Sunday, May 03, 2009

AFMASUK?

Honestly, I am not too much in favour of AFMASUK. Even though I would love to see Aril perform again, assuming that he might be the one that will be taken back in if the votes are on his side, I am more concerned that him going back into the Akademi via AFMASUK will only hurt him more than help him. Those fans of the other students will only be even more critical of him, condemning him even more, and worse, bitching about him. That’s more damage to him than doing him good.


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…..

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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.....
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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.

6 comments:

I am Karl said...

agreed with u kak za

karl dh bgtau bbrapa bloggers yg well known & ada kaiatn dgn af supaya buat AFPERFORM not AFMASUK

AFPERFORM means sorang dr x-student diberi peluang khas tuk perform his new song ms final nnt..

ape2pun, karl doakan yg terbaik for ARIL, mana lah tau kan bile adenya AFMASUK n die masuk, n he did pretty well, people akan suke...

ARIL xsama dgn LOTTER & LINDA

Masalah LOTTER & LINDA ialah communication skills & they all xde aura sgt...

ape2pun, I WILL SUPPORT ARIL!!!!

chekdenoor said...

hai.... hmmmm.... tu chekdee punya statment ....hmmm...kena hentam kat blog badrul....silap chekdee juga ....gatal tangan g letak post tu kat blog badrul...... tapi...chekdee dah mohon maaf..... actually... itulah i chekdee fikirkan melalui view chekdee yang emosi ni.... hehehe ...... harap isu tu tak jadi besar disini...nanti ada pulak orang yang marah dan salah anggap dgn chekdee ....i'am just normal person ...dan cam tu yg i rasa ...then cam tu yg i tulis..... cuma tak sangka...apa yg i rasa tak sama seperti apa yang kebanyakkan org lain rasa ......

Cuma apabila ada afmasuk ...kita memang jadi serba salah.....

afmasuk lebih banyak buruknyer dr baik untuk ARIL. Tak undi....pun...tak ok....undi...pun tak ok..... serba salah kan.....

KESIAN KAT ARIL LAH.

I SOKONG JUGA ...JIKA ARIL HANYA DIBENARKAN UNTUK BUAT PERSEMBAHAN JER ...PADA MINGGU FINAL DGN SINGLE BARU DIA...OK GAK CAM TU.....

Za said...

Dear Chekdenoor, so it's your statement, huh? *smile*

Sorry, saya pinjam to put it here as I agree with some of the things you said, and I like the way that you see things a little different from the many other comments that I read at many of the other blogs following the AF this season.

Too bad that you kena hentam kat blog Badrul. Different people see things differently, and everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, and everyone should respect that. Only wise men respect another man's opinion. *wink*

You have to know that Hafiz is untouchable (by most of Hafiz's fanatic fans...I am not generalizing, so fans of Hafiz, don't get too paranoid by my statement) and cannot be commented upon.

Hmm..siapa sebenarnya anak emas? The one that is constantly being critically condemned or the one that is being overly protected by his/her overly protective fans? *wink*

Dear Karl, I agree with you that Aril is different from Lotter and Linda, but he is not different when it comes to being critically critisized by people who are insecure with the talents of the AF kids of their choice, though they support the kids of their choice no matter how good or bad they perform.

That's what I call people like these sokong mengikut perasaan (terlalu mengikut emosi and fanatic), thus losing the function to think rationally.

chekdenoor said...

aha..thanks za.... ada juga orang yang sokong chekdee ... hapy jugalah hati ini..... hehehehe
Kita boleh jadi kawan gini.

Jom joint aril kat
http://www.myspace.com/arilfc

banyakjuga latest news tentang aril kat situ ...cuma chekdee tak joint jd ahli sebab...cam malu ....kelihatannyer semuanye budak muda jer kat situ...heheheh

Hubby chekdee kata..chekdee minat aril sebab mungkin chekdee nak sangat anak lelaki kot....hahhah....mungkin jugalah .... dan kalau dapat yg cute cam tu...wah best nyer.... tapi sekarang dah tua sgt untuk beranak....so.... suka-suka aril jer lah......

Za said...

Saya meminati Aril, tetapi belum lagi sampai ke tahap untuk join FC dia. *smile* Sekadar appreciate the talent that he has and can't wait for him to come out with an album and to see him perform on stage again.

Thanks for the invite anyway.

Anonymous said...

For me Aril got the best package to be a superstar. he has somehow the mix of Justin Timberlake of the way he move and Rain the korea singer...I really hope he will be going to finals and let us vote for him all the way.. For other student it's not that they are no good but we already have that similar voice for e.g Isma we dont need another Siti rite guys..