Saturday, October 10, 2009

Singapore Idol Top 10 : Faizal Isa

Faizal Isa, 17
29 February 1992
Single
updated : 10 Oct 09

Spectacular 4 : A Tribute To Michael Jackson
Performing : Billie Jean
Fave MJ Song : You Are Not Alone
Voting details : Not available yet. Watch this space!

MJ Week Interview :


If you had 1 minute with MJ, what would you say/do?
I would ask him like so many questions – at what age did you start singing? Can you teach me how to perfect my moon walk?

If you had 1 hour with him, what would you do?
Sing with him and then ask him for vocal and dance training.

If you had 1 day with him, what would you do?
Hang out with him! Go have breakfast, lunch and dinner with him. Take him shopping and show him around
Singapore and be his tourguide. And along the way, ask him about how to overcome nerves on stage and sing better.

Did you believe the child molestation allegations?
I don’t really believe it cos the media can make things up. Lots of people are jealous of him and make up stories just to bring him down. I saw some videos of him on YouTube talking about this stuff, and MJ looks very sincere and he loves children from what I’ve seen.

When you first heard that there would be an MJ themed spectacular, what was your reaction? And now that you’re through and will be doing an MJ song, how do you feel?
When I first heard it, I felt very happy and honoured to get a chance to sing our late King Of Pop’s songs. He has made such a big impact on the music industry. So it’s a real honour, and I see it as a way to give back to MJ, our King Of Pop.

Now, I feel very excited and really looking forward to it. This is a very special theme, only this season we have this theme, (previous seasons of SI did not have an MJ theme) so its something different.

What will you be singing and why did you choose to do that MJ song?
I will be singing Billie Jean. I chose this song because its upbeat and I like to groove to it. I will work hard on both my vocals and my dance moves as I want to showcase them. I won’t be doing the song like David Cook style. I will be following MJ’s style all the way.


Spectacular 3 : An Asian Feast
Performing : Hapus Ku by Nidji
Voting details : Not available yet. Watch this space!

Asian Week Interview :
Who is your favourite Asian artiste?
Dato' Siti Nurhaliza.

Who's the sexiest Asian star in your opinion?
Coco Lee. She has a phD which means she is beauty and brains - that is SO sexy!

Who is your favourite Asian person?
Lee Kuan Yew. Because of him, Singapore is where it is today, a 1st world country that everyone knows. He put us on the world map.

Favourite Asian food?
Otak Otak!

Favourite Asian destination?
Japan, cos I want to experience Japanese culture and see all their interesting ethnic stuff!

What Asian culture fascinates you the most?
Japanese culture, because they are the most polite people I've ever seen. Also, I think Kimonos are cool.

What Asian trait are you most proud of?
Asians' respectfulness - toward elders and toward one another.

What is the one Asian superstition you've held on to since you were a child?
Do not open umbrellas indoors at night because you may get some spiritual disturbances! (I was told not to ever open umbrellas indoors because then snakes would come find us!)

23 Sept 09

Random facts about Faizal :
  • Faizal is friends with hot local r&b duo Sleeq.
  • Jason Mraz is his idol, but he's decided to distance himself from doing too many Mraz songs in case he gets labeled a wannabe.
  • Faizal is super friendly and is known to start conversations with his fans.
  • Has the most number of screaming fans so far at the 2 roadshows he's attended.
  • Ken has told him to start a boyband with fellow Top13-er Farhan Shah. What would you call them? The Broom and Mraz?
summerr thinks you'll love Faizal because :
He's that boy-next-door that everyone loves. But I have to say, this pic, phwoar, he is lookin' good. Looks like an Idol to me. (I got a shock when I first saw him as Justin Timberlake - he looked great! I didn't think he would be able to pull it off!)

Eventhough he's young, it looks like Faizal has had loads of performing experience judging from the number of youTube vids he's got. Plus, on stage, he seems to embody that same bounce and stage presence as his 'possible predecessors' Taufik Batisah and Hady Mirza.

You can't deny that the camera loves him though (just need to get rid of the pimples first - remember to always wash away the heavy stage makeup sweetie! Its toxic!!!).

Here's the vid Izked shot after Top 13 announcements.


And here's a recap of his Piano Show performance and his Idol journey thus far. I'm sorry but I didnt get to grab a sample of his song for tonight as he was sick the day I recorded the vids for the rest (he later came for Group choreo wearing a mask - so considerate! - but I'd already left by then!).


