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Jasmine Soriano Trias (born November 3, 1986) is a Filipino-American singer-entertainer who was the third place finalist on the third season of American Idol. She has released one album to date, Jasmine Trias.
|Birth name||Jasmine Soriano Trias|
November 3, 1986|
|Origin||Mililani Town, Hawaii, United States|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, soul, OPM|
Trias was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Mililani Town, Hawaii. She is the eldest daughter of Filipino immigrants to Hawaii from Tanza, Cavite. Trias attended Maryknoll School, a Roman Catholic preparatory school of the Diocese of Honolulu. As a representative of Maryknoll School, she won the Brown Bags to Stardom 2001 state singing competition and the Road to Fame 2003 youth talent competition. Trias graduated from Maryknoll School in June 2004.
Trias first gained recognition on the third season of American Idol. She auditioned in her home state of Hawaii. Trias made it to the top twelve performers. She received praises on her rendition of "Inseparable" on Top 12 night, with Simon Cowell replying, "Jasmine, it was just superb". Paula Abdul even threw a rose to her on the stage and, together with Randy Jackson, praised her maturity in that performance.
She was able to survive eliminations, despite criticisms on her performances on some instances of the competition. She first landed on the bottom 3 with Camile Velasco and Diana DeGarmo. On Top 4 performance night, when she received criticisms for her performance of "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls, Cowell suggested that night that she would be eliminated the next day, but she made it into the top 3. On the Top 3 results show, when Ryan Seacrest announced that Trias was eliminated, she had her last message on American Idol: "I wanna thank all my fans for believing in me and for embracing my talents and for making my dreams come true. I mean, this top 3, I cannot ask for more".
|Week #||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Top 32/Group 4||N/A||"Run to You"||Whitney Houston||5||Advanced|
|Top 12||Soul||"Inseparable"||Natalie Cole||11||Safe|
|Top 11||Country||"Breathe"||Faith Hill||8||Safe|
|Top 10||Motown||"You're All I Need to Get By"||Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell||7||Safe|
|Top 9||Elton John||"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"||Elton John||3||Bottom 2|
|Top 8||Movie Soundtracks||"When I Fall in Love"||Celine Dion & Clive Griffin||6||Safe|
|Top 7||Barry Manilow||"I'll Never Love This Way Again"||Barry Manilow||4||Safe|
|Top 6||Gloria Estefan||"Here We Are"||Gloria Estefan||5||Bottom 3|
|Top 5||Big band||"The Way You Look Tonight"
"Almost Like Being in Love"
Nat King Cole
|Top 4||Disco||"Everlasting Love"
"It's Raining Men"
The Weather Girls
|Top 3||Contestant's Choice
Judge's Choice(Paula Abdul)
Clive Davis' Choice
|"Saving All My Love for You"
"All by Myself"
Post Idol careerEdit
After Trias' appearance on American Idol, her fanbase grew in the United States and in foreign countries where the show was aired: Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan, among others. The Manila Times newspaper captured the mood of her ancestral country in an April headline: "Everybody Wants Jasmine." During the American Idol season, hundreds of internet fan sites from over a dozen countries were established in several Asian and European languages. She also appeared in the fourth season finale and the fifteen season finale of American Idol.
Trias in the PhilippinesEdit
In the Philippines, Trias has done television commercials and billboard ads for McDonald's, Smart Telecommunications, Hapee Toothpaste, and Bench Clothing. On October 6, 2004, Trias released a promotional single for McDonald's entitled "Love Ko 'To" (the local translation of McDonald's "i'm lovin' it" slogan). McDonald's restaurants in the Philippines offered a promotional meal called the "Jasmine Trio", which consisted of a Strawberry Float, fries, and the McDonald's exclusive Love Ko 'To CD-Single.
Trias also appeared on GMA Network's reality show Extra Challenge with Ruffa Gutierrez (former Miss World runner-up) and Donita Rose (former MTV VJ). She also visited the housemates of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition on March 6 and stayed in the house overnight, leaving on March 7.
