Thursday, November 19, 2009

Idol out : Faizal Isa

Unbelievable.
Are you surprised? I was still surprised after half an hour. I believed Faizal to be invincible. Seriously. I thought he'd go all the way to Final 2 judging from the amount of support he gets wherever he goes. His fans are rabid (and I say that in the most positive kowtow way possible).

The scream-o-meter always hits RED whenever he makes an entrance, be it at a mall, on stage, or even off a bus. I did not expect him to go home tonight.

Plus, I thought he did okay considering he was quite ill - lost his voice, couldn't hit the notes he wanted to - the song was a good choice and in typical Faizal fashion - a hit with his fans. I enjoyed it too, although I could see that his energy level wasn't his usual, probably owing to him being sick.

Here's his exit song and his exit interview with Idol TV (unedited version, think of my cam as the b-roll...all NGs included!).




Kudos to Faizal for making it this far. He's just 17. Top 5 is a great achievement. Imo, he's grown so much as a performer too from the time we saw him at auditions to now. Yes he needs some work on his diction, but I think he's got everything else going for him. A few more years of training and who knows where he'll be :) He went from Mummy's boy to Singapore Idol's resident heartthrob.

I also give him major props for being so focused, eyes on the prize, amidst the negative comments from the Judges week after week, especially recently. He has also never failed to take care of his family, friends and fans with many kind words and that great megawatt smile.

I'm gonna miss Faizal and that smile, I love his smile, it has a way of making you feel important. Definitely not the last we'll see of this sweet boy.

We love ya Faizal Isa! The Idol family will always continue to be the 'wings behind your back' too! ;)

Btw, Faizal's Idol journey may have ended,but we'll still be seeing him next week! Yay! Faizal will be back for the group performances on Spectacular 10's results show with Nurul, Amira, Farhan, Duane and Malaque. Justin and Mae are in US and Australia respectively and won't be able to make it :(

xoxo, s.

ps. Thanks to Ash for the great pics. Check out Ash's pics on the SI Facebook page.

41 comments:

  1. Though I think Faizal isn't a strong vocalist, I was sad to see him go - it came as a shock. He has a good attitude (he is so honest and unassuming - he speaks his mind) unlike Sezairi who is arrogant and smug :( So what if Sezairi is a great musician (but he is no great vocalist and no star quality/charisma and X factor). His singing is also as boring as Faizal due to his forced/unnatural tone. I prefer Sylvia much much more anytime honestly - at least, she has a natural pleasing sound that is not painful to the ears.

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  2. Frankly speaking, if Sezairi is so good, he don't need to be in this competition, competing with younger raw talents.

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  3. yeah, many of my friends noticed it too sezairi is getting arrogant then the first day idol started!! he did hi fi with charles when charles said life is unfair when loud cheers was heard for Faizal when Faizal came out to meet the fans!! Sezairi needs to be careful...don't blew it(he has the potential tobe the top two)

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  4. oops.. sorry to mentioned the hi fi thingi happend during the road show at AMK Hub, go watch summerr videod it...

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  5. Actually, Sezairi himself has openly expressed in some interviews he should win because of his talent. He reasons that if he is in bottom 3, it's because people have not voted enough for him. WTH?! Other contestants also deserve as much as him and they have talents too.

    Honestly, I think Mae Sta Maria, Amira, Nurul and even Malaque sound much more pleasing than Sezairi (in terms of their vocals) - but they also have more star quality than him. It's just unfair that he lasts much longer than them. There are many many musicians out there who can do the same like him and they have better vocal quality honestly. So I don't get the fascination. I am 34 years old lady who is a BIG fan of English music, thus I know what I am saying. For this season, I prefer any of the 2 remaining girls to win because they have better voices.

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  6. someone at the other blog was asking about the six thousand over fans of Faizal will be voting for who next!! so all fans of the remaining idol be gentle to Faizal so as to win the hearts of Faizal fans....hehehe (joking lah)

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  7. dear summer, thank you thank you so much for the full uploads on Faizal exit song, glad that he got standing ovation from his fans, this shows that many do appreciate him to be in the idol journey, and dont stop writting about our sweet Faizal :( watching the video it hit me that he is well like by all young and old, aunties and uncles, girls and boys!!!!
    going to miss him and do yu have any idea why the judges do not use their safe and can the safe be use next week??

