7. Jonathan Leong
The season’s runner-up garnered a huge fanbase during the competition, who called themselves the “Jonatics”. A year after Singapore Idol, Jonathan was offered a record deal from Ken Lim.
He went on to perform at many high-profile events, concert venues and television shows such as the President’s Star Charity Singapore and Miss Singapore Universe. In 2008, Jonathan tried his hand at acting, with his debut role as a calefare in drama Calefare.
The multi-talented artiste was the only Singaporean performer in 2010 theatrical production Voyage De La Vie, where he played the lead role of The Boy. In 2011, he released his solo album titled 神秘英雄 or Mystery Man.
In December 2015, Jonathan married ex-Star Search contestant Jeneen Goh.
These days, it seems like Jon is busy being #instahubbyjon to Jeneen. Aww…
8. Paul Twohill
Who could forget the once floppy-haired singer?
His distinctive hairstyle certainly stood out among the other contestants, with him looking like a typical metal band member. With a unique surname, Paul left a deep impression on many. In the competition, Paul made it into the top 10, but was ultimately eliminated before the selection of the top 5.
But that wasn’t the last we saw of him. He soon appeared in Clicknetwork’s online show Chick Vs Dick alongside personality Yan Kay Kay where they did a series of challenges in the battle of sexes. The popular webshow had a change of host when Kay Kay decided to leave, and is no longer airing. Nonetheless, Paul is still hosting another web series named Wonder Boys on Clicknetwork. Together with his co-host Charles Benedict Ng, they answer life’s “most important questions”.
Now all grown up, he’s opted for a cleaner look and is done with chasing his dreams as a pop singer.
In 2013, Paul pursued a degree in Professional Communication with RMIT University. He is now a Business Development Manager at Passport Asia.