It's such a pain having a sick PC. I'm sending it to the computer guy tomorrow so I hope he fixes it once and for all. I've backed up all my files, deleted all the photos (not that I have anything even scandalous in there) but you just can't trust people these days ya. Who knows, maybe I wanna be an MP one day and they find a picture of me digging my nose, habis la... hahaha!
I've badly wanted to post about OIAM3 first concert on Friday night but it was so annoying having to put up with a PC that shuts down every 5 minutes or so. Anyway, back to One In A Million Season 3. I don't know about you guys but I found this season's stage too 'grand' for the contestants. The music was too loud (I couldn't hear them sing at some points, maybe it was the sound system, I don't know) and those stage lights are really annoying. I miss last season's stage, it was simple but pleasing. Sometimes, less IS more.
Out of the 12 finalists, only 3 stood out (got my attention). They are Rehana or Han who sang Menjaga Hati by Yovie, Rizu for his broadway rendition of M. Nasir's Juwita Citra Terindah. He has a striking resemblance to Zoey, the host for Gerak Geri Gasing, an Astro program for kids. If he doesn't make it in OIAM3, he should seriously try hosting :)
Tomok surprised me the most. It was a credible performance from him, singing a number by Faizal Tahir (Coba). I could see tears in his eyes, he must have a lot of pressure considering the negative things people have been saying about him. If he keeps it up, he just might make it further.
Esther could have done better. I didn't like the way they arranged the song. 'Better In Time' by Leona Lewis happens to be one of my favorite songs. Her rendition was way too slow. And she really has to improve her pronunciation cos I barely understood what she sang. But overall, I like her :) Anyone saw that banner 'Bulih Bah Kalau Kau'? :D
They have this new thing called the Immunity award (by the judges) which I really think is pointless. This is a singing competition based on SMS votes. That was the way the show was based on from the very beginning. The judges shouldn't have any hand in the results and it's not fair to the other contestants. What if the same person gets an immunity every week right up to the finals, then what? They want to give immunity, then come up with a new reality show like Survivor!
Amylea was a disappointment to me. I was really looking forward to her performance. She sang Hujan's Aku Skandal. I think she chose the wrong song. Pija just didn't excite me. Aweera is stuck in the 80's, do we need another Amy Search?? Hmmm... is he going to sing Rock songs every week? As for the rest, well, they were mediocre. I can't even remember their performance, yeah, they didn't leave me a lasting impression. Hopefully next week will be better.
The full list of songs sang by the contestants :~
Anith - That's What You Get (Paramore)
Amylea - Aku Skandal (Hujan)
Simon - Home (Daughtry)
Ayu - Matahariku (Agnes Monica)
Fify - If I Were A Boy (Beyonce)
Aweera - Aku Dah Bosan (Amy Search)
Pija - Lagu Untukmu (Meet Uncle Hussein)
Nine - Cinta Ini Membunuhku (D'Masiv)
Han - Menjaga Hati (Yovie Nuno)
Tomok - Coba (Faizal Tahir)
Esther - Better In Time (Leona Lewis). Check out the video here.
Rizu - Juwita Citra Terindah (M. Nasir)
Who will be eliminated? I think it could be Simon because he's the oldest. I wish he would get rid of that goatee. Doesn't do anything for his appearance. Or it could be a girl. I have no idea... too many possible candidates! LOL!
Now, I wish both the hosts, Marion and Awal would stop making fun of the judges. Yeah, they're older but stop with the father, grandfather jokes already. Paul Moss sure wasn't amused with it. I didn't find it funny either, did you? These hosts should just keep things simple and stop trying to be funny. They are actually a very compatible pair of hosts and I hope they get their act together.
OK, that's my two cents worth of review... hehehe. If you don't agree, feel free to comment... :D