Francisco Martin, truly a Filipino pride in American Idol Season 18
American Idol Season 18 Finalist is proudly FilAm. Francisco Martin, at 19 years old, wants to be a famous singer and musician someday. A real talent, he plays instruments and writes songs. Daly City’s once shy and nervous contestant began to win over America’s heart after each performance. His voice and songwriting set him apart. [ABC News]
Martin was the latest FilAm to join AI, following the lead of Jasmine Trias, Jessica Sanchez, and Malaya Watson years ago. He managed to reach the Top 5 finalists of American Idol Season 18.
Almost there at Top-5
Francisco almost hit the champion title as he reached the Top-5 idols episode. He finished behind runner up Arthur Gunn and the winner, Just Sam. As a pre-law student, his idol journey is one amazing and memorable experience in his life so far.
Get to know Francis Martin, the FilAm Idol
Before joining the competition, he was still a college student. He was studying pre-law at San Mateo College. Judge Luke Bryan told him to drop out and pursue music, as he mentioned in his audition video. He admits that he is the law schoolboy turned Fil-Am singing idol.
He chose to take the path of his dreams. Aside from having a soothing singing voice, Francisco is one talented songwriter too. His music influenced by genres pop, soul, alternative, and indie. In his Spotify, he recently posted an excerpt of his new song. “Swollen.” Some followers love the song and hope it to be in Spotify.
According to Francisco, he loves all genres of music, and it is still hard to settle himself to only one kind. He wants to be more versatile when it comes to the music style. What he does every day is getting inspiration in the music he is making.
He also exerts some effort to learn to create good melodies, songwriting rhythm patterns, and guitar progression. As they say, you will never get tired if you do what you love.
Francisco still gets nervous in auditions even if he likes to perform his music so much. He is still like a common college boy. During the audition, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan helped him calm down before singing. Judges were impressed! [Goodnews Pilipinas]
Francisco at this moment?
Although he did not make it, his talent is on a waiting list because of the pandemic. Not only Pinoys in the Bay area look forward to hearing more of him, but Pinoy locals also want more of him!
He realized that there is more than playing music inside your house. There is more than showing your talent bravely to the world and having young supporters following. He’s still overwhelmed and grateful.