Wednesday, October 13, 2010

OMG's First "Scandal"!

Looks like a storm is brewing....I got a call from The New Paper today, a really sweet-sounding reporter named Charlene. She was writing a piece on OMG! and the possibility of biasness towards/against contestants. Apparently a contestant had called the paper with allegations (scary word, but not mine) that all wasn't a level playing field behind-the-scenes at OMG! And in a way, I guess the allegator (that isn't a real word haha), the person who called to complain, included the blog too - apparently I favour Jill-Marie over everyone else. 

Ok, so now you know who 'they' think has an advantage. 

Drama! Drama! Drama!
Apparently the person who called The New Paper is/was a contestant - dayum I should have asked her properly whether this person was still in or ousted. I was trying to get her to tell me who it was but of course the sweet (she really does sound really nice and sweet - although very stressed) Charlene wouldn't say la. Journalistic integrity and all - can't divulge your sources mah!

I can't think who it could be. Seriously, the Contenders on the show right now are all friends with each other. Yes they compete onstage, but offstage its really like 'family'. They hang out together outside the show. Need proof? When David was leaving for Taiwan - the gang went down to Haji Lane just to hang one last time with him. I even asked Danny what he thought of this and he reckons it could be an outsider, pretending to be a contestant. If that were true, wah, so free hor!

As for complaining about the blog, well, like I said to Charlene when she asked me, like in Idol days, I write what I see and record whoever's around me. If you 'camwhore' a bit more, you're bound to turn up a little bit more in pics - case in point Luminiq's Azmi who's head always seems to appear in every other photo - but we love ya Azmiiiii! (Sorry ah dude, I've had to crop you out once or twice, ...once or twice only k!) 

As for favouring Jill, well, I think she sings well, and I stand by my opinion. If her performance moved me, I'll say it did, and if she sucked, I'll say so too - that Kings of Leon song really was horrible. (Btw, if you're still a contestant on the show and reading this and have issues, please come talk to me k - I don't bite!)

Jill was ranked bottom 2 that week, and it was the viewers votes that saved her - not the judges. If it were up to the judges, she'd be out with the Capoeristas instead of Rhythm 'N' Moves.

Pointing Fingers!
Ok so here's the even more scandalous part ....
The Allegator (I'm beginning to like this 'new' word) is saying that Jill-Marie is everyone's favourite not because she's good but because of her connections. Apparently she's buddies with a Fly Entertainment artiste and that artiste is supposedly a very influential woman.

Here's the breakdown :
Said 'artiste' roots for her buddy Jill by influencing her big boss Irene to vote for her. (Wah, employee so steady can tell boss what to do ah, steady lah!) 
Said artiste's influence is so great that after she convinces Boss Irene to vote for her buddy Jill, Boss Irene, will automatically influence her 'kaki', Beatrice to also vote Jill through. This is because, apparently in a way, Irene is Beatrice's 'boss' too. Beatrice's production company Running Into The Sun is a subsidiary of Fly Entertainment. And who is the head honcho of Fly again?

Said artiste is muy powderful.

Seriously? I mean, seriously? Do you really buy this? 

Pause & reflect. 
All this 'scandal' aside, remember its your votes that count. The judges' ranking is transparent, its up on the big screen for all to see before voting lines are opened, so you have every opportunity to change where the contestants stand. And remember, it was the viewers who saved Jill-Marie from being voted out last week, not the judges.

summerr says :
I love drama as much as the next person. Scandal even better - it spices up the show right? Woo hoo! I just wonder if the motivation behind the drama was sour grapes or a sincere wish to seek 'justice'. If it is the latter, I doubt there is any to be sought because I believe the OMG! producers are on the level. 

I'm also pretty sure Irene and Beatrice wouldn't put their reps or their jobs on the line to 'favour' a contestant and think they can get away with it on a public show. They're both super successful women with strong principals and character, I seriously doubt they would ever condone 'cheating' of any kind. 

As for the artiste-in-question, guess it must now be a crime to have a friend who's a 'celebrity'. Die la, guess I can't be friends with Taufik anymore, dayum, he's a good friend to have - he bakes awesome brownies! (Seriously good man!) 

Anyway, check out The New Paper today to see what Charlene's written - it'll probably be an interesting read ala New Paper style. She was saying she hoped to convince the contestant to reveal their identity, fingers crossed they do cos I'm curious as hell to know who it is! Aren't you?
xoxo, s.

ps. Scandal aside, eyes on the prize folks, tonight's theme is Lights, Camera, Action! + we have a new Challenger! Watch OMG! Live @ 8pm on Channel 5!


  1. Good work blogger. Straight to the defense of Jill. You are not in the competition but if you were you would have had to sign an agreement saying you are not associated with anyone working for Mediacorp.

    Jill is close to Rebecca Tan who works closely with Mediacorp and Irene and is friends with Irene. Clearly breach of contract.

