Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Singapore Idol Top 24 : Charles "Stitch" Wong

In The Shower with :
Charles "Stitch" Wong
(nickname : Homeboy)



















Asked to describe himself in 3 words, Charles replies Hardworking, Easygoing and Shy. All of which I believe to be true.

Quick facts about Charles :
Lives in : East
Occupation : Student at SIM, previously from ACSI
Favourite MJ song : Billie Jean
Favourite Judge : Ken
Got a girlfriend? Yes. (aww, I can hear little pre-teen hearts breaking!)

Who does he think will win Idol 3? Farhan.

If music is your first love, what is your second?
I love bboying (breakdance), though I'm not very good at it. I've been training at it even longer than beatboxing, but since I was never really good at it, I decided to try other things (like beatbox). It's easier! =D Nevertheless I still love to train whenever I've got the time and wherever there is an empty floor =D
Of course, its not presentable for tv yet... so don't call me out for a battle, Teddy! =P

Secret Single Behaviour : What do you do on your own that no one knows about?
I love to spam wasabi on my sushi! The more the better... if I don't cry it doesn't count... It must be so hot that not only your nose burns, the inside of your ears will start to burn too. Woohoo!!!!!! It is so tortorous sometimes, but I count it as personal challenge to myself to eat something this spicy and still tell myself "its all in the mind"....Wahaha I must sound like some psycho now
OMG Charles, you DO, do you practice 'UNAGI' like Ross from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.! <--Dougie will get this joke! Btw folks, his answer sparked a whole load of comments from the other guys (they are replied to a main thread, and it was hilarious!)


Make a date with Charles!
Saturday, 29 Aug : The Cathay, 2pm -3 pm
Catch Charles in person at the first Idol roadshow where you get to meet the first group of 12 that will be performing next Wednesday at Piano Show #1.

Monday, 31 Aug : Caldecott Hill, 9am - 930am, 987FM
Tune in to 987FM at 9am to catch Charles' first radio interview, alongside Jannah, Frances and MJ.

Wednesday, 2 Sept : Caldecott Broadcast Centre, Studio 1
Singapore Idol Piano Show #1, 8pm and The Results Show later at 10pm, on Channel 5.
Charles will be up first, singing Howie Day's "Collide". Good luck babe!

summerr's take :
I've found Charles to be really talented and hardworking. He's one of the pioneer beatboxers in Singapore and even offers tutorials to those who are just starting out. Aside from that, he plays a mad guitar and can sing both English and Chinese songs.

In person, he's quiet and humble. But I'm sure once you get to know him, he's probably a real riot. Beatboxing may give him his edge, but he knows that he has to be versatile in order to win Idol. His vocals aren't powerhouse, but he can definitely carry a tune better than most.

Check out these 2 videos :
1. Charles' own take on Ne-yo's "Closer", I really like this one.



2. A vid Charles made with Douglas (his BFF in Idol), their own version of Rihanna's Disturbia, they call themselves the Wong Dynasty (and apparently they managed to convince Farhan they were brothers!). I think this vid is really kick-ass, LOVED the beatboxing towards the end. Sound quality was good too - I want more of the Wong Dynasty!




To vote for Charles :
Call 1900 112 1201 or text 1 to IDOLS (43657)
Each call/sms costs 60cents.
Lines will only open from 8pm on 9th Sept 2009.

Find Charles online :


xoxo, s.


18 comments:

  1. oh what a cutie! dont you think he looks like JJ lin LOL.

    Love the beatboxing. hope he will mix the beatboxing with his songs in his performance.

    YOu have my vote JJ lin :)

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  2. Cool, Luv ur beatbox, i've learn most of my beatbox from you, most probably 70%? hope u do well for tmr performance, Good luck ^.^

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  3. aiyo this one sooo cute!!! *faintz*

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  4. so clean cut n wholesome - perfect bf type rite? but got gf liao. nvm i vote 4 u anw! Jia you JJ!

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  5. awww.... but still will vote for you. Too cute and can sing too!! *faintz again*

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  6. he is almost a spliting image of JJ :)

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  7. don't loose that guitar and beat-boxing!

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  8. charles you were awesome tonight. loved it !!!!

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  9. JJlin? plz...

    HE'S CUTER THAN JJLIN!

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  10. OMG!! he'got some beatbox vids on youtube!! COOL!!

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  11. charles you are the best. And you wll definitely go very far in this cometition! I will support you!!!

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  12. your performance was awesome!! Good luck dude! Do us proud yo!

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  13. So CUTE. Saw him at the road show at cathay. yes! cuter tan JJ lin.

    Charles i love your beat box and your singing!

    good luck! Vote for you!!

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  14. I came across his website.

    www.stitchbeatbox.wordpress.com

    Charles you,re the best! You'll go far for sure. Good Luck!

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  15. yes and he teaches beatbox too!

    Check out his tutorials in youtube search: "stitchbeatbox" I'm trying to learn from there.

    You da best stitch! YOu have my support for idol for sure. Show the world what you can do !

    Water water tooka tooka!! peace!

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  16. hey thanks friends.. you guys are so encouraging lah =) and yup, you can check my webby for regular updates..

    www.stitchbeatbox.wordpress.com

    Cheers!

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  17. Hey Dude you are awesome!! I enjoy every min of yr song.Keep it up Charles!

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