(Graphics promo poster courtesy of Impact Music Entertainment)
We are three days away from this Mothers’ Day event happening at Persada Johor International Convention Centre and I just realised that I have not had the time to make a proper promo entry for this showcase, even though I had attended its media conference on 2nd April 2018 at Ballroom @ East Coast by A B Shaik. I was kindly invited to the event by the good people at Impact Music Entertainment. Knowing me, I usually do not cover events pertaining to artistes from across the Causeway unless they are the ones I personally love and since Anuar Zain is one of them, it was a no-brainer for me. But the clincher for me to attend this media conference was ultimately seeing our very own Fauzie Laily on that poster, as this domain afterall prioritises featuring of local acts. It is a proud moment indeed to see him about to rub shoulders on the same stage as two legends in the regional music scene, Zamani SLAM being the other slated performer.
Anuar Zain and Fauzie Laily sharing a light-hearted moment with the media brigade in attendance…
Aptly dubbed “An Evening With The Stars“, this Mothers’ Day showcase organised by E & F Event Resources, is geared towards contributing to charity through the Dato’ Rokiah Lace Foundation. This foundation was set up to help the less fortunate, orphans, senior citizens and single mothers residing in Johor Bahru. The foundation is also known to have built schools for would-be Tahfiz and also mosques for the Muslim community in Johor Bahru. Hence if you might feel a little taken aback by the somewhat expensive ticket prices, just think how much you will stand to benefit the number of people through your kind deeds, besides getting the chance to enjoy a night of good quality entertainment by Anuar Zain, Zamani and Fauzie Laily. I understand from the media conference, each artiste will be performing a minimum of three songs each and I’m sure there will be segments where they will be singing together either as a pair or a combined trio, not seen anywhere before this.
The media conference panel (from left): Zell Sazalie (Impact Music Entertainment), Shaik Mohd (Ballroom @ East Coast by A B Shaik), Afendi Hassan (E & F Event Resources), Anuar Zain, Fauzie Laily, Mr. Yusnor Ef (President, PERKAMUS), Dato’ Paduka Hajjah Rokiah Omar (Chairman, Yayasan LACE Dato’ Rokiah), Joyce Yap (Director Sales, Persada International Centre, Johor Bahru)…
Something unique about this media conference was the presence of several local vloggers, a rising trend in this day and age of social media. Though I did not get the chance to interact with any of them, I am aware of their strong following on their respective social media platforms. Hopefully their respective on-the-spot live promos that day would help in the ticket sales for this showcase. I believe if this showcase were to be held in Singapore, they might also get a decent crowd in, given the attraction of the two Malaysian artistes, whom we Singapore fans never seemed to get enough of judging by their rousing receptions at their concerts or showcases before this. I will not bore you with the minute-by-minute detail of the media conference. Like any other, such events are meant to tease us for what is to come on the actual day itself and the two artistes who attended that day, Anuar Zain and Fauzie Laily, kept their cards close to their chest, probably not wanting to reveal much.
Both Anuar Zain and Fauzie Laily are raring to go for this showcase…
Tickets to “An Evening with the Stars” are already on sale via Ticketcharge Malaysia. Additional details can be found in the promotional poster at the beginning of this post or by logging onto the event’s official Facebook page.
Snapshots of An Evening with the Stars Media Conference
Am back so soon after my recent entry, something that I am quite unaccustomed to in my soon-to-be fourteenth year of entertainment blogging. I was recently approached by a Mediacorp representative to help promote the following charity initiative. For the uninitiated, The Big Heart Design-A-Shoe competition is part of the SG Care national movement to promote volunteerism and civic culture. It was launched back in November 2016 by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY). Mediacorp being a strong partner for the cause, roped in seventeen artistes and personalities from different backgrounds to design their very own pair of shoes, sponsored by international brand Timberland, which are currently up for bidding. All proceeds from the bidding of the shoes will go to the Community Chest and are now currently on display at Raffles City Atrium from 15th-28th January 2018.
Amongst those from our very own Malay community, we have RIA 89.7FM deejays KC and Dzar Ismail, singer Aisyah Aziz and also Natasha Faisal from 987FM. In-depth details of their respective designs as well as the different thought processes that they put into them are shared via the following link (please click on the link). I was initially asked to help promote specifically KC, Dzar and Aisyah, but I felt it won’t do me much harm helping Natasha as well, as personally my family regards her like a little sister already. Even before I was approached to help promote their designs, I had heard how some of them had painstakingly stayed up all night to do them. In the case of KC, he had to make changes to his originally planned design, as the paint dried up too quickly before he could even add on additional touches to it.
Looking at all their designs, I didn’t expect all four of them to really have that inner artistic talent in them. I personally do not have any personal favourites amongst them as each had their own reasonings behind their respective designs. You should definitely see what they had come up with and if you like and would like to own these shoes, just do your part in bidding for them for a good cause!!! Details are provided in the link provided and bidding for each shoe starts at S$299!!!
