Posted: 11 Nov 2011 06:25 AM PST
Take Me Out is an avenue for singles to find their soulmate.
WHILE the Koreans celebrate Nov 11 by exchanging chocolate sticks to show love and China commemorates the date as national Single's Day, Ntv7 is celebrating love with the premiere of the Malaysian version of the hit dating game show, Take Me Out.
Yes, you heard it right! Britain's most talked about show that fulfils your heart's desire has finally made its way to our shores. Get ready for the Malaysian invasion of Take Me Out – a daring, sassy and electrifying show, where first impressions really count.
This studio-based reality show, which airs today at 8.30pm, is bound to make waves across the country as it sets the platform where singles can find love.
For the uninitiated, Take Me Out is a new dating game show to convince a woman to date the mystery guy.
How does it work?
Each week, four brave bachelors will have to try to impress 30 single women. Each woman has a (white) light which she can turn off (red) if she is unimpressed by the man.
The guys have three chances to impress the ladies – starting with the introduction where the first impression counts most. Second and third chances depend on a video and talent showcase. His aim is to convince as many women as possible to keep their lights on so that he can then pick the one that he wishes to take on a date.
If there is one woman left, the couple will go on a date. If no lights are left on – referred to as a "blackout" – then the man must leave the show without a date, accompanied by the Celine Dion version of the Eric Carmen hit song All By Myself.
The game starts with the man descending the "Love Lift" with his chosen song playing in the background. This is followed by a video from his friends and family. In the third round, he tries to show off an ability he has to impress the women.
After these rounds, if there are more than two women left with their lights on, the man must turn off the lights of those remaining until he is left with two.
The guy must then pose a question to both the women, after which he decides which one he would like to take on a date. And every time a lady leaves, the empty podium will be replaced by a new girl.
If the mock-up episode presented to members of the media was anything to go by, Take Me Out promises to be fun, especially for singletons.
The fact that the affable Naz (Nazruddin Rahman) of The Breakfast Show fame and the pretty lass, Julie Woon (of 8TV Quickie and Blogger Boy), play matchmakers will undoubtedly add much fun and zest to the show.
"We know viewers love surprises and Take Me Out is nothing like a reality show you've ever seen before. I was amazed when I heard some of the single ladies and guys shed tears on the show," said Airin Zainul, group general manager of Ntv7 and 8TV, after the launch of the show at KRU Studio in Cyberjaya, recently.
"These are real people who are searching for love, and what is amazing about them is that each has a story to tell the world.
Airin added that the station has been planning for the show for the past two years.
"But there are several issues which we have to approach carefully as ours is a multi-racial society and we have to be extra sensitive on certain issues.
"In the past two years, we have sent our production crew to neighbouring countries such as Indonesia (Take Me Out Indonesia) and Thailand (Take Me Out Thailand) to do our own observations and apply it in our show here.
"With that in mind, we are really hoping that Take Me Out will entertain viewers and give the singles a chance at love," said Airin.
She added that TV viewers should watch out for the ladies who would be taken out on a date, which will be highlighted in Take Me Out Extra – a 30-minute diary airing every Sunday at 3pm beginning this week.
Ntv7 holds the airing rights of the Take Me Out franchise which is owned by Fremantle Media and was first commissioned in Australia. It has successfully run in several countries, including Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Britain.
The 15-episode Take Me Out promises to have lots of twists, laughs and surprises. From brains to brawn, from the bold to the beautiful, the guys will be given a chance to impress and the girls will continue their search for Mr Right.
And get this, if you singles out there are interested, auditions are on-going and you can get all the information and details to participate by visiting www.ntv7.com.my.
Take Me Out airs on Fridays beginning today (Nov 11) at 8.30pm and Take Me Out Extra airs on Sundays, at 3pm starting this week.Full content generated by Get Full RSS.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 10:47 PM PST
Astro wants you to star in its upcoming Chinese New Year music video.
IT is hardly three months before we bid zai jian ("goodbye" in Mandarin) to the Rabbit and welcome the Dragon – widely considered as one of the most prosperous Chinese zodiac signs. This would mean that television stations are now busy prepping their annual Chinese New Year (CNY) programmes.
After four successful CNY albums and two bestselling Lunar New Year flicks in a row (Woohoo! last year and Great Day early this year), just what will Astro do to top itself?
It turns out that the biggest pay television service in Malaysia has grand plans to usher in the new year – going where no station has gone before and involving as many Malaysians as possible.
