Merry Christmas to all my friends celebrating this special holiday! We don't celebrate Christmas but B and I will be enjoying our own Christmas cheer this weekend at my sister's birthday hi-tea. Tonight however, we'll be watching the LIVE finale of Idola Kecil 3, which I'm looking forward to. The concert will air at 8.30pm on TV9 by the way.
Idola Kecil (Little Idol) is the #1 Kids reality TV program in Malaysia and Season 3 is the first one I'm following. Apparently this season is the best so my timing was perfect to start watching this year. I caught the recording of the very first concert, which opened with 1o students in the age range of 9-12 years.
As the host of Idola Kecil, Alif (One in a Million) does a great job of drawing in the crowd without having to scream out everything he says, which seems to be a trend among some of our older, supposedly more popular hosts. I hope Alif returns as host next year.
I was rooting for Deera (photo above) to make it to the Top 5 but she has already been eliminated. Hadi on the other hand has made it to the final and he seems to be the crowd's favourite right from the start. It's totally understandable too for Hadi is the most adorable boy contestant with an extremely likeable personality and an equally charming voice.
Now this is who I'll be cheering for tonight - Harris! He is totally amazing and he has the whole package to make it big in our local music industry. Born to sing, Harris is a great performer and he sticks to his calling as our next big rock star! He looks the part, sings the part and he always captivates the audience from beginning to end. It will be a huge surprise and upset if Harris does not emerge tops this season!
In the photo above, you can see Puteri and I think she is Harris' strongest contender. At the tender age of 12, she has already demonstrated her power and presence with a bigger impact than some of our popular singers today. And though her female counterparts Balqis and Shazlin are equally wonderful, Puteri is in a whole different league!
So who will win? Who will be crowned as Idola Kecil Season 3? Tune in to TV9 tonight at 8.30pm to watch the live concert of Idola Kecil and who knows you might even catch a glimpse of me somewhere in the crowd!