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Brunei: Passport to Fame reality show

Like any other country, Brunei has it's own taste of reality show to choose their favourite singing idol.  The second Passport to Fame (P2F) competition recently reached it's climax with Dayat as the winner.   RanoAdidas reports on the finale concert that crowned Dayat as the winner in this post and interviewed the singer himself here.

“What a finale!!! Dayat was one of the favourites coming into the finals and it needed seven concerts to determine the champion and Dayat fully deserved it. He even had the biggest ovation of the night after AJ who didn’t make it to the final cut. He belted the finale song – This is the moment – and emerged the champion after receiving the majority of the votes among the top three contestants.”

Dayat is no stranger to the blog world as he is a blogger too. You can read his blog here. His blog posted in English and Malay accounts his journey in the competition.

No competition will go easily without controversies. Thanks to the blog:  My Skeptical Views of Zayn Sabri who is also the compere for this season's competition. He was able to share with P2F fans and his readers on updates on the competitions and controvesies on judges and criticism on the contestants by viewers.

“I have heard and read a lot of comments and criticism about the management and the juries of the p2f show. Some say that the juries are biased and inexperienced when giving marks to the contestants. If we look in depth of the personalities of each juries, we cannot deny that each of them are of different individuals compared to the rest of our population in Brunei. the four of them having different likes and dislikes, them having different professional backgrounds and them having different musical backgrounds even.”

Zayn, also a radio DJ at the Pelangi Network uses his shows to highlight the contestants. Check the YouTube video below:

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