The eighth season of local singing show “Gegar Vaganza” (or “GV8” in short) kicked off with a bang last night (Sunday, 21st November). During the first week of the competition, Aliff Aziz landed in first place with the highest score of 74.60%, while Datuk Fazley Yaakob came in last with 53.60%.
However, it was later revealed that Fazley (full name Ahmad Fadzli Yaakob) was not eliminated in the first week of the music reality show. With that being said, the 43-year-old celebrity chef managed to quality to the next round of the competition, alongside 12 other participants of the show.
Fazley’s performance of his hit song “Asmara Ini” during the first concert of “GV8” was met with negative reviews from music fans, Oh My Media reported. Through a live broadcast on Astro Gempak’s official YouTube channel, many viewers took to the comments section to leave critical remarks towards the “MasterChef Selebriti” winner.
In this case, a lot of them pointed out the several errors shown in Fazley’s performance on the stage. Not only that, others also criticised his out of tune singing and also his shaky voice. In fact, one commentator even quipped on whether he was performing at a karaoke centre!
The comments left by netizens on Twitter were no different, of course. A lot of social media users stated that the “Gila Bola” actor should focus on being a chef rather than making his return to the music industry. “Okay, Fazley. Please stick to culinary. I don’t want to hear your singing anymore. It’s so bad!” one netizen tweeted.
In response to the mounting backlash, Fazley wrote on his Twitter, “Greetings, for those of you who watched #GegarVaganza8 last night, I’m sorry. The performance was very unsatisfactory last night. Indeed, it’s been almost 10 years since I performed on stage. I was too nervous and a bit emotional while thinking of my kids. God willing, next week will be better.”
In related news about “GV8”, Adibah Noor took to her Twitter to personally apologise to her fans over her unsatisfactory performance of her song “Terlalu Istimewa” during the first week of the singing competition.
According to a report by Murai, the powerhouse vocalist shared, “Dear fans. I was okay before my turn, until I was called to the stage, I was so nervous. I haven’t felt that feeling for a long time. Hence, it interrupted my breathing and delivery techniques. I’m really sorry. I will do better next week. Thank you for your kindness and love.”
The full list of scores for the contestants are listed as follows:
- Aliff Aziz – “Sayang Sayang” (74.60%)
- Adibah Noor – “Terlalu Istimewa” (73.00%)
- Bandi Amuk – “Akar & Bumi” (71.00%)
- Nikki Palikat – “Caramu” (68.20)
- Aweera – “Romancinta” (66.80%)
- Suki Low – “Terlalu Mencintaimu” (66.20%)
- Saiful Apek & Yassin (Collectively known as SAYa) – “Aspalela” + “Cari Tapak” (59.90%)
- Shidee – “Semuanya Sudah Terlambat” (59.80%)
- Upiak Isil – “Tak Tun Tuang” (59.30%)
- Ani Maiyuni – “Sedap” (57.40%)
- Azan Scan – “Kau Dipaksa Aku Terpaksa” (54.70%)
- Nico – “Inilah Nasibku” (54.00%)
- Datuk Fazley Yaakob – “Asmara Ini” (53.60%)
For those interested, you guys can watch the first week of “Gegar Vaganza” season 8 concert here: