Asian Idol is a reality singing competition, which featured winners of Idol competitions from six Southeast and South Asian countries consisting of India, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam. Part of the Idol franchise, it originated from the reality program Pop Idol created by British entertainment executive Simon Fuller, first aired in 2001 in the United Kingdom; the first season was won by Singapore Idol Hady Mirza, awarded an all-expense-paid trip around the world on business class, after two million votes were cast. The first season was held on 2007 in Jakarta, Indonesia. RCTI, was the main broadcaster, with the program shown live among participating countries; the first season was hosted by Amelia "Ata" Natasha and Daniel Mananta, both from Indonesian Idol, Malaysian Idol's Soo Kui Jien. Each participating country had its own system of determining its representative; as a kickoff to Asian Idol, all six contestants were introduced through a special presentation called Road to Asian Idol on 8 December 2007.
Meanwhile, fans of each contestant will be able to choose the song they want their Idol to perform before the Asian Idol performance show. The Idols performed another in their native language. In addition to the coverage of Asian Idol, RCTI ran a series of features called Asian Idol Extra between late November to mid-December 2007; every competing country sent a judge to serve as the contestants' critics, but comments from only three judges on each performer were shown due to time constraints. Special guests in the Results Show included American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian, Indian Idol judge Alisha Chinai, Vietnam Idol judge Siu Black, it featured performances by Rivermaya and Agnes Monica. The production of Asian Idol was put up with the help of the production crew from Australian Idol; the table below lists the contenders in the songs that each performed. It lists the representative judges and the TV networks that participated in the show. Kazakhstan's franchise is listed below because it was in the line-up of countries for the show.
Gold background indicates the winner of the competition and the songs performed. There are several differences in voting and tabulation between other Idol shows. Unlike the latter wherein the viewers get to vote for one contestant, the voting procedure for Asian Idol requires viewers to send SMS votes for two favorite Idols, thus allowing contestants to receive votes aside from their respective countries; as consideration on population size among the participating countries, tabulation of votes are done through an "Equal and Even Cumulative Method", wherein the total votes of each country are converted into percentages. The winner was said to be determined through 50% viewers' votes and 50% judges' scores, but this was not confirmed during the program. Daniel Hartono, project manager of Asian Idol, revealed during a press conference that Mohede received the highest number of actual votes at one million in total. However, because of the show's voting process where 50% of votes per country goes to the second option Idol, Mohede's votes were slashed by half and total percentages of votes from other participating countries were added.
Hady, got the highest number of "second option votes". In total, Hady got 115% while Mohede is in second place with 111% and Victor got the fewest votes; the rankings of other contestants were not revealed. To address differences in time zones, shows about Asian Idol was broadcast on different time slots and dates depending on the country. For instance, viewers in Indonesia and Malaysia, watched Road to Asian Idol on 8 December 2007, while it was shown in Vietnam on 9 December 2007. Viewers in India and Singapore watched the preview program on 14 December 2007; the Performance Night was taped on 12 December 2007, in Hall D2 of Arena Pekan Raya Jakarta. This program was seen first by viewers in Vietnam on 14 December 2007, followed by viewers in other participating countries on 15 December 2007, although in different time slots depending on time zones; the Results Show, was shown "live" on 16 December 2007, with varying time slots, depending on time zones. The contestants for Asian Idol participated in activities promoting the program during their stay in Jakarta.
On 7 December 2007, the contestants donated Rp12,985,000 to RCTI's Jalinan Kasih in Jakarta's Borobodur Hotel. A day they visited the presidential palace of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Bogor. Sandeep Acharya, the second-season winner of Indian Idol, was dismayed over Sawant's selection to compete in Asian Idol, he claimed that Sony TV India, the broadcaster of Indian Idol, was supposed to hold a competition among its three winners to determine India's representative and he felt he was bypassed. Network representatives clarified that although they have the option to choose their representative, they were toying the idea of competing the three Indian Idol winners—including season 3 winner Prashant Tamang. However, it was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. There were reports of disrupted voting lines the Philippines, making SMS votes delayed by as much as eight hours until the morning of 16 December 2007. According to representatives of ABC, the Philippine broadcaster of Asian Idol, the glitch was caused by "a clog in the telephone companies".
