Ramiele Malubay is an American Idol Season 7 favorite, and has landed herself a spot in the top 24. See her biography, photos, and video here.
Ramiele Malubay is a cute, tiny Asian girl who has a big voice. She blew away judges with her amazingly full voice when she sang Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman.” You can see that video below, the girl can belt it out.
The details of Ramiele Malubay’s biography were not very well known until recently. She is from Miramar, FL and has also lived in the Tampa Bay area. She graduated from Zephyrhills High School. When she was twelve, she sang at her cousin’s birthday and she never stopped. She is now 19, and has made it to the top 24 of American Idol Season 7. She lists Asia’s Regine Velasquez as her favorite performer. Also, she was musically influenced by Aretha Franklin, the Jackson 5, Mariah Carey, and Lani Misalucha. She not only sings, but also plays the piano and guitar.
Before making it to Hollywood, Ramiele worked as a hostess at a Sushi restaurant. She was also in college pursuing a nursing degree. Now that she has made it on the television show, she wants to be the first Asian-American Idol. Ramiele, who is Filipino-American like Season 3’s Jasmine Trias, hopes to follow in the footsteps of Jasmine who placed 3rd and went platinum in the Philippines. She has her family’s full support and is very proud of that. She says,
“If I ever have like a singing gig or whatever in Orlando, in Tampa or whatever, they’ll take the day off from work or the weekend off…….. I’m not like a minor anymore so my parents are not allowed to come, you know, obviously, to the auditions and everything. But he [her father] flew to California during the holiday. We stayed in another hotel and he just came to see me for dinner and stuff. Just like support, you know, because I feel weird my parents are not in the same state.”
Ramiele definitely has a huge career ahead of her and a huge chance at winning American Idol Season 7. She is gorgeous, smart, and has an amazingly beautiful voice. Check out more photos and watch videos of Ramiele Malubay after the jump.