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: 


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…

Author: Pujangga Malam™

Well-known on RIA 89.7FM as a controversial and sensational critic able to invoke thought-provoking and sometimes, fiery responses from fellow listeners. Have since evolved into a distinguished blogger of reputable claim with takes on the Malay entertainment industry and football-related matters. Brutally honest and believes in only reporting the truth as I see, hear or experience it. Self-styled critic who does not mince his words and is definitely a non-conformist.

3 thoughts on “Anugerah 2007 Semi-Final: The Fallout…”

  1. Wahaha! Kau ni pun memang spot on macam aku juga lah aku dah tulis banyak kali tapi orang tak faham-faham juga. Maseh torek semua yang undi tu. Sekarang dah kempunan duit dah abes nak bayar bill melambung akhir bulan memang padan lah sangat2!

    Sekarang yang kayap dorang 🙂 Undi tak fikir (tak dengar) ni lah jadinya. Tone deaf voters haizz… Most Singapore viewers are not mature and educated enuff to be voting in this kind of “reality TV” competition lah bro.

    Good review too 🙂

  2. Apa leh buat bro??? As far as I know, yang byk vote dan sanggup habiskan duit mak bapak diorg are the teenyboppers… I have never been a fan of reality TV competition. It degrades actual and more deserving talents. Tgk je Sanjaya dlm American Idol lepas and rewind back to first season of Singapore Idol (Jerry & Chris). Blind faith can be disastrous and seriously undermine the essence of the competition…

  3. Hi there!

    Your predictions are similar to mine! And yes, I would rather have Liza or Syakilla replace Nurun. But what matters, the four deserves the final spot.

    I’m rooting for Maiya to win as she’s the most consistent but in the final, anything can happen.

    As announced, they will have 4 songs to perform. Add dance steps to remember and only a week to master all that. It’s pretty hectic. I hope they will not be given any cheesy songs like in 2005.

    I also hope they will give their best and remain focus. In the end, it’s about which contestant who wants the title the most. All the best to them. The final will be very exciting, as we have four contestants with different singing style.

    To those who didn’t make it, it’s time to reflect, polish and continue their pursuit of stardom – if that’s what they are looking for. Without grit, determination and TALENT, fame is nothing.

    Apa pun kerja, harus dilakukan dengan ikhlas!

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