Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Taking Our First Step Towards Success
HI Idol's first briefing for aspiring singers

Words & photos by kyla & attitude-pr

The response to the first Briefing for Aspiring HI Idols held on 1 March 2007 was fantastic. Many turned up, including some Secondary 4 students who had to attend extra classes after school. They were ushered into AVA Room 1 by the Publicists. To our surprise, everyone settled down quickly and kept their voices down. From the smiles on the students' faces, it was evident that they were excited to hear what Mr. Raymond Yeo had to say about the singing competition.

Mr. Yeo mainly touched on how a typical singer's first audition would unfold, and how singers should behave during their auditions. The overall tidiness of a singer was greatly emphasized. Singers were permitted to bring lyric sheets along with them into the audition room. However, it was made clear that they would be better off without it.

Now, Mr. Yeo was not the only one doing all the talking; students too were heard popping questions. An Upper Secondary boy asked, "Mr. Maran is one of the judges. Would singers performing Mandarin songs be at a disadvantage?" The reply was a curt "No". Like many in the audience, we were surprised when it was revealed that Mr Maran understood basic Chinese.

Now that the line-up for the second round of auditions has been published, let us pray that the 42 survivors won't allow any ill feelings to affect their upcoming performances. Best of luck, everyone!


At March 20, 2007 at 10:04 PM , Blogger ~~~Shirley~~~ said...

the next audition got song accompany??????

At March 21, 2007 at 2:54 PM , Blogger MassiFfx said...

hi shirley,
there will not be any music accompaniment for round 2 auditions for aspiring singers. =)


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