Andrey emerges as strong contender during TVSTARZ’s fifth concert

Andrey singing ‘Di Persimpangan Dilema’ while the judges (inset) evaluate his performance. Photo courtesy of TVS

KUCHING, April 28: Indonesian contestant Andrey Arifianto managed to grab second place by securing 230 points despite a judge’s criticism of his performance during TVSTARZ’s fifth concert last night.

Andrey sang ‘Di Persimpangan Dilema’ which was made popular by songstress Nora Ariffin, according to TVS in a statement today.

Despite the critical comments by judge Amir Jahari, Andrey appeared calm and willingly accepted Amir’s comments as this could also be due to his prior experience joining numerous singing competitions in Indonesia.

On the other hand, judge Yudhi Seriestha applauded Andrey’s performance while another judge, Ernie Zakri gave credit for his ability to sing exceptionally by showcasing different vocal mastery.

In weeks to come, TVS said viewers can look forward to more surprises during concert performances.

Andrey (right) trying to impress the judges (left) during his performance at the concert. Photo courtesty of TVS.

Meanwhile, TVS noted Andrey almost grabbed the number one spot as he was three points away from Jalee’s score during TVSTARZ’s fifth concert.

A member of The Dream Team, Jalee, stood out last night.

Judges were blown away by his performance, ‘Di Dalam Sepi Itu’ as it exemplified “soulful yet full of emotions”.

Jalee revealed the song, made famous by the legendary Sudirman Arshad, had a deep impact on him as it reminded him of his best friend who died in 2015.

Apart from that, Angel, who is from The Philippines and also TVSTARZ’s latest addition and challenger took fourth place.

Unfortunately for vocal coach Valarie Thiam, luck was not on her side as she squandered her lead to end up in fifth place after this week’s concert. — DayakDaily