It was frequently shown that a friendship formed between Malubay and fellow Idol contestants Danny Noriega, Kady Malloy and third-place finisher Syesha Mercado.
Malubay also mentioned during her pre-performance video interview for Top 11 week that she had formed close bonds with fifth place finalist Brooke White and eventual winner David Cook.
Season 7 Top 10 Finalists, toured the Philippines, appeared on several television shows in the United States and performed the “American National Anthem” for the Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto fight at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
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Malubay had never been in the Bottom 3 prior to her elimination.
During American Idol, she was roommates with Syesha Mercado and Brooke White.
"I learned to take things in more, to appreciate the little things and to be more courteous to people and to acknowledge every person who works on the show, because it doesn't work without every single person who helps you out."In talking about going back to the Philippines, she said, "I definitely wanted to go back home, because it's home. I'm pretty sure I might have something over there and following in her footsteps, she led a lot for me to follow, so I'm very grateful for her for being the first Pilipino American Idol, to go and be on the show and be doing big things."As for her height, which has always been called upon by Ryan Seacrest and the judges, she says, "I just hate wearing heels. "February 20, 2008 - You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield February 27, 2008 - Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston March 5, 2008 - Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) by Phil Collins March 11, 2008 - In My Life by The Beatles March 18, 2008 - I Should Have Known Better by The Beatles March 25, 2008 - Alone by Heart April 1, 2008 - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind by Dolly Parton April 2, 2008 - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind by Dolly Parton (Eliminated Read More: Ten Best Performances of the Season Ten Worst Performances of the Season (Photo courtesy of FOX)Male Pop Star: Jason Mraz, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, James Morrison, Kanye West, Boys II Men, Bee Gees, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Brian Mc Knight, Marvin Gaye, Music Soul Child, Neyo, Jon B., Phil Collins, Robin Thicke.
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