I’m holding a copy of yesterday’s TODAY newspaper. Page 30 screams “FALLOUTBOY – Joakim Gomez Has Become The S’PORE IDOL CONTESTANT THAT EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE…WHAT’S BEHIND ALL THE MALICE?
Seriously, is anyone following Singapore Idol? Ok…That’s a dumb question. I do know of an asshole that chalked up hundreds of dollars worth of votes. The best part, the line is under this poor girl’s name. The only time I voted was for Taufiq in the finals (just so to make sure the ah-beng didn’t win).
The only person that deserves to be in the competition is Hady. This fellow can sing (a.k.a talent) and will do well in the nightlife industry. I understand he was or still is performing at Devils Bar. He’s got what it takes to front a band. We can’t say the same about the rest of the Idol hopefuls. However, I can picture Nurul sharing a stage with another vocalist.
Let’s talk about Joakim Gomez now. He does have his pool of fans. And that’s not because he sings well. He’s cute. That’s the bottom line. If he wasn’t cute, he wouldn’t have fans. He can’t sing to save his life and he dances like a moron on heat. In TODAY, he talks about walking into a fast food joint and got stares that said “we wanna kill you”. Come on dude! Did this happen in
I’ll be the first to admit that I can’t dance. Occasionally, I do try when I’m drunk but it just doesn’t happen. I’ve tried singing before and for well being of those around me, I confined my singing to my bathroom. But, I know a good voice when I hear one. I know what makes money and what doesn’t. I sure as hell know where to spend my money when it comes to Live Bands. I wouldn’t pay a dime to listen to Joakim sing. Even if it’s for charity.
At the end of the day, SG Idol is all about looks. As long as the producers think you’re yummy for TV, they’ll throw you in. If you’ve had the opportunity to watch Malaysia Idol, Indonesia Idol and Philippine Idol, you’ll see that they have talented singers in their competition. Each and every one of them deserves to be on their stage.
But there have been exceptions. Look at people like Nana and Maia Lee from season one. They’re winners in their own right. Nana currently performs with Jive Talkin’ at Bar None and Maia has been doing her own thing with the media.
But, I don’t blame Singaporeans like Joakim for joining Singapore Idol. I blame the producers for giving us crap TV. We’re always far behind when it comes to local programming. Name me one freaking local English production that’s worth watching? With the exception of PCK and Hey
The TODAY articles concluded with Ken Lim commenting that since singing may not be Joakim’s forte, he could cut it as an actor or a host. And that folks, is advice that he should heed.
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