|Directed by||Ruel S. Bayani
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Neil Ryan Sese
Malou de Guzman
|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|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||September 6, 2010– October 22, 2010|
1DOL (stylized as iDOL) is a Filipino musical comedy-drama TV series that aired on ABS-CBN's primetime block. 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.
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.
Cast and characters
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 an unexpected turn of events suddenly force her to leave her showbiz life behind. Her parents Samson and Laura have incurred twenty million pesos worth of debt to a family friend. The two 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"|||
|"I Need You Back"||Lea Salonga||Billie Suarez and Vince Serrano||2. "Sumabog na Pangarap"|||
|"Doon Lang"||Nonoy Zuniga||Lando Lagdameo and Lagdameo Kids||3. "Kaibigan"|||
|"Nosi Balasi" / "Bad Romance"||Sampaguita / Lady Gaga||Eleanor Serrano and Sharona Silangan||3. "Kaibigan"|||
|"Ayt"||Sponge Cola feat. Gary Valenciano||Billie Suarez and One Harmony||3. "Kaibigan"|||
|"Maniwala Ka Sana"||Parokya ni Edgar||Vince Serrano and Da Vince Code Band||4. "Walang Iwanan"|||
|"Time In"||Yeng Constantino||Diana Rosales and One Harmony||4. "Walang Iwanan"|||
|"Nakapagtataka"||Rachel Alejandro||Billie Suarez||4. "Walang Iwanan"|||
|"Kumusta Ka"||Rey Valera||Lagdameo Kids||5. "Maliit ang Mundo"|||
|"Ikaw"||Sarah Geronimo||Lagdameo Kids||5. "Maliit ang Mundo"|||
|"Paano Kung Wala Ka Na"||Eva Eugenio||Laura Suarez||5. "Maliit ang Mundo"|||
|"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?"|
- Sarah Geronimo, Sam Milby and Coco Martin talk about their biggest idols
- Coco Martin is protective of his 'Idol' co-star Sarah Geronimo
- Sam Milby says ‘Idol’ is not a ‘Glee’ rip-off
- Sam Milby on Sarah Geronimo: 'She's very beautiful and she doesn't even know it'
- "List of songs in 1DOL Episode 2". Internet Movie Database, Retrieved 2010-09-29
- "List of songs in 1DOL Episode 3". Internet Movie Database, Retrieved 2010-09-29
- "List of songs in 1DOL Episode 4". Internet Movie Database, Retrieved 2010-09-29
- "List of songs in 1DOL Episode 5". Internet Movie Database, Retrieved 2010-10-06