Friday, August 27, 2010
GO Jon Max Goh!
Jonathan Maximilian Goh is a mouthful of a name. But remember it. Jon Max Goh for short, this 20 year old has a great voice and plays the piano, violin and guitar - all of which he taught himself to play --- no formal training you guys! Jon auditioned for Idol last year but didn't make it past the first round of auditions - did DFK let one slip through the cracks? (Watch the show and you decide for yourself).
What kind of songs do you sing?
A bit hard to describe? Like pop, soul, inspirational, slow-rock, pop-rock? All the genres are all mashed-up these days! *LOL* But tonight I'll be singing Kings Of Leon's "Use Somebody". Tonight I'll be playing the piano and singing, so its just the piano and me.
How long have you been singing?
Since like forever!
What do you do in real life?
I'm in the NSF, gonna ORD soon yay!
So why'd you join OMG?
This is my opportunity to shine, and my chance to show that Singapore has talent. At first I didn't want to try out for OMG. But some people prodded me and I decided to just give it a shot and now I'm glad I did. (Btw, this guy had a HUGE fan crowd cheering him on k - with banners and all!)
What will you do with the $50k if you win?
I'll give some to my parents. And set aside some to save (first person ever to say they wanted to 'save' the money! Mr and Mrs Goh you raised him well!). And donate some back to my church.
What's your strategy going into the show?
My strategy is just to give my best and enjoy myself. Sing with my heart and soul and hopefully it will impress the judges. Just be myself.
What do you think of our judging panel?
Its nice to have a variety of judges, and they're all familiar faces. I'm happy to see FD there, he's from radio, so he knows about music. Actually they all make good judges. They're all very fluent, so feedback would be more coherent and would make more sense. (summerr : Unlike certain cryptic judges? ;)) I'm glad this set of judges are here this time ;)
Who will you be challenging?
My first choice would be Zul. I'd like to see what else he can do with the beatboxing.
My second choice would be the Vertical Dancers. Again, I'd like to see what else they are gonna do. And my third choice would be David Lin. He would be my last resort choice. I think I can beat him in terms of vocals, but he's a pretty strong contender because he's a judges favourite. I would definitely not pick Danny Koh cos fire is wow! Or Luminiq Crew, cos their energy is so much more, due to the sheer size of the group. Jill's got this amazing voice and great personality, she's also a favourite. And well, C. Murda is just too cool for school. So I hope I get my first choice!
Catch Jon Max Goh on this Wednesday's episode of OMG, 8pm, only on Channel 5! If you've got a talent that's unique and never-before-seen, we want YOU on the show. Just email email@example.com now! Think of all the exposure you'll get from the show and who knows - you could win the $50k!
:: Pics courtesy of Shawn Pang, Channel 5 Marketing team ::