Thank God for the long holiday weekend that I am able to post this up much earlier than usual. This past Tuesday 24 January 2017, saw the debut of another eight contestants of the new season of Anugerah, this time under the banner of Group B. Continuing from the previous week where the contestants sang a song of their own personal choice, the eight contestants had the opportunity to upstage their Group A counterparts, having had an extra week to prepare and study their performances during the first episode. Looking at the make-up of the eight contestants this week, there are several who have had experiences performing in various competitions before this and even before listening to them, I more or less expected them to progress, bar any hiccups via the SMS votes by the audience in the studio or at home. So without further ado, let’s start off with the first contestant.
Elza Rahim kicked off the night’s competition by singing Wany Hasrita‘s “Menahan Rindu“. Truth be told, I have not heard this song being played on our local airwaves before and had to rely on a friend to inform me on the identity of the original singer and listened to it again afterwards. But the first time I watched Elza‘s performance at the studio, I noted that she has a very rich and classical tone of voice. However that tone and style of singing also tend to sound like a certain top notch Dato’ across the Causeway. Elza has to be mindful not to sound like Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza, as many singers before her who tended to go this route, ended up being forgotten as quickly as they appeared. She already has a nice voice to begin with, she should hone it in such a way that she does not become another clone or copycat. A very composed performance which was slightly let down by one part where she went flat. Though I thought it was a decent start to the night, I also agreed with judges Taufik Batisah and Indra Shahrir that it was at best, an average performance, with Elza being more in her comfort zone.
Zul Nor should be applauded for his bravery in singing Sufi Rashid‘s “Kisah Dua Muka“, a song which is not easy to sing to begin with. However that is as far as I can go to rate his performance. It was a bit too dramatic for my liking with all his hand gestures and movements, it felt more like watching a musical theatre performance than an actual singing one. I thought I was alone in thinking he was trying too much to channel Sufi‘s style of singing into his performance, but this was also brought up by judge Indra, who noted that he was seeing two different personalities in the song, one of Zul Nor and the other being Sufi‘s. Najip Ali also brought up a pertinent point in that a song of such varying dynamics should also have a certain softness injected into it. Upon reflection and watching the performance again, I realised that Zul Nor pressed more on the intense and rage associated with the song.
I last watched Syakirah Noble performed live at the launch of Fiza O’s Ritabella collection five years ago at Joo Chiat Complex. She was only 12 then but it was easy to see that this girl, with the right attitude, practice and application, can go far. She is one of those I had mentioned earlier who loves to enter singing competitions and I am glad to see that she has made it this far. Syakirah sang Agnes Monica‘s “Rindu“, another tough song to sing with all the varying notes and the challenging high ones. I was afraid she might buckle under pressure, but there was nothing of that sort, as she gave an accomplished performance, which bothered a bit on overconfidence and this was cautioned by Najip Ali. Personally I felt it was a bit too much of Agnes Monica‘s soul and style being put into the song. I wanted to see more of Syakirah‘s. I think this is where she can work on, to infuse her own identity into the songs she sings. Take nothing away however, I had goosebumps listening to her, my personal indicator on how much I loved her performance.
Other than knowing Raja Zul‘s background as quite the model student in school, being in the Top 5-10% cohort, I did not know that this relative from my missus’ side, actually has a talent for singing and playing the guitar. When I chatted with him after the first episode ended, he said that he was going to perform Jaz Hayat‘s “Dari Mata” in his own style and adding new lyrics of his own into the song. I thought then that it was a good, yet risky move since he said he wanted to portray his personality to the audience. While I cannot fault his showmanship on Tuesday night, his singing was everywhere. He sounded quite nervous and pitchy at the start and there were times during the short pauses in the song where he could be seen strategically catching his breath. The judges loved his falsetto though and like Najip, I too liked that he chose a song which was concurrent with the times, even if Taufik had said the song was not quite suited for a competition.
Abby Nabila is another one who has had experience in a reality competition, and hers has been a very fruitful one when she entered the first season of Indonesia‘s reality Dangdut singing competition D’Academy Asia in late 2015, under the stage name Abby Tinara. Even though she was eliminated early, her learning experience and rubbing shoulders with some very good performers as well getting valuable mentorship, put her in good stead on how to be an accomplished performer and own the stage. So it was no surprise that Abby put in a performance befitting of her experience on Tuesday night, challenging herself to sing a male song, Hazama‘s “Ku Relakan Jiwa“. Her performance, like Zul Nor‘s, was filled with theatrics and hand gestures, but hers felt like they had more of an impact because she knew which parts were suitable to include them. Off-stage, she is quite the bubbly personality, just that sometimes she needs to curb her exuberance and dramatics, so as not to rub others the wrong way. Someone with her personality, you will either love her or feel she’s overacting. In a reality competition where viewers votes matter as well, it would be best to find that middle ground to win over the doubters or haters.
