Apr 29, 2007

@ the set of Deal Or No Deal

Today has been a pretty exciting day. My friend Chia Chia had a called from NTV7 asking her to 'audition' for the show Deal or No Deal (English version). She invited me and another 3 friends to come along and join the recording of the show at 4.30 p.m.

We reached there on time and were asked to sit at the waiting area watching together with a bunch of teenagers (whom we later found out were the contestants of Star Idol) and friends of the Deal and No Deal contestants. We had to wait until about 5.30 p.m. before we were asked to go into the studio. During the waiting period, we were provided food and watched the American version of the show from a small TV.

Well, I don't have any photos to show because I have no camera phone and I was too chicken to use my digital camera. This is my first time watching a live recording from a studio and I thought it will be against the rules if I use it.

The recording started immediately after a briefing to the audience. I never watch the show before so I have no clue how the game show works. It has been ages since I watch any NTV7 shows and besides the timing of the show isn't right for me (at 7 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday).

The host is Goh Wee Ping (according to Michael Pang, he's actually Non the ex DJ of MixFM) and it's amazing how thick his foundation and make up is. During the preliminary round, we were introduced to 6 contestants. The first person who got 2 correct answers will move on to the next round, which is the most exciting part of the show. The questions were very simple and in the form of multiple choice:

For example (the questions sort of sound like this):
1. What is the name of the transport that move on land and sea ? Answer: hovercraft
2. Which of the following is not wind instrument? Answer: xylophone
3. SpongeBob has a best friend. What animal is he? Answer: starfish

One of the contestant was able to answer question 1 and 3 correctly and he automatically moved on to the next round.

During the recording, we had many breaks in between the show. After the first break and changing the setting, it was time for the 26 Revlon girls to walk out to the stage with their briefcases with numbers 1-26 on them. These girls are really hot and definitely the highlight of the show.

I'm not going to tell you how this game show works since you can read it from Wikipedia or watch the game show yourself. It was pretty exciting to watch the show live because you get to participate by yelling the number of the briefcase trying to convince the contestant which one has the lowest amount of money.

Guess what? We had to sit through the entire show from 5.30 - 8.30 p.m. So we were there for 3 hours and but never felt bored at all. In the end, the contestant walked away richer by RM3000. Well, I did not get anything except a bottle of mineral water, some sweets in my stomach and a fun weekend.

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