Monday, April 30, 2007

Hurmph....repeat performance


Ni sambung entry hutang. Balik je dari AIM on Saturday night, malas tunggu bab repeat repeat, so headed to torrents to check out how was the concert malam tuh.. Yerlah...macam macam report dapat asal konsert, but au nak gak check it out for myself.

And safe to say pas tengok, Astro memang hampeh. Full of contradictions.

Amik pengetua konon tegas takleh bagi nangis, tapi bagik trigger cam babeng...

Konon nak cari bakat, amik pengkritik emo marah takleh hargai bakat, tapi wat lawak bodoh tol tuk naikkan undian orang based on sympathy.

Stupid...stupid...stupid...malas carut tak henti...because I won't stop kala camni.

Hurmphh...amik ko repeat performance Mas dari musim kedua ler.

Semua pelajar - Lagu Bonus - Joget Pahang (Siti Nurhaliza)/Joget Si Pinang Muda (Noraniza Idris)
For some reason, aku rasa cam this was so uninspired. Sebab ni kali pertama aku nonton dan nilai konsert mingguan melalui kaca TV (laptop actually), so my judgement lain sikit kot sebab judge the music as heard on TV and n at the venue yang memang lain.

But caught some people looked as bored as I was throughout the performance. The only person yang caught my eye throughout the song was si Candy je.
Lain dari tuh, nothing much. Boring, nothing else managed to capture my attention dan just a waste of time.

Bab nak tarik audience tuh, erm...was just cheap attempt ler. Simply trying to jazz up the event so hard that it was just...oh well.

Wonder how many changed the channel at this point?

Erm...was I the only one who felt that Aznil kept screaming throughout? Why can't he use normal speech levels?

Oh by the way, the whole se-up onstage was a tad over, dan nampak cam kedai pengantin kat Pandan Indah lak. Erm...a little tacky and without reason for them to overdo it.

Erm....kenapa lak Salih Yaacob jadik judge? Layak ke? Oh well...
The second bonus song at the end of the show was as boringly over delivered as the first. So there...


Heliza - Rindu Merindu ( Fauziah Idris)
Cantik baju dia (ala Jee nih) tapi kenapa lak dia dressed up cam orang tua. She just looked old, like someone's mother.

Bab berbalas pantun...on TV it didn't work ler lawak Aznil sebab mata dia asik dashing to the cue cards, which didn't make it appear impromptu.

On her intro, Heliza started way too shaky, and her vibrato had the same effect as fingernails on the blackboard.

I have a feeling she just isn't letting go her voice, and she more often than not ends up sounding constipated.

Masuk chorus baru she sounded ok, but still she ends up simply overdoing it. Why can't anyone tell her to quit it and just sing straight and not moderate her voice so much that apa yang kuar ni cam just a trickle of her actual suara.

Week seven and still no originality. Camna ni...aduh...

PS - patutler muzik sedap..pemuzik profesional rupanya, bukan polyphonic ringtone.
Permulaan yang baik? Jee dengar ke tak nih? Alamak!!!! Tu kakak Candy posing tuk camera lagik!!! Damn...pening...lagik pening bab Salih ni komen, sebab dia ni irrelavant tol. Didn't knw they wanted a comedian to punctuate the critics.


Shawal - Joget Kaki Lima (Dahlan Zainuddin)
Balasan pantun dari Shawal yang bertanya mana lebih sesuai antara Erra Fazira dan Fasha Sandha memang was just rude, too rude to be on TV.

Ada ke Aznil jawab camni (bagi sapa yang miss)

Aishwarya Rai dan Abishek Bachan,
pasangan sejoli teruna dara
Susah sangat ke nak buat pilihan
Dah tatau yang mana dara tahan dan juga mana yang tiada dara?

Erm....just silly and too coarse for a programme watched by kids. Kalau sebut janda takper ler lagik kan...because the term takde dara ni cam kasar sangat.

Comedy at the expense of being insulting.