I think even without saying it here, if you had watched both episodes of Anugerah since its return on our television screens, or if you had caught the clips via the Mediacorp Suria Facebook page, you will agree with me that Nor Shafiq is the best male contestant so far with his soulful voice and measured performance. I could not detect a single flaw when I watched him sang Hafiz Suip‘s “Ku Akui” live, but when I watched his performance again, there was one minor part when he went slightly off as he was hitting the high notes. But it did not matter much. Shafiq immediately installed himself as one of the favourites in this competition with that performance, another one that made my hairs stood. 376 shares of his performance clip on Facebook to date, is a good indicator that he has made his presence felt.
Nadia Nadhirah was up next with her own rendition of Dayang Nurfaizah‘s “Di Pintu Syurga“. For someone who is majoring in music at LaSalle College of the Arts, her standard of performance was to be expected as it comes with the territory and expectation. Just like how I was expecting last year’s Anugerah Skrin winner, Syaiful Ariffin, a theatre undergraduate then, to perform much better than his competition rivals. Though I would not categorise her performance amongst the Top 3 on Tuesday night, there is a certain strength in Nadia‘s voice that sets her apart from the rest. Not many can sing low notes in measured degrees and in control without going flat. However she did give away her uncertainty at various points sounding as though she was unsure how to end off her lines. I also felt the performance was empty and lacking emotions needed for a song of this magnitude. I remember how much it moved others when the original singer herself performed this song at Anugerah Juara Lagu two years ago. The judges might have said they loved it, but I did not quite like it.
Sharizal Suwandi rounded off the night with The Sally‘s “Jauh“. For some reason only known to the audience, the whole studio erupted and were in raptures when he came onstage. It felt as though he had everyone on his side, even though the audience was also made up of supporters of the other seven contestants. There was a certain unexplained appeal and likeability factor about the oldest contestant in the competition. However he needs to translate that into a performance worthy of the support he was given in the coming weeks ahead. His performance was at best, average, flat and pitchy in many parts, but one thing I cannot fault was the feel-good factor he gave everyone who watched him in the studio. Even his fellow contestants were seen swaying and clapping along to his singing. But feel-good factors usually do not last long and as the competition wilts down, standards and expectations are raised even higher. He was placed at eighth position right after his performance had ended and I felt it was a fair position.
A dejected-looking Raja Zul smiled as the reality of his elimination sunk in…
However, there was a twist right after the final commercial break, as upon doing their final consultations and counsel with one another, the judges decided to play musical chairs once again and switched the positions of Raja Zul and Sharizal. I dunno if the judges “feared” the possibility of the audience baying for their blood had they eliminated Sharizal, but it certainly felt that way. No I am saying this not because of my relation ties with Raja Zul, but I initially agreed that their original positions were more than justified according to the performances they gave and in comparison with all the other contestants that night. Maybe the judges also took into account the support that Sharizal had and how he connected with the audience, which was probably why they decided to give him a second chance to prove himself the next time out. If I was the judge for the night, I would have had Abby Nabila at second position, followed by Syakirah Noble, Elza Rahim, Nadia Nadhirah, Zul Nor, Raja Zul and Sharizal Suwandi as my final ranking positions.
Zul Nor became the fourth contestant in total to be eliminated from the competition…
As for the second elimination of the night by virtue of the least number of votes, Zul Nor who was ranked sixth by the judges, was the one who made way and exited the competition. What struck me the most when his name was announced and just before he made his way off the stage, was his polite unwillingness to shake the hands of his fellow female counterparts and kept his arms to his chest and bowed at them. A rare sight in the entertainment scene that earned him my respect. Was his elimination to be expected??? I would say yes and no. Yes because it was a toss-up between him, Raja Zul and Sharizal had it been solely the judges’ decision to eliminate two out of three. No, because throughout the night we were informed from time to time that Abby Nabila, Syakirah Noble and Raja Zul had the least number of votes, so it could have been just about anyone who could have been eliminated in that respect.
The six who progressed from Group B (from left): Sharizal Suwandi, Syakirah Noble, Elza Rahim, Abby Nabila, Nadia Nadhirah and Nor Shafiq…
So far even with an equal amount of gender elimination on the opening first two weeks, I observed that the female contestants are technically more astute than their male counterparts and will not be surprised if eventually there will be a lop-sidedness to the competition, much like the last one in 2011. This coming Tuesday 31st January 2017 sees the return of Group A on our television screens. We were told before the night ended that the coming fortnight’s theme for both groups would be the Rock genre. This would be right up the alleys of the likes of Hakim Halim and Abby Nabila, who have shown that they are able to carry the genre, even if a lot can still be improved in terms of their delivery, execution, style and showmanship. Who knows, others might just up their game and prove that they are also no pushovers??? We shall see when Anugerah returns on our television screens this Tuesday at 8:30pm…
It has definitely been a long while since I last posted something in this domain of mine. I know I had promised before this that my next entry would be a review of Anugerah Planet Muzik 2015. I have been quite tied up with my own commitments and still have to go through 3000-odd photographs from the 5000-odd that I had snapped that eventful night. I hope to post it up soon when I start to clear my annual leave. For now, I’ll share the event I attended about three weeks ago. At least this domain will not be dormant for too long.