Yes, you heard that right. Starting today (the auspicious-sounding 11.11.11), Astro and MY FM (collectively known as MY Astro) are embarking on My Astro Happy Dragon Celebration, which will see everyman like you and me joining more than 60 MY Astro artistes to star in the music video Kai Xin Le Long Long (Happy Dragon), the single title for MY Astro's 2012 CNY album.
Different groups of artistes will travel to 14 locations in the country within two weeks and get the locals to join them for a choreographed dance in front of the camera. The footages will be made into a 15-minute music video that will be aired during CNY.
The tour will kick off in Selangor today. The other destinations are Cameron Highlands (Pahang), Perak, Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan, Terengganu, Johor, Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Sabah and Sarawak, wrapping up in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 28.
Chiu Keng Guan, the director for both Woohoo! and Great Day, explained the concept: "Every Chinese New Year, audiences watch the artistes perform on TV, but this time they are going to be in it. It's one of those rare occasions when you can get everyone in your family – young and old – to do something together.
"We have nine dragons representing the different aspects of life – career, health, friendship, prosperity, family, luck, study, love and youth. However, at the end of the day, it's all about happiness. We want to spread happiness across the entire country."
In order to achieve that, Chiu and his team have come up with a set of dance routines that are easy enough for everyone to follow.
"Each dance routine represents a certain aspect of life. So we'll pick the routine according to the location. For example, when we are shooting in a school, we'll require the audiences to perform the routine related to studies. If it's a place with many families, we will ask them to do a routine on family values," he explained.
Directing an amateur can be challenging, let alone hundreds of them. Think it's almost impossible to achieve? Not when you have the best team onboard.
The director offered some insights into how they will work: "We bring in a team that does movie shooting. We also have many experienced producers and directors who don't mind playing the role of assistants just to contribute to this music video.
"We will keep at least four cameras rolling at the same time to capture the moves and expressions.
"Of course, at every location, we'll have hosts who will help enliven the atmosphere before the cameras roll," said Chiu.
On their part, TV viewers would need to "practise the steps at home and then come and have fun with us," he said.
It's more than just shooting a music video, as according to him, there'll be a truck travelling with the tour giving out goodies.
"Expect a lot of surprises. We hope to spread fun and happiness everywhere we go. As for what's in store, you will have to be there to find out," teased Chiu.
So, are you ready to dance alongside the likes of Jack Lim and Vivian Tok? Find out where and when the filming will take place by logging on to www.facebook.com/HappyDragon 2012.Full content generated by Get Full RSS.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 01:55 AM PST
MOVIE buffs are in for a treat next week as Red FM will be giving away passes to two movie premieres.
On Red FM's Cinepass, you have the opportunity to win tickets to the premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part One. Starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, the saga of Edward and Bella continues in one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year.
Newlyweds Edward and Bella are faced with an unexpected pregnancy while Jacob must deal with the shocking developments it brings. Based on the bestselling Twilight series of books by Stephenie Meyer, the movie's screening will take place at TGV Cinema in Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, on Nov 23 at 9pm.
With Red FM's Movie Promo, tickets to 50/50 are up for grabs. A critically acclaimed film about a young man who has been diagnosed with cancer, it features Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Inspired by a true story, the movie offers a touching and humorous look at friendship, love and survival as the young man struggles to fight the disease. The movie will be screened on Nov 23 at 9pm in GSC 1-Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
So take your pick and listen out for the cue to enter. In the meantime, if you have yet to win tickets to 2PM Hands Up Asia Tour in Malaysia 2011, you have one last chance to do so next week.
On Red FM's Late Night Love Songs with Mynn (Sundays to Fridays, 10pm-1am), send in your choice of three love songs as well as a dedication when Red FM's Threesome comes on. If your selection is picked, you win a pair of rock zone tickets worth RM638 each to watch this Korean boy band sensation perform live at Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, on Nov 25 at 8.30pm.
For details, log on to www.red.fm. Join the Red FM Malaysia Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/redfm.my) and follow us on Twitter (@iloveredfm) for the latest updates.
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Red FM's station frequencies: Taiping, Kedah, Perlis and Pulau Langkawi: 98.1 FM; George Town and Seberang Prai: 107.6 FM; Ipoh: 106.4 FM; Klang Valley, Negri Sembilan and Tapah: 104.9 FM; Kuantan: 91.6 FM; Batu Pahat and Malacca: 98.9 FM; Johor Baru and Singapore: 92.8 FM.Full content generated by Get Full RSS.
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