Saturday, October 10, 2009

Singapore Idol Top 10 : Malaque Mahdaly

Malaque Mahdaly, 20
3 February, 1989
updated : 10 Oct 09

Spectacular 3 : An Asian Feast
Performing : Rock With You
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 just keep praising him, shower him with all the praises I can think of!

If you had 1 hour with him, what would you do?
Sit and have coffee with him and chat.

If you had 1 day with him, what would you do?
Go to his house and ask him to teach me how to be a performer who is at least HALF as good as him. I’ll ask him to train me.

Did you believe the child molestation allegations?
No, I don’t believe it. He cares so much about children, I don’t think he would have had the heart to do what they accused him of doing.

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?
Initially, I was like, ‘Are you serious?!’ MJ songs are all hits, and at the end of the day, if I can’t pull it off, confirm I’m gonna get damn teruk comments! Its really a challenge, cos his songs are tough to sing and people will expect a certain level of performance (because its MJ). He’s everyone’s Idol!
Now I feel very nervous, but I’ll practice like crazy.

Spectacular 3 : An Asian Feast
Performing : Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Asian Week Interview :
Who is your favourite Asian artiste?
Agnes Monica (Indonesian artiste), cos she's a superstar yet she's so young. She has a great voice and this superstar attitude that lets her stand out. But her great personality allows people to relate to her.

Who's the sexiest Asian star in your opinion?
OMG Rain!

Who is your favourite Asian person?
Taufik Batisah (big big grin!)

Favourite Asian food?
Pad Thai!
(actually Malaque favours Western cuisine, but after some thought she came up with Pad Thai :))

Favourite Asian destination?
Korea - so I can meet Rain!

What Asian culture fascinates you the most?
Indian culture, because they are so colourful. They have lots of festivals and its all so colourful, not just their clothes, but also the huge variety of food!
Music is also in the Indian blood, they dance at every occasion. They have the 'groove' built in them. I also love their fashion - Bollywood fashion is like wow! Its fashionable yet they manage to keep their Indian 'traits'.

What Asian trait are you most proud of?
Asians have the BEST hair. Jet black hair is really beautiful.

What is the one Asian superstition you've held on to since you were a child?
My mom always tells me not to sing in the kitchen or I'll get a very very old husband.
Apparently, Malaque likes to sing while she cooks, so her Mom always nags at her for that.

Random facts about Malaque :
  • An ex-contestants' mom told her that Malaque (if pronounced Ma-la-kee) means rubbish/nonsense in English (malarky)
  • Had to learn how to tweet once she got into the Top 13 (I walked her through account sign up over the mobile!)
  • Is a gourmet when it comes to the food she's preparing (she's studying to be a chef at Sunrice Academy) but when it comes to filling her tummy - she's always at Simpang Bedok.
  • Her instructor just happens to be Tabby's dad who is a chef.
  • Malaque was fat (gasp!)- so totally gorgeous now!
summerr thinks you'll love Malaque because :
She's a natural beauty with a great smile, and she can calm herself down and really let go tonight - she should be able to wow us with that great song choice of fast, slow and drama.

Malaque, like Tabby, is one of those girls who are just so pretty you can't help but stare. But the thing about Malaque is, she's also a big goofball who loves to laugh.

Here's the vid Izked recorded with her after she got into the Top 13.

Here's a quick sample of what she'll be singing tonight (recorded last week at choreo).

Its a pity that no one uploaded Malaque's piano show performance on youtube, so I can't share it with you (if you spot it, do let me know and I'll add it here). She sang Christina Aguilera's "A Voice Within" and garnered favourable reviews from Flo who thought she sang it with heart. Ken said her voice was ordinary.

Lets hope tonight's medley of fast and slow will change the judges' minds and show them that Malaque is anything but ordinary.

If you wanna know more about Malaque, click here for her detailed profile.

Find Malaque online :

xoxo, s.


