SINGAPORE: Hype Records boss Ken Lim, veteran singer Kit Chan and the original Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah, have been named judges on Channel 5′s upcoming televised singing contest “The Final 1″.
The trio will be on hand to critique the performances of the contestants, and give them advice over the course of the competition.
“Ken Lim understands the business aspect of the industry and the marketability of an artiste.
“Kit Chan is a household name and brings with her experience as a very successful local artiste. Taufik Batisah has been in the contestant’s shoes and will be able to relate to them.”
“We picked them because we were looking for a good balance between experience, youth and knowledge about the music industry,” explained “The Final 1″ Executive Producer Rahmat Bin A Samad.
However, the most important people on the show will actually be the television viewers.
Who stays and who goes is decided completely by audience voting.
A total of 60 contestants will be selected to take part in “The Final 1″, but only 10 finalists will make it into the final stages of the competition, and only one will take home the big prize.
“The Final 1″ has one of the biggest payoffs in the history of local reality shows – the winner of the contest will walk away with a S$100,000 prize.
“The Final 1″ debuts on April 24, 8pm on Channel 5.
參加今次音樂盛會的觀摩表 演的巨星包括：內地-中國好聲音的吳莫愁和李代沫，香港-謝安琪，台灣-炎亞 綸，日本-KEITA橘慶太，韓國-少女時代，新加坡-陳潔儀，馬來西亞-阿牛。 角逐「亞洲超級新星」榮譽的歌手則有：內地- MIC男團，香港-陳僖儀，台灣 -曾昱嘉，日本- BREATHE，韓國- Andamiro，新加坡- MICapella，馬來西亞- MOJO
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The national icon was the undisputed star of the otherwise unsatisfying show that was not quite a musical or a concert
Local singer Kit Chan’s comeback is complete. After announcing a hiatus from the Mandopop scene in 2004, fans started seeing more of her last year with a lead role in the musical, December Rains. Last month, she released her new album Re-interpreting Kit Chan.
But what fans wanted most of all was to see her perform live once more as a singer, and so tickets to her two gigs at the Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts were quickly snapped up.
They were not disappointed. She was in fine form and her rich, warm tones, particularly in the lower register, kept the audience captivated on her familiar hits such as Heartache and Tug Of War.
As a not-quite-musical and not-quite-concert however, My Musical Journey was not quite satisfying.
There was a chronological narrative arc, delivered by former deejay Danny Yeo onstage, to give some structure to the programme. But it merely felt like an overlong gushy testimonial from a friend and fan.
The time would have been better spent having Chan do her thing, considering that the show was a relatively short 90 minutes.
Nor did the segments provide much of an insight into her musical journey. And even if there had been any interesting anecdotes or poignant reminiscences, one would rather have heard it from Chan herself.
The decision to have her perform with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the Meridian Junior College Choir worked better. It was certainly a novelty hearing pop songs presented in this unusual fashion and the plaintive erhu solo of Worry was a lovely interlude.
For the most part though, the orchestra and choir played a supporting role as the unmistakable star of the evening was Chan.
She was delicate and vulnerable on the Cantonese ballad Waiting, beguiling on the late Leslie Cheung’s Chase and she shone on the show-stopping Dazzling. She even took the hoary old chestnut that was The Moon Represents My Heart and made the hackneyed sentiments sound heartfelt.
The inclusion of several covers was not surprising given that her new album consists wholly of them, but it does point to a certain conundrum.
Despite releasing more than 10 albums, she has relatively few big, well-known hits. It would be interesting to see how she handles the line-up when she gets round to doing her solo pop concert.
For the encore, she gave fans a mash-up of Michael Buble’s Home and her signature song, Home. While she was relaxed and comfortable on stage throughout, it would have been nice to see more of this playful side of her.
The gig proper ended with the Mandarin version of the Dick Lee-penned Home. As she held court with this National Day song in her white blouse and full red skirt, the message was clear: A national icon was back where she belonged – on stage and in the spotlight. She was home.
Straits Times . 15-Feb-2011
By boon chan, media correspondent