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  8. Although I am glad the girls go through to the Top 4, I don't think it's fair for Faizal to get the boot. It was a sad shocker - as Faizal has as much appeal as the girls have. Faizal can be Singapore's Jason Mraz. People can criticise Faizal all they want but I think they are more forgiving towards Sezairi who had not been consistent in his many previous performances. Why is there SO much hype about Sezairi?

    Faizal has started to improve last night but it's a pity that people only cared about the Overhyped Sezairi. All the credit should go to his fan who chose a good song for him.

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  9. why oh why the judges don't use their safe to safe Faizal just look at the exit song, although he's singing for his exit and still he can connect to the audience and the fans still looooves him, why oh why....booohooohooo

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  10. Faizal got this soothing voice of his own, he could be at least in the top three...IMO

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  11. watch the exit interview, this time tabitha didn't tell farhan he sebok!! hahahhahah

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  12. Faizal's out.... everyone in school, was asking then how"....wth..(the question has no meaning) butthis goes to show that people still wanna watch Faizal sings?????

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  13. "I am 34 years old lady who is a BIG fan of English music, thus I know what I am saying."

    Hilarious!

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  14. The way he sings his exits song is like he has won the singapore idol ugh ;D what a waste singapore, he is very entertaining to watch, no wonder the teenagers go gagaga over him, yeah i agree he could have stayed at least for another week ;)

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  15. opppps. sezairi is in trouble. hahaha.
    I'm sure you all know who faizal's fan will be voting for next right?
    They are all girls.

    hmm. I really don't think Sezairi sounds arrogant. He just want to win this just like the other three.
    like ken said' he needs a bigger ego'
    oh c'mon.
    I don't remember him interupting and rebel against the judges(trying to defend himself) when he was given bad comments.
    What do you mean by ARROGANT?
    I think he has truly EARNED the fans' vote gven the fact he was not voted in by the public in the piano show.

    To me, TABITHA is arrogant and overconfident.
    so what if she sings well and has the whole package?
    There are other better singer who has better looks.

    If you people wants to compare them to the people out there, that's unfair.
    What matter most is, SEZAIRI is a great musician as compared to the other three. period.

    SEZAIRI ftw

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  16. hahah. and if people did notice, gurmit called hady as sezairi during the results show.

    hahaha.

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  17. I personally feel that Tabitha's voice is much more pleasant than Sezairi's - so it does not matter if there are many other singers out there like her.

    Tabitha arrogant? At least, she said "Thank you" to Ken. She in fact admitted to the DJs that she needs to work harder to make it.

    Sorry to say that I just think Sezairi is grating to hear. I only vote for the voices are pleasant to hear. My votes will go to Sylvia whom I personally think is the best.

    Each to his/her own.

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  18. I don't think Tabitha is arrogant. She only said she wants to win but who didn't want to ??? This does not mean she is arrogant. She and Sylvia are good friends, she picked a song that she feel will suit Sylvia. I think both of them should be in the Top 2.

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  19. @ anon who says Tabitha is arrogant and overconfident.

    Stop making false claims about her just because you don't like her. As you say there are other singers out there like her, I can say the same about Sezairi. The debate will never end. Lets us just enjoy the show next week. People are entitled to vote for whom they like.

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  20. Objections to wat written before this...sumtimes they are not arrogant but their face originally is like dat..we cant change...

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  21. my two cents worth..
    the whole season sees consistency among inconsistent contestants, there isnt any one who shows great improvement. the weak couldnt hold on, the seemingly stronger ones did all they thot they could to impress but they just din get stronger. Singapore Idol is not just a competition. The previous winners have amazing track records to prove their worthiness of voters' call and continue to better in their performing career amidst the crazy pressure and attention. The shoes are already too big to be filled by any successor. i feel the current batch should rethink their reasons for joining this competition.

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  22. To all the fans of Awesome Foursome - they are Farhan, Duane, Faizal and Tabitha.
    Since the other 3 are out of the competition naturally the votes should go to Tabitha. So i am appealing to all Awesome Foursome fans keep Tabitha's dream alive she deserve it.

