SuperBand

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SuperBand
Presented by Belinda Lee (2006)
Charlyn Lin (2006)
Milk (2006)
Jeff Wang (2006)
Tang Lingyi (2008)
Dasmond Koh (2008)
Christina Lin (2008)
Judges Dennis Chew (2006)
Billy Koh (2006)
Lee Ee Wurn (2006)
Lee Shih Shiong (2006)
Anthony Bao (2008)
Kenn O (2008)
Cavin Soh (2008)
Country of origin Singapore
No. of seasons 2
Production company(s) MediaCorp Studios
Release
Original network MediaCorp
Original release April 10, 2006 (2006-04-10) – October 5, 2008 (2008-10-05)
External links
Website superband.mediacorptv.sg/show.htm

SuperBand (Chinese: 非常SuperBand) is a spin-off of Project SuperStar, a popular singing talent-search competition in Singapore. Contestants are bands of 2 to 6 people.

To mark the opening of the first season, a special SuperBand Big Jam where all the 18 bands made their debut at Suntec City's Fountain of Wealth, and was aired as a special at 8:45pm on April 9, 2006. After which, the show was broadcast at 7:30pm on Monday starting from April 10, 2006 for the first 4 episodes of Season 1. Subsequent episodes were aired at 8:00pm. The results show were aired 'live' at 11:30pm on MediaCorp Channel U. For Season 2, all shows were on Monday at 8:00pm from June 16, 2008 with the results show delayed at 11:30pm after an earlier recording at about 10:00pm. An exception was on August 18, 2008, when the main show was aired at 7:00pm due to the telecast of the National Day Rally's English speech at 8:00pm. The band with the lowest overall scores would be eliminated every week. The scores are determined by judges' scores (50%) and by audience voting (50%).

The judges for Season 1 were Y.E.S. 93.3FM DJ Dennis Chew, Producer Li Yi Wen, Billy Koh and Li Si Song. The hosts were Milk, Jeff Wang, Belinda Lee and SuperHost champion Charlyn Lin.

In season 2, the judges are Bao Xiao Song, Jiu Jian and Cavin Soh. The hosts were Dasmond Koh and Y.E.S. 93.3FM] DJ Lin Peifen. Tang Ling Yi also served as host but only on the first episode of the results show, after she requested to venture in the entertainment industry outside of Singapore.

Season 1[edit]

SuperBand
Season 1
Broadcast from April 10 – August 5, 2006
Judges Dennis Chew
Billy Koh
Lee Ee Wurn
Lee Shih Shiong
Host(s) Belinda Lee
Charlyn Lin
Milk
Jeff Wang
Broadcaster MediaCorp
Finals venue Singapore Indoor Stadium
Winner
Mi Lu Bing
Origin Singapore
Song "勇气"
Genre(s) Pop
Runner-up
Soul
Chronology

Season 1 was broadcast from April 10 to August 5, 2006.

All bands competed every week at 7.30pm on Monday for the first 4 episodes of Season 1. Subsequent episodes were aired at 8 pm. The results show were aired 'live' at 11.30pm on MediaCorp Channel U. The band with the lowest score is eliminated. The grand final was held on August 5, 2006 at 7.30pm at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in a 3.5 hour finale.

The table below shows a summary of all the 18 finalists in Season 1. Mi Lu Bing beat Soul in the final round 65% to 35% to win the inaugural SuperBand.

English Name Chinese Name No. of members Order Of Elimination
Mi Lu Bing 迷路兵 3 Champion
Soul 5 Runner-Up
Eliminated 5 August 2006
Lucify 5 Eliminated 5 August 2006
Revived 22 May 2006
Eliminated 15 May 2006
J3 3 Eliminated 5 August 2006
Brods 2 Eliminated 17 July 2006
Man Tou 馒头 5 Eliminated 10 July 2006
Shi Nuo Bi 使诺鼻 6 Eliminated 19 June 2006
Juz-B 6 Eliminated 12 June 2006
Xia Ri Feng 夏日风 5 Eliminated 5 June 2006
Amber 6 Eliminated 29 May 2006
Jing Bao Yue Tuan 静爆乐团 3 Eliminated 8 May 2006
Jade 5 Eliminated 1 May 2006
Glamours 5 Eliminated 24 April 2006
G-Force 3 Eliminated 17 April 2006
Yuan Sheng Dai 愿声带 6 Eliminated 10 April 2006
Sky Power 3 Eliminated 10 April 2006
Defuse 5 Eliminated 10 April 2006
RustyNailz 5 Eliminated 10 April 2006

Notes[edit]

SOUL's member Ishi Lau Gek How, died of mysterious circumstances on June 28, 2007 in his own car parked in a carpark at the National Stadium. Rumours were that the former dance instructor committed suicide.[1] SOUL came back as special guest appearance on August 25, 2008 on the second season of SuperBand, with only three members.

Season 2[edit]

SuperBand
Season 2
Broadcast from June 16 – October 5, 2008
Judges Anthony Bao
Kenn O
Cavin Soh
Host(s) Dasmond Koh
Christina Lin
Tang Lingyi
Broadcaster MediaCorp
Finals venue Singapore Indoor Stadium
Winner
Tu Zi
Origin Singapore
Song "吉他手"
Genre(s) Pop
Runner-up
Da Feng Chui
Chronology

Season 2 started on June 16, 2008, and ended with the grand final on October 5, 2008.

The actual competition started on June 23. The bands are randomly divided into two groups and compete on alternate weeks. Similarly, the band with the lowest score and the lowest votes in the respective group would be eliminated. The groups only start competing weekly during the three rounds of semi-finals. All shows start on Monday at 8:00pm from June 16, 2008, except August 18, 2008 at 7:00pm, with the results show delayed at 11:30pm after an earlier recording at about 10:00pm. The grand final was held on October 5, 2008 at 7:30pm in a special 3.5 hour finale.[2]

The table below shows a summary of all the 16 finalists in Season 2.

English Name Chinese Name No. of members Order Of Elimination / Status
Tu Zi 兔子 3 Champion
Da Feng Chui 大风吹 5 Runner-Up
Eliminated 5 October 2008
San Yue 三月 5 Eliminated 5 October 2008
Yi Shi Jie 异世界 5 Eliminated 5 October 2008
Screamm 4 Eliminated 22 September 2008
Wu Ge Ren 伍个人 5 Eliminated 22 September 2008
Revived 1 September 2008
Eliminated 11 August 2008
Sen Lin Tie 森林帖 4 Eliminated 15 September 2008
C! Star 3 Eliminated 8 September 2008
Revived 1 September 2008
Eliminated 28 July 2008
Za Ba Lang 杂叭琅 4 Eliminated 25 August 2008
Fei Zao 肥皂 5 Eliminated 18 August 2008
DreamFactory 5 Eliminated 4 August 2008
Synpathy 5 Eliminated 21 July 2008
Er Zuo Ju 二做剧 2 Eliminated 14 July 2008
Ying 3 Eliminated 7 July 2008
Yi Xuan Feng 翼旋风 4 Eliminated 30 June 2008
Pu Gong Ying 蒲公英 3 Eliminated 23 June 2008

Notes (Season 2)[edit]

Butter Huang from 三月 was a former member for his band Amber, whilst Xiao Long aka Lawrence from 樱 was a former member from Jade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ishi of SOUL found dead in car". Channel U. 2007-06-27. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bunnies hopping with joy". Channel NewsAsia. 7 October 2008. 

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