10. GRETCHEN ESPINA

Show: Pinoy Idol (Philippines)
Gretchen hails as the first ever winner of Pinoy Idol, much to no one’s surprise. During the show, Espina never faced elimination nor received any negative comments. After missing much of 2009 due to a throat ailment, Espina returned to the limelight in 2010 with her debut album Shining Through and her first acting gig in the film Diva.