The Grand Final of the first ever Cowboy Bar Chinese Idol will be held tonight (30th April) starting at 8.00pm. Seventeen finalists will battle it out for the title which carries a Rm1,000 cash prize + RM300 voucher plus trophy. 1st runner-up gets RM700 cash prize + Rm200 voucher plus trophy. 2nd Runner-up gets RM500 cash prize + RM100 voucher plus trophy.Three subsidiary titles are also at stake, namely Most Popular (voted by the public), Best Showmanship and Best Costume. Each of these titles carries a cash prize of RM150 plus Rm50 voucher plus trophy.
Event Manager Mr. Gordon Lee of Borneo Events Production said, “The response from contestants and the public alike have been tremendous. We may organize this event annually due to popular demand. We expect a full house tonight just like during the 3 heats and last week’s semi-final. Contestants are allowed to bring their own dancers and actors to props,” said Gordon.
Sabah’s popular singer Peter Dicky Lee, the chief judge of the event said “The top 5 winners may be appeared to act in an upcoming movie based on his latest hit song “Mama”, but they still have to undergo audition first” said Peter. The other two judges are Mr. Tan Guan Hock, a veteran in judging singing contests and Mr. King Chow, father of Kota Belud born international superstar Gary Chow曹格 and who is also a popular singer in his own right, “Who knows I may ask my son Gary to be the mentor of the winner and groom him or her to be the next superstar of Sabah” said King who is also expected to perform as a guest singer during the Finals.
The name of finalists are:
1. Loo Thong Loong 卢唐龙 2.Koo Sau Chan 顾秀珍 3. Jason Lau Li Yang 刘立扬 4.Vincent Wang 王卓然 5.Baldwin M. Jeuning 6. Joveya M. Jeuning 7. Kingsley Tan 陈永强 8.Karen Chong 张云霞 9.Lai Ah Ti 赖亚迪 10.Chain Wee Tat 郑炜达 11.Chang Vui Lun 郑伟伦 12.Linda Haniff 13. Cheam Cheau Long 詹巧龙 14.Wong Chin Zen 黄清展 15.Hesley Lai Ching Seng 赖景升 16.Wong Kian Yuen 黄建元 17.Raffle Hong 方世波
By : Minah Hong