just last night, he walked away as the winner of One In A Million competition, and received RM1 million as the grand prize.
and now, i'm blogging about this re-born singer whom i used to "hate" during his New Boys years.
Tomok had his fame a few years back with his boy band group called New Boys, comprising 4 more other members on instruments.
i remembered, New Boys was the most hated group of all among true music lovers. .despite of the group whom despise New Boys, there was still a group of teenage girls, budak-budak sekolah mostly, whom love and enjoy of every songs from New Boys..well, at least, i know some of my friends adoring New Boys back in our high school years.
everyone said that the group was a waste.
just an effort from record company to make a profit as it was the malay-boy-band-tangkap-leleh
time.not to forget the 'S' bands/groups too like Spoon, Scoin and etc.
Tomok back then, was not even a good singer. He had this sengau sound when he sang.
i haven't really followed OIAM the 3rd season but as soon as i heard people talked about how good Tomok was, i managed to watch him.
he was really good.
i was blinking my eyes a few times, thinking was that the same Tomok from New Boys. he's different,he transformed. much more sophisticated and trendy with his look, he's music change to a more fresh, hip and cool sounds, he's energy flows like mad crazy on stage, he showed Malaysian that he's serious in the competition and in the music industry.
as he said in one of the VT, "I feel like i've been re-born"
he sure did!
and last night was the climax of the show, where the grand finale took place at Stadium Melawati Shah Alam (yup, the same stadium where held the Metrojaya Warehouse sale :P)
me and mom waited with anticipation in front of our tv.
Tomok should be eliminated due to poor voting total but the new format of OIAM saved him.in fact, Malaysian saved him as Malaysian wanted to see 3 contestant in the final.
Tomok was all out.
he sure had give us an energetic yet most touching performance with his last song and he proved to us that he deserved the RM1 million.
mom and i wasted no time when he's vote was still low.we top up our prepaid and voted for him!
i want to see him win! no others...not esther nor aweera..don't get me wrong, both contestant were good in their own way and style.but Tomok was the best of all.
a few minutes before they close the voting line, Tomok and Esther had a very close votes although Tomok was leading.
as a Malaysian and a music lover, i had played my part by voting for Tomok.he deserves the money, he's a music genious.
but looking at other season of OIAM, anything could possibly happened.even the ever so talented, Faizal Tahir didn't win.
the moment of truth arrived.and boy, we literally jumped up with joy when Tomok had been annouced as the winner.i saw his face, he couldn't believe it, almost got in tears especially when his parents came up to the stage.
just as the show started an hour ago, he had been eliminated, but who knows, he ended up to be the winner.that's a miracle and luck he had.
i'm happy of his winning.
hopefully he will do as exactly what he wants in his music career, and stay true to who he is.
for his smart talent, he deserves to win.
and for his will to change and put himself to another standard, he is worth to be blog about.
hip hip hurray!