Wednesday, October 21, 2009

HAPPY IDOL DAY!

Monday, Tuesday, IDOL DAY! Woot!
I'm trying to psyche myself up actually because I'm so totally bummed today....The Husband just told me late last night that he has an all-night conference call tonight, which means I can't go for the Live show. :( In fact, I won't be able to watch the show at all cos The Kids go to sleep at 9pm, which means The TV goes off at 8.30pm. How bummed am I right?















ANYWAY....for the rest of you who'll be watching.... here are the interviews I did with the Idols for tonight's theme, 'For Someone Special'. I've decided to put them all here instead of their profiles because those profiles seem to be getting waaaay too long :) (think its time to do new ones next week for the Top 8).

So get ready for a super long post, here we go weeeeeee.........
btw, aren't these pics (below) just awesome - everyone looks so good! I decided to crop 'em so you could see their faces close up (original pics were full length as used for the print ad above). Nice right?! Yummmy!


Charlie!
Gabby (Ferdinands) wanted to come up with a new nickname for him, cos 'Charlie' was overused - she came up with Chucky <-- eek! evil doll...I dun likey, so I stick w Charlie :)

the song
Fall For You
by Secondhand Serenade

the voting deets
1900 112 1201 or sms '1' to IDOLS (43657)
each call/sms costs 60cents

the interview
Who’s the someone special you'll be singing to tonight?
Sherry, my girlfriend.

If you have only $1 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I’ll buy as much tissue paper as I can with that $1, cos every time we go out, it irritates her that I always forget to bring tissue paper
J

If you have $100 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
Spend the whole day out – nice meal, nice shopping spree and then end off with another nice meal. (2 meals AND shopping? $100 can ah?) Oh definitely, my girlfriend is very very good at sourcing for cheap and good stuff!

What’s your big hope/dream for them?
I hope that we’ll always be happy together. Cos marriage isn’t the final goal. At the end of the day, when one partner has passed on, the other can look back and be satisfied that what they had was a happy and fulfilling relationship.

Most Embarrassing Moment
We went to Wild Wild Wet, and decided to go on the U-shapes slide. I was like asking her, ‘Are you sure, dear? Sure or not?’ cos I was worried about her. But when we went down, I was the one screaming and screaming until the lifeguard said, ‘Eh boy, you ok or not?’….now I realize, she’s the brave one, I’m the scaredy cat.

What do you have in common?
We both like to draw. She draws portraits. I used to draw animae, but I’ve given it up cos I felt I wasn’t that good, but my interest is there. She still draws though.




SylviaFM
thus called because she sings the same song all day, every day, when she's practising. This week's featured song....see below :)

the song
When You Believe
by Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey

the voting deets
1900 112 1202 or sms '2' to IDOLS (43657)
each call/sms costs 60cents

the interview
Who’s the someone special you'll be singing to tonight?
To my good friend Nik because she believes in me so much. She sees me like this awesome person and always encourages me, when I don’t really believe in myself. And also to my female colleagues who are all amazing women.

If you have only $1 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
$1, I would buy a cupcake and share it with her.

If you only $100 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I would go out and buy my girls a round of drinks!

What’s your big hope/dream for them?
My greatest hope is for each of them to find happiness in whatever they do.

Craziest thing you’ve ever done together?
One night we ran across the highway at
2am, the one near Suntec City! We were walking from Arab Street trying to get to East Coast, but somehow lost our way and ended up in Kallang somewhere. It was such a fun night!

What do you have in common?
We’re both laid back, but can go crazy too!




Faizal Beras
cos 'Beras' sounds like Mraz! <-- Faizal told me this hahaha.

the song
I'm Yours
by Jason Mraz

the voting deets
1900 112 1203 or sms '3' to IDOLS (43657)
each call/sms costs 60cents

the interview
Who’s the someone special you'll be singing to tonight?
My godmother, I call her Aunty Mona. Her name is actually Amona and she owns a boutique in
Arab Street called Mona J Boutique that sells traditional clothes like kebayas and baju kurungs.

I want to thank her and show her my appreciation for all that she’s done for me. Since I was 10 years old, she’s been the sponsor of all my performance clothes (yes, Faizal has been performing in singing contests and events since he was 10!!!). She’s even loaned me a full Kenneth Cole suit which she ordered especially for me from US!