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  23. Tabitha has the talent the beauty and stage presence, so i can see why people ENVY her so much coz i think they feel that she is a threat to their Idol. What does that tell you? Hmmmmm....something to think about

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  24. the one who posted 2 posts above sounds like ken. hahaha.

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  25. hahaha is that a two cents sing money????

    hilarious, lah everyone, lets talk about Faizal here only please just discuss why he should have stayed for another week ~ because he has soothing voice and a wonderful smile ;)

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  26. It's becoming obvious in these recent weeks that Ken has rooted for Sylvia to win. He has been waiting to save Sylvia this season, weren't his comments the most kind and less elusive to Sylvia? That said, I finally agree with him after watching Sylvia's performances every week. She just grows on me and I in fact feel like voting for her. I really love her now :)

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  27. watched Faizal singing his exit song, so true he has the stage presence and he actually can connect to the audience maybe tabitha n sylvia needs to learn from that ~ this is my twenty cents worth!!! hehehehhe

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  28. oooooh that ken hasn't been nice to Faizal at all, poor boy almost cry last week and the saddest part Faizal was like holding back a little during his performance yesterday but the wonderful part is during his exit song he did sing confidently and i hope ken will at least acknowledge it!!

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  29. :( from awesome foursome, then its awesome threesome and my favourite was when it was only left with Tabitha and Faizal(awesome twosome) i imagining them singing MJ the way you make me feel like Jordin Sparks and Jesse Mccartney :) i wish my dream will come through ~ hey producer you reading this!!!

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  30. yo, Faizal was sick lah yesterday and yet he gave his best with no complain about being sick and right why the judges didnt use their safe?
    and now its a twenty dollar question!

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  31. Faizal has now won over me to become his new fan - after knowing that he believes in Tabitha's potential. I will follow Faizal in his post idol journey while rooting for Tabby. As a Tabby's fan, I am starting to like Faizal now very much as he thinks highly of Tabby. Yeah, I agree that both Tabby and him should be in the top 2.

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  32. since the anon mentioned Jordin Spark and Jesse Mccartney, yeah they do lookalike and let me add, they do sound alike ~ wonderful

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  33. im watching Faizal sing his exit song only he can connect with the audience and very very strange how can he never in the bottom three and suddenly voted out ~ strange er ~

    That ws beautiful Faizal keep up, God bless

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  34. Wow...the foursome is SO CUTE! Duane looks so Chubby in the video while the rest are cute looking. Really miss 'em :(

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  35. Now we know who is Ken's favourite Sylvia, not only Ken but Dick's too.
    They have been giving her sound advice like how to speak well, look well, sound well and sale herself well to the public. Well done judges!
    She started to grow on me so matter of fact i will think about voting for her next week.

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  36. but faizal, like farhan... is just like season 2's joakim. decent but made the competition look like a school singing contest..

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  37. Why U Guys dont dare to out ur names? chicken issit ?

    Please luh? stop going around making false comments about the idols which you dont like its
    1) not nice
    2) immature
    3) its not like u knw them right

    so support whoever u like but if the comments arent good keep it to urself man... both Sezairi and tabitha arent arrogant.. whoever said that is probably just jealous of whatever thay have that u dont...
    Geees
    k bye (:

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  38. I think I'll stop watching Singapore Idol after Faizal is unfairly kicked out.

    The voters and the judges were blind to choose Sezairi and Sylvia as the top 2. They can't sing as well as Faizal. I thought he would at least make it to top 3 together with Tabitha and Charles.

    Anyway, this season has the worst contestants with no outstanding talents at all.

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  39. hahhahaa so many unhappy faizal fans here. it's preeeeetty obvious, lol.

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  40. im a big fan of faizal but then i agree on people saying he should stay humble and he did wrong by saying "ive got the looks and the voice." i mean,i really want him back in the competition if i can but,thinking about what he said i dont think im gonna root for him like how i did before this.

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  41. shd watch over and over again his exit singing and watch the surrounding, he got the standing for that and which other idol got that kind of treatment?? that goes to show that he is not a fake, i mean the fans are genuine (there are idol who uses friends to come for their show or road show to pretend tobe their fans!!!

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