Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Singapore Idol Top 24 : Justin Jap

In The Shower with :
Justin Jap
(nickname : Grammarboy)

Justin is indeed a geek. Such a lovable one too, and a very Chic geek mind you. He totes only Apple stuff!
iPhone - check!
iBook - check!
iPod - check!
Justin has also admitted to me that he likes studying. Which will suit him fine because he's due to enter PRE-MED in the U.S. if Idol doesn't work out for him. Pre-med guys! Talk about your smarts! He can be the Singing Doctor :)

Quick facts about Justin :
Lives in : North
Occupation : Student
Favourite MJ song : I'll Be There
Favourite Judge : Ken
Single/Attached? : Single

Who does she think will win Idol 3? Mae.

If music is your first love, what is your second?

Both my maternal & paternal grandmothers, as well as my mother, are wonderful cooks (well nowadays maybe not so much for my paternal grandma cos she's got dementia and all). So I've picked up a thing or two from them. If you live to eat, it's only natural to love cooking too. Aside from the family recipes that I have been taught, I also pick up new recipes from tv shows (Discovery Travel & Living - the best channel ever created for domesticated rats like myself) and cookbooks. Cooking, like housework, is very satisfying and therapeutic for me.
(ooh we gotta do an Idol potluck!)

I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil, but I learnt how to do so properly when my parents sent me for art lessons at the age of 4. As time progressed, my interest intensified and my parents realized that I had an aptitude for drawing & painting. As such, they signed me up for various drawing competitions. I often came in 1st, or at least in the top 3 (yes, I'm rather proud of it :D). However, as I departed from childhood and into adolescence (ie after PSLE), I stopped my art lessons due to heavy school commitments. But even then, I still continued to draw whenever I could. Nowadays I just doodle, but I do sit down occasionally and try to paint like I used to. Like every art buff, I enjoy visiting museums, especially when I'm abroad. My favourite art museum so far? The Louvre.

Secret Single Behaviour : What do you do on your own that no one knows about?
I HAVE to floss my teeth after eating apples because I have a snaggle-tooth that always traps bits of apple in them. If I don't floss I'd feel really uncomfortable with myself.

I only eat green and yellow Skittles.

When I'm in the shower, I'll play music from my phone and
dance like a loon! (PS: I have two left feet by the way, so when I say "dance", I don't actually mean dancing. More like flailing.)

I have a child-like obsession with numbers and I like to count the number of steps every time I take the stairs.

summerr's take :
I'm lovin' Justin. He's a real character. Sweet as can be, funny to the bone and just all-round nice guy. Ever ready to help non-geeks like myself (and quite a number of the other LODIs), he's affable, quirky (which I likey) and genuine.

We haven't seen much of him from Episodes 1 - 4, so I'm hoping he'll put up more videos of himself now that his youtube channel is up (see links at the end of this post), so that we can get to know him better.

On top of being great friend material, (and apparently draw to save his life) Justin can sing his face off too. Check out the video below which I found on youtube, not on his official youtube page. Just listen to that voice....talent talent talent. People please vote and put talent like this through ok?

One of my favourite songs from the movie Beaches (oops, did that statement just reveal how old I am?)

Make a date with Justin!
Saturday, 5 Sept Aug : Lot One, 3pm -4pm
Catch Justin in person at the second Idol roadshow where you get to meet the 2nd group of 12 that will be performing at Piano Show #2.

Wednesday, 9 Sept : Caldecott Hill, 9am - 930am, 987FM
Tune in to 987FM at 9am to catch Justin's first radio interview, with Mae, Samantha and Faizal.

Wednesday, 9 Sept : Caldecott Broadcast Centre, Studio 1
Singapore Idol Piano Show #2, 8pm and The Results Show later at 10pm, on Channel 5.
Justin will be performing Ne-Yo's hit "So Sick".

To vote for Justin :
Call 1900 112 1211 or text 11 to IDOLS (43657)
Each call/sms costs 60cents.
Lines only open from 8pm on 9th Sept 2009.

Find Justin online :

xoxo, s.


  1. You are so cute, it hurts! You got a great body and a nice voice but please CONNECT with the audience! You only have one chance and we hardly know who you are. Tell us a story when you sing a song. It could be simple and straight from your heart. You don't need those OTT vocal acrobatics to win us over. We need your sincerity and honesty. Sing what you know best. In a simple way. Touch us. In that one show. Ok? All the best!

  2. Justin! I love you!

  3. Justin! Have the makings of a winner. I hope your performance at the Piano show will be enough to win over the hearts of the Singaporean voters! (I think you have a great chance as long as you don't screw up, seeing that the previous 3 voted in were guys as well...) Good luck!

  4. loving every moment of your quirkiness! (:

  5. Whatever happens, follow your dreams! You have what it takes. Believe in yourself and go all out. In fact, the best Singapore singers like Kit Chan, Tanya Chua, Sun Yanzi, JJ, etc are all very intelligent. You can make it big too!

  6. All the best for your performance this wednesday. Remember to establish a good rapport with the judges as well:) I'm sure you are capable of doing it. Cheers!