She always encourages me and gives me advice like ‘Sing well, but also study well’. She always reminds me that in
Singapore, paper qualifications are still very important. She also gifted the diamante ‘F’ brooch I wore last week, cos I’ve made it this far. I’ll be wearing it every week from now on! J


If you had only $1 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I’ll treat her to a cup of very good teh tarik at
Arab Street.

If you only $100 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I’ll spend the money at her shop and give her some business
J I’ll buy something from there for my mom and my grandmother.

What’s your big hope/dream for them?
I hope for the best for her business, hope that it will always thrive – more revenue for her so she can sponsor more clothes for me! LOL! (joking!)
But seriously, would hope her business picks up again because it was really affected during the recession.

Most Interesting Moment
Her daughter threw us both a surprise birthday party this year. It was at her shop at
Arab Street and it was such a big surprise! It’s the first time ever anyone has ever thrown me a surprise party. All her friends, our relatives and even fans were there.

What do you have in common?
We are both Pisces. My birthday is 29th February and hers is 1st March, so just one day apart. Which was why the surprise party was for us both, since this year there is no 29th February!




Malaqueen
cos she's so preeeety like an Arabian Queen/princess :)

the song
Because You Loved Me
by Celine Dion

the voting deets
1900 112 1204 or sms '4' to IDOLS (43657)
each call/sms costs 60cents

the interview
Who’s the someone special you'll be singing to tonight?
Fatmah. She’s my best friend, my cousin, my personal assistant (kidding!), everything la!

If you had only $1 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
She loves soccer (and so does Malaque), so I’ll buy her one of those $1 rubber soccer balls from the mama shop! ;)

If you only $100 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
First we’ll go to Simpang Bedok, then to karaoke, and then rent some DVDs and get some popcorn and go back to either her place or mine and watch movies and eat popcorn!
J

What’s your big hope/dream for them?
That she will be successful in life, in everything she does – in her degree, for her wedding, etc. I hope everything goes well. Always believe in your heart and don’t let others bring you down.

Craziest Stand Out Moment
We once went to the airport to cry together. (?!)
Terminal 3 had just opened and it was after tuition and we had nowhere to go so we went there. When we got there, we just stood there and looked at people coming and going and just cried. The reason for the crying – is a secret!

What do you have in common?
We have so much in common – physically, emotionally, mentally. We are both very goofy and crazy. We both look like the quiet type, like really kwai-kwai (goody two shoes) but once we open our mouths all nonsense and rubbish!
We even look alike – one time, she was outside
Temasek Primary school when someone shouted ‘Eh its Malaque! Malaque!’ and she just smiled and carried on walking!



Big Sista Mae
cos she's like everbody's big sister - she makes sure people eat, get their clothes to wardrobe, doesn't leave anything behind, has rides to Simpang ;)

the song
Hero
by Mariah Carey

the voting deets
1900 112 1205 or sms '5' to IDOLS (43657)
each call/sms costs 60cents

the interview
Who’s the someone special you'll be singing to tonight?
My cousin DJ who’s 19. He wants to be a singer too and be in entertainment, so I wanna share my experiences with him, so that he can learn from too, and not have to struggle as much as I did.

If you have only $1 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I’ll buy a teh and share it with him, sit down and talk at the coffeeshop
J

If you have $100 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I’ll just give him all the money. So that he can buy himself matching earrings! It drives me crazy that he wears mismatched earrings, like right now he’s got on one circle and one square!

What’s your big hope/dream for them?
I hope that DJ learns from what I’ve done, both the good and the bad, so his life won’t be as much of a struggle like mine has been to become an entertainer. My other big hope is that he goes to school and finishes it and gets a degree, so that he can get a ‘second’ job to
fund his dream (of being a singer).

Weirdest Moment
I remember his 1
st birthday, it was a dress-up party and the theme was Hawaiian. My mom dressed me up as popstar, for some reason she always dressed me up as a popstar. And DJ had a hula skirt. Another cousin Kurt came as ‘balloon’ guy.. and when you popped all the balloons, he had no more costume left!

What do you have in common?
Music. And of course the fact that we’re family.



