Aril (entertainer)

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Aril
(Khairil Azam Pilus)
Birth name Khairil Azam Pilus
Also known as Aril
Born (1985-11-15) 15 November 1985 (age 31)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Genres Pop, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, actor, dancer, tv host
Years active 2009–present
Labels Maestro Talents Sdn. Bhd

Khairil Azam Pilus (born 15 November 1985), is a Malaysian singer, actor, dancer and TV host, also known by his stage name of Aril.

Career[edit]

Akademi Fantasia[edit]

Aril joined and became 1st runner-up of the seventh season of Akademi Fantasia, receiving 22% percent of over 4.2 million votes although he was eliminated on the 7th week of the competition,[1][2] but he was voted back-in by the competition by 'AFMASUK' of the voters,[3][4][5][6] and won the 2nd place in the season 7 final round in May 2009.[7]

Actor & host[edit]

Aril is also an actor,[8] starring alongside another seventh season, student, Akim and past fifth season winner, Mila Jirin in TV show called Kau dan Aku.

He also has a lead role in telemovie call Shuffle Milikku which recently premiered in Astro.

Aril is also the new TV host for Trek Selebriti.[9]

In his singing career, he recently has two released singles: Toksik and Menatap Matamu. Along with show alums Mawi, Mila, Stacy, Hafiz, Akim, Isma and Yazid, Pilus now has his "chart-topping songs" released in a compilation album by Era FM.[10]

Songs performed on Akademi Fantasia[edit]

Week Instructed Songs Original Artist Result #
Week 1 "Rahsia Perempuan" Ari Lasso 4
Week 2 ""Benar-Benar"
"Robot"
Adam
Adam
3
Week 3 "Andainya Aku Pergi Dulu" Alleycats 4
Week 4 "Lakaran Kehidupan" Siti Nurhaliza 7
Week 5 "Aku dan Dirimu" with Marsha Ari Lasso & Bunga Citra Lestari 7
Week 6 "Yang Pernah" Estranged 4
Week 7 "Nakal" Gigi 7(eliminated)
Week 8 "(none)" - -
Week 9 "(none)" - -
Finale "Kasih Tak Sayang"
"Toksik"
Padi
Aril
2

Hardstyle Republic[edit]

Aril is known as 'Ajam' the Gambler in the Melbourne Shuffle group 'Hardstyle Republic'. Outside of Malaysian showbiz, he has his own shuffling scene fan-base who are international followers from YouTube.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giliran Aril tersingkir AF7" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia Online. 26 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Apabila 'hero' AF7 tersingkir" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia Online. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kemasukan semula Aril sudah dijangka" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia Online. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "AF7 final live on Saturday". New Straits Times. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Adila pelajar AF7 pertama tersingkir" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia Online. 22 March 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Kamin, Azhariah (15 May 2009). "Final showdown". Malaysia Star. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Kamin, Azhariah (19 May 2009). "Hafiz is champ of Akademi Fantasia Season Seven". Malaysia Star. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Don't just sing – act too!". New Straits Times. 30 September 2009. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  9. ^ Rosdi, Razif (16 March 2010). "Trek Selebriti: Aril Pengganti Jimmy" (in Malay). Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Full steam ahead". New Straits Times. 17 April 2010. Archived from the original on 8 March 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010.