If you wanna find out more about Faizal, do check out his Top 24 profile here.

Find Faizal online :

xoxo, s.

58 comments:

  1. Summerr, he may have similar bounce and stage presence as Hady/Taufik but vocally he is not quite there yet. During SI season 1 n 2, Ken has never commented that Hady/Taufik's voices are weak.

    I agree what Ken said about Faizal's voice being weak and that he has a loonng way to go.
    Perhaps its got to do with his age? Experience?


    Faizal has the potential though. He has got the looks and confidence but still have to work on his vocals. Vocally, he is better than Farhan though, IMO.

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  2. Faizal has the whole package of an idol.. he has the looks and the voice.. =) he'll make it tru.. im sure.. all the way Faizal!!

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  3. Faizal,choose a great song for 1992=)
    I believe you can do it!
    make 1992ers proud yea?

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  4. Faizal, good stage presence and nice song choice on your recent performance:) Work on increasing your vocal strength in the next show. Otherwise, good job!

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  5. FAIZAAAAL!
    ohmygod.
    you're oh-so hot!
    i melt when you sing y'knowww!
    ahhh!
    hahahaha.
    cute uh.
    haha.kay(:

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  6. im ur biggest fan..ill follow u till e end...not paparazzi..

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  7. Faizal,gd job with the yesterday's peformance!
    yr singing n' song choice was good!
    continue to make 1992ers proud!!
    :D

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  8. Faizal, u got great stage presence and showmanship... dont care what others want to say, juz stay focus in the competition coz after all you are the strongest male contestant frm wat i see, the others so so only
    GOOD LUCK n CONGRATS for making to the next round!!

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  9. gaaaaaaaaaaah !
    i have a guy friend who looks EXACTLY like FAIZAL !!!!!
    OMGGGGG . LOL ! anyway , make us proud ! your fansss :D will sure vote ya till the end !!

    xoxo .

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  10. I am sorry but I think Faizal is only good enough to front a boyband and yes, no doubt definitely has the looks to be in a boyband too -But strong vocals? I'd have to say No, rather hollow, without substance, not a solid voice so not good enough as a SOLO artiste...

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  11. Faizal,good luck to you!
    all the best for tonight's performance:)
    make 1992ers proud!!

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  12. You have great voice and awesome stage performance as compared to the rest male contestant whom i think dont deserve to be in Top 10... simply i said that because who cares about who have the powerful vocals or best voice, heh at the end of the day, all the package to be a star has to be considered and knw wat, YOUR RECORDS NEED TO SELL OK! So i think Faizal Isa has what it takes to be the next Singapore Idol!!( keep on improving n make all of us proud)

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  13. Faizal,gd job with the last peformance!
    yr singing n' song choice was good!
    anyways,nice song choice for next week's MJ tribute! gd luck 4 your next performance:)
    continue to make 1992ers proud!!

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  14. Faizal,gd job with the last peformance!
    yr singing n' song choice was good!
    anyway,gd luck 4 your next performance:)
    continue to make 1992ers proud!!

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  15. Faizal,gd job with yesterday's peformance!
    yr singing n' song choice was good!
    gd luck 4 your next performance:)
    continue to make 1992ers proud!!

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  16. To the nub who posted on Oct 7

    What rubbish. You really don't know anything about music! Faizal so does not have what it takes. We should vote for the quality of the voice, personality, attitude, originality and last but not least, DICTION! Having a pretty boy face is not enough .

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  17. I agree with the last comment. A singer will need more than a preeety face!

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  18. Irwan aka Obiee WanOctober 16, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Faisal u see the people who badly criticise u have no names cos they simply have no face.thats the best they can do is to degrade u and yap yap.What ever it is u have talent and great voice.Peace

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  19. Yaep i totally agree with irwan, with all these anonymous people who give unnecessary comment which i think have "nothing better to do"! so to all anonymous who commented,LOOK AT YOURSELF FIRST OKAEYYYYYYYYY can u even sing like him and have the BALLS to sing on stage like him???? HUH i bet my life tat the anonymous human beings are a MAJOR COWARD!! and if you think you are soo good go join Idol lah....

