Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where the hell is my mojo????

Aiyo... tua-tua nih (tua la gak umo nak masuk 33 nih), susah tol nak menghapal. Daya ingatan da mula nan ado katanya. Yeap... still working on the Malique and Najwa tune - Kau Yang Punya. Merasalah! Cam aku lak yang nak perform.

Hari ni kesibukan yang amat nak abihkan kerja yang tersadai. After done, rushed to the Akademi.

Walaopon rasa nak absent kan diri, tak sanggup sebenarnya (walaopon sora garau feeling cam sex maniac time call orang kat phone ngan this breathy, husky sound).

Cabaran demi cabaran... at this point, aku bukan sahaja yakin musim Akademi Fantasia ni as good as the best season in musim kedua, I now believe that they have surpassed even that.

Why do I say that? In terms of personality, memang meka cam bebudak kuarga Fantasia musim kedua. Colourful, different... and REAL! Not hamming it up for the cameras.

In terms of talent, they're also quite a diverse range of voices, with very different influences.

What I mean when I say they may have just become the BEST season of Akademi Fantasia ever, is simply due to the fact that I cannot imagine anyone of them leaving the show on Saturday after the concert.

Seriously, soalan aku paling kerap dapat - is who will leave this week.

And HONESTLY!!!! I have no answer. Voting trends are crazy! It's all over the place. Anyone can go at the last minute, and I'm not joking.

Talent wise, and attitude wise, I think all the kids dapat ciom bau final da, so they're all doubling their efforts, and nearly losing their sanity trying to beat themselves.

Yes, the competition bukan lagi against each other. I'm glad the kids are holding on to what I told them in my session, two weeks ago, that the real competition is THEIR OWN SELVES!

Why do I say that? Because if they screw up on stage... no one caused them to do that. The blame can only be on them, no matter what.

It doesn't matter how high or low their performance is in comparison to the others. They have to better their own performance, not for the sake of the show, but for the sake of justifying the amount of money fans are pouring into the AFUNDI for them, sebagai biasiswa untuk mereka teruskan lagi pengajian mereka untuk lagi seminggu.

Want to know something?

In terms of ratings, the show is consistently (tak silap ek, aku takde figures, ni dapat verbal reports je) over a million viewers for the concert alone, dan peaking at 500,000 for the Diari. Amik ko!!!

And sapa berani kata Akademi Fantasia da hilang sengat?

In terms of AFUNDI, I am glad to say that musim keenam, according to what I've heard, has beaten musim Akademi Fantasia keempat, kelima dan keenam so far at this point. In fact, in terms of figures, it's now hot on the tails of musim ketiga.

So takyah ok yang negatif tu kata Astro nak wat AFMASUK demi nak SMS lagik.

And also pada mereka yang masih tak paham kenapa kekadang korang AFUNDI, AFUNDI dan AFUNDI tapi peratusan tak berganjak... it's because even 1% is something like beribu (belasan, puluh - depending on when you vote sebab time Konsert the numbers da swell maximum!)

But are the kids justifying it? Hell yeah!

Semua kerja keras gila.

Tapi hari ni spent more time ngan Hafiz to work on memorising the lyrics. Dia da hapal verse one and two more or less. Needs some final touch up, and abihkan verse three.

He also needs to work on what parts to stress on in the lyrics sikit agik.

Yazid seems to be doing fine so far, and he seems to be keeping tabs on bab sebutan dia.

Aishah is dealing with her performance routine for Flora Cinta, while Claudia seems to be all out on When Ur Gone.

Aril skang putting his personal touches on Nakal and Akim nampaknya ready tuk take on Situasi.

Aiyo... panassss.. panassss... panasssssss!!! It's scary how this week's concert will go. I know I'm going to cry sangat no matter who goes. Damn!

Apapon, comic relief sikit, layan bebudak wat choreography tuk lagu bonus. The boys kelakar siot masa Fiona, and the girls worked on their routine for Untukmu, which is a tribute to Feminin. Merasalah aku dok gelak.. nostalgia hawau!! Teringat zaman sekolah dulu.

It's going to be aa hard couple of days before the concert, but hoping for the best.

Esok pening lak banyak kena wat. Pagi pagi da kena ke Astro. Nak temankan Faz for something. Apa dia? Tunggu je!!! You'll know soon!

Ok la... korang layan Diari. I need some sleep.


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14 comments:

hello Joe,

Love your update. Thanks so much dear...

Hi Joe,

To be honest, I prefered your reviews for the past seasons of AF, coz I think that there's honesty and sincerity in your reviews then. Now, I feel it's very much biased since you are part of the team. Sometimes I wonder how you see the things that you saw coz for AF loyal fans like me, just didn't see the jolly good things that you saw. It it never as good as AF2 by a thousand miles.

Just my two cents...

