Rapidfire with Syed Sajid Abbas!

On Pakistan Idol reviews’ thread, I was asked by the followers to interview the eliminated contestants. Considering the request of my dear supporters & with the help of social media, I came in contact with Syed Sajid Abbas of Pakistan Idol who was eliminated last week from the show, leaving all his fans sad & shocked.

So, I decided to have a little chat with him & let me just say, he was courteous & cordial enough (something which I heard from others as well who got in contact with him) to reply every time I left him a message. He also agreed to respond to my interview request & I’m more than happy to be sharing what he had to say to us all.

Here’s a short Q&A session I had with Syed Sajid Abbas, so there you go:

Q) What inspired you to come to Pakistan Idol?
A) A big platform & the international software.

Q) What do you think of the judges? Tell about them individually?
A) They are highly professional. Our nation’s idols & those who have more than 80 years of an experience.
– Hadiqa Kiyani is an extremely good singer.
– Ali Azmat is an internationally recognized singer and a star.
– Bushra Ansari is a legend and an expert listener of the music.

Q) Do the judges help the contestants with the song choices?
A) I can’t tell, because that’s a personal format of the show.

Q) Do you think deserving contestants got eliminated?
A) All the 13 contestants who made to the Gala Round of Pakistan Idol are deserving. One by one, every week a contestant has to go & in the end only one of us will win the title & the trophy, so it’s not like that.

Q) If not you, who do you think deserves to win the title?
A) My personal favorites are Ali Asad Zaidi and Asad Raza Sonu.

Q) Who according to you hasn’t been performing well?
A) Shahmir Aziz Quidwai & Zamad Baig. Both of them are great singers but they lose their confidence when they come on the stage to perform in front of the judges. If that doesn’t happen, they both will rock the floor.

Q) Who became your best friend(s) during Pakistan Idol?
A) Mohammad Shoaib.

Q) What’s your message to those who are voting?
A) Vote for your favorite

Q) What’s your message to your co-contestants who are still in the race?
A) Be strategic. As there are now 10 weeks left in the competition so only good strategy can highlight you favourably.

Q) How was your experience till your journey?
A) I experienced life in Pakistan Idol.

Q) Please tell us about the voting system, is it fair?
A) Yes, it is totally fair.

Q) People say ‘the only thing missing from the reality shows is the reality’, is it true?
A) No, that is not true at all. It’s all real.

Tell us about your co-contestants in a single word?
(Could be about your feelings or their personalities)

Mohammad Shoaib: Crystal clear.
Waqas Ali Vicky: Sensible.
Waqas Ali: Sensitive.
Abdul Rafay Khan: Kiddo.
Zamad Baig: Iconic.
Mehwish Maqsood: Full of energy.
Shahmir Aziz Quidwai: Rocker.
Asad Raza Sonu: Excellent character.
Ali Asad Zaidi: True artist.
Kashif Ali: Humorous & full of life.
Rosemary: True to herself.
Sana Zulfikaar: Always in some sort of a character

In the end, a message to all your fans please?
“I got eliminated from the show, not from the music. So, don’t be upset & just wait & watch. I love you all so much.” – Sajid.

That’s it. Short & sweet, to-the-point & just what we wanted to hear from him.
I wish him luck, success & a brighter future.
Leave your message for him in the comments as I’ll be sending him a link to this post. :)

Keep Supporting,
Zahra Mirza.

Zahra Mirza

Zahra Mirza got associated with in 2012. After moving to Australia, Pakistani content was a way of staying connected to the roots, language & Pakistani culture because it felt home. Eight years ago, review writing began as a hobby but has now turned into a passion.