Kaw Kaw SG was the official event venue of the birthday bash…
RIA 89.7FM celebrated its twenty-five years of existence this past 1st December 2015 with a birthday bash held at Kaw Kaw SG, a chic restaurant situated at Aliwal Arts Centre. What was special about the birthday bash was, twenty-five lucky listeners got a chance to join in the fun through a week-long quiz during the week leading up to the event. I was supposed to attend their mini bash when they celebrated their 24th year anniversary last year held at Penang Street Buffet at Causeway Point but family commitments meant I had to give it a miss, but not this time.
A shot of the cafe’s interior before the birthday bash…
I was fortunate to have been invited to cover the event and soaked in the festivities, not to mention, walked down memory lane reminiscing all the good memories of all the roadshows I attended, competitions I had participated and won, and also involved in some of the productions when I was an intern with both local Malay radio stations. Long-time listeners would remember me as part of the trio who impersonated KRU and won the Impersonation Category when the station organised the talent competition kRIAtif 897 back in 1997. That was the start of my love affair with the local Malay entertainment scene.
The birthday bash was hosted by DJ KC and Dzar Ismail…
Anyway back to the birthday bash. Not only were twenty-five lucky listeners able to join in, some of our local acts in the Malay music scene, were also invited to grace the event. And a birthday bash of this magnitude for the radio station would not be complete without the very pioneers who had paved the way and charted the road to where they stand today as a progressive and trendy station, that supports local acts and strives to give off optimal entertainment to the loyal listeners tuning in.
The ones who have made RIA 89.7FM what it is today (from left): Hassan Salleh, Abdul Razak Rahim (RZ), Suriani Kassim (SK), Isadhora Mohamed, Raja Razie, Mohd Tahar Ghalib (TG), Morniyati Tukimin and Mariam Mas’od…
It was nice to see the likes of Morniyati Tukimin, who was the first voice heard when RIA 89.7FM went live at 5pm on 1st December 1990, Suriani Kassim (SK), Abdul Razak Rahim (RZ), Mohd Tahar Ghalib (TG), Mariam Mas’od, Hassan Salleh and Isadhora Mohamed be a part of the occasion. Though I felt it would have been grander still had the likes of Hafeez Glamour, A B Shaik, Azmi Sempoi, Azmi Oh Yeah, Zarina Safuan, Chairul Fahmy, Zan Sofiyan and a host of other part-timers attended as well, but I guess all of them had their respective commitments to attend to.
Art Fazil with an impromptu performance of “Relek Brader” with the two hosts…
We had special performances by the two current hotties in the local Malay entertainment scene, Sufie Rashid and Ryan Sufiyan, Farhan Shah who came all the way back from Perth, an impromptu performance by Art Fazil, Didicazli who introduced his new single “Izinkan Cinta“, as well as his protege, Hazirah Musfirah, a 14 year-old rising talent, and last but not least, former member of SleeQ, Syarif, who came with his expecting missus, Malaque Mahdaly. Initially, Dato’ Fazley Yaakob was slated and promoted to perform, but he was unable to make it due to last minute commitments. Nonetheless, those who had performed, more than made up for the non-appearance and everyone still felt contented and left the event feeling enjoyed.
The attendees and guests of the birthday bash cramming together for a group photograph…
Another special aspect of the birthday bash was, it was broadcasted live on air between 3-5pm, so those who were unable to make it or joined in the fun, were fortunate enough to tune in and imagine the goings-on at Kaw Kaw SG. To complete a celebratory occasion, RIA 89.7FM was also awarded the longest tuned station in Singapore in a recent survey by AC Neilsen. For the record, Kaw Kaw SG was the official event venue sponsor of the birthday bash. Other sponsors for the bash were One Drop Perfumes, Karva SG, Perfect Frames, Nongsa Resorts, Grey By Ortenhill, Heiraz Bakery & Academy, Lovera Singapore, Hello Adiva, Suka Sucre Bistro, Inglot Singapore, Alive Museum SG and “Sambal Belimbing” by Roslan Shah…
Graphics photo courtesy of Mediacorp Suria…
The bienniel Pesta Perdana event, will make its long-awaited return this 28 March 2015 at the Mediacorp TV Theatre. The prestigious awards, now into its thirteenth edition, aims to recognise, acknowledge and honour the best talents in the local Malay television industry. It will also take viewers down memory lane with this year’s 50’s theme, in line with the ongoing SG50 celebrations. Pesta Perdana 13 (PP13) attracted more than 145 entries from 13 local production houses who are vying for top honours in the fiercely contested programme and performance award categories. A total of 32 awards and a special Lifetime TV Achievement award are up for grabs this year.
