One in a Million (Season 2)

One in a Million (Season 2)

infobox Television
show_name = One in a Million (Season 2)


caption = "One in a Million"
rating = U
picture_format =
format = Interactive reality Game Show
runtime = Varies
creator =
executive_producer = Flagicon|Malaysia Mas Ayu Hj. Ali (Season 2)
producer = Flagicon|Malaysia Alet Arzuan
Flagicon|Malaysia Kit Yow
director = Flagicon|Malaysia Alet Arzuan
asst_producer = Flagicon|Malaysia Nicole Goh
Flagicon|Malaysia Joyce Huan
Flagicon|Malaysia Raimy Hardev
Flagicon|Malaysia Haza Hamdan
Flagicon|Malaysia Joe Lim
Flagicon|Malaysia Fiona Anne
editor = Flagicon|Malaysia Hendra Wardi
Flagicon|Malaysia Chan Yee Wei
Flagicon|Malaysia Shivadas Menon
scriptwriter = Flagicon|Malaysia Tania Sapuan
presenter = Flagicon|Malaysia Awal Ashaari
Flagicon|Malaysia Marion Caunter
judges = Flagicon|Malaysia Syafinaz Selamat
Flagicon|Malaysia Paul Moss
location = Varies (Auditions)

opentheme = "Star" by Jaclyn Victor
country = Flagicon|Malaysia Malaysia
network = 8TV
first_aired = November 16, 2007
last_aired = Present
num_episodes =
list_episodes =
preceded_by = One in a Million (Season 1)
followed_by = Incumbent
related =
website = http://oneinamillion.bluehyppo.com
imdb_id =
tv_com_id =

"One in a Million" is Malaysia's first ever reality singing competition to offer a RM 1 million prize to the winner. The second season began on November 16, 2007, resuming to its former timeslot at 9.30pm on 8TV. The season had been marred by a restriction imposed on 8TV against airing live telecasts, as a result of season one's runner-up Faizal Tahir breaching the decency code during 8TV's birthday concert on mid-January 2008. Nevertheless, the show went on and on February 29, 2008, in a Grand Finale which was aired delayed by 30 minutes from Shah Alam, Sabahan Norayu Damit became the overall champion and new owner of RM1,000,000 as funding for a musical career.

Early Process

Auditions

The auditions for the second season began in August. [8tv.com.my One in a Million Season Two auditions [http://www.8tv.com.my/english/OIAM_2007.asp] ] Two more audition locations were added (Sungai Petani and Johor Bahru) compared to the only two last year. One in a Million Roadshows were also held in the three locations in the peninsula, featuring Season 1 finalists and other Malaysian artistes. The first three audition legs were edited into one episode for the season début.

*Kota Kinabalu: The first leg was held in Le Meridien Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 19 August, 2007. 400 people participated and out of them, only ten made it through to the next level. Among those who made the cut who were featured on the broadcast were Zaidi bin Tuah and Mark Malim.

*Sungai Petani: The second auditions leg was held in Cinta Sayang Resort, Sungai Petani on 25 August, 2007. 391 took part in this leg, but only seven made the cut, including (as shown on TV): Simon Christopher, Nur Izareena, Joni Tham, Siti Hajar, Daniel Boone and Khairullah Ezuan.

*Johor Bahru: The third leg was held in Persada Johor, Johor Bahru, on 2 September 2007, and saw 394 try their luck but only ten move on to the next round. They included Season 1 reject Farhana binti Mohd.

*Kuala Lumpur: The final leg of the auditions underwent in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur for two days, i.e. on 8 and 9 September, 2007. Notably, this leg saw the participation of recording artistes following the footsteps of Dayang Nurfaizah last year.

Central Eliminations

Eighty contestants have been selected from all four audition venues and they headed on to SEGi College, Kota Damansara, to proceed to the Central Eliminations. They were split into two groups, one of 40 boys and the other of 40 girls. The boys proceed first, with each singing one of four songs: "Dewi" by Dewa, "Lelaki Ini" (Anuar Zain); "My Wish" (Rascal Flatts); and "Once in a Lifetime" (Keith Urban); whereas the girls take on "Terlalu Istimewa" (Adibah Noor); "Satu Harapan" (Jaclyn Victor); "When You're Gone" (Avril Lavigne); and "Never Again" (Kelly Clarkson), the following day.

Only forty contestants proceed to the next challenge which was also held in the campus. On the day of the cut, the contestants were split into groups and the photographs of each group were displayed on a screen and, as the hosts explained, some of which were removed (though not always), denoting either of two things for the contestants whose photos remain on the screen: either they made the cut or got cut out.

The contestants who made the cut are:
col-beginCol-2;Male
*Anas
*Addy
*Shone
*GD
*Eddz
*Abraham
*Edham
*Rex
*Azmir
*Joel
*Izz
*Mior
*Ewan
*Mark
*Hanif
*Bryan
*Rony
*Firdaus
*Rizal
*Simon;Female
*Nana
*Shaney
*Baby
*Elya
*Eila
*Haida
*Auni
*Ayu
*Joni
*Sarah
*Rinie
*Kaka
*Farah
*Dewi
*Nas
*Shila
*Shikin
*Tiara
*Azrinna
*Intancol-endcol-end
A notable contestant who did not make the cut was Ben, the visually-impaired contestant from the Kuala Lumpur auditions, who remarked about Syafinaz's comments on his "lack of eye contact".

Later on, the remaining 40 proceed to the Blind Test, in which they perform behind a translucent screen, which only their silhouettes can be seen at the other side. The judges evaluated their performances based primarily on their vocals.

The next day, two guest judges, former Miss Malaysia Elaine Daly and entertainer Zainal Alam Kadir, were brought in for the Style and Personality Test alongside Syafinaz and Moss. Among the criteria that the panel of four were evaluating included the contestants' purpose of joining the competition, how they present themselves on the stage and also their aesthetic appearance. The judges lamented that the contestants were too "timid and shy", and showed their weaknesses more than their strengths. [cite news|url=http://www.gua.com.my/Entertainment/Interview-Detail.aspx?ArticleID=700|title=One in a Million Season 2: Episode 4|author=Terrina Hussain|publisher=gua.com.my|date=10 December 2007]

Nevertheless, the judges decided to allow half of the contestants to move on as usual.

Knock-Out

The remaining twenty were divided into ten pairs, with the contestants in each pair faring against each other for a place in the top twelve. Unlike the previous season in which the contestants were ranked in order of performance quality and each one of the ten best performers picks a rival from the other ten, this time there is no indication of how the contestants are paired.

The outcome of this round is solely in the hands of the two judges, unlike the previous season in which an extra "second chance" show was held to get the audience to vote for one contestant into the next level along with another judges' choice. From each pair, one contestant who the judges found performed better than the other qualified into the next round, making it ten altogether. The remaining two were each selected by one of the two judges.

The contestants who won from their pairing are indicated in yellow; the two wildcards in orange (each along with the judge who shortlisted them).

Trivia

* Shone Eric Jr. Majimbun was formerly a contestant from the first workshop of the Season 2 of Malaysian Idol [cite news|url=http://malaysianidol.bluehyppo.com/24_shone.asp|title=Malaysian Idol Season 2 Top 24: Shone]

References

See also

*Malaysian Idol
*Paul Moss
*Syafinaz Selamat
*8TV

External links

* [http://oneinamillion.bluehyppo.com Official Website]
* [http://www.8tv.com.my TV Station]
* [http://www.8tv.com.my/english/oiam_faq.asp Audition FAQ]


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