As a Singapore Idol fan, I demand that judge Ken Lim be suspended from Singapore Idol Contest!!
In the lastest episode of the Singapore Idol Contest, Ken Lim poured sarcasm on the performance of many of the contestants, bringing alot of negativity to this otherwise happy show. All the other judges are always full of praise and encouragement...... Ken Lim should behave like all the other judges and contribute positively to this joyous show.
Ken Lim's comments on the contestants distort what I perceive as the truth. I personally feel that all the performancers are excellent . His comments are calculated to encourage cynicism and despondency, which can only make things worse, not better, for those young budding talents he professes to nurture.
Ken Lim is entitled to his views. But opinions which are broadcast widely on national TV to such a wide audience should meet higher standards. Instead of a diatribe Ken Lim should offer constructive criticism and alternatives.
It is not the role of judges in Singapore Idol to champion particular contestants or campaign for or against the contestants. If a judge presents himself as a neutral commenter, while exploiting his access to the mass media to undermine a contestant's standing with the voting audience, then he is no longer a constructive critic, but a partisan player in the contest.
I strongly recommend the suspension of Ken Lim so that we only have those wonderful positive comments from the other judges.