  1. Hi there, You are simply pretty. Being a girl myself, i cant stop admiring you. No iam not a les. Anyway, the part about shaking bo*ty and all. Please dont. We prefer you like this with good decent clothes(the whole sg is watching). Once again, you are pretty and dont let your fans down in anyway, especially with the clothes. Good luck girl. You can do it! :-)

  2. Well done gal, you've been improving each week and I hope your fanbase will increase. I look forward to your next interesting performance!

  3. um.. i think she sand beautiful not the voice within during the spectacular show... its that performance which caught my attetion cause i love the song and she sang it really well

  4. she has an ordinary voice...Not good enough for Idol.... ;-(

  5. I respectfully disagree with the anonymous above even though I prefer Sylvia or Tabitha to win. Malaque has a good voice (though it's not very unique). She's at least capable of being competent to appeal to the audience. With her looks and good voice (though not necessary have to be unique), she can be marketable. A few other contestants have very ordinary or bland persona as well as voice...they really don't appeal to me because they're so attention/fame grabbing (but I rather not mention names). By the way, the anon above needs to get a life by stop putting others down (honestly your remark tends to come across as being jealous.) Even though I am not her fan, I wouldn't stoop so low to putting her down. And because of her recent performances, I will still be very happy if she will ends up as a darkhorse like Kris Allen who goes on all the way to win the title.

  6. Honestly, it's tough choice for me as who to root for among my 4 favourites (Sylvia, Tabitha, Nurul and Malaque.) I just hope they will go far.

  7. I agree with Idol viewer. Suggestions are welcome to help improve someone. Not criticisms to bring them down. Malaque, you are always my IDOL. Your looks are simply the best.

  8. Irwan aka Obiee JuanOctober 16, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Malaque...u will be a great singer one day.U r doing a good job at the moment.Nice voice.I'll vote for luck

  9. Hi Irwan, you have good taste. I really hope she will be the dark horse to win eventually.

  10. Malaque, I am sorry to say that you will be out of the race sooner or later. I think the other girls are so much superior than you are.. Sorry to say this but it will be the truth when the day comes. Apologies Malaque! With your looks! Maybe acting could be a good choice?? Good Luck anyway!

  11. I think people only remember her negative points. Malaque is underrated, her vocals have been under-appreciated.

    Well Malaque, please don't let the negative comments here to put you down.

    Have more confidence in your performance, give your 101% tommorrow with a 'wow' factor and you would pick up casual votes. Saw your rehearsal here - I think it's good n you have the vocal range to put it off.

  12. Malaque,pls give ur best performance tmrw!So that your critics will shut their mouths!To all Malaque's fans,pls vote her so that she won't b at the bottom 3.Plsss show more confidence girl!You can do it!!Insya'allah.Kalau dpt berlakon pun ok kan.dun worry,tis makcik wl vote for you.

  13. Hahaha!Malaque in still in.I m sure to vote for you again next wk,girl.Just a little reminder,pls show more commitment and confidence..I am rooting for you all the way,Malaque..n tks to summerr for your wonderful and up-to-date entries.

  14. Hey Malaque, at the rate your going, i bet you or Tabitha will be leaving next week. Im guessing you first though..

  15. HEY MALAQUE...
    i truly think that you have the looks and the voice of a true really inspired me...
    i really think others are doing quite well
    but still my votes and support will all go to you(no one else)more and more votes coming your way!!!
    hugs and kisses...

  16. Your comment will only make us vote more.

  17. like i predicted malaque is out, the next one to leave is sylvia and she will be saved by the judges.

  18. to the Anon above, SHAME on you - what has Sylvia, Malaque and Tabitha done to make you so detest them??? It's voters like you disgracing Singapore and ruining the Talent pool. Get a life!!!

    no need for you to predict - you definitely tried to vote them off. your jealousy serves your whims well while you'll be a loser for the rest of your life - because you just can't stand others doing better than you in real life!!!

  19. that is what I thought so too:)

  20. Malaque, you are my idol and will be forever remembered..i hope after this you could be a singing chef and will be on tv! Good luck in future!

  21. Malaque will always be my idol.She's the best!i am sure that we will get to see her more after this.Goooogoooo MALAQUE!!! love you!! =)

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