Thursday, January 16, 2014

Steph Micayle: Why I am not proud to be Singaporean

"Why I am not proud to be Singaporean"

Impressive. The YouTube clip has gathered 191,480 views since it's uploaded yesterday (15/01).

So who is this Steph Micayle?! And why many bother to find out why she is not proud to be Singaporean?! (Ungrateful little *beep*, some of you may suggest indeed.)

According to Wikipedia, "K-Pop Star Hunt", Steph Micayle (or Stephanie Koh) was actually one of the contestants of Kpop Star Hunt Season 3. Oh wait, she's gained the honor to be named as Top 4 too! Oh wow...a big deal if you're into K-Pop thingy, I concur.

She's featured also in Fever Avenue, "One To Watch: Steph Micayle" (what a prophetic, aptly named title!).

The 19-year-old student gained exposure in 2011 for coming in as a finalist for 98.7 FM’s So You Wanna Be A DJ. Talking about her journey in the competition, she admits that she didn’t think she’d even get through the first round of auditions, let alone get to the finals. She added, “It was the best competition experience I had and it really helped me to improve as a speaker. I feel I still have a lot of areas to improve on but the competition provided me with the opportunity to break into the industry.”

Also from YouTube FanFest:

Stephanie Koh (born 21 September 1992), also widely known as Steph Micayle, is a Singaporean musician and YouTube artist. Cited as one of Singapore's "YouTube Sensations", she has 114,100 subscribers and over 13 million views on her YouTube channel as of May 7 2013. Steph has one of the largest social presences in her country, with a YouTube channel filled with cover songs. The video that brought Steph to international attention is her cover of the famous Gangnam Style (Korean Pop song originally performed by PSY). Released on October 9 2012, her cover went viral and hit 7 million views within 2 months. Having been on YouTube for 3 years, Steph plans to release her first EP in March 2014.

YouTube FanFest: Steph Micayle

Her Twitter is here. She seems to have a lot to say against this character, "TheDeeKosh"--who, by the way, from his Twitter account describes himself as "One half of 987fm's The Double Ds, Music Dependant, Realist and a Human Being." Right. Always suspicous when one claims himself being a human being. Hur hur.

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