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  20. To the nub who posted on Oct 15

    I guess you should get your facts rite before saying something like tat, look i guess you are not BLIND enough( if you are im sooo sorry!!) to see who has the idol look, great stage presence, most likaeble/humble among all the other contestant whom i think is juz faking everything in front of media... and also let me ask you, do you want an ugly or fat or one who sing and juz stand there like a "log" on stage to be your idol?? Let me say frm what i think of FAIZAL,he has the potential to be the next star based on his great stage presence, good looks, likaeble among the others and not forgetting he has the talent of his own and i think everyone have good voices for those who made it this far... Juz think back, if they have no talent,why in the world did the judges choose them to be in the top 24?? Well, tats all i wanne say and please dun be JEALOUS of people who have made it this far nob ;-p

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  21. Great performance and i love your moonwalk so much! And u got nice voice...too Go! FAIZAL Go!, we are rooting for you :-)))))

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  22. WOW! THE ENGLISH ON THIS COMMENT WALL IS EXCELLENT! And mind you, the anonymous comments on this wall of comments might be from professionals who just might be too beautiful to show their faces. I LOVE YOU ANONYMOUS PEOPLE! hahaz

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  23. He is trying his best .. you cn see it . Anyway , before u tag , remember , this is nt ur blog , so dont tag with all the hurtful words . im nt biased , im a tabby bear fan

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  24. you deserve the boot, there are much better malay singers out there.

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  25. Faizal,gd luck 4 tonight's performance!
    make 1992ers proud!!
    :D

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  26. OMG how fake can Mae Sta Maria be, the reason she went over to Faizal is because she is hoping that Faizals fan will vote for her when he gets booted out.
    She is buddy buddy with sezairi, malak and sylvia and what she said i am kawan with Faizal what rubbish!
    Amira should have stayed not Mae.
    Singaporeans wake up she is a FAKE.
    Faizal great job last night FTW

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  27. FAIZAL U R GREAT .

    Bt no offence though , his voice is still weak
    :(

    He tried so hard singing Billie Jean in youtube with seziri playing guitar . NO OFFENCE !.

    Bt I like his stage presence :D

    After Farhan was out , he was the next guy tht girl are chasing for . ftw !

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  28. he's got great stage presence, a warm personality... but to be very very honest, i dont think his vocals are up to it.

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  29. Heyya Faizal, you are just oh-so god-damn hot lah kay.
    Keep on rocking with what you do [:

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  30. hey faizal cannot wait for your next performance keep surprising us!!(fans) "keep on doing that thing do you!!"

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  31. faizal's song choices are very predictable and too safe. he has the looks thats for sure but i dun tink he should be in the top 5 (although i tink he will be). i tink hes pretty hot though :)

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  32. Dear FAizal, Pls watch Hoobastank singing "live" on youtube for inspiration before your next performance!!
    All the best;)

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  33. Faizal hot to all the pretty boy.. BECAREFULLLLLL Sorry guys got to say this. NO OFFENCE.!!

    Please change your song .. boring lah always the same.

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  34. Faizal , im amazed tht u are one of the few cntestants who had nvr been in the bottom 3 . GOOD JOB :D

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  35. of course faizal have never been in bottom 3. faizal, you will constantly be one of those in the top runner up as you will always have a humongous number of fans running after you, especially the girls. with no doubt, you are the most good looking contestant in SI and it will be able to put you through. but wanting to be a SI is more than just a pretty face, much much more honey. work on your vocals and you will be the perfect formula to a famous local celebrity.

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  36. Never been at the bottom?? I can see why...He is still a kid.

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  37. FAizal, just continue what u are doing and do your best, u're so inspiring to the teenagers to follow their dreams(don't forget you only 17) heck, to all who talk about SI winner need to have powerful voice to represent S'pore, one at a time, win the local idol first then u can talk about going for the Asian/World idol!!! peace and all the best!

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  38. To the above anon, it's imperative that we vote for the most powerful voice to represent Singapore. Faizal is not one and he will not be the music ambassador for Singapore. No one will buy his debut album as his vocal quality is weak.

    Even if he wins the local idol, he will never go far. Will the world pay attention to our local idols if they are not outstanding? Definitely a no. Ken's advice is to vote for one who can compete commercially regionally or internationally. Faizal's weak vocals do not have what it makes to go far. Save your money on somewhere else other than Singapore Idol if you're not fan of other contestants. Otherwise, you people are bringing down the standards of Singapore Idol by voting for Faizal (and denying other betetr contestants of their spots in the top 3).

