Taufik Batisah and Hady Mirza continued their reign as two of the country’s biggest stars.
Both Singapore Idol winners scored trophies for the Most Popular Act in Singapore category at the Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) awards in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
Organised by MediaCorp radio stations Ria 89.7FM and Warna 94.2FM, the awards ceremony – now in its eighth year – saw some of the biggest stars in the Malay music scene from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore battle it out at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Though none of the Singaporean acts won regional awards, they were grateful to showcase their talent at the show, which was expected to draw some 160 million television viewers across the region.
Said Taufik: “APM allows us to show that despite being a small market, Singapore has got a lot of talent.”
The 26-year-old winner of the inaugural Singapore Idol in 2004 scored eight nominations the most this year including regional categories such as Most Popular Song, Best Male Artiste and Most Popular Male Artiste.
He ended the night with three awards: Most Popular Act in Singapore, Most Popular Song (Singapore), and Best Act (Singapore). The award for Most Popular Act in Singapore was also shared with his Idol successor Hady and hip-hop act Sleeq.
Local band Cradle’s track Ayu won the Best Song (Singapore) award. The top regional awards were won by Malaysians Siti Nurhaliza (Most Popular Female Artiste), Faizal Tahir (Most Popular Male Artiste), Anuar Zain (Best Male Artiste) and Indonesia’s Kris Dayanti (Best Female Artiste).
A delayed telecast of the show will be broadcast on MediaCorp TV’s Suria channel this Saturday at 9pm. –
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