The Future Of Singapore Idol Contestants2006 September 3, 10:59 pm
[First Singapore Idol, Taufik, in 7-eleven ad]
Judging by what happened to the first Singapore Idol, Taufik Batisah, we all know that Singapore Idol, bluntly speaking, is simply a competition for a job at 7-Eleven. At best, a cheesy modeling job.
It is then, a mystery to me, why an immense amount of people are willing suffer while lining-up for the auditions. All that needs to be done is to run to the nearest outlet and get an interview for the job. It is after all, a convenience store; it is there for convenience. Then again, some people love challenges. Kudos to them.
Seriously, this is how your singing talent and fame is exploited. They train you to become walking bill-boards.
Need a confirmation? Watch the next video. Sadly enough, they still aren’t aware of their impending fate, despite being in a 7-eleven store.
[S.I. Version Of The Music Video -Hey Ya by Outkast]
On hindsight, I now know why 7-eleven specifically requests them to advertise for BIG GULP. Adding insult to injury, their fates can only be characterised by the big gulp…
Disclaimer: I have nothing against the contestants nor 7-eleven. I just think Singapore Idol should quit lying to the contestants. This is especially so, when judging by the votes, most of the viewers have horrible tastes in music, or are terrible judges or simply are deluded that they are watching a modeling contest.