Hello people!!! I went to the finale of "Pencarian Remaja Berbakat Media Hiburan Edisi YouTube" at Panggung Sari, Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur yesterday night mostly because of two persons; Nabila Sarah and Azwan Juperi. Both are the people that I knew since Nabila Sarah is my junior in IPG Kampus Bahasa Antarabangsa and Azwan Juperi is my friend's friend. Confusing but fret not, more details are coming your way!
This competition was organized by Media Hiburan, one of the top-notch entertainment magazine in Malaysia to search for aspiring teenage singers. The selection was done via YouTube video submission and the contestants had gone through series of audition, semi-final and only 12 finalist performed last night. One Nation Emcees was the opening act for the show and seriously undeniably energetic on stage!
So let's talk about Nabila Sarah, a French language teacher-to-be who did her foundation course in IPG Kampus Bahasa Antarabangsa but now is pursuing her degree level in France. I have always known the fact that she is famous on YouTube (watch her channel here for more covers) but I never thought that she would be able to join this competition with the fact that she is studying abroad. Well, fate is on her side that she is now on a short leave in Malaysia so that explains everything.
She performed a medley of "Terukir Di Bintang and Somebody That I Used to Know" melodiously accompanied by her guitarist on stage. My honest opinion...she has great voice and look but I think that she is quite nervous; perhaps more stage shows in future would prepare her to become one of the best performer in Malaysia insyaallah.
Next up is Azwan Juperi, a friend of my coursemate! Note that Azwan Juperi is the person in the photo frame held by Ikram, and in the other shot he is standing beside me. This is another raw talent that Malaysia should look up to; he performed a song which he composed himself!
I heard that he wants to get serious in this music industry after he finishes his studies. Well, good for you Azwan! Be an educated artist/celebrity because education guarantees a better prospect in life. He has planned to set up his own recording studio and a label too which I believe is very brave but step-forward. Visit his YouTube channel for more cover versions as well.
The event was hosted by the heavenly-handsome Karl Shafek and Alyah performed few songs too! The juries were among prominent names in our music scene such as Hazami, Farah Asyikin, Dia Fadilla, Noryn Aziz and many more to ensure transparent judgments.
DiGi was the main sponsor along with Suria Records, Jamu Mak Dara and many other; the winner of this competition would sign a contract with Suria Records and therefore claims a glamourous entrance to the Wall-of-Fame in no time!
The winner of this competition is Syed Muhammad Hazman and unfortunately for Nabila Sarah and Azwan Juperi, they didn't get the chance to prove better. No worries, insyaallah one day the two of you will get to perform your talent to the crowd as independent singers!
That is all the delayed blog post by the busy socialite and I have another event coming up tomorrow night which I can't reveal yet. Seriously, that would be the last event for this week since I have 3 more final examination papers to kill on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please, I hope that I will pass this exam with flying colours and so hoping for my pointers to rise and shoot the galaxy! Take care people, see you when I see you ;)