Duane Boy
just cos he's the youngest :)

the song
A Song For You
by Leon Russell/Donnie Hathaway

the voting deets
1900 112 1206 or sms '6' to IDOLS (43657)
each call/sms costs 60cents

the interview
Who’s the someone special you'll be singing to tonight?
My cousin Nicole, she’s 22. We’ve always been close, since when we were young, and we always hang out. The gist of the song is to remember the times that we’ve shared, so that’s why its so suitable for her.

If you have only $1 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I’ll buy one of those ‘balls’ from the machines that has a toy inside and give it to her
J
(aww so sweet!)

If you have $100 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
Go and eat some nice Japanese food, like at Kuishin-bo! Japanese buffet!

What’s your big hope/dream for them?
She took an animation course, but her real dream has always been to work with special needs kids. She’s currently working with kids now, but I hope one day she will be able to marry her passion for kids and the skills she learned in her animation course. Maybe do an animation that can help the kids somehow?

Craziest Moment
We queued for over an hour in the pouring rain at Escape Theme Park just to ride this iconic indoor rollercoaster called the Panasonic ride (that ride no longer exists). After queueing outdoors in the rain, when we finally got in, I heard the screaming people and the loud sound of the coaster and I freaked and walked out! LOL! Nicole went through with it though!

What do you have in common?
Singing. We both love to sing. We jam a lot cos she plays the guitar and I play the piano. Usually at family gatherings and Christmas parties, its usually us two singing. We’ll also like go online and check out the chords and play together.




Cilipadi Amira
cos her powerpacked vocals are hawt but come in a petite package, plus, she's fairly vocal too, a force to be reckoned with!

the song
Back At One
by Brian McKnight

the voting deets
1900 112 1207 or sms '7' to IDOLS (43657)
each call/sms costs 60cents

the interview
Who’s the someone special you'll be singing to tonight?
I like this guy called John who’s from another class. He’s a popular guym girls go crazy over him, but he has this blur sotong attitude. He likes to ‘kacau’ (disturb/tease) me during lectures, like he’ll pretend to be starstruck and say things like, ‘OMG I’m sitting beside my Idol!’

If you have only $1 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I guess I’ll buy an ice cream and share it with him.

If you have $100 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I’d like to go on a date with him to Swensen’s and then the Singapore Flyer!

What’s your big hope/dream for them?
That he will understand
me better as a person and also come to realize my feelings for him.

Weirdest Moment
I invited him to come to the show, and he replied, ‘Sorry Amira, I can’t come to watch you cos um, I was applying this face ointment and now my face is burnt, it got burnt by the ointment!’ Weird right? But funny!

What do you have in common?
Our blurness. We are both blur sotongs. Oh, and during breaktime, he’s the slowest eater. I’m the same!





Tabby 'Bangs' Nauser
cos she's looks so amazing with her new bangs (not featured in this pic which was taken on Sept 11th!)

the song
Halo
by Beyonce

the voting deets
1900 112 1208 or sms '8' to IDOLS (43657)
each call/sms costs 60cents

the interview
Who’s the someone special you'll be singing to tonight?
My best friend Fathin, we just click!

If you have only $1 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
I’ll buy a can of green tea and split it with her. We are green tea lovers! (Tabby certainly does love her green tea – she freaked one time when the vending machine where they always sit and wait ran out of green tea!)

If you only $100 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
We’ll go to
City Square in JB and shop! Cos she’s from JB, so she’ll know her way around all the shops!

What’s your big hope/dream for them?
I know she really wants to be a fashion designer. She definitely has the talent. She has the best style. Right now she’s doing the JC thing to please her mom, but I hope she’ll be able to talk to her mom about doing the fashion route instead.

Classic us...
We used to come up with nicknames for everyone – every single person in class had a nickname, and all the teachers did too, as well as the people that we regularly talk to. And its just between the two of us so that we could talk in code about them and they would never know!

What do you have in common?
Everything! We have the same taste in guys, clothes etc! We just click! Even our moms are almost the same! Both our moms are born in January and they have similar personalities.



Airi
just cos 'Sezairi' is too complicated to type :) His gf's shortform is nicer...its Airie <-- lov the 'e' on the end.

the song
Ordinary People
by John Legend

the voting deets
1900 112 1209 or sms '9' to IDOLS (43657)
each call/sms costs 60cents

the interview
Who’s the someone special you'll be singing to tonight?
Abu Suffian Yap, he’s my best friend. We click on a level that’s beyond chemistry. We met four years ago at some chalet gathering/party. We were both into the same girl. But then we clicked, so we both gave up on the girl and became friends!