On Shawal's performance, aku seksa tengok dia punya low notes dia ni as he had to dip really low to come up with barely audible notes. Kenapa lah bebudak ni sampai tahap ni. Most of them seem to have the same problem.

He didn't do bad enough to justify kedudukan dia yang second last by the end of the concert.

Arghh!!! Tu si kakak Candy senyum kerang busuk pose ayu! Pening! Arghh!!! Senyum pose tuk camera ok! No! No! No! Mental block...


Aswad - Penyu Menangis (Sudirman)
Amboi! Cantiknya lip gloss Aswad yang pink! Sesuai ngan bedak tempek empat inci mka dia sampai kelabu.

Ada peminat Aswad kata aku bias kat dia nih bab nak evaluate dia, tapi seriously he has some major problems kalau tak nyanyi rock kapak. Can't see him doing anything else.
He was flat and off key in some parts...not too bad, but still noticeable.

Stage performance dia buruk siot...tak abih abih tangan dia pegang perot, kalao tak geleng pala sana sini, while he generally stayed rooted at one spot thrughout the show. Bab last....it was just...ewwww... Ogy has to seriously got to be kidding bila kata dia leh diterima sebab vocal dia.

And kali kedua dia sebut centrepoint...nak sangat Centrepoint, kat Kota Kinabalu ada tuh...tengah bandar, tempat lepak ramai bebudak.

First time takde pam jamban bagi performance Aswad...
Ebi - Berdendang Dalam Tangisan (Jamal Abdillah)
It was weird to see him dressed up as so, and yet try and execute step silat. I thought the whole performance was nice, but not fantastic. The song just wasn't him.

Tapi geram tol...pengkritik semua cam bias just because he's at the top. Jee kata he can do better, have we forgotten to mention him in comparison with the others?

Hattan kata dia masuk je sumbang....lupa lak bab orang lain sumbang nak sebut ek, siap pujian melambung.
Ogy nak marah pasal silat...nak kata dia counting...aku leh maapkan. But she's whacked sebab nak kata step moden, dia pakai tuh apa? Salahkan tenaga pengajar le.

You have lost your magic kata Ogy. Meka beriya je magic magic...yang konon ada magic yang takde magic ngan penonton. They've forgotten this shw is for the fans, not the critics and their personal opinion doesn't matter, but their professional evaluation does.

Why the bloody hell si Salih nih...lawak hanj sangat tetiba...tak penting tol ada pengkritik camni.

Dafi - Joget Angan Tak Sudah (Jay Jay)
Ok this was just weak. He got lost somewhere between the backing vocals and the music. And he was flatter than an anorexic stick insect and more off key than expected.

Konon ada member bagitau he did good ler apa ler...but aku dengar horror. Stage performance dia? Amateurish at best.

Awmigawd...Jee kata dia improve! Ogy bagik lampu biru!

Yang si Aznil nak mintak tuk lampu biru tuh kenapa? Ngan Jee dan Salih Yaacob. Yang lain tak lak merayu mintak lampu biru...

God...can they stop with the stupid blue lights already. Nak orang jadik panduan konon padahal bunyi bias manjang pengkritik. Pastuh lak nak wat apa? Apa gunanya? Ke nak menidakkan pilihan pengundi?


Candy - Tari Silat Melayu (Aishah)
Dari buka mulut, aku terpaksa nak katakan she was easily the best for the night. Tapi takde ler aku nak tekan lampu biru terus kalau yer pun aku ada peluang nak tekan lampu biru tuh seawal tuh. Nilai puas puas dulu kan? Merasalah emo...

Candy's only weakness is that she has a big voice tapi sometimes it overwhelms her sebab she tries to do something unnecessary because she feels her ability justifies the need for that.

Again, she should keep it to the necessary until she really is sure what she can do with it.
At some points dia cam nak terbabas sebab carried away, but she did execute enough control to make sure that didn't happen.