Managing Director of Honolulu Ben Lee summarized the mood in Trias' home state of Hawaii by saying, "Jasmine has enough votes in Hawaii to become governor or mayor easily." Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona, in his capacity as acting governor, declared Jasmine Trias Day by executive order. Trias has also done various commercials in Hawaii discouraging smoking, drinking, and drug use. On February 27, 2005, Trias released a CD single entitled "Flying Home," which was sold exclusively in Pizza Hut and Taco Bell stores in Hawaii. The single was intended to capture her feelings of returning to Hawaii after months of working on tour and on her album.
Musically, some have compared Trias to Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton. Trias signed a record deal with Clockwork Entertainment, a company which has worked with Dream and Bad Boy Records (headed by P. Diddy), to record and produce her debut album. She also signed a record deal with Universal Records for the album's release in the Philippines. Her self-titled debut album with Clockwork Entertainment was released on July 12, 2005 in the U.S.. It has since sold 14,000 copies in the US alone according to Nielsen SoundScan  and a reported 50,000 worldwide. She has since been certified platinum in the Philippines. Trias headlined tours in Manila, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Guam in 2004. To end her whirlwind visit to the Philippines, dubbed "Jasmania," she met President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Trias left Clockwork Entertainment due to poor management and promotion; and is now with Universal Records Philippines. "Excuses," "Sana Lagi," "Too Many Walls" and "DJ Don't Quit" peaked in the Top 10 on a popular Live365 Internet station called Idol Waves. "I'd Rather" managed to reach number one.
She was featured as a commentator on MTV/TRL for the sixth season of American Idol. She also filmed a movie in the Philippines titled "Suddenly It's Magic" produced by GMA Films; it is shelved indefintely. In addition, she was featured as a guest judge for a children's competition on The Tyra Banks Show and made appearances on three American Idol national follow-up shows: American Idol Extra, American Idol Tonight and It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle. Trias has stated in many different interviews that she will start working on new albums for the U.S. and the Philippines for release this year.
Trias is the host of a television program called Pacific Groove in Hawaii.
|Year||Album details||Peak positions||Certifications
- 2004: "Love 'Ko To"
- 2005: "Excuses"
- 2005: "Lose Control"
- 2006: "Sana Lagi"
- 2006: "Kung Paano"
- 2006: "I'd Rather"
- 2007: "The Christmas Song"
- 2005: American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics
- "Midnight Train to Georgia"
- "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (with the Top 12 finalists)
Awards and recognitionsEdit
|2006||MTV Pilipinas||Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Video ("Lose Control")||Nominated|
|2006||Mobile MYX Top Picks||Ringtone of the Week (May) ("Kung Paano")||Won|
|2006||The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Na Hoku Hanohano Awards||Female Vocalist of the Year||Nominated|
|2006||The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Na Hoku Hanohano Awards||Most Promising Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|2006||The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Na Hoku Hanohano Awards||Contemporary Album of the Year||Nominated|
|2006||PARI's Awit Awards (the Philippine Grammy Awards)||Best R&B Song ("Lose Control")||Nominated|
|2006||PARI's Awit Awards (the Philippine Grammy Awards)||Best Vocal Arrangement ("Lose Control")||Nominated|
|2006||Hawaii Music Awards||Pop Album of the Year||Won|
|2006||Hawaii Music Awards||Best New Artist of the Year||Won|
|2006||Philippine Hip-Hop Music Awards||Female R&B Artist of the Year||Won|
|2005||Askmen.com||Singer of the Week (January)||Won|
|2005||AlohaJoe.com||Artist of the Month (August)||Won|
|2005||FHM Magazine (Philippines)||Top 100 Sexiest Women (#50)||Won|
|2005||Hawaii Music Awards||Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|2004||People Magazine (Asia)||People of the Year Award||Won|
|2004||Kalayaan Performing Arts||Music Award||Won|
|2004||Y Style Fashion Awards||Bench Model of the Year||Won|
|2004||Maryknoll High School||Music Award||Won|
|2004||Quezon City Chamber of Ngo-Po Inc||Filipino World Class Achiever's Award||Won|
|2009||Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin||series||Herself||Airs on ABS-CBN|
|2008||Pacific Groove||Herself (TV host)|
|2007||Your Song: Ang Soundtrack ng LoveLife mo!||"I'd Rather," by Jasmine Trias||Joanne||Airs on ABS-CBN|
|2006||Your Song: Ang Soundtrack ng LoveLife mo!||"Kung Paano," by Jasmine Trias||Charry||Airs on ABS-CBN|