SAFRA The Ultimate Voice 2016 Results
By Nina Syahira
March 14, 2016
The smiling faces of SAFRA The Ultimate Voice 2016 winners, judges and emcees
SAFRA The Ultimate Voice 2016 has recently concluded at the atrium of Far East Plaza, where 16 Solo and 7 Group acts performed their hearts out in front of the judges.
Each participant gave their best on stage, putting on a great show that attracted mall-goers to join the crowd of enthusiastic supporters. The contestants not only had to impress the judges, but the audience as well because audience's votes (casted at the venue) accounted for 20% of their overall score.
In the end, 6 acts emerged as winners, with 2 of them crowned champions.
Amos Teo (left) and Jackson Bay (right) with Solo category winners
Sarah Wong was the crowned Champion in the Solo category, followed by Yap Yoke Ling as 1st Runner Up and John Tan in the 2nd Runner Up position.
Shirlene Tia (left) and Jackson Bay (right) with Group category winners
In the Group category, acoustic band consisting of Gary Song, Ng En Qi and Tham Kai Sheng clinched the Champion spot while returning a capella group of Firdaus Kordi, Tanti Nur Azura, Andrew Lim, Muhammad Farhan and Rusydi Rafi won 1st Runner Up and the pairing of Jarod Lee and Desmond Mark Woo came in as 2nd Runner Up.
The champion for each category received an original song composed for them to be aired on radio, 1-year contract with the SAF Music and Drama Company, $1,000 cash, The Ultimate Voice trophy and prizes from sponsors.
TUV Judging Panel (L-R): Ben, Amos Teo, Jackson Bay and Shirlene Tia
This year, the judging panel consisted of Amos Teo (founder of Hark Music), Shirlene Tia (from SAF Music and Drama Company), Ben (88.3Jia FM) and Jackson Bay (Member of SAFRA Youth Network Committee).
The judges provided constructive feedback throughout the event before the full results were announced at the end.
Guest performances by (clockwise) Bernard Dinata, Jeffrey Ng, Fairus Adam and Jamalot from SAF Music and Drama Company
Also at the event were invited guest performers, past TUV winners Jeffrey Ng (2015 Solo Mandarin Champion) and Fairus Adam (SAFRA PK Challenge 2012) as well as two acts from SAF Music and Drama Company, Jamalot and Bernard Dinata who made his breakthrough on local reality singing competition, The Final 1 (Season 2).
Check out our exclusive interviews with the winners!
The interviews with Solo and Group category winners
Find out how a song gets produced in the recording studio from our interview with TUV judge, Amos Teo!
Catch up on past TUV winners in 'SAFRA The Ultimate Voice: Where Are They Now'!
Don't miss out on the next SAFRA event!