Someone please do NOT invite si Salih Yaakob lagik with his stupid jokes. Did he call her Shandy? So not funny.

Mila - Dondang Dendang (Noraniza Idris)
She was fabulous, tapi kalao banding Candy, aku letak dia sebaris sje ebab aku da awal awal kata this is her forte, so memang no hal ler nak deliver.

Unsurprisingly she was excellent in her delivery, cuma sikit sangat ler cacat cela yang hardly noticeable.

Malas komen lebih...the two girls rocked ler.


Jap...sebelom proceed....heh...Aznil...sebut Diarrhea ek? Bangga ok sebab dipopularkan kat sini ok, terima kasih pada Diarrhea Harian yang kami terpaksa lalui tiap Isnin ke Jumaat.

Mak aih!! Pemenang pakaian laki nih..erm...cam Ginger lak hidung.Feel baju J.Lo ke transparent nih Heh! Pakaian tercantik bagik pompuan....erm...no komen (sri akak)

Anyhoo...tak paham tol ler at the end of it all...apa tujuan nak wat kejutan last tuh. Nak sangat kot si Aznil menyanyi, sebab almost every week, ada je dia nak nyanyi dari start of the season. Musim kelima ni semakin dia menjadi.

Dari start nak nitis airmata when they brought on all the parents, tapi the moment pas Mila, dan Dafi da ada parents meka kunjung, camera da fokus kat si Aswad, da oleh tangkap apa motif meka wat segment ni.

By the time the rest of the parents came out for Heliza, Ebi, Shawal and Candy, it was obvious apa Astro nak buat. Stupid, pathetic and lame attempt at getting a few tears and more votes.

Sama cam kes Mas masa musim kedua. Ngarut kata nak kongsi sayang and all, it was just stupid!!!!

How dare they play with such sentiments! This was lowest of the low and totally unnecessary!

Bukan je kejam bagi Aswad....tapi juga pada keluarga Aswad, which undeniably they could have brought his relatives.

So apart from a syok sendiri segment, it became this well crafted ploy nak meraih undi bagi Aswad or in other words lebih untung tuk Astro.

By the end of the concert...ada yang nak dok jeling tak puas hati konon peminat tak undi bakat, padahal orang yang upah ko dodok kerusi tuh, yang nak meraih undi camtuh.

Kalao cakap lebih sangat, tak puas ati sangat, lawan ler balik against gimmicks like this ler.

Stakat pose muka takyah.

"Semua pelajar yang tersingkir akan membawa diri di luar sana...itulah janji kami...tidak akan balik...pegi tak kembali..."

Blah blah blah...

Oh and the whole kentut thing they showed ngan clips Aswad, Ebi, Dafi dan Shawal farting in the Akademi was so...hurmphh.... nampak sangat takde idea that flatulence becomes prime time fare.

Apapon...kentut Ebi nampaknya paling kuat dan paling kaw skali.

Heh...silly la...nampaknya the whole show went down the drain early on, but with this konsert yang Astro sink to new depths of yuckiness, it''s just flushed down the toilet da.

Baik aku sambung nonton my latest downloads of Pussycat Dolls Presents : The Search For The Next Doll.

Tapi kena gak layan Diarrhea hari pertama minggu kelapan. Nak tengok sapa dapat lagu apa kan.

Aznil nak mintak maap lak? Niat tak penting. On TV kena ingat sikit. Not the first time something like this has happened and you'd think they would have learned their lesson by watching what they say. Bukan benda tuh impromptu...da siap rehearsal. Ingat ler sikit.

The 'exclusive' scenes or latihan ala koir and with the musicians was nothing great, tak paham kenapa meka kata eksklusif.

Apapun, kalau tuan pengetua tak wat minus one minggu ni, kenapa masih the whole week tak nampak muka dia sangat kat Akademi. Pelik tul musim ni.

Only thing worth noting was that si EBi ketika practise, he didn't sound as lazy as he did in the eventual performance.

