Jessica Sanchez, who joined the eleventh season of American Idol, took the opportunity to congratulate Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on her recent transfer to ABS-CBN.
She also thanked Asia's Songbird for supporting her all the way back when she was still part of American Idol.
"Big congrats to miss @reginevalcasid on the big news," she wrote. "Thank you for being amazing & also for rooting for me when I was on idol! Can’t wait to see you as a judge on Phil Idol (sic)," she continued.
Big congrats to miss @reginevalcasid on the big news !!! Thank you for being amazing & also for rooting for me when i was on idol! Can’t wait to see you as a judge on Phil Idol 💘— Jessica Sanchez (@JessicaESanchez) October 19, 2018
Regine, who warmly received Jessica's congratulations over her decision to move to ABS-CBN, extended her sincerest thanks by stating how proud she is of the Fil-Am singer and exclaimed that she should've been the one who won the competition.
"You should’ve been the winner but even so to all of us Filipinos, YOU ARE THE WINNER. I’m proud of you and thank you," she replied.
You should’ve been the winner but even so to all of us Filipinos YOU ARE THE WINNER. I’m proud of you and thank you.— regine alcasid (@reginevalcasid) October 19, 2018
Responding to the Kapamilya star's tweet, she wrote: "Thank you love! Hopefully we run into each other next time I’m in the Philippines. Love yah."
thank you love! hopefully we run into each other next time I’m in the Philippines 💗 love yah ✨ https://t.co/WAt7yfzE35— Jessica Sanchez (@JessicaESanchez) October 19, 2018
While Jessica didn't give any obvious hints about the possibility that she might join Regine as one of Idol Philippines’ roster of judges, her fans were set abuzz by the hopes that she might actually be part of it.
See the tweets below:
awwww hopefully you could be a part of Idol PH Jay!— xt!ne joy (@blujayRebel) October 19, 2018
gurl they should have you as a judge too like for realzzz— Negineer Mike 🌈 (@Cutiiekoikoi) October 19, 2018
I wish you'd be part of it, too.— Bea PanDaquis🌹 (@beabyyyyy) October 19, 2018
Are you one of tge judges gurllll??????— Jaycob Ralph A. De Luna (@P21J027xx) October 19, 2018
ABS-CBN has not yet announced the names of the celebrities who will join Regine as judges on the local edition of the hit reality singing competition.
Jessica made it to the finale of American Idol Season 11 but only finished runner-up to American singer Phillip Phillips.
After American Idol, Jessica released an album and three EPs.