro Bar in Timog Avenue, Moomba in Roces Ave., Technowave Tomas Morato, Watering Hole Shangri La Edsa[1]

Pinoy Idol performances

Kid Camaya auditioned in SM Mall Of Asia in Pasay. He was chosen to be in the Top 24 and thus, making it to Top 12 where he performed the following songs according to the week's theme.

Week Theme Song Choice Original artist Result
Semi-Finals 1 Contestant's Choice "A Song For You" Carpenters Safe
Semi-Finals 2 Hit Songs From Year of Birth "Always Something There To Remind Me" Naked Eyes Safe
Semi-Finals 3 Greatest Musical Influences "Love Always Finds A Way" Peabo Bryson Bottom 3
Semi-Finals 4 Songs For Fathers "Gone Too Soon" Michael Jackson Safe
Top 12 Songs From Their Greatest Pre-Idol Performances "Ordinary People" John Legend Bottom 3
Top 11 Song Dedications "I'll Never Love This Way Again" Dionne Warwick Safe
Top 10 Songs of Their Lives "A Warrior Is A Child" Gary Valenciano Safe
Top 9 Songs sung by Regine Velasquez "Narito Ako" Regine Velasquez Bottom 4
Top 8 Songs by Jaya Ramsey "Kung Wala Na" Jaya
Top 7 Songs by OPM Bands "Stay" Cueshé Bottom 3
Top 6 Songs by Basil Valdez "Paano Bang Mangarap" Basil Valdez Safe
Top 5 Greatest Idol Performance "Carelss Whisper" Wham Double Elimination

Unexpected elimination

It was a big shock and disappointment after Raymond Gutierrez said that it was Camaya's turn to go home. Members of the press during the live show stood and some walked-out of the SMX convention center immediately. Even the judges weren't expecting that Camaya had been eliminated just before the finale.

before the elimination, the judges were asked who they think will win, Ogie Alcasid expected Kid Camaya to be the winner, Jolina Magdangal rooted for Ram Chaves and Kid Camaya on the Finale, While Wyngard Tracy predicted, it's a three-way battle for Daryl Celis, Jayann Bautista and Kid Camaya.

Kid Camaya, in an interview said "My dream doesn't end here in Pinoy Idol,"PEP NEWS on Kid-Camaya

Post Pinoy Idol

Kid Camaya appeared in some of GMA Network's shows including SOP, Sis and The Sweet Life with Lucy Torres - Gomez and Wilma Doesn't, Eat Bulaga, and Master Showman.

Album News

Ogie has a lot of good things to describe Camaya's talent. He [Camaya] is one of Ogie's bet right after the Top 24 were chosen.[2] According to reports, Ogie will be producing Kid Camaya’s album, together with Robby Navarro and Penelope. "[2]

In 2009, Kid Camaya launched his first solo album entitled "SOUL SESSIONS".Though there were no reports on the sales, the album got great reviews from music bloggers, and reviewers.SOUL SESSIONS

Title Original Artist Ranking Awards Genre
Come On Over Christina Aguilera N/A N/A Pop Soul
Break It To Me Gently Angela Boffil Unrealeased N/A Pop Soul
Kung Wala Na Jaya Reached No. 1 Nationwide N/A Pop Soul
Till My Heartaches End Ella Mae Sayson Reached No. 1 Metro Manila Radio N/A Pop Soul
Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan Unreleased N/A Pop Soul
If I Could *original Kid Camaya Unreleased N/A Pop Soul
Oo Updharma Down Unreleased N/A Pop Soul
I Miss You Like Crazy Natalie Cole Unreleased N/A Pop Soul

Awards

Nominated Best New Male Artist 2010|PMPC Star Awards for Music

Current life

Kid Camaya and the Soulfools have been performing together since October 2008. They are at Bagaberde in Roxas Boulevard, Quattro Bar in Timog Avenue, Moomba in Roces Ave., Technowave Tomas Morato, Watering Hole Shangri La Edsa

References

  • The rightful owner of the Pinoy Idol title[1]

External links


Pinoy Idol
Seasons
Hosts
Judges
Winners
Winners' Singles
  • "To You"
Runners-up
Notable Alumni
Spin-offs
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