Manila-born Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Romano Estrada is another first timer in joining a major singing competition. He is one of the 19 contenders who will be giving their best attempt at becoming the next Pop Icon on the Finals Night come 14th November. Ricky, for his well defined affection for ballads is also known in this competition as “The Serious Balladeer”. He loves the music of OPM legends, Concert King Martin Nievera and Asia’s Nightingale Ms. Lani Misalucha. Like his batchmates, Ricky also has strong faith in his talent – the reason why he is a part of FAME’s Jeddah Pop Icon 2014 and believes he truly deserves a shot for the grand prize.