It was a clear Sunday morning, as early as eight thirty the contestants assembled. The entire morning was spent for sound checks, and last-minute pre-show stage preps. 1:30pm, the event begins, with none other than Joey G as emcee.
By the stage
One by one the 20 contestants performed their 3 challenges: a scenario acted out, a song sung, and an extra talent performed. Most of them did great, I was the only one who screwed my song.
On-looking from above
The sound guys
A total of 11 was picked to proceed to the finals to take place at Zouk 23rd September. I will be there, nevertheless, to support my once-were peers. These extraordinarily talented people deserve the the top ten spots. I, however, will settle for top 20.
The stage from the sound guys' angle
After the show
I probably won't forget the people I had this experience with. Talented, open, stage-savvy. It has been a priviledge performing alongside such wonderful people.
Lee Jian, Ice, Ian, and Jeremy
Ian, the only other who did Robbie Williams, and did better too
Pui San, *winks* .. 'nuff said
Munawi and James, the former in the finals
Ice, who put a ringgit note through my holeless shirt and made it reappear in her pocket. In the finals.
Wan Ling, who lent me his guitar for my performance and provided much encouragement. Oh, in the finals too.
I should have taken more pictures of people, didn't get a proper chance. Those guys really stand out. Ah well. Whoever wants free tickets to the show at Zouk start sucking up to me now.