He is currently Singapore's most hated man but everyweek he survives the elimination of the Singapore Idol competition and now he is among the top 5! Presenting Joakim Gomez. Oh and did I tell you that he can't sing to save his life? Take a look at the video above (by YouTube user singaporebeauty). You may want to press stop once he begins to sing or maybe you should just fast forward to the end where you should listen to what the Idol judges have to say about his singing.
Even the local blogosphere hates him. Yasin is one of the many bloggers who are dissapointed with the results and especially with Joakim surviving the competition. From My Joyride:
relle relle hope by next wk, it ll b the last for me to c him on tv!! cos its relle hurting my ears n my eyes to actualli haf to see n hear him sing on national tv!!kickthestone agrees that Joakim can't sing but symphathizes with him. From kickthestone:
manz.. donchu feel ashamed or embarrased aft all the media, the host, even the judges keep insulting u tat u cant sing for goodness sake, tat u still up there.. doing wat u do best?!!? which is to sing horribly?!?! (k maybe not sing..but shout or scream or mumble or wateva u call it monkey joakim)
can the tv producers DO SOMETHING BOUT TIS?!?! like jus kick him out of the show..tho he didnt get the lowest no. of votes, but HECK! JUS GET HIM OUT OF THERE PLEASE FOR LORD MOTHER CREATURE SAKE!!! urghhh!! in the name of SINGAPORE LOCAL MUSIC INDUSTRY..KICK HIM OUT ASAP!!!!
Actually I pretty much sympathize with Joakim. I mean hello try having almost the whole of Singapore scorning you for getting this far. Initially it's 'OMG he totally cannot sing, he's getting through with only his looks!', but after sometime you start to think 'this is afterall open to public voting, and so if he gets this far, he probably has thousands of people that love him enough!' Poor him, I think the critics and judges are a little too harsh. I'd have cried if I were in his predicament! Kudos for that anyway.
Look at Season 1 and you know Singapore is tone deaf and or goes for looks, at least for the majority of it. So what's new? Come next season, nobody even remembers or bothers about who you are anymore.Cailing is super pissed that Joakim is still in the competition and she cringes everytime he sings and wants him to stop wasting everyone's time and money. From Sweet Sedation:
I'm like pissed that Mr Gomez is still IN the goddamn competition.shasushimi thinks that the reason why Joakim is still in the competition is because Singaporeans are getting deaf these days. He feels everyone should vote for talent and not looks. From shasushimi:
If he becomes Singapore Idol, I will join Singapore Idol next time. If HE can make it so far with his bad singing, I can too. Yes, I can't sing. But that's not the point right?
You can either sing or you cannot sing. Singing is something which comes naturally. You can't keep promising those poor gullible girls that you will improve. You can't keep stirring up so much hatred and angst in Singapore.Whenever it's your turn to sing, I cringe. Whenever I hear the bad comments you get, I feel sorry for you and your fans. Pathetic! And why do I say so? Because, for the very simple fact that YOU ARE WASTING EVERYONE'S TIME AND MONEY. You sickass. You actually believe that your singing will improve? It's like saying George Bush will stop the war. It's like saying that I can become an astronaut or a fighter pilot. It will never happen.
joakim, i noe him personally...i have to comment him on having the balls to be on stage and perform. but his not the type of guy who can sing! his pitch is totally flat, he spoils almost every song he sing. 1st song, geek in pink, i dun even noe wtf is he singing la..2nd, tt "i'll be there for you" spoilt it too..3rd "calling" by gurmit singh, gurmit's not a professional singer, dun think he have professional training b4, but he bloody hell sang tt song better than joakim at least 10 times more..lastly, the song 'xiao wei' by wang pin yuan, i dunnoe wat to say la..juz wanna turn the volume to zero. i'm sorry if i offended u ppl out there by giving comments here on my blog but really...open ur ears and listen.And what does the most hated man in Singapore have to say? On his Singapore Idol blog, Joakim says he has had it with all the friends and family insults. From Joakim Gomez:
I've let people know and i sold it to national tv that i know vocally i'm still behind the rest but i love performing and i enjoy and in the vocal department i'm still trying my best to go out there and do it, even though it's shaky, and pitch - Shaky flat perfect kinda a thing, i've really just learnt to block myself off now from whatever they say.Dude, you are on national tv for goodness sake and if you can't take the insults and bullies, you should think twice about wanting to be a celebrity especially a singer in a singing competition who can't sing for nuts. You said you love performing but we don't want to see you perform. Dude, people hate you. It is a fact. Do yourself a favour. Next week when you come on stage, just stand still and don't sing at all. Better yet, quit. We have suffered enough.
So much for recording and listening to myself over and over again, so much for people saying that i actually have a tone but i always don't do well on performance nights.
ANYWAY , BIG NEWS I WAS IN THE BOTTOM 2 SO STOP COMPLAINING. lol, i'm just taking everything as a bonus now, i'm out there to enjoy myself.
I'm alright, i'm okay, i think i've endured weeks of spits, middle fingers, threats, boos, and laughter to actually give a damn about all this. i think i've finally grown up and i owe it all to the Singapore idol Team. and everyone in the media industry. I finally learnt what it is like to be in hell and actually live to tell the tale.
Update: Joakim is out. Finally! You can still check him out at the Singapore Zoo though.
Previously: The crap that is Singapore Idol