Its Wednesday i.e. OMG Day! Plenty to look forward to today!
1. Tonight's theme is Lights, Camera, Action!
Since each week's theme is open to interpretation, I'm guessing that tonight's gonna be about anything to do with tv and movies or acting. Judging by the direction of this week's video clips (the ones they show when they introduce each contender), it could also be about celebrities.
Our Contenders were asked to pick a celeb that they admired/idolised and they got to meet the celeb and film a short video clip with them. How lucky!
Luminiq Crew chose leggy gorgeous Jean Danker. If I were a guy, I think I'd want to meet her too - 'nuff said! Good choice boys, now wipe that drool off yer chins, the woman's 'spoken for'!
Singapore Char Siew Baos! chose Edmund Chen. Check out this pic I 'stole' from Jason's FB page ;) I managed to ask Jason why they chose Edmund as their 'idol' and he said because "he's a shiny, happy person just like us!" :) Nais!
Jill-Marie Thomas chose Kumar. I heard that these two actually met last week at a joint in Holland V. I love Kumar, so wished I coulda been there to 'sit in' on their meeting!
Jigri Yaar chose Utt. Yum! This musta been Myra's choice! LOL! What could be their connection - perhaps we'll find out that Greg Uttsada Panichkul does Bhangra dance in his free time. :)
Danny Koh chose Ben Yeo - does Ben do magic? Or wait, even better, does Ben do fire?
Desert Roses chose Tay Ping Hui. The girls told me they loved Ping Hui because he was a real man's man, and very charming and handsome. Sigh, have to agree *swoon*! It was at his suggestion that the girls met up with him for a round of golf. Ok, maybe not a round, but he taught them how to play, sort of. Wish I had pics - apparently they met up last week.
Vertical Dancers chose Patricia Mok. She looks really good in this pic. I think she's come a long way from playing those 'ugly' roles. OMG, d'you think she'll be shimmying up and down a pole with Irene and Miko?
I can't wait to see the vids!
2. Judge M. Lee
Tonight's guest judge is Mark Lee. Arguably one of Singapore's top entertainers, Mark has worked his way up an actor and comedian. A familiar face on both Channel 8 and 5, he is currently hosting Channel 8's version of 'Don't Forget The Lyrics' and he was the lead in Channel 5's Police & Thief, in a role that was practically tailor-made for him. His 'Ah Beng with a heart' persona has won him many fans as has his knack for hilarious social commentary on being very Singaporean. Check out this hilarious vid he did, its his take on being an Ah Beng - sorry but you'll need to understand Hokkien/Mandarin for this one.
3. New Challenger in da house - meet Sean Harrison....
21-year old indie singer-songwriter Sean was encouraged to join the show by his good friend Paul Twohill (Singapore Idol 2 alum). Will he be destined to fill David Lin's 'cute-guy-with-a-guitar' stereotype or will he be able to carve out his own niche? Check out my interview with him here.
4. Two more will be going home tonight, to refresh your memory, here's last week's Judges' Ranking.
1. Jill-Marie Thomas
2. Danny Koh
3. Jigri Yaar Bhangra Academy
4. Singapore Char Siew Baos!
5. The Vertical Dancers
6. Luminiq Crew
7. Desert Roses
Singapore voted from 9pm to 12midnight last Wednesday. Will the votes change the order of the list? Or did viewers agree with the judges, which included Debbie Gibson, making it the end of the road for our favourite b-boys and the lovely Roses? Either way, it's gonna be hard to say good bye. (BoyzIIMen references in previous sentence was not done on purpose, sorry for the cheese!)
Plenty goin' on tonight, so don't forget to tune in, 8pm, Channel 5 for OMG! LIVE!
ps. Producers are continuously looking for Challengers - to get in touch, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
pps. Come join the live audience at TV Theatre for the weekly live shows, its a totally different experience I tell you - just come to Mediacorp reception at about 7pm to grab a ticket and make your way through.