AJL 24

Assalamualaikum,

Congratulations and thank you to:
Pete Teo for composing and writing "I Go" - Lovely song!
Amran Omar for translating the lovely song into "Pergi";
Aizat for his voice and perfomance.
A winner with a message!

It would be less smart if "Pergi" did not win last night. All songs were great and all performances were awesome. No offense, but it takes more to be a winner. Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) is not about who sings or what are you wearing or what props did you use on stage. It was a battle of music and lyric.

Pete Teo/Amran Omar/Aizat's "Pergi" was one song that touches hearts with its melody, lyric, the voice who sings it and [for last night performance] theme and creativity. A complete package if I may say. But of course, Pete Teo is the sifu when talking about unison plus creativity - Malaysian Artistes for Unity's "Here in My Home" and 15Malaysia was his project.

I must say, AJL24 was a successful in spite of everything. The idea of open competition and the domination of Indie bands and reality show stars were not that pleasing at first. But hey, last night's show wouldn't be great if not because of them. The show was full of rainbows because of them.

Can't say that AJL24 is the best AJL, but it was definitely the best so far. Love the presenter - Ally, Cheryl and FBI - they were charming! Love the theme - Origami - pretty much subjective, unique, owned specific identity and very much foldable :p Hehehe. And for the first time the juries were acceptably the correct person.

Pssstt....!

*** Undeniably, "Pergi" is a great song and together with the additional package, "Pergi" left AJL, the juries and TV3 with no option than to make it the winner. All other [great] performances shouted their identity, but "Pergi" speaks for 1Malaysia. By considering the current situation, there is not even one inch doubt that "Pergi" is what we need.

*** If I could give away an award, I'd like to give it to Faizal Tahir for is determination to perform "Bencinta" despite his health condition.

*** Sort of confuse with the crowd during Hujan's performance; plus with Noh's expression... It made me wonder whether the crowd was meant to be there, or were them a bunch of out-of-control fans.

Footnote

"Pergi" reminds me to Mak… Very, very much.

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Wassalam.

Comments

flygurl said…
yup...totally agree with u..
all singers have done their best!!

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