The PP13 media conference event was held at The Ballroom @ East Coast…
Code details are as follows:
MOST POPULAR MALE PERSONALITY
- Fir Rahman – Code: L1
- Hisyam Hamid – Code: L2
- Imam Shah – Code: L3
- Norman Ishak – Code: L4
- Syarif SleeQ – Code: L5
MOST POPULAR FEMALE PERSONALITY
- Farhana M Noor – Code: W1
- Mastura Ahmad – Code: W2
- Nadiah M Din – Code: W3
- Nurul Aini – Code: W4
- Wahyu Rahman – Code: W5
The media conference was hosted by Fiza O and Fauzie Laily…
I had the honour of being invited to attend the PP13 Media Conference held at The Ballroom @ East Coast on 4 March 2015, to announce all the award nominees. The event venue, as some of you might have known by now, is owned by Warna 94.2FM‘s A. B. Shaik. The media conference event saw the hosting chemistry of RIA 89.7FM‘s Fiza O and Fauzie Laily rekindled. Both of them had a field day tickling the guests with their witty and funny quips. They were also dressed according to the theme of the awards show this year, which is 50s Vintage. The event also saw Hyrul Anuar performing the theme song for Pesta Perdana, “Malam Gemilang“, accompanied by two of his good friends from AltoAura, Reyza Hamizan and Azura Goh.
Hyrul Anuar performing “Malam Gemilang“…
From the list of nominees announced this year, I note the wave of newer and younger generation of actors being nominated for their respective roles in the last two years. Which can only be good for the local entertainment industry, as they continue to hone their craft and complement the established and veterans in the scene. I’m also happy to see the likes of Farhana M Noor and Izyan Mellyna being nominated for Most Promising Actor / Actress. As I’ve said before in this blog, they have caught my eyes for their talent and potential, which can only get better. But do not discount the others nominated in their category. Asraf Amin, Atyy A. Malek (Nurhayati Abdul Malek) and Faizal Rahman will give them a run for their money.
Madam Zakiah Halim addressing the guests…
This year, there are also additions from Malaysia in the nominations list. The last Pesta Perdana event saw one nominee, Fauziah Nawi, whereas this year sees Iqram Dinzly, Keith Foo and Sharnaaz Ahmad being nominated. When asked by Berita Harian entertainment journalist Shahida Sarhid about the influx of Malaysian artistes into the nominations list, Mediacorp Malay Segment‘s head, Madam Zakiah Halim explained that they welcome the presence of the Malaysian actors over here, just like how our very own actors are welcomed over there and being nominated in several of their awards shows. This is good not only for bilateral exchange, but also the sharing of knowledge as well as good sparring in acting for both sets of countries’ actors. And I couldn’t agree more. I believe our actors can benefit from working with some of these actors, in turn even paving the way for them to work across the Causeway and hopefully, beyond.
Keith Foo certainly looked delighted with his nomination…
Pesta Perdana 13 will be telecast live on Mediacorp Suria on 28 March 2015 at 8:30pm. This year’s show will be hosted by Suhaimi Yusof and Huda Ali and the guest-of-honour will be Member of Parliament, Mr. Zaqy Mohamad. I end this entry with the full list of nominations as well as photographs taken during the media conference event.
Pesta Perdana 13 Nominations List
|CATEGORY 1: PELAKON LELAKI TERBAIK DALAM WATAK UTAMA – DRAMA BERSIRI(BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – DRAMA SERIES)|
|Ashmi Roslan||Walimah Sr 2||Oak 3 Films|
|Iqram Dinzly||Kes 253||Oak 3 Films|
|Sani Hussin||Di Luar Garisan Sr 1||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Sharnaaz Ahmad||Danny||Flipside Stories|
|Syarif SleeQ||Belah Hati||DV Studio|
|CATEGORY 2:PELAKON WANITA TERBAIK DALAM WATAK UTAMA – DRAMA BERSIRI(BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – DRAMA SERIES)|
|Ariati Tyeb Papar||Kes 253||Oak 3 Films|
|Elfaeza Ul Haq||Danny||Flipside Stories|
|Hashimah Hamidon||Mengejar Mentari||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Izyan Mellyna||Walimah Sr 2||Oak 3 Films|
|Nadiah M Din||Danny||Flipside Stories|
|CATEGORY 3: PELAKON LELAKI TERBAIK DALAM WATAK PEMBANTU – DRAMA BERSIRI(BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DRAMA SERIES)|
|A. Mahadi||Mengejar Mentari||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Abdullah Ahmad||Belah Hati||DV Studio|
|Fadhlur Rahman||9 Nyawa||Oak 3 Films|
|Nick Mikhail||Kasih Berbisik||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Taufiq Salleh||Danny||Flipside Stories|
