Its the last round of eliminations on OMG! before the Grand Finals on 17 November, and the Contender that got the boot tonight, was the Singapore Char Siew Baos!
After a pretty successful 9-week run as part of the OMG! family, the goodbyes got kinda hard tonight. Especially for those who've bonded over the past few months. Even I couldn't help but tear up when I gave Ruby a hug (note to self : do not hug eliminated contestants, tears will flow - so unprofessional!)
The Singapore Char Siew Baos! joined us in Episode 4 of OMG! and have survived a few rounds of being in the bottom 3, countless brutal comments, an scary non-elimination round and of course the usual rounds of 'what-are-we-gonna-do-next-week discussions, amongst themselves and with producers. And just short of one week in completing that 'race' to the finish line, it was not meant to be.
Here is their exit interview, shot on the fly, as they were leaving Studio 1.
Only Jill-Marie Thomas and Luminiq Crew are left from the original Top 8. And Luminiq Crew is the only Contender who has been with the show from Day One. Jill joined us on Episode 3.
How they remained so happy and shiny throughout the competition is a testament to their support of each other and the group's overall positive mindset. Thank you Ruby, Jacob, Jason and Dominic for the wonderful, happy music you have given us week after week, both on the OMG stage and at the roadshows. Your humour, warmth and genuine-ness will be missed (also I think Suresh will miss not having your guitar cables and what not on hand at every roadshow bwahahahah! Sorry, inside joke a bit!). We'll also miss your matching outfits and cheesy side-step moves. Old school talentime rawked!
It has been a pleasure working with you guys, can't wait to catch up again.
You can catch the Baos! this Sunday at the OMG! Plaza Singapura Roadshow, 5pm. They're making a special appearance in support of the show and the finalists :) Sweet right? Plus, you'll see them perform again (not as part of the competition) as part of the Top 8 on the night of the Grand Finals too (November 17th, mark that date down now!).