Monday, December 28, 2009
Kudos to Sylvia Anne Ratonel!
While they crowned Sezairi Sezali Singapore Idol, Sylvia Anne Ratonel did not walk away any less a winner. SylSyl is the first ever female contestant to make it this far, and put up an amazing fight she did, right up til the very end. Personally, although they are so different in their competitive strategies, they both worked so very hard to put on a spectacular show. Votes aside, last night's show was a tooth & nail affair between two talented singers who totally upped their games.
Sylvia, like Sezairi, gave each performance everything she had and hit the mark on Mercy, Yellow and Touched By An Angel. As Flo said, she was 'performing like a winner'. Sylvia has grown so much on this Idol journey, and it has been such a privilege to have been able to witness her transformation.
I have no doubt that someone will sign Sylvia on soon, somewhere. She has the chops to make it big, and with her 'instant fame' alreadu in her bag, whoever wants her better strike while the Sylvia's hawt. Here's Sylvia right after the 'gruelling' post show press conference, smiling and being random as usual, but generally happy.
To my dearest Sylvia, you are one of the most talented natural born singers I have ever met. You just have to really dig deep and believe in yourself girl, just like the way everyone around you does. I'm sure you'll make us proud given the opportunity and I believe, opportunities are going to come-a-knocking soon!
I'm so damn proud of you la girl, I watched back the performance show earlier today and your Touched By An Angel actually made me tear! Anyway, you know where to look to if you need to find strength and confidence, I hope you'll keep it with you always to remind you that you are a star.
ps. Catch Sylvia on Celebrate 2010 this New Year's Eve, LIVE from Marina Bay Floating Stage, on Channel 5.