If you have only $1 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
We’ll go get McDonald’s ice cream – at 50 cents we can get one each!

If you only $100 to spend together, what would you spend it on?
Eat $100 worth of pizza! Its our favourite food – probably Hawaiian or Meatlovers!

What’s your big hope/dream for them?
My biggest hope for him is that one day he’ll be a successful DJ.

Classic Moment.
We always take the car and hang out at the cemetery at like 2–3am. We go there to scare ourselves! We’ve checked out almost all the cemeteries in Singapore. I’ll like sit in the car and then turn off the music and say, ‘Let’s just absorb the scariness’. There was once after we did that, we turned off the engine and then we saw something that scared us and when we wanted to start the engine again, it wouldn’t start! Turns out we forgot to turn off the aircon switch, once we did that we could start the engine again – phew!

What do you have in common?
Music. We have the same taste in music – like lounge, drum & bass and house.
Girls. Similar taste, but I like girls with specs and he likes girls with braces – put them together and we go after super geeky girls! J
Online games. We play DotA (Defense of The Ancients).


summerr's quickie take :
I've heard from producers that Airi's 'Ordinary People' is the one to look out for tonight - I haven't even had a sneak peek at it cos I never seem to be able to catch him in practice!

But in my opinion, the standouts will probably be the power ballads - namely Halo (we know Tabby can do this well), Hero (we're all waiting for Mae's 'awesome' moment to happen and this just might be the song) and When You Believe (Sylvia's first big ballad).

Not to be underestimated, Malaque's 'Because You Loved Me'. You've seen the practice vid... if she can keep calm and remember all her lyrics (cos forgetting the lyrics always throws her off), this could be her 'moment' too.

I personally am not so familiar with Charlie's song choice, so I can't comment. Duane's song is a classic - Elliot Yamin blew me away with his take - this kinda song requires the singer to understand and FEEL it - I can only hope Duane pulls out all the stops and does the song justice.

Am surprised Amira chose Back At One. Its quite 'low profile' and laid back. But knowing Amira, she'll probably whip out those powerhouse vocals and power-ballad her way through it.

Last but not least, Faizal - we know he can do this song well, he's sung it many times, my biggest wish for him tonight is to get all the diction for this wordy song spot on :) - he will so KILL it if he does ! :)

Go IDOLS! I'll be there in spirit k! Do your best and give it your all - 1000%!

much love Top 9,
xoxo, s.

ps. In case you still don't know the songs they'll be singing tonight and are curious, no need to Youtube it, I've done all the homework...just click here :)

pps. here are two practice vids I managed to record at vocal training last weekend (I was holding off on posting them here cos i was hoping to catch one of each of them practice - aiya so difficult cos my time with them is so limited...anyway...here you go...Malaque and Sylvia's practice vids). You can also check out other random vids I've put up at my youtube channel).






5 comments:

  1. Hey summer!!
    So sad that you're missing it :( :( :(

    TABBY'S UP NOW!!

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  2. Heyhey ok they've all performed!! Could I recap a little for you? 2 phrases each?

    1) Charles - touching, meaningful
    2) Sylvia - not her best, agree with judges
    3) Faizal - better than 2008 FB vid, commendable diction and performance
    4) Malaque - PERSONAL BEST, touching
    5) Mae - Not her best at all, Expected more
    6) Duane - 10 thumbs up, piano brings out the best in him
    7) Amira - Dick is right (she looked like a pumpkin), vocals not that power this week
    8) Tabby - Halo's her fav song I think she could have amped it up, still impressive though
    9) Airi - Flo:"Cool sophisticated"

    :D

    -megatabbyandherawesomevoice fan

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  3. i thought that sylvia did very well though. plus i felt that amira did not deserve to leave this week.

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  4. aw thanks you guys for updating me. I just got back about an hour ago...i raced to results show and saw the last 15 mins or so..
    Got a full recap from Justin who was so sweet he twitpicced (or whatever the iphone equivalent is called) for me all night :)
    I shall go watch the show on tv now - recorded it on my mio :)
    thanks again you guys!
    s

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  5. Hey, why is Amira's section talking about a guy when she did about her friend April? :/ weirddd.

    -Atiqah

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