Hady Mirza's win came as a surprise, as at least three of the judges predicted that the winner would either be Marcelo, Mohede, or Victor. There were claims that Hady may have gotten the crucial second vote outside of
MTV is an American pay television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks and headquartered in New York City. The channel was launched on August 1, 1981, aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as "video jockeys". At first, MTV's main target demographic was young adults, but today it is teenagers high school and college students. Since its inception, MTV has toned down its music video programming and its programming now consists of original reality and drama programming and some off-network syndicated programs and films, with limited music video programming in off-peak time periods. MTV had struggled with the secular decline of music-related subscription-based media, its ratings had been said to be failing systematically, as younger viewers shift towards other media platforms, with yearly ratings drops as high as 29%. In April 2016, then-appointed MTV president Sean Atkins announced plans to restore music programming to the channel. Under current MTV president Chris McCarthy, reality programming has once again become prominent.
MTV has spawned numerous sister channels in the U. S. and affiliated channels internationally, some of which have gone independent, with 90.6 million American households in the United States receiving the channel as of January 2016. Several earlier concepts for music video-based television programming had been around since the early 1960s; the Beatles had used music videos to promote their records starting in the mid-1960s. The creative use of music videos within their 1964 film A Hard Day's Night the performance of the song "Can't Buy Me Love", led MTV on June 26, 1999, to honor the film's director Richard Lester with an award for "basically inventing the music video". In his book The Mason Williams FCC Rapport, author Mason Williams states that he pitched an idea to CBS for a television program that featured "video-radio", where disc jockeys would play avant-garde art pieces set to music. CBS rejected the idea, but Williams premiered his own musical composition "Classical Gas" on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, where he was head writer.
In 1970, Philadelphia-based disc jockey Bob Whitney created The Now Explosion, a television series filmed in Atlanta and broadcast in syndication to other local television stations throughout the United States. The series featured promotional clips from various popular artists, but was canceled by its distributor in 1971. Several music programs originating outside of the US, including Australia's Countdown and the United Kingdom's Top of the Pops, which had aired music videos in lieu of performances from artists who were not available to perform live, began to feature them by the mid-1970s. In 1974, Gary Van Haas, vice president of Televak Corporation, introduced a concept to distribute a music video channel to record stores across the United States, promoted the channel, named Music Video TV, to distributors and retailers in a May 1974 issue of Billboard; the channel, which featured video disc jockeys, signed a deal with US Cable in 1978 to expand its audience from retail to cable television.
The service was no longer active by the time MTV launched in 1981. In 1977, Warner Cable a division of Warner Communications and the precursor of Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment launched the first two-way interactive cable television system named QUBE in Columbus, Ohio; the QUBE system offered many specialized channels. One of these specialized channels was Sight on Sound, a music channel that featured concert footage and music-oriented television programs. With the interactive QUBE service, viewers could vote for their favorite artists; the original programming format of MTV was created by media executive Robert W. Pittman, who became president and chief executive officer of MTV Networks. Pittman had test-driven the music format by producing and hosting a 15-minute show, Album Tracks, on New York City television station WNBC-TV in the late 1970s. Pittman's boss Warner-Amex executive vice president John Lack had shepherded PopClips, a television series created by former Monkee-turned solo artist Michael Nesmith, whose attention had turned to the music video format in the late 1970s.
