Anugerah 2007 Semi-Final: The Fallout…

This is for those who have scorned my comments over the past seven days, who think that I was being biased, who think I was being a smart aleck, who think that I was being a know-all, be it on radio and in cyberspace: 

I TOLD YOU SO!!!

For those who have vehemently pooh-poohed my observations and analysis of the contestants last week in my review, the results just awhile ago have spoken for itself. I feel that justice has been served and my findings vindicated. The four strongest vocal exponents are rightly in the Final. There is only so much one can rely on looks but at the end of the day, your talent is the one that will be remembered by many. Granted, I would have substituted Nurun Nuwarrah with Liza Sanat or Shakillah if I had my way, but still I know the Final will be battled by four of the best from the Top 10 and rightly so…

If you had been watching the results with me, you would have seen me dancing a jig of delight and punching the air when the two guys I never favoured in the first place got eliminated. And when the remaining four were left, it was a no-brainer as to who would go through. Really, I can’t help grinning from ear to ear thinking about how I was proven correct. At least it goes some way into redeeming the wayward predictions I did for Anugerah Planet Muzik 2007, which I must say punctured my self-belief somewhat.

I know all the teenyboppers, the aunties and tone-deaf supporters out there are gonna cry foul over the results for the next few days or so. At the end of the day, I know at least amongst the four finalists, they have the in-born talent that could be nurtured further. As I had mentioned last week, Aliff has the strongest vocals amongst the boys with Roslan a close second who could give him a run for his money. We all know how consistent Maiya has been all these while and prior to the Wildcard, so too was Nuwarrah. So you really can’t complain about the results.

My only hope now is the 2-hour Final will not play out into a whimper. I really hope the four finalists will now muster all they have left for one final push. Anyone of them would be worthy winners. The only obstacle will be their jitters and nervousness coming into the show. We saw how confident Hyrul Anuar was in the final of Anugerah 2005 even though Syed Azmir was the overwhelming favourite. That’s when we saw the aura and his stage presence appearing and upstaging the crowd favourite. I just hope that all the four finalists this time could up their performances and steal the thunder on their biggest night…

In the meanwhile, forgive me as I revel in my spot-on observations…