Hi Joe! Thanks for your daily update. Makes going thru the day easier and better, macam dah dapat makan ubat yang dah ter'addicted!' ROTFLOL! *grin* Coz nak tunggu update jam 9.00mlm kat dairi tu lamanya sangat!

Good to know tht most of the kids are doing fine.

I hope Hafiz will do fine. For the sake of his fans (I am a fan of Aril), I hope he does a great job this Saturday and prove to his complaining fans that he can take any challenge that comes his way.

I hope Aril will perform even better than he did last week. I just hope that with Marsha's presence in the Akademi will not make him go out of focus and get too distracted.

My salam to them if you can sampaikan.

take care,
A caring observer.....

Hi Joe,

I hope you get well soon. Just want to add that I really enjoy Sarimah on Diari. She never fails to make me laugh!

Thanks.
TLW

hope Hafiz bleh bt yg terbaek diz saturday...
i know u can do it Hafiz..
cdih la ngan fans die yg asik x puas ati je tu...
menjatuhkn maruah fans lain yg x de kene mengena ngan hal tu..huhh..
and also bleh menjatuhkn Hafiz..
btol ke diorg tu fans Hafiz or saje je nak bt kaco..emmm...

hai joe.... kita teruskan melihat ikan-ikan didalam akuarium ..heheh...

ada pelbagai drama.

episod a ... aisyah jelas kat akim dan marsha.

episod b ... marsha meneruskan misi menggoda aril... kelihatan aril rimass... kesian dia .. tapi peminat aril cool ajer...takkomplain...walaupun mereka nampak aril rimas ... fans prlajar lain..ambil kesempatan menambah kutukkan untuk aril .... jadi mangsa lagi aril ni...

episod c ... hafiz tertekan ...hmm dah keluar the true colour of hafiz ..... cam mana nak menghadapi dunia luar nanti kan ..... wah...fans hafiz dah terjerit-jerit kat luar .... membuatkan semua orang pening .... cam nampak bersifat kenegeriaan gitu ....hmmmm

Tapi yang paling akak hairan .... tak kedengaran isma bergitu diminati ....tapi... kenapa undian dia terlalu tinggi .... ada apa-apa ker ni.... banyak juga yang bertanya..... dan syak sesuatu ...hmm...tapi takbaik fitnah... so.... lihat ajelah ....

hehe

karl votes for isma kak!

apart from isma, Aril, Akim & Aishah gk

tu je my fav dis season

cheh. hampeh la ko jolie. dulu bukan main lagi ko kalau tulis pasal af very kritikal. tapi bila ko dah jadi a part of team af7 asyik nak puji jerkk. nyampah mak. woi kalau setakat dgr cakap tanpa fakta, org takkan percaya. kalau benar af7 ni lebih baik dr season musim-musim lepas tunjukkan lah figurenya bukan setakat dengar cakap. ni lah kalau dasar mulut-mulut longkang....

as good as af2? lol.
af6 is better than this season thanks to ramli ms.
the saving grace this season is acis; the coreographer is worse than the one in af3.
this season is between af4 and af5 quality, (no) thanks to the Principal. what happened to the 7 goals or whatever?

true : you're welcome

Anon no. 1 - i see the magic of the kids as a fan. sorry you don't like my style now, but i've always been true to me and that's what counts.

Anon no. 2 - sorry memang takleh kem salam. but glad you find my postings comfort of sorts.

Anon no. 3 (TLW) - sarimah is the best.

Anon no. 4 - agreed!

chekdenoor : biasalah. AF mesti ada drama... heh!

Karl : ko rupanya!

Anon no. 5 - wait for the stats at the end of the season in three weeks and tengok tul ke tak. as for kalao nyampah, tu lantak la ko. lots of other reading material out there. i write not to please and kalao ko rasa aku kena cater agenda ke citarasa ko, silap.

Anon no. 6 - yeap abang ramli rocks. but no, af6 is not even close to other seasons. it looked better after af4 and af5 but that's it. and in terms of overall - af7 is definitely closer to af2.

Is it my imagination, or did I missed it? I can't recall seeing Aril practicising his NAKAL song this week. Why, eh? Not complaining, just wondering. Aril's fans don't complain...*wink*

I hope he will be well prepared for the concert this saturday.

The concerened one.....Anon No. 2

r u looking for me???




eh silap lak

Adakah ARIL akan buat gaya geleng2???hu2..

Why dont Hafiz fan club behave macam fan club Datuk Siti Nurhaliza..tertib, bersopan, hormat kan orang. Ni belum apa-apa, dah kecoh macam Hafiz tu penyanyi professional. Tengok Kak Siti kita, senyap aje fan dia, bila Kak Siti nyanyi - MELETOP!!Bukan kah fan club hafiz reprent image Hafiz??