The inspiration for PopClips came from a similar program on New Zealand's TVNZ network named Radio with Pictures, which premiered in 1976. The concept itself had been in the works since 1966, when major record companies began supplying the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation with promotional music clips to play on the air at no charge. Few artists made the long trip to New Zealand to appear live. On Saturday, August 1, 1981, at 12:01 AM Eastern Time, MTV was launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen and roll," spoken by John Lack and played over footage of the first Space Shuttle launch countdown of Columbia and of the launch of Apollo 11; those words were followed by the original MTV theme song, a crunching rock tune composed by Jonathan Elias and John Petersen, playing over the American flag changed to show MTV's logo changing into various textures and designs. MTV producers Alan Goodman and Fred Seibert used this public domain footage as a concept. A shortened version of the shuttle launch ID ran at the top of every hour in various forms, from MTV's first day until it was pulled in early 1986 in the wake of the Challenger disaster.
Utt, born Greg Uttsada Panichkul, on September 3, 1973, in California, is a Thai-American actor and naturist and model based in Singapore. He was a VJ for MTV Asia for over 15 years, making him one of Asia's longest running hosts and cementing his star status. Most Utt was the Director of Entertainment at IN Channel in Thailand before he returned to Singapore to begin his directorship at Beam Artistes Utt was born and raised in California, USA to parents of Thai Chinese descent, his father is a professor in social science. He studied at California State University, Northridge majoring in Biology and transferred to Assumption University majoring in Communication Arts. While at Assumption, he did some modeling on the side, although to earn enough for an air ticket back to California. Fluent in both English and Thai, Utt acted in several Thai language television series while in Thailand, one of Utt’s notable roles early on was in Song Klam Doag Rak, where he acted as an HIV-positive sex worker.
Utt received a nomination for Best Actor at the Thailand Television Awards. He moved to Singapore where he is now based. Utt was the spokesperson for the Giordano and Brand's Essence of Chicken. Utt is the Director of Beam Artistes Singapore but is the owner and director of his own Singapore based Artiste Management company, Seven95ive Artistes. Together with former model Thúy Hạnh, Utt is a permanent judge of MTV VJ Hunt for MTV Vietnam, he is one of the regular guest judges on Supermodel Me. In Linkin Park's Burning In The Skies music video, Utt got a small role as the guy who broke a sweat and jumped out from fire. Official Website VJ Utt at MTV Asia Seven95ive Artistes Profile on xinmnsn
Evan Sanders is an actor and a singer. He was a VJ for MTV Indonesia. In August 2008 he released his first solo album - Unforgettable Sebelah Mata. A song Takkan Terluka Lagi was promoting this album; the new album is DUA MATA, New single "For Once In Our Life" soundtrack My Last Love the movie. Evan Sanders on IMDb
Derek Arthur Baggao Ramsay Jr. is a British-born Filipino model, actor and former VJ. He was born in Enfield and was raised in Cainta, Philippines, his Filipina mother, Remedios Baggao-Ramsay was the head of the housekeeping unit of 11 Cadogan Gardens in England, his British father, Derek Arthur Ramsay Sr. was an inspector for the Metropolitan Police Service stationed in Scotland Yard. Early in the 2000s, Ramsay found work as a model, as well as TV commercial actor, he was discovered in the country's longest running noontime show, Eat Bulaga! as a co-host of the segment Pool Watch from 2001 to 2004 on GMA Network.. He is best known for his supporting roles in the ABS-CBN television dramas Ysabella, Habang May Buhay and Magkaribal, he appeared in commercially successful films I Love You, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin and No Other Woman. In April 2012, he signed a three-year contract and transferred to TV5, his first show on TV5 was The Amazing Race Philippines. After his contract expired in February 2015, he signed another three-year contract with TV5 on April 28, 2015.
