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Asian Idols Past Activity Documentation

PRESIDENT’S INVITATION
Five Asian Idol Contestants Warm Up at President House


Jakarta – The back yard house of President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono (SBY), last Saturday evening, became the warming up for five Asian Idol contestants. They are Mike Mohede (Indonesia), Jaclyn Victor (Malaysia), Phuong Vy (Vietnam), Mau Marcelo (Philippines), and Hady Mirza (Singapore). One contestant from India Abhijeet Sawant couldn’t join the rest since he was still on his way to Indonesia.

Each contestant performed before the President, Mrs President and their sons. Mike as the first performer, presented song ‘Andai Kau Datang’, followed by Jaclyn Victor who sang Indonesian song ‘Mencintaimu’, Mau Marcelo with ‘Saving of My Love For You’, Hady Mirza with ‘Soldier of Fortune’, and Phuong Vy with ‘Save of The World’. In this occasion, President SBY also sang his own song ‘Save Our Planet’.

The president also asked Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor to sing India song, knowing that she’s India descends. Unfortunately, Jaclyn couldn’t fulfil the request. She said in Asian Idol event she’s not allowed by the government of Malaysia to sing India songs. “I’m sorry, Mr President, I’m not allowed to sing Hindustan songs because our government forbid it”.

All the contestants asked for the president’s support for the Asian Idol event that will take place at PRJ on December 16. “Mr President, We humbly ask for your prayer and support for that big day,” said Mike.

President SBY hoped this event could be the bridge of culture and brotherhood between six Asian countries, and also as the campaign for climate change. “Through this event, I hope we can spread the message to save our world for the sake of this planet and the future of our children”.

Project Director Asian Idol 2007 Daniel Hartono said the RCTI management will introduce all contestants through Idol Show Case. The Idol Show Case will be the warming up for each contestant and the place to introduce them to people as well.

Six judges are ready to attend this year’s Asia big event. They are Anu Malik (India), Indra Lesmana (Indonesia), Ken Lim (Singapore), Paul Moss (Malaysia), Phita Corales (Philippines), and Siu Black (Vietnam).

CHARITY : Asian Idol Donates for Jalinan Kasih Foundation Indonesia

The Asian Idol contestants donated Rp 12,985,000.00 (± $1,500) for RCTI’s Love Line Foundation in Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta, last night.

The fund raised by all six Asian Idol contestants was received by Liliana Tanusudibjo, the chairmain of RCTI Love Line Foundation and it will be distributed for kids’ surgery at Dr Sardjito Hospital, Jogjakarta on Monday, December 12.

Mike, the representative for Indonesia said, “We knew this program from RCTI and we want to help the people who need our hands out there”.

Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor said she was really glad that she could help the children. “We’re very happy. Though it’s not a big amount, it all comes from our heart”.

CULINARY TOUR

For some contestants, Jakarta is not a new thing anymore. Hady Mirza said he’s been to Jakarta four times and Jaclyn Victor even forgot how many times she’s been here before.

“I like eating Ayam Penyet and Sop Buntut every time I visit Jakarta,” said Hady.

For Mau Marcello, Phuong Vy and Abhijeet Sawant, Jakarta is their new experience. This is the first time they visit the city. They don’t have any problems to fit in, especially with the weather.

“It feel like staying home because the weather is warm too, just like in my country,” said Vy who just arrived two days ago but has fallen in love with Rawon dish.

Having something in common, which is food, Mike had the idea to take his new friends on what he called culinary tour. “I met them for the first time and they’re all very friendly. We became a family right away. As a good host, I will take them on culinary tour,” said Mike.

Project director Daniel Hartono said, “I want these people to compete and to have fun at the same time. I want them to feel the warm and friendliness of Indonesian people”.

Of course, besides having fun and competition, these six idols is about to face hectic schedule from media visit, media interview, social activity, photo shoots, preparation and exercises for the Asian Idol Performance Show.


IN BAHASA

Finalis Asian Idol Diundang Presiden SBY

JAKARTA - Kompetisi Asian Idol baru dimulai Sabtu (15/12) mendatang. Namun, sebagian besar finalis telah tiba di Jakarta. Kemarin siang, empat Idol dari negara Asia lain telah tiba di Jakarta untuk diperkenalkan kepada wartawan.

