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One in a Million (Season 1)
Directed bySunil Kumar
Michael Christian Simon
Presented byAwal Ashaari
Marion Caunter
JudgesSyafinaz Selamat
Paul Moss
Opening theme"Star" by Jaclyn Victor
Country of originMalaysia
No. of episodes18
Production
Executive producer(s)Sunil Kumar
Production location(s)Various locations (Auditions)
Sri Pentas 2, Shah Alam (Top 20 & Finals)
Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur (Grand Finale)
Running timeVaries
Release
Original network8TV
Original release26 May 2006 –
22 September 2007
Chronology
Preceded byNone
Followed byOne in a Million (Season 2)
External links
Website

The debut season of One in a Million premiered on 26 May 2006 and was aired on 8TV. It was aired until the grand finale held on 22 September 2006. The inaugural season was won by Suki Low Sook Yee with Faizal Tahir coming in as first runner-up and Muhammad Alif bin Mohd Satar coming in third place.

Early Process

Auditions

Auditions were held in April 2006 at:

Participants performed before two judges, Paul Moss and Syafinaz Selamat. Contestants who impressed the judges made it through the next round. Contestants whom the judges were unsure of were placed under the 'maybe' category where they performed again for the judges.

Central Eliminations

The contestants who got through to the next round, the Central Eliminations, were split into groups of guys and girls. The girls went first. The contestants were split to five groups with eight in each group and only four from every group moved on. The same rule applied to the guys and only forty contestants moved on to the next round.

Then, the Top 40 contestants went through two more rounds of elimination called the 'Blind Test' and 'Style/Presentation' Test. In the 'Blind Test', the contestants had to perform behind a screen. In the 'Style/Presentation' round, two guest judges also judged the style & presentation of each contestant. Only 20 contestants moved on to the knock-out stage.

Knock-Out & Second Chance

The Top 20 contestants were then ranked according to their past performances. The contestants who were ranked in the Top 10 got the opportunity to pick one of the Bottom 10 contestants to sing against. No.1 contestant Suki Low Sook Yee was cut after she chose No.11 Alif to sing against and No.3 Zai got cut after she chose to compete against No.20 Ameen.

In The Second Chance Show, the 10 contestants who got cut in the knock-out stage performed for 2 final spots in the Top 12. Suki was Malaysia's choice through viewers' votes and Zai was the judges' pick.

A special episode titled "Circle of 12" was aired. No eliminations were made. The viewers got to know a lot about the top 12 and why should they vote for them. It also showed the contestant in flashbacks scenes.

Finals

In the finals, the Top 12 would have to select a song which they had to sing in front a live audience. In the first top 12 eliminations, two contestants were eliminated. Each show that followed eliminated one contestant each week. The grand finale was held on 22 September 2006 at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Suki emerged as the winner of the One Million Ringgit while Faizal and Alif came in second and third place respectively. Earlier at the beginning of the grand finale show, hosts Marion Caunter and Awal Ashaari announced that Faizal has the lowest number of votes for that week, but he was given a chance to perform for the grand prize as it was part of the pre-planned non-elimination.

Top Twelve Finalists

For the full list that also include performances from other seasons, see Performances on One in a Million.

Suki Low Sook Yee

Suki is the winner of the 2006 season. She was a favourite to win, ranking higher than professional singer Dayang Nurfaizah after the tests. She was eliminated during the knock out round but returned by popular vote during the Second Chance stage.

Throughout the competition, Suki sang:

Faizal Tahir

Throughout the competition, Faizal sang:

Muhammad Alif bin Mohd Satar

Throughout the competition, Alif sang:

Dayang Nurfaizah

Throughout the competition, Dayang sang:

Farah Asyikin bt Zulkifli

Throughout the entire competition, Farah sang:

Alif Asfar Bin Ishak

Throughout the entire competition, Azfar sang:

  • Syair Laila Majnun - Ramli Sarip (Top 20)
  • Salsabila - Yasin (Top 12)
  • Manis - Zainal Abidin (Top 10)
  • Kasihnya Laila - Jinbara (Top 9)
  • Kamu - Nitrus (Top 8)
  • Dealova – Once Dewa (Top 7)
  • Andalusia - M. Nasir (Top 6)
  • Inayah - Zainal Abidin (Top 6)

Mohd Lokman Aslam b. Abdul Mutalip

Throughout the entire competition, Lokman sang:

  • Drops of Jupiter - Train Top 20
  • Kau Bukan Kekasihku - Ella (Top 12)
  • Generasiku - OAG Top 10
  • Bad Day - Daniel Powter (Top 9)
  • Menanti Sebuah Harapan - Padi (Top 8)
  • Terbaik – Ella (Top 7)

Zaihanee binti Zainal Abidin

Throughout the entire competition, Zai sang:

Nur Hasliah Abbu Hassan

Throughout the entire competition, Alia sang:

Shahmeen Shah bin Halim Shah

Throughout the entire competition, Ameen sang:

  • Mrs Jones (Top 20)
  • More Than Words - Extreme (Top 12)
  • Hatiku Luka Lagi (Top 10)

Norshammeme Arzeyana binti Shamsuddin

Fantasia Bulan Madu (Search ) (Top 12)

Anny Johanna binti Mohammad Shariff

Biarlah Rahsia (Siti Nurhaliza ) (Top 12)

Semi-finals/finals elimination chart

Stage: Finals
Elimination Week: 28 July 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Aug 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep
Place Contestant Result
1 Suki Low Sook Yee Top 1 Winner
2 Faizal Tahir Btm 4 Runner-Up
3 Muhammad Alif bin Mohd Satar Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
4 Dayang Nurfaizah Btm 5 Btm 3 Elim
5 Farah Asyikin binti Zulkifli Btm 6 Btm 4 Btm 4 Btm 4 Btm 3 Elim
6 Alif Asfar bin Ishak Btm 6 Btm 4 Btm 4 Btm 4 Elim
7 Mohd Lokman Aslam bin Abdul Mutalip Btm 5 Btm 4 Elim
8 Zaihanee binti Zainal Abidin Btm 5 Btm 4 Elim
9 Nur Hasliah Abbu Hassan Btm 6 Btm 5 Elim
10 Shahmeen Shah bin Halim Shah Elim
11 Norshammeme Arzeyana binti Shamsuddin Elim
12 Anny Johanna binti Mohammad Shariff Elim

Releases

Singles

Artist Information
Suki Low Sook Yee Berdiri
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Monkey Bone
  • Chart Positions:
  • Sales:
Faizal Tahir Maha Karya Cinta
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Monkey Bone
  • Chart Positions:
  • Sales:
Faizal Tahir Batu dan Golek
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Monkey Bone
  • Chart Positions:
  • Sales:
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