(Pics) Singapore Idol wins 1st Asian Idol
December 17, 2007
Singapore Idol Hady Mirza bested 5 other idols from Asia to bag the crown as the 1st Asian Idol.
The Asian Idol competition featured winners of the American Idol spinoffs from six Asian countries consisting of India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
The competition followed a different voting procedure wherein voters from the participating countries were required to send SMS votes for two favorite Idols. The winner was determined through 50% viewers’ votes and 50% judges’ scores.
Despite being not named as a front runner by any of the judges, Singapore’s Hady Mirza emerged as the winner. During the competition, he sang U2′s Beautiful Day and a local song entitled Berserah (Surrender).
The other competing Idols were:
Indian Idol - Abhijeet Sawant
Indonesian Idol – Mike Mohede
Malaysian Idol – Jaclyn Victor
Philippine Idol – Mau Marcelo
Vietnam Idol – PhÆ°Æ¡ng Vy
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