That girl is Charice Pempengco and she was a contestant in a children's singing competition in the Philippines called Little Big Star. She got only 3rd place.
And she just turned 13.
This Filipino guy was telling me how the people in the Philippines take their singing so seriously that Charice got beaten up by people that didn't like her (she lost in the popularity sms voting i think). He also said that the Singapore Idol contestants wouldn't even make it past the first auditions if they were to take part in the Philippine(s?) Idol.
This guy didn't get far in the competition, but listen to him go...
All of a sudden, i feel that life is lacking something, and i realised that i desperately miss singing.
No, not the Kbox variety.
Singing as in in a choir, with many many clashing parts blending.
You can't do that in Kbox because there's only 2 mics and clashing is usually of the wrong type. And it's hard to envision myself in either a ruined castle under the moonlight or on a small island when the image on the screen is of a half naked woman cavorting on the beach.
Now the only problem is how to go about getting myself into a Choir, i feel weird just poping into Nelson's world to ask for a place in his choir.
Oh, another problem is which Choir?
I'm kinda split about both VCs.
Chorale is better vocally and some of my VS friends are in it. However, Nelson doesn't appear at practices much and i'm not that crazy about the other conductors. What's more, they're gonna go for the Choir Olympics and so i guess it'll be a long time before practices for normal members commence.
Consort seems to be slightly weaker vocal-wise, but they just came back from some competition in the Czech Republic and were apparently given full marks by the judges. What's more, there's some people i know in it too, and Nelson attends their weekly practices, which in itself is a huge plus point.
This kinda put me off though...
At first, i thought, "How nice", but felt a little weird. A second later, and a second cheering made me realise the intention of the first. And frankly, i felt kinda disgusted, although i know that it's quite a common sight and i remember TPJC doing the same thing to Consort back in Genting. HA!
I love "America's Got Talent". It's a talent show in America that welcomes everything from singers, to jugglers, to ventriloquists!
And boy were they talented.
The only talent i saw in Singapore Idol was Jacintha's massive jugs and their uncanny ability to perk. They filled up half the freaking TV screen when she was talking and frankly, who's listening when her cleavage could rival the freakin' Rochor Canal.
Ladies, you should really go find her bra. It's not enough to have support, a good bra should perk you up!