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the simple life

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Singapore Idol?

Did you see the Singapore Idols’ American Pie music video?

What a nice job.

For a song with such pensive lyrics, I thought the Idols did rather well. Lots of energy and smiles all round. So much optimism in our young generation!

I wish there was a shot of the Stars and Stripes though. That would have made it perfect.

Some able-bodied seaman on shore leave would have provided the much-needed eye candy.

Still, it’s a great start and I’m looking forward to more music videos. Here’s a list of songs that would probably feature:

1) God Bless America
2) New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
3) I Left My Heart in San Francisco (Tony Bennett)
4) I Love L.A. (Randy Newman)
5) Do You Know The Way to San Jose? (Dionne Warwick)
6) Kansas City (James Brown)
7) Georgia on My Mind (Ray Charles)

I can hardly wait to stand beside thousands of Singaporeans at the Singapore Idol finals for a heartful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

It is a Uniquely Singapore trait in celebrating another's culture so so passionately.

My home sweet home.

2 Comments:

At 10/10/2004 11:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahah. Tickling entry. Lost track of the show anyway. But still we should applaud their effort in trying very hard to be like the American Idol version. :P - meow

 
At 10/10/2004 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Ah_Hock said...

Oooo... the sarcasm! But seriously, I've been exposed to Australian Idol here and I must say they do a very good job of it. I guess better production values, professionalism and, quite frankly, raw talent just make for a better show than what I managed to catch of Singapore Idol while I was back in Singapore.

Wish Singapore had more talent. It seems to have been culled from out tiny population. But then the whole creativity/talent thing is another issue.

And one thing that has constantly bugged me. Shouldn't it be Singaporean Idol?

 

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