So the third edition of Singapore Idol is now over, and 22—year—old Sezairi Sezali has won and became the third Singapore Idol.
Sezali is the third Malay male singer to win Singapore Idol (after Taufik Batisah and Hady Mirza) and his win generated mixed reactions. The runner-up, Sylvia Ratonel, was the hot favorite and even I, who only watched like 1 episode in the whole season, know that she was the one the judges wanted. According to a friend who did watch the show, the favoritism was as bad as America Idol where the judges were blatantly for Adam Lambert.
Supporters of Sylvia are in shock, and various fans are complaining about gender and race bias. Here’s a suggestion to all the whiners: next time vote.
Sezairi won; Sylvia lost. Get over it people. To all those who say they have no idea why Sylvia lost, here’s a simple reason. She lost because she got less votes!
Simple as that.