Saturday, November 06, 2004

malaysian idol!!

it's already 2:21 am but my eyes keep saying not to close yet.. hehehe.. know what, i found one of malaysian idol finalists blogger.. he is ZAMIL IDRIS... zaki's idol.. hehehe.. u can view his blogger here.. right.. i sent him e-mail, just to ask the procedure when you are mi finalist.. cuz i just wonder if i could try at the mi stage.. really want to.. though not one of 12 finalists, it is ok to be top 30.. ask him bout the contart if available for the finalists.. really hpe that he can reply the mail..

one more thing about mi.. i read an article, talking about jaclyn victor, our very first malaysian idol.. it is from he/she really adores jaclyn victor and bet that she can be a great competitor on the world idol stage soon.. reading this... i feel very proud of her and really wanna be like her.. she just amazing!! i do like nikki too.. love when she sang EMOTION (Mariah Carey) for the selingan during malaysian idol grand finale.. daa!!


Because World Idol 2 is, hopefully, just around the corner, I’ve decided to write about one of the winners who will be competing. That person is the first Malaysian Idol, Jacklyn Victor, better known simply as Jac, who has been crowned only two weeks ago. I had been following this Idol show since they were seven. All the videos are available at if you sign up.I have to be honest with all of you - as ignorant as it might sound, I was really skeptical about a world class singer coming out of this competition. Really, I didn’t think any great singer would be found like the ones we hear in America. Boy! Was I wrong! I found two of the greatest singers in any Idol shows around the world in Malaysian Idol. One of those was Jacklyn Victor. There is no doubt in my mind she will blow all of you away so that is why I’ve decided to recap her journey on this show.Jac performed live for the first time in group three of the top 33.

Her performance of Superwoman was received very well by the Malaysians as she got the highest number of votes that evening being the seventh person to make it into the final twelve. In the finals, also called “The Spectaculars," like in Canadian Idol and American Idol, the contestants had to pick songs according to the different themes. Because of the fact that they could sing in two different languages, there was a big variety of songs sung. There were also three judges, two men and one woman.

In the first spectacular, the theme was “Song from your Pop Idol." Jac chose a song from her own language, Keliru. This was probably my favorite performance of hers in the foreign language. Even though I did not understand the words, I was really moved by it. The crowd went nuts and she was obviously safe that week while Sufiah, the judges’ wildcard pick, and Fazly were sent home.

The second theme was “Song from your Classic Idol." Jac’s pick was When I Fall In Love, also sung by Jasmine Trias, whom you cannot compare to her at all. Jac’s rendition was so much superior. She finished her performance with a bubbly “Hi mom!" The advantage of downloading the videos is that you get to see everyone’s personality and Jac’s might be even bigger than Fantasia’s. The judges did not only tell her she was a super, good, excellent singer after this performance, but also that she was sweet and precious. The mean judge told her “I was ready to tell you something bad, but I just can’t. That was easily the best performance ever on Malaysian Idol and it set a new standard for everyone else.

After another double elimination, Jac was back next week with an uplifting performance of her “Song from the 80’s,” Chaka Khan’s I Feel For You. That same week, the favorite to win started to have competition as Nikki stepped up with her Mariah Carey version of Against All Odds, Victor took a risk with Billie Jean and Dina finally started to shine.But Jac was not threatened one bit by her new competition.

She was actually the only one who did brilliantly in the “Rock Show” with her rendition of Sweet Child O’ Mine. The judges thanked her for saving the night and even though the female judge thought she rocked, the two men agreed she could have done a lot better because she is “a fantastic singer."Down to only six contestants, Jac along with her fellow idols, Nikki, Dina, Victor, Andrew and Saiful, had to bring it on.

R&B night was one of the greatest. Jac performed an effortless Lady Marmelade. A little too effortless perhaps because one judge said she was “not an Idol” and that he was getting bored with her performances. That same judge then told Dina that her (in my opinion) ordinary interpretation of Blu Cantrell’s Hit ‘Em Up Style was on par with Fantasia’s performances. On the results show, Jac found herself in the bottom two for the first time with Nikki, whom had done the best version of Emotion I’ve ever heard the previous night. Everyone was shocked about Nikki’s elimination.

After two other great weeks of performances and another uncalled for trip in the bottom two, Jac had made the final three. From that moment on, everyone knew she was definitely going to be crowned the winner of Malaysian Idol even though Vic and Dina both had their fair amount of fans. Her chances only improved after giving a flawless performance of Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You. The following week, Jacklyn Victor was officially crowned the very first Malaysian Idol, giving Dina Nadzir the second place.

I really suggest you download every performance of Jac you find. She is an amazing singer and was meant to be an entertainer. I can’t wait to see how she will do in the World Idol competition. In my opinion, she could be Kalan Porter’s biggest threat. In the meantime, you can also download her first single, Gemilang, which you can find on the same site I mentioned earlier, Her CD is coming out in December. If you have any comments on Jacklyn or any other Malaysian Idol you listened to, please email me. I would really like to
know your opinion.



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