17 September 2012, Singapore – StarHub’s foray into reality tv programmes, the inaugural Sunsilk Academy Fantasia came to an end after 10 weeks of filming of 14 aspiring boys and girls last night at the finale concert at Dragonfly. The top three Hui Xian, Irwin and Chinese national Zhang Chi took to the stage to compete for the top spot. Hui Xian emerged the winner coveting the prize of a two-year singing contract and a recording album with renowned local record label, Ocean Butterflies Music. With a voice somewhat like that of Wang Fei, Hui Xian has worked hard to win the competition.
SUPERADRIANME.com has journeyed with the 14 contestants most of the season and we have to say that competition has been quite entertaining and it takes strength, passion and ambition for these 14 to do what they do. The competition has been a platform for the contestants to learn and showcase the talents. We have to say what we thought could have worked better would have been even more audience participation such as letting the audience pick the songs by voting for the contestants or even picking of which outfits the audience think would fit the contestants. Perhaps something for StarHub or the producers at Refinery Media to consider if there is going to be a second season coming up in the future?
Coming in second and third were Irwin and Zhang Chi. Irwin supporter and top 5th contestant, ET felt that Irwin has worked very hard for the competition. Check out our interview with ET.
Here are the video highlights of the concert.
The rest of the 11 contestants previously eliminated returned to the finale concert to join the top three as they performed for the audience at the packed Dragonfly.
Check out the photos of the night, all taken with the Nikon D800 using a variety of lenses ranging from the f2.8 18-24mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses. Nikon is one of the sponsors of Sunsilk Academy Fantasia.