|CATEGORY 4: PELAKON WANITA TERBAIK DALAM WATAK PEMBANTU – DRAMA BERSIRI(BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DRAMA SERIES)|
|Adlina Adil||Di Luar Garisan Sr 1||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Ateeqah Mazlan||Belah Hati||DV Studio|
|Farhana M Noor||Belah Hati||DV Studio|
|Haryani Othman||R&D||Shortman Films|
|Nurijah Sahat||Danny||Flipside Stories|
|CATEGORY 5: PELAKON LELAKI TERBAIK DALAM WATAK UTAMA – DRAMA KHAS / ANTOLOGI(BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – DRAMA SPECIAL / ANTHOLOGY)|
|Keith Foo||Raya Sempurna||Flipside Stories|
|Najib Soiman||Pesan Ayah||Blue River Pictures|
|Nick Mikhail||Bingit Sr 2||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Sharnaaz Ahmad||Cinta Ramadan||Flipside Stories|
|Zaidi Ibrahim||Raya Bersama||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 6:PELAKON WANITA TERBAIK DALAM WATAK UTAMA – DRAMA KHAS / ANTOLOGI(BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – DRAMA SPECIAL / ANTHOLOGY)|
|Aishah Ahmad||Ingat Tak Mak||DV Studio|
|Halimah Ismail||Ingat Tak Mak||DV Studio|
|Rosita Hussin||Kasih Ibu||DV Studio|
|Seriwahyuni Jaes||Raya Bersama||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Siti Hajar||Bingit Sr 2||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 7: PELAKON LELAKI TERBAIK DALAM WATAK PEMBANTU – DRAMA KHAS / ANTOLOGI(BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DRAMA SPECIAL / ANTHOLOGY)|
|Hasif Nasir||Papa Kool||Element Pictures|
|Jeff Catz||Ingat Tak Mak||DV Studio|
|Junaidi Sali||Ingat Tak Mak||DV Studio|
|Sani Hussin||Pesan Ayah||Blue River Pictures|
|Zaidi Ibrahim||Pesan Ayah||Blue River Pictures|
|CATEGORY 8: PELAKON WANITA TERBAIK DALAM WATAK PEMBANTU – DRAMA KHAS / ANTOLOGI(BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DRAMA SPECIAL / ANTHOLOGY)|
|Junaidah Ekhsan||Raya Bersama||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Maiya Rahman||Bingit Sr 1||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Mastura Ahmad||Bingit Sr 2||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Nurul Akhmar||Ingat Tak Mak||DV Studio|
|Rahimah Rahim||Tetap Anak Papa||Thinkplate|
|CATEGORY 9: PELAKON TERBAIK DALAM WATAK KOMEDI (BEST ACTOR / ACTRESS IN A COMEDY ROLE)|
|Alias Kadir||Bubur Masjid Air Katira Sr 1||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Era Farida||Bubur Masjid Air Katira Sr 2||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Khairudin Samsudin||Sinar Lebaran 2014||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Suhaimi Yusof||R&D||Shortman Films|
|Suhaimi Yusof||Sinar Lebaran 2014||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 10: PELAKON HARAPAN TERBAIK (MOST PROMISING ACTOR / ACTRESS)|
|Asraf Amin||Belah Hati||DV Studio|
|Faizal Rahman||Rima Hatiku||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Farhana M Noor||Belah Hati||DV Studio|
|Izyan Mellyna||Walimah Sr 2||Oak 3 Films|
|Norhayati Malik||Bingit Sr 2||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 11: PENGACARA TERBAIK – HIBURAN(BEST HOST – VARIETY)|
|Khairudin Saharom||Sinaran Hati 2013||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Khairudin Samsudin||Maintain Sr 2||Mediamorphosis|
|Khairudin Samsudin||Te:Ra Seh 1.0||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Nurul Aini||Kita Gerek Sr 2||Dua M|
|Syirah Jusni||POP||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 12: PENGACARA TERBAIK – RANCANGAN INFORMASI(BEST HOST – INFO-ED)|
|Dalina Jaapar||Kembara Kasih||Filmat36|
|Hazlina Halim||Terbit||DV Studio|
|Najip Ali||Kita Orang Singapura Sr 1||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Nurul Akhmar||Jus Sr 6||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Rilla Melati||Rudy & Rilla Sr 4||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 13: BINTANG CILIK TERBAIK (BEST YOUNG STAR)|
|Ahmad Sirhan||Cobaan Kassim Selamat||Dua M|
|Ahmad Sirhan||SAM||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Danish Putra||Belah Hati||DV Studio|
|Dayang Nur Balqis||Danny||Flipside Stories|
|Nyla Esman||Ingat Tak Mak||DV Studio|
|CATEGORY 14: DRAMA TERBAIK (BEST DRAMA SERIES)|
|Belah Hati||DV Studio|
|Bingit Sr 2||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Mengejar Mentari||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Walimah Sr 2||Oak 3 Films|
|CATEGORY 15: DRAMA KHAS TERBAIK (BEST DRAMA SPECIAL)|
|Ingat Tak Mak||DV Studio|
|Kasih Ibu||DV Studio|
|Pesan Ayah||Blue River Pictures|
|Raya Sempurna||Flipside Stories|
|Tetap Anak Papa||Thinkplate|
|CATEGORY 16: RANCANGAN HIBURAN TERBAIK (BEST VARIETY SERIES)|
|King Juara Memasak||Mediamorphosis|
|Kita Gerek Sr 2||Dua M|
|Maintain Sr 2||Mediamorphosis|
|SG Mania||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Te:Ra Seh 2.0||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 17: RANCANGAN HIBURAN KHAS TERBAIK (BEST VARIETY SPECIAL)|
|Anugerah Planet Muzik 2014||MediaCorp Warna, Ria & Eaglevision|
|Projek Kasih 2013||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Projek Kasih 2014||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Sinar Lebaran 2014||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Viva Elektra||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 18: RANCANGAN INFORMASI TERBAIK (BEST INFO-ED PROGRAMME)|
|Di Hujung Pelangi||Media Reel|
|Kita Orang Singapura Sr 1||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Percaya Lagi||DV Studio|
|CATEGORY 19: RANCANGAN KANAK-KANAK TERBAIK (BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME)|
|Buli Baik||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Kisah Kita||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Mat Yoyo Berhari Raya||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 20: ARAHAN TERBAIK – DRAMA (BEST DIRECTING – DRAMA)|
|Bingit Sr 2: Bayangan Sepi||Nasir & Team||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Bingit Sr 2: Fantasi Biru||Sanif Olek & Team||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Ingat Tak Mak||Zulanan Ahmad||DV Studio|
|Raya Sempurna||Razi Salam||Flipside Stories|
|Tetap Anak Papa||Seriwahyuni Jaes, Diana Salim||Thinkplate|
|CATEGORY 21: ARAHAN TERBAIK – HIBURAN (BEST DIRECTING – VARIETY)|
|Anugerah Planet Muzik 2014||Fadila A. Wahid||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|SG Mania||Zaharian Osman, Samri Badi||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Sinar Lebaran 2014||Zaharian Osman, Fadila A Wahid||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Te:Ra Seh 1.0||Fadila A. Wahid, Zaharian Osman||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Viva Elektra||Fadila A Wahid, Zaharian Osman & Team||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 22: SKRIP TERBAIK – DRAMA (BEST WRITING – DRAMA)|
|Bingit Sr 1: Wajah-Wajah||Amanah Mustafi||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Bingit Sr 2: Aku dan Avatar||Wan Firzaleenazrah||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Ingat Tak Mak||Haryani Othman, Janet Liau||DV Studio|
|Pesan Ayah||TT Dhavamanni,Manoj Prabhoda Chandran,Aidli Mosbit, Seriwahyuni Jaes||Blue River Pictures|
|Raya Sempurna||Razi Salam||Flipside Stories|
|CATEGORY 23: SKRIP TERBAIK – HIBURAN (BEST WRITING – VARIETY)|
|Anugerah Planet Muzik 2014||Linilidia Abdul Hamid||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Kita Gerek Sr 2||Ferlini Fandi, Aisyah Mohd Nooh||Dua M|
|SG Mania||Netty Fiona Othman||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Sinar Lebaran 2014||Netty Fiona Othman||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Viva Elektra||Wan Firzaleenazrah||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 24: SKRIP TERBAIK – INFORMASI (BEST WRITING – INFO-ED)|
|Di Hujung Pelangi||Julianawarti Jumali,Seriwahyuni Jaes||Media Reel|
|Jus Sr 6||Johari Aziz||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Percaya Lagi||Haryani Othman||DV Studio|
|Rudy & Rilla Sr 4||Linilidia Abdul Hamid||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Terbit||Haryani Othman||DV Studio|
|CATEGORY 25: VIDEOGRAFI TERBAIK – DRAMA (BEST VIDEOGRAPHY – DRAMA)|
|Bingit Sr 2||Sofyan Daud||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Cinta Ramadan||Noor Azam Sheriff||Flipside Stories|
|Ingat Tak Mak||Faizal Ramli||DV Studio|
|Raya Sempurna||Noor Azam Sheriff||Flipside Stories|
|Tetap Anak Papa||Harrywanto||Thinkplate|
|CATEGORY 26: SUNTINGAN TERBAIK – DRAMA (BEST EDITING – DRAMA)|
|Belah Hati||DV Studio Post||DV Studio|
|Bingit Sr 2||Flashforward||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Ingat Tak Mak||DV Studio Post||DV Studio|
|Kasih Ibu||DV Studio Post||DV Studio|
|Mengejar Mentari||Flashforward||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 27: DESAIN PEMBUKAAN TERBAIK (BEST OPENING TITLE DESIGN)|
|9 Nyawa||Oak 3 Films||Oak 3 Films|
|Anugerah Planet Muzik 2014||Post Office||MediaCorp Warna & Ria|
|Bingit Sr 1||Flashforward||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Maintain Sr 2||Safiyuddin Razif||Mediamorphosis|
|CATEGORY 28: REKAAN IMEJ TERBAIK (BEST IMAGE & STYLING)|
|Bingit Sr 2||Intan||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Maintain Sr 2||Razinna Nuri||Mediamorphosis|
