Happy Halloween OMG! style! This week's episode themed as Fright Night saw everyone from hosts to crew get in the mood for Halloween. Some assistant producers wore wigs, others funny hats, one of the writers even wanted to come as Harry Potter but feared her super long robe would trip the camera men.
Gotta love the way hosts Gurmit 'Flash Gordon' Singh and Michelle 'Lady Gaga' Chong gamely put on their ahem 'padded' outfits. One was soft and the other was hard LOL!
Props too to the judges who dressed to the nines. FD's Emperor outfit took over two and a half hours to get into (ok, not the outfit, but the hair and makeup took ages, but it was worth it - he looked great!). Irene's Queen Amidala outfit was awesome - she really did look like Amidala but at the same time, she managed to look like a Keong Si (chinese vampire) too!
All vamped out in serious black was our very own Judge B, looking slinky as Morticia Adams. And next to her, were two very adorably jaunty 'brothers' - 987fm's Muttons were guest judging for the night and came as the Super Mario Brothers. Cobwebs, skeletons, pumpkins and eerie green lighting rounded off the Halloween effect on set. The judges even had 'blood juice' (actually Ribena haha) for effect. Must be nice to have Ribena after so many weeks of just plain water!
Backstage though, everyone was tense. Especially the Contenders who were part of the original Top 8 - namely Jill-Marie, Luminiq Crew and The Baos! They all had the feeling one of them would be going home.
When the bottom 3 were announced and the spots filled by those who sang last week, you could see each of them shaking nervously.
Lo and behold, everyone got the green light and voila, thanks to the spirit of Halloween - it was a non-elimination week. The look of happy surprise on their faces was priceless!
Anyway, so now, everyone gets to perform again, plus we have the Challenger to look forward to at the end of the show. Last week's votes will be snowballed to this week's votes and the results will be announced on next week's show - Episode 13, The Charity Special.
So now, let's move on to the review....
Contender #1 : Singapore Char Siew Baos!
I think Luminiq Crew is in deep 'trouble'? (Irene made some weird choking sound? But I think she means 'trouble'.)
The move that woke me up was when Alan FLEW through the air. That was O.M.G. for me. I was stood at the side of the stage and from nowhere I saw this human in mid-air. After that it was a lot of flying bodies here and there and it was great to watch the flying. The transitions between the flying looked a little messy, but it could also be because there were just so many of them onstage, so many things to see. Even on tv, it looked like there was a lot going on, but again, its just cos of the sheer number of people needed to do things like carry up the girls and catch them etc. All in all, I think it was a good first effort! Now I'm just waiting to see them perform in proper lighting (and maybe less fancy costumes), so I can ogle at their athleticism.By the way, Vincent Fok in the opening shot - DEAD SCARY! For a minute I thought he had special contacts on. Loved the fake teeth on everyone hahaha.
1. Jill-Marie Thomas
1. Jill-Marie Thomas