Yesterday, I attended the press presentation of the Top 16 of Brunei's Who's Got Talent at the B-Mobile office at the Old Airport, Berakas.
B-Mobile and Relentless Entertainment, the organizers, finally revealed the twist in the competition.
Wanna know it? Read on!
First, it was announced that the Top 16 will be added with four more semi-finalists. So now, we have the TOP 20 Semi-Finalists.
The second and exciting game changer was the themed performance. Instead of allowing us, the semi-finalists, to pick our song choice, we were asked to pick an artist in a draw. So we have to perform the songs of the artist whom we picked on the semi-finals and finals round (if we get in).
In the grand finals, we will be asked to perform one song of the artist and one song of our choice. Interesting right? As per the organizers, they want to see our versatility in performing.
I know you're all excited who's the artist who will gauge my success in this competition?
I picked THE KILLERS.
For your information, The Killers is an American rock band formed in 2001, by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards) and Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion) completed the line-up of the band in 2002 (Wikipedia).
One of the popular songs of the band is Mr. Brightside.
Another popular song of the band is Human and Read my Mind.
"Read my mind"
So last night, as I was browsing the songs, I finally found my piece. I won't disclose it yet as I want everything to be a surprise. But to all my supporters, you will see a different "me" on stage. Watch out!
To all my co-semi-finalists, congratulations to all of us. The people of Brunei voted for us and we're to deliver nothing but the best performance on stage.
On the side, what's interesting in the competition is the experience that a semi-finalist could get. Apart from the actual performance, there will be some stage mentoring, hair and make-up assistance and interview via radio.
The prizes are as follows:
1st Prize: BND3,600, Trophy, Complimentary Hotel Stay at Ming Garden, Mr. Baker Vouchers (BND100), and a B-Mobile Phone Package
2nd Prize: BND2,000, Trophy, Tony Moly Beauty Hamper, Mr. Baker Voucher, and a B-Mobile Phone Package
3rd Prize: BND1,500, Trophy, Tony Moly Beauty Hamper, vouchers, and a B-Mobile Phone package.
4th Prize: BND600, Trophy, Hamper, Vouchers and B-Mobile gift pack.
The best vocal talent will get an initial recording inclusive of full composition, recording, etc. and a radio release.
Photo credit of The Killers: http://www.rockpic.net/the-killers-9.html