|Sinar Lebaran 2014||Fatimah Mohsin & Team||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Te:Ra Seh 1.0||Fatimah Mohsin & Team||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Viva Elektra||Fatimah Mohsin & Team||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|CATEGORY 29: LAGU TEMA TERBAIK (BEST THEME SONG)|
|Belah Hati||Belah Hati||Composer: Zulanan AhmadLyricist: Zulanan AhmadSinger: Sofia Arissa||DV Studio|
|Bingit Sr 1||Mental||Composer: Reyza HamizanLyricist: Reyza Hamizan / Tukang KataSinger: Eiss feat Tukang Kata||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Mengejar Mentari||Mengejar Mentari||Composer: Sulaiman WahabLyricist: Nizam RahmanSinger: Maiya Rahman||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Rima Hatiku||Rima Hatiku||Composer: Reyza HamizanLyricist: Reyza HamizanSinger: Rima Hatiku Cast feat Sezairie Sezali||MediaCorp Eaglevision|
|Walimah Sr 2||Kini dan Selamanya||Composer: Reyza HamizanLyricist: Reyza HamizanSinger: Ashmi Roslan and Izyan Mellyna||Oak3 Films|
|CATEGORY 31: PERSONALITI LELAKI PALING POPULAR (MOST POPULAR MALE PERSONALITY)|
|Fir Rahman||Code: L1|
|Hisyam Hamid||Code: L2|
|Imam Shah||Code: L3|
|Norman Ishak||Code: L4|
|CATEGORY 32: PERSONALITI WANITA PALING POPULAR (MOST POPULAR FEMALE PERSONALITY)|
|Farhana M Noor||Code: W1|
|Mastura Ahmad||Code: W2|
|Nadiah M Din||Code: W3|
|Nurul Aini||Code: W4|
|Wahyu Rahman||Code: W5|
After the euphoria of the previous week, when the Minahs claimed the first scalp in the very first episode of Te:RaSeh! 2.0, it was the Mats‘ turn this time to turn the tables, equalise so elegantly and bring the score to one win apiece. In truth, the win was never in doubt, no disrespect to the ladies, but I felt that with Suzairhe Sumari and Shahrin Azhar in the Mats‘ corner, a win for the guys seemed like a formality. This is not to belittle the ladies (Aura Shai, Mariam Mas’od and Nurul Nabila), but I did say in my previous recap that there is a certain distinct advantage for the men when the even weeks beckon, with regards to the final face-off (Dikir Barat). Based on last year’s edition, I remember Suzairhe coming up trumps, hence why I felt that this time, it would be no different.
The theme for the second episode was “Filem-Filem Klasik” (Classical Films), which seemed to suggest why we had Singapore‘s P. Ramlee impersonator, Shafii Hamzah, as the guest jury of the night. Amongst the many characters potrayed that night, I agree with the judges that Suzairhe deserved to be crowned Man-of-the-Match for his successful impersonation of Kassim Selamat, one of the late Allahyarham P. Ramlee‘s endearing characters from the movie “Ibu Mertuaku“. Even though the guys won by a landslide, the ladies did not put up a feeble attempt and tried to go toe to toe with their counterparts. But I believe the segment that brought them down and somewhat demoralised them was the charades segment. Even the guys claimed afterwards that that segment was rather tricky and that they were a little unsure. They just guessed wildly the dialogues from popular films (which were supposed to be the answers), whatever came to mind.
Post-show, I had the honour of joining Suzairhe and Nurul Nabila at Warna 94.2FM‘s conty studio for their post-show interview. I believe this will be a weekly routine for the next eight weeks of the competition, whereby the Man-of-the-Match, as well as his or her counterpart (one representative from each team), would go live on Malam 2 Mat with the wacky duo Dyn Norahim and Hafeez Glamour. Last week, Fauzie Laily and Nurul Aini were the ones who were up for the live interview session. We had loads of fun during the hour-long interview session, listening to Suzairhe reminiscing his time as a part-time radio presenter with RIA 89.7FM back in the 90s and Nurul Nabila describing her experience working with Sharnaaz Ahmad in last year’s Hari Raya telemovie “Cinta Ramadan“, amongst other things shared live on air.
This coming Tuesday (22 April 2014), the Mats will be represented by DJ KC, Taufiq Salleh and Izzat Yusoff, whereas the Minahs will be represented by Nona Kirana, Sarah Aqilah and Suriani Kassim. The theme for the week will be “Malay Icons“. Expect characters like Badang, Hang Tuah, Munshi Abdullah and Mahsuri to be possibly amongst those that will be portrayed. As for the guest celebrity DJ who will join Nity Baizura and Fiza O at RIA 89.7FM‘s conty studio, Tak2ut‘s Ashmi Roslan will be doing the honours of assisting both teams during the quiz segment. I’m expecting a closer challenge this time round since Boria will make its return and with the artistes seemingly on equal footing, as they are not quite accustomed to it. Till then…