After months of speculations about network transfer, Ramsay returned to GMA Network and signed a contract with the network on April 3, 2019. He started in the network as a co-host of Eat Bulaga! from 2001 to 2004. Ramsay has been a competitor for the Philippines national ultimate frisbee team, he was the ninth top scorer at the 13th World Ultimate and Guts Championship 2012. Ramsay is the head ambassador of the Philippine national beach football team, was set to participate in the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Asian qualifiers, but did not due to his commitment to Kidlat, where he was playing the lead role, he was educated in the Philippines at a boarding school in England. He studied for an undergraduate degree in Marketing in New Boston. Derek Ramsay on IMDb
The Philippines the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon and Mindanao; the capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, Malaysia and Indonesia to the south; the Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. The Philippines has an area of 300,000 km2, according to the Philippines Statistical Authority and the WorldBank and, as of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million.
As of January 2018, it is the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, they were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Malay, Indian and Chinese nations occurred. Various competing maritime states were established under the rule of datus, rajahs and lakans; the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the Spanish, in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established.
The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons; as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution followed, which spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War. The war, as well as the ensuing cholera epidemic, resulted in the deaths of thousands of combatants as well as tens of thousands of civilians. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, when the Philippines was recognized as an independent nation. Since the unitary sovereign state has had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution; the Philippines is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the East Asia Summit.
It hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia's predominantly Christian nations; the Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after the then-Prince of Asturias; the name Las Islas Filipinas would be used to cover all the islands of the archipelago. Before that became commonplace, other names such as Islas del Poniente and Magellan's name for the islands San Lázaro were used by the Spanish to refer to the islands; the official name of the Philippines has changed several times in the course of its history. During the Philippine Revolution, the Malolos Congress proclaimed the establishment of the República Filipina or the Philippine Republic.
From the period of the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War until the Commonwealth period, American colonial authorities referred to the country as the Philippine Islands, a translation of the Spanish name. Since the end of World War II, the official name of the country has been the Republic of the Philippines. Philippines has gained currency as the common name since being the name used in Article VI of the 1898 Treaty of Paris, with or without the definite article. Discovery in 2018 of stone tools and fossils of butchered animal remains in Rizal, Kalinga has pushed back evidence of early hominins in the archipelago to as early as 709,000 years. However, the metatarsal of the Callao Man, reliably dated by uranium-series dating to 67,000 years ago remains the oldest human remnant found in the archipelago to date; this distinction belonged to the Tabon Man of Palawan, carbon-dated to around 26,500 years ago. Negritos were among the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, but their first settlement in the Philippines has not been reliably dated.
There are several opposing theories regarding the origins of ancient Filipinos. F. Landa Jocano theorizes. Wilhelm Solheim's Island Origin Theory postulates that the peopling of the archipelago transpired via trade networks originating in the Sundaland area around
Colby Miller is an MTV VJ for MTV Asia. He began his career as an MTV VJ after winning the Philippine MTV VJ Hunt 2005. Miller was born in Washington, he graduated in 2004 from Central Washington University with a degree in Biology. He was born to an American father of a Filipina mother. Miller began his career as an MTV VJ after winning the Philippine MTV VJ Hunt 2005, he won the first ASEAN MTV VJ Hunt held in Bali, where he competed against other winners of MTV VJ Hunts from around the region. Colby is based in Singapore where he hosts for MTV Asia in shows such as Pop Inc. Miller enjoys basketball, outdoor activities as well as visiting the gym, he is the brother of Troy Montero and K. C. Montero. "My time here at MTV is coming to an end. It was a personal choice by me. I think its time for me to contribute to society. So as of this week you will no longer see me on the television anymore. I had a lot of fun and thanks to the 6 people that thought i was funny. I will now climb to the highest mountain in the andes with a small purple flower in my hand to assume my new position in life as the dark knight otherwise known as Batman.
So you see, i have no choice, because ive always wanted to wear tights and the saving people is just an added bonus. No most superheroes do get a little something on the side depending on how many people they save. Anyway ive digressed, this will be my last entry. So i will leave you with the great words of Milli Vanilli, "Blame it on the Rain," yes just blame it on the rain. Oh, always pull out, its good for your health." "MTV Supahstar: The Supahsearch" 2004