    It's not a crime to have a friend that's a celebrity but that's not what Charlene is saying clearly.

    Nice how you turn it in at the end to "who is it that told?" as apposed to what's right or wrong. Begin your witch hunt. Shoot the messenger. Facts are facts. Do they de-nigh that they all know each other personally?

    That should be the question from you Mediacorp employee/blogger.

  2. I dun care who contestant is. I just wanna know Is dis true?!?! Not good for Jill lah.

  3. um, just got New Paper nothing on OMG in dere.

  4. To the first Anonymous,
    Looks like you are the one shooting the messenger. She's just saying what is going on. Sounds like you are the one who called the newspaper and trying to get YOUR story out. If you have the balls why don't you just come out and admit it and say who you are. If you have a problem CONTESTANT, why didn't you talk to anyone instead of go running to newspapers.
    What Summer say makes sense, if you are Irene Ang and Beatrice Chia, you would not gamble away your reputation over a contestant on a reality show. I think they have better things to do.
    We want to enjoy the show, if you are eliminated, just deal with it instead of crying foul. So stop coming here and badmouthing everyone on the show and the blog, you are not wanted here.

  5. Agree with above, I think first Anon is the contestant. wow this is really juz very 'sour grapes'!

  6. I think I know who the person is.. Those who will like to know just go back and read the comments..

    And Steve, before you shoot me down, I'm not pinpointing you..or saying that you are that despeciable to call the press.

  7. To all the above people who ever you are. Not many people read this blog but lots of people read the paper.

    They usually have more than one source. You haven't even read the story. There might not even be a story, have you thought of that?

    If there is maybe they have many forms of proof or none, either way who cares. Stop all the crying if anyone writes or says anything bad on here. Don't read it. Just watch the show and enjoy.


  8. Naughty Naughty Jill

  9. I love this drama! Bet you the first anonymous was the CONTESTANT who called TNP! Why? Who knew that knowing anyone from mediacorp is a breach of whatever contract? whahaha! I should work for CID!

    Next steps summerr, we should trace the IP address of the first anonymous like CSI! hhahahahaha!!! (Damnn I'm good!) =p

    On a serious note though, I think it's out there for everyone to see whether Jill is good or not. Full stop.

  10. Juz being a kaypo here... Who is steve? Got a contestant named steve mehz?

  11. Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Seriously, what's with all these favourism?! Previously, when summerr blogged about Singapore Idol, so many people commented that SYLVIA and TABITHA are the ones for the crown, and are the judges choice. Well, if they both are, why didn't anyone of the two take the crown of Singapore Idol?

    All these things/scandals on favourism has gotta stop. It shows how low your life is and how childish you are. Be it any contestant, or anyone. If that person is really a contestant, wow, i would be shocked. It's just too much for your fellow contestant to act like your friend, but inside shooting you, and even worse, calling TNP.

    I guess this contestant is someone who was outcasted the week before (when Jill MT was in the bottom 2). I can't really recall so yeah.

    It's just plain annoying to see people shooting over someone, and yet, not coming out to say it personally.

    I agree with all the anon above, except the first one, lol! Whatever it is, summerr is right. Judge B and Judge I would risk their reputation just like that! They worked so hard to get to where they are, and yet, why waste it on a CONTESTANT? Hardly makes sense right?

    Well, this sucks, and the best thing is for that person to come straight out. I'm still standing by summerr and MC, it's not fair for them. OMG! and Singapore Idol, every reality show, people complain about favourism.

    People, OPEN YOUR EYES, AND HEARS. See the best.

  12. Steve is Dan's housemate.... As in Dan Thompson... Haix....

  13. LOL! I think all above are missing the point. If Jill is friends with people in Mediacorp that is unfair to the other contestants still on the show.

    Good on this "person" for letting us all know. If they are a former contestant they don't have any advantage in informing the new paper. But obviously this blog and OMG fans will protect it's own.

    People help friends all the time. But not in a "Competition"

  14. I hope they do let their names be known as we should thank them for making it a fair competition for the dozen people left on the show. Well done who ever you all are ;)

  15. Busted OMG! hahaha!

  16. I don't see how this competition is 'not fair' to the anon who posted on oct 14 4.15pm. the judges let us all know their stand at the end of show by showing us their ranking of all the performers, so that the supporters know and they can vote! They are giving us the chance to turn the situation around! if there is any 'unfairness', it is that they allow challengers to still come at this point! all the contenders have worked so hard to get to where they are by practising and cracking their brains to put up a good show week after week, but the challengers come in at this point, and they will have much more stamina to push through till the end.

    Look at the Bhangras group, they did not put in any effort at all for the very last round and they kicked out 2 of my fave groups! They deprived the viewers of a good show that could have been put up by the desert roses and vertical dancers! And they didn't even turn up for the last roadshow at Tampines Mall!

    IMO, Jill, Danny and Desert Roses should have been the final 3 standing, considering their consistency in delivering week after week.

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