Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One More Week To IDOL DAY!

A week from now, the Top 13 will kick off the next stage of the Idol competition with a bang.

The theme : Chart Toppers - any chart topping song from the year 2000 to the present.

Some background : The Spectacular stage is named as such because its meant to take the Idols to the next level. Where previously the set was small, and intimate, accompanied only with a minus one tape or pianist (hence the term 'piano show'), this next stage sees the Idols perform on a bigger, brighter, glitzier stage - you know,the stage is supposed to be spectacular! (if the sketches I saw today are anything to go by (top secret k! wasn't allowed to take pic), its gonna be awesome! go Fuji! <--set designer diva).

At this stage also, they should appear more stylish and poised as they would have 'grown' from the previous stage in all aspects from wardrobe through to performance.

This is where the real competition begins. Unlike previously, where they could sing ANY song, the Spectaculars are THEMED. Forcing the Idols to up the ante in terms of versatility, song choice and artistry (love this word! thank you Kara!).

Here's a quick look at who's singing what and the numbers to call. I'm in the midst of doing individual update profiles for each of them, so do look out for it in the next coupla days :)

In order of performance for next Wednesday's show....

Mae Sta Maria
"Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera (feat. Mya, Pink, Lil Kym & Missy Elliot)
1900 112 1201 or sms '1' to IDOLS (43657)

Charles "Stitch" Wong
"Low" by Flo Rida (feat. T-Pain)
1900 112 1202 or sms '2' to IDOLS

Syltra Lee
"Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson
1900 112 1203 or sms '3' to IDOLS

Sylvia Ratonel
"Fallin'" by Alicia Keys
1900 112 1204 or sms '4' to IDOLS

Sezairi Sezali
"You Give Me Something" by James Morrison
1900 112 1205 or sms '5' to IDOLS

Tabitha Nauser
"Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie
1900 112 1206 or sms '6' to IDOLS

Fathin Amira
"Hurt" by Christina Aguilera
1900 112 1207 or sms '7' to IDOLS

Justin Jap
"Heartless" by Kanye West
1900 112 1208 or sms '8' to IDOLS

Nurul Huda
"Oops I Did It Again!" by Britney Spears
1900 112 1209 or sms '9' to IDOLS

Farhan Shah
"Bad Day" by Daniel Powter
1900 112 1210 or sms '10' to IDOLS

Malaque Mahdaly
"Hush Hush (I Will Survive)" by Pussycat Dolls
1900 112 1211 or sms '11' to IDOLS

Duane Ho
"Pokerface" by Lady Gaga
1900 112 1212 or sms '12' to IDOLS

Faizal Isa
"Stop and Stare" by One Republic
1900 112 1213 or sms '13' to IDOLS

Also check out this Ch5 trailer that 'reintroduces' the Top 13, which highlights how Nurul is taking MJ's place. I love the shocked faces when the producer announces that MJ has pulled out - Sylvia's face is classic :)

Ok, just wanted to get the songs and phone numbers out there quick so you can all jot down the ones you're rooting for! (also cos I know y'all kaypoh and wanna know!)

Remember though, just like the trailer said, VOTE FOR TALENT. Do the show justice. Hell, do SINGAPORE justice people! Keep voting for the talent whose records you're going to buy.

Am off to work on the new bored of the old ones now. Plus loads of vids from tonight to upload to Youtube, look out for them.

xoxo, s.

ps. Don't forget to go meet the Top13 in person this Saturday at the roadshow - details on the 'spotter' above (left sidebar).


  1. I see a lot of bad song choices. :x

  2. kinda worried bout duane's fate on wednesday somehow... Not to say anything here but i can almost imagine how it will really turn out to be like if he sang the original version of poker face. But acoustic version of that song might save him? LOL.