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Genre Drama, Musical, Romance, Comedy
Directed by Ruel S. Bayani
Jojo Saguin
Starring Sarah Geronimo
Sam Milby
Coco Martin
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Agot Isidro
Neil Ryan Sese
Malou de Guzman
K Brosas
and others
Opening theme "You'll Always be
My Number One
by Sarah Geronimo
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 35
Running time 45 minutes
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release September 6 (2010-09-06) – October 22, 2010 (2010-10-22)
Related shows Bituing Walang Ningning
Pangarap na Bituin
May Isang Pangarap
External links
Website www.1dol.tv

1DOL (stylized as iDOL) is a Filipino musical comedy-drama series that aired on ABS-CBN's primetime block from September 6 to October 22, 2010.[1] It featured one of the biggest and brightest stars in Philippine showbiz: Sarah Geronimo, Sam Milby and Coco Martin as the lead characters. The show was cancelled on October 22, 2010, garnering only 35 episodes in total before being replaced by the 2010 remake of the longest-running soap opera of the 90s Mara Clara, topbilled by Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes.[2][3]


Sarah Geronimo makes her comeback project of the musical drama series after the success of Bituing Walang Ningning (2006) and Pangarap na Bituin (2007).

1DOL was launched during the ABS-CBN Trade Event held August 24, 2010 at the World Trade Center Manila. It is also part of ABS-CBN's celebration for the 60th Year of Pinoy Soap Opera.

On August 21, 2010 to September 4, 2010, ABS-CBN aired in its Saturday primetime block "The Making of 1DOL", a 30-minute special on how the series was conceptualized.

The series premiered on September 6, 2010, simulcasted its pilot episode on three different television channels Studio 23, Cinema One, and ABS-CBN.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

1DOL revolves not only in the main characters but a core group of supporters, led by Belinda "Billie/Jean" Suarez (Sarah Geronimo), Fernando "Lando" Lagdameo (Coco Martin) and Vincent "Vince" Serrano (Sam Milby). Lando and Vince have been secretly crushing on the same girl who has two different identities.


Belinda’s on her way to becoming the next singing idol. When her parents Samson and Laura have incurred twenty million pesos worth of debt to a family friend, she was suddenly forced to leave her showbiz life behind. They have no choice but to run for their lives or else they would land in jail with no one to help them out. But in the process, Belinda not only loses her chance to make it big but she also walks away from Vince, her childhood friend whom she secretly loves. When her family moves to a remote province did Belinda meet Lando who instantly falls in love with her.


In every episode of the show, musical numbers are performed by the cast.


Title Version covered Performed by Episode Ref.
"Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito" Leah Navarro Billie Suarez 1. "Ang Simula" [5]
"I Need You Back" Lea Salonga Billie Suarez and Vince Serrano 2. "Sumabog na Pangarap" [5]
"Doon Lang" Nonoy Zuniga Lando Lagdameo and Lagdameo Kids 3. "Kaibigan" [6]
"Nosi Balasi" / "Bad Romance" Sampaguita / Lady Gaga Eleanor Serrano and Sharona Silangan 3. "Kaibigan" [6]
"Ayt" Sponge Cola feat. Gary Valenciano Billie Suarez and One Harmony 3. "Kaibigan" [6]
"Maniwala Ka Sana" Parokya ni Edgar Vince Serrano and Da Vince Code Band 4. "Walang Iwanan" [7]
"Time In" Yeng Constantino Diana Rosales and One Harmony 4. "Walang Iwanan" [7]
"Nakapagtataka" Rachel Alejandro Billie Suarez 4. "Walang Iwanan" [7]
"Kumusta Ka" Rey Valera Lagdameo Kids 5. "Maliit ang Mundo" [8]
"Ikaw" Sarah Geronimo Lagdameo Kids 5. "Maliit ang Mundo" [8]
"Paano Kung Wala Ka Na" Eva Eugenio Laura Suarez 5. "Maliit ang Mundo" [8]
"Heto Na" APO Hiking Society Da Vince Code Band 6. "Magkababata... Magkikita?"
"Alipin" Parokya ni Edgar Da Vince Code Band 7. "Pangakong Pagsisisihan?"
"Maniwala Ka Sana" Parokya ni Edgar Da Vince Code Band 7. "Pangakong Pagsisisihan?"
"Doobidoo" Apo Hiking Society Da Vince Code Band 7. "Pangakong Pagsisisihan?"
"Iingatan Ka" Carol Banawa Billie Suarez, Vince Serrano, Laura Suarez, Samson Suarez and Diana Rosales 7. "Pangakong Pagsisisihan?"
"Kiliti" D' Bodies Lagdameo Kids 7. "Pangakong Pagsisisihan?"
"Tulog Na" Sugarfree Billie Suarez 7. "Pangakong Pagsisisihan?"

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