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  39. Obviously u still didn't get it, FAizal has the most fan base then the rest so, how can u say NO ONE will buy his debut album?? what's this again about compete commercially regionally or internationally, even if tabby or sylvia go, u think the WORLD will vote for them?? the anon above was right somehow u need to win votes locally first then u can talk about overseas!! so obviously u are not FAizal fan then vote for your idol don't tag here n tell others not to vote for Faizal!! shooooosh...

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  40. I think Faizal is really good. He has like..a package. Good looks and good voice. I think he should strengthen his voice and make it more powerful. Please DO NOT despise him. His actually a REALLY nice guy. Would YOU like it if people made fun of you? NO RIGHT? His also a human being and has rights. Whether or not he gets out, i will always be his #1 FAN :P
    ROCK ON FAIZAL ISA

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  41. yeah... if FAizal is not the next SI then he will be the next "like" Jonas brothers!!!
    ~chill out people~ and if Tabitha is not the next SI she will be the next Miley Sirus!!

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  42. To the anon who mentioned Sylvia and Tabby, don't bring up other SI contestants' names here since my post did not mention them. My point is, other singers got the boot before Faizal who had more weaker and inconsistent performances than theirs - yet he continues to overstay. Now he is the weakest of ALL other singers left, many I know do not see it fair for him to go further to beat all other 4 singers.

    With him having 5000+ facebook fans - this does NOT mean he wins alot of votes locally. If the whole Singapore really watch Singapore Idol and votes, Faizal Isa will not have come this far. And because facebook is free, anyone can join any fanpage to comment on something (but this does not he/she is the true fan). Adam Lambert has more online (facebook + twitter) fans - but Kris Allen was crowned the winner eventually, and his latest single is competing with Adam Lambert on the charts. The number of fans online does NOT mean the genuine amount of support. Since you mentioned Sylvia and Tabby, many (who are not active online) says that both of them and Sezairi are easier for Record companies to promote out of Singapore - but before this happens, these 3 of them will also be marketable even in Singapore alone - because their voices are bearable to listen to for entertainment sake. With little facebook fans, this does not mean they are less popular. Don't be shallow, thanks.

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  43. If Faizal is out next week, i will vote for Sezairi next!!!!

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  44. I am Nurul Huda Kamsani...
    WOOO(!) Faizal ROX(!) Ouh n he sang all my fav song in Singapore Idol(!) HAHA(!) I WANNA JOIN SG IDOL IN 4 YRS TIME(!) I will be his age thn... buzz...

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  45. Go Faizal all the way ... and the rest too ! Tabby , Sylvia, Airi, Charlie ..!

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  46. I think i agree with Anon, because even if Sylvia or Tabitha wins, the WORLD would not vote fr them. For eg, in Asian Idol, Faizal has the most chance of garnering votes as he is a male and is gd lookin, obviously. Just like Hady Mirza !

    So, i think it should go to the one who has th looks, the voice ( he has great potential to increase his vocals to better standard), and stage presence.

    Airi is so very talented, however , he should work on his image and stage presence. he should get a better haircut and maybe he can win SI. and asian idol,

    SO, i really support the guys : Airi, Faizal and Charles .. gooooo !!!

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  47. to everyone of FAizal fans, vote vote and vote for FAizal for the top two :D ~ if he's out then the whole idol journey will be boring to watch!! booohoohoo

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  48. Faizal.. your oh so charmingg!

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  49. i'm so happy he's out!! yeah!!

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  50. i will miss you faizal )': badly.. youu soo cutee~

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  51. ooi...anon who's happy that faizal is out, u go watch faizal singing his exit song and look at the surrounding, he got the standing it means that there's so many people who support and appreciates his idol journey ~ dont be cruel and get a life @#$%^&*

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  52. i miss him :( really wanted him on the show. i thought he could last (at the very least) till top 3.

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  53. are you sure he got pimples?
    well, cameras do hide things right?
    anyway, better luck nest time Faizal, failure is the beginning of success.

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  54. Faizal !! Though you may be out OF Singapore Idol, You're always my idol to me :D

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  55. faizal is soooooo fake....

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  56. u r cute faizal...hahax...i knw u,u knw me...anw,be happy alwaes kaeyy...btw,i frm fcss...

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  57. i really pity faizal..he oni celebrates his birthday every 4 yrs!its on a leap day!!!

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