Mereka adalah Jacklyn Victor (Malaysia), Hady Mirza (Singapura), Mau Marcelo (Filipina), dan Phuong Vy (Vietnam). Hanya Abhijeet Sawant (India) yang baru tiba tadi malam. Mereka semua akan bersaing dengan wakil Indonesia Mike Mohede untuk menjadi yang terbaik di ajang yang baru pertama diadakan itu.

Sebelum berlaga, para kandidat Asian Idol tersebut mendapat kehormatan. Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) mengundang mereka ke kediamannya di Cikeas, Jawa Barat, sore kemarin.

Baik Mike, Mau, Hady, Jac, maupun Phuong Vy mengaku antusias dengan undangan tersebut. "Saya dengar beliau penggemar musik. Berarti, ada sesuatu yang bisa kami obrolkan selain politik. Pasti beliau orang yang menarik," kata Jac, Malaysian Idol, saat jumpa pers di studio 4 RCTI, Jakarta, beberapa jam sebelum bertolak ke Cikeas.

AMAL : Kontestan Asian Idol Memberikan Sumbangan kepada Yayasan Jalinan Kasih Indonesia

Para kontestan Asian Idol Itu mendermakan Rp 12,985,00000 (±$1,500) kepada Jalinan Kasih RCTI di Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta, beberapa waktu yang lalu.

Dana yang dikumpulkan keenam para kontestan Asian Idol tersebut diterima oleh Liliana Tanusudibjo, ketua pengurus Jalinan Kasih RCTI dan akan dipergunakan untuk pengoperasian anak-anak di Rumah Sakit Dr Sardjito, Jogjakarta pada Hari Senin, 12 Desember .

Mike, wakil Asian Idol dari Indonesia berkata, "Kita mengetahui program ini dari RCTI dan kita ingin membantu orang-orang yang memerlukan bantuan kita diluar sana".

Malaysian Idol, Jaclyn Victor berkata, dia sangat gembira jika dia bisa membantu anak-anak. "Kita sangat bahagia. Meskipun yang kita sumbangkan bukan suatu jumlah yang besar, itu semua datang dari hati kita".

Tur Kuliner

Dalam jumpa pers itu, masing-masing Idol mengungkapkan seberapa kenal mereka dengan Indonesia. Kebanyakan di antara mereka cukup menyukai kuliner Nusantara. Hady misalnya. Singapore Idol tersebut mengaku sangat menyukai ayam penyet khas Jawa Timur, rujak, bakso, dan sup buntut. Begitu juga, Vietnam Idol Phuong Vy yang mengaku jatuh cinta dengan rawon yang pernah dicoba di negaranya.

Dengan alasan itulah, Mike berniat untuk mengajak teman-teman barunya tersebut berwisata kuliner di wilayah Jakarta. "Aku mau ngajak mereka ke daerah Kelapa Gading (Jakarta Utara). Di sana makanan apa saja ada. Sebagai tuan rumah yang baik, harus begitu dong," kata Mike ramah.

Di sisi lain, usaha Mike untuk mengurangi berat badan memperlihatkan hasil yang baik. Dalam tempo dua bulan, Mike telah berhasil mengurangi berat badan hingga 8 kilogram. "Dulu sempat 120 kg, sekarang tinggal 112," ujar putra mendiang Arthur Mohede Jr dan Amin Yudhayani itu bangga.

Hasil tersebut diperoleh Mike setelah menjalani diet serta mengisi waktu senggang dengan berolahraga. "Treadmill, renang, kadang latihan lari sambil dikejar anjing," ujar pria berjuluk si "baby face" itu.

Menjelang Asian Idol Performance Show, Mike mengaku optimistis bisa memberikan yang terbaik untuk bangsa. Salah satu lagu yang dipastikan menjadi jagoan pria bertubuh tambun itu di panggung Asian Idol nanti adalah I Believe I Can Fly. Lagu tersebut dianggap Mike paling mewakili perjalanan karirnya hingga sekarang.




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author : JH, NN

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