Rahimah Rahim

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Rahimah Fayaz
Born (1992-04-09) April 9, 1992 (age 22)
Residence Leicester
Nationality Singaporean
Other names Rahimah Fayaz
Occupation singer
Religion muslim
Spouse(s) single
This is a Malay name; the name Rahim is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Rahimah.

Rahimah Fayaz (born April 9, 1992) is a Gujarati student and singer from Leicester. She became widely known after her appearance on Guji Idol, a TV singing competition modelled after the TV shows Pop Idol and American Idol. Singapore Idol is a production of MediaCorp TV, a television and radio production company in Singapore which also produces the news station, Channel NewsAsia.

Singing career[edit]

During her appearances on Guji Idol, she sang songs including 'Guji Guji Kemcho Saru che Haru che', Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield, Don't Speak by No Doubt and Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson. She was voted off the show on August 10, 2006, right before the theme of Rock The House. She was quoted as saying that she wanted 'very badly to sing in her mother tongue' and that 'they [the other contestants] were about to have Rock The House without the Rocker Chick' upon her departure. She also left behind her signature glove as a memento to the other contestants.[1]

She cites her favourite singers as Amy Lee from Evanescence, The Cranberries, Alanis Morissette, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Shakira, Linkin Park, Scorpions, and Agnes Monica from Indonesia.[2] She is known for her loud voice and freestyled hair, which she cuts herself.[2]

Controversy[edit]

Rahimah caused a slight controversy when she alleged dated fellow contestant Joakim Gomez. However, the rumors turn out to be false.

Personal life[edit]

Rahima is the only Singapore Idol season 2 finalist who is left-handed, a trait shared by Singapore Idol alumni Daphne Khoo.

Rahima pulled out from the last episode of "Wish Upon A Star", saying that she wishes to spend more time in recording her solo album (which turned out to be a flop upon its release in mid-2007). She has also opted not to be part of the 2007 New Year's Countdown at VivoCity becease of this.

Rahima had her name changed slightly (with the extra "h" being removed) to avoid confusion between her and veteran singer Rahima Rahim (who happens to be her distant aunt).

Credits[edit]

  • Singapore Idol
  • Danielle (Suria TV)

External links[edit]

  • Photo of Rahimah Rahim [1]

References[edit]