He is, in my honest opinion, better off outside. Like many have said, if he is a shining star, he need not even have to be the champion, but he will still make it into this cruel and insane world. He has got the right package – the looks, the right attitude, the style, the persona, the stage presence, he can dance, he can act, and though his voice may not be anything at par to the darling Hafiz, the rest of what he has makes up for much of his lackings in the vocal department.
After all, Dafi made it, and he wasn’t even in the finals. Aizat wasn’t in the finals either, and neither was Rich, but look at where they both are now, winning awards after awards.
The only time that AFMASUK benefited the students themselves was during the third season of AF when Mawi and Marsha was brought in, but, they were brought in much earlier, if I am not mistaken, during the second concert. After that, their votes stayed constantly at the top for the voters were wary that both these two students might be booted out again; though fans of Mawi need not have to worry as the percentage of his votes were too wide a gap from the rest of the kids for any of them to be able to catch up.
AFMASUK did nothing much to Linda Nanuwil though she went on to win the first runner up. But, where is she now? She was condemned throughout her 2nd chance stay at the Akademi.
Lotter went through the same ordeal too, despite winning second placing too. He is not successful as a solo artiste but I caught on the radio a couple of times of a song which I felt was really catchy, and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was a song sung by Lotter and his brothers. Though I must say that I like the song, I doubt it that he will be successful as a solo artiste, but I wish him luck in his future endeavors with his siblings.
So, again, as much as I would like to see Aril perform again in the Akademi, I still prefer to catch him in the finals as a guest artiste or former AF kids rather than as a finalist as he will be condemned non-stop by fans of the other AF kids who have been critically condemning him all this while. Astro just gave them more bullets to condemn Aril even more, and that makes me sad…..
I don’t think if Zizi and Qhoud are to be brought in via AFMASUK that they will be condemned as much as Aril will be.
Aril has been the target of much controversy right from the early weeks of AF7, despite doing well and being a very dedicated student, improving over the weeks, transforming himself from someone who lacks in the vocal department to someone who can dance and act, and you must agree with me that his vocals have improved, and he has taken any songs given to him without much of a complain compared to the other kids. Think about it. Flashback at the diaries, and seriously look at it without being overly bias, and emotional. Look at it at a rational angle, and you will see what I mean.
Whatever the results will be when the AFMASUK will be announced, I hope that whoever gets in will not be condemned too much, though my fear remains, and if he or she becomes the champion, that he or she will be a true champion, meaning that he or she will win not just because of a good voice, but because of the total package that he or she has – able to sing, act, dance, have stage presence and have got that aura that will get him or her to last for a very long time to come in this cruel industry.
I find this comment left at Klubbkidd interesting…..
AF ni memang drama......Seperti minggu lepas, astro provok lagu hafiz, so semua pengundi hafiz menjerit. Then, astro sengaja masukkan marsha. So, apa lagi...... kisah anak emas dah jadi besar .......siapa mangsa dari semua ini ....jawapannyer ialah "aril"
Memang bila ada pelajar yang tersingkir...semua orang kata salah pengundi dialah yang tak cukup undi .....
Apabila kes hafiz dianak tirikan dibesarkan, ada pengundi yang ada 2 calon cuba nak selamatkan hafiz dahulu, sehingga mereka sedikit pun tak undi aril. Maka, sebenarnyer, siapa yang telah dianak tirikan. Pengundi aril memang terus mengundi tetapi pengundi yg ada 2 calon ini yang tidak mengundi aril sebab isu anak tiri......
Bila marsha dimasukkan....wah...lagi kesian aril....dia seolah-olah kehilangan pengundi wanita ...sebab aksi marsha yang menggoda aril ditayangkan dan diperbesarkan dalam diari ....... aril lagi yang jadi mangsa.
Bila aril keluar, astro pun, wah, tunjuk adegan study dan fokus jer. Kesian aril....seperti, dengan kehadiran dialah selama ni yang menyebabkan pelajar main-main......
kesian aril....dia jadi mangsa hanya kerana dia menjadi dirinyer sendiri.
akhirnyer, astro juga untung. Isu afmasuk akan memburukkan nama aril jer. Aril lagi sekali jadi mangsa.....
I am not saying that I agree with everything that she said, though I must say that she is a true Aril Fan, fanatic too, to a certain extent *wink*, but I find it interesting at how people tend to look at the same thing in so many different ways, and come up with so many different variations and interpretations.
To me, everyone is entitled to their own opinion on things, and everyone should respect that. You can either agree with it, or you don't. One man's meat is another man's poison. Only wise men will be able to respect another man's opinion.
To Aril, and all those other kids vying for a place into the finals via AFMASUK, I wish them ALL THE BEST OF LUCK!
**note - photos taken from Klubbkidd.