Adengan meka bersiap tuk konsert ak lak aku tergelak sebab tunjuk semua bermake-up, timbul lak persoalan, si Aswad kena make up ni perlu ke kat dahi sedangkan erm...paham ler.

Huh...alasan nak bagik Aswad lebih bersemangat konon, nak play that stupid dumbass attempt nak perah airmata. If nothing else, I think it was more of a distraction than anything elese to play with the student's emotions rather than motivate them.

Moving on with the finger and hand painting session, erm..kelakar lak the kids coming up with laughable 'abstract' paintings and trying to explain them. Macam macam.

Anyway, ni lagu lagu tugasan tuk konsert minggu kelapan

Lagu bonus senua pelajar - Phantom Of The Opera (Phantom Of The Opera OST)
Lagu bonus pelajar lelaki - Jangan Cepat Marah (Aznil Nawawi)
Lagu bonus pelajar perempuan - Wajah Rahsia Hati (Fauziah Ahmad Daud)
Mila - Aku Takkan Bersuara (Nike Ardilla)
Candy - Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps (Lila Downs)
Dafi - It's Gonna Be Me (N'Sync)
Shawal - Kaulah Segalanya (Hazrul Nizam)
Ebi - Kisah Kau Dan Aku (Alleycats)
Heliza - Kesal (Ella)
Aswad - Korban Cinta (Aris Ariwatan)

Lagu bonus this time will be great sebab lagu tema for Phantom Of The Opera. Just hope they don't destroy it.

Lagu bonus pelajar lelaki no komen ler, while yang perempuan nya yang da leh agak sebab lagu Hattan dan Jee kan da ada so far, so add one more ler...nak lengkapkan former hits pengkritik.
Mila, Candy serta Eliza have very different songs yang memang besh.
Dafi dijadikan boyband skali lagi, while Shawal nampaknya da kena push ke ballads. Ebi pun ok choice of song dia while si Aswad dapat stereotyped tune.

We'll see just have to see lor how they fare.

Oh by the way, didn't say kan Sunday aku wat per. Well, pas KO n Sturday balik about 5am or so, decided in the morning to head fr an extra assignment. Siang tu ada event Big Walk Malay Mail kat Padang Merbok.
By noon, da gerak ke Genting Highlands tuh assingment bonus gituh to watch Olivia Newton John in concert.

Awesome!!!

Mula mula malas sebab memang keletihan ler pas tak cukup tidur (make that no sleep at all) after the night before.

More than 24 hours of no sleep is hardly funny, tapi tidur jer ler sejam or so dalam perjalanan ke Genting.

Naik je pala da berdenyut nak pecah. Umur skang, tak cukup tidur horror sikit.

Popped by Starbucks, and got my first meal of the day. Lahap sikit pastuh slept for about an hour or two.

Went down for dinner and then to the Arena of Stars to meet the rest of the guys yang hadir sekali untuk konsert tuh.

All I can say is...AMAZING!!!! Walapon rasa pala nak pecah, telan dua biji Uphamol pun pala throbbing all over, still by the time the concert started, lupa da segalanya.

For those yang late twenties onwards memang akan minat ler Olivia.

I mean, of course there's the whole Grease soundtrack cam Hopelessly Devoted To You (one of my fave songs of all time), Summer NIghts, We Go Together and Youre The One That I Want.

Lom agik her own retro hits like Xanadu. She even did this new arrangement of Physical.
Tapi dalam bebanyak lagu hit dia, aku paling nak nitis airmata masa dia nyanyi I Honestly Love You.

Arghhh!!! I remember zaman sekolah dulu siot layan lagu ni....memang a trip down memory lane.

Malas nak amik pics sebab memang not in the mood, plus pikirkan blog entry banyak sangat nak update, perlu ke nak add on agik.

Heh...so srry guys...no pic... made a few audio recordings though and layan on the way back from Genting the next day.

And that was pretty much it. Not that interesting for some, but awesone for me.


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