Singapore Idol Hady Mirza needs no introduction. Having just released his self-titled first album and single “You Give Me Wings”, a hit on the local airwaves, we chat to the likeable singer about the things that matter to him in life—like his mom, family and the photos he collects.

What is your current state of mind?
At peace and quite at ease. It has been really fast over the past few months, but so far so good.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I didn’t really know what I wanted. My mom pictured me as a traffic police patroller, in the white uniform and on a 750cc bike. But I guess my passion for music showed a lot when I was young.

What is your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement to date would be performing at the indoor stadium for the second time during the Singapore Idol final. Such a nice feeling.

What inspires you?
I think life itself inspires me. The emotions I go through in a day. The ups and downs. Being with my family and friends. They inspire me a lot as well as giving me encouragement.

What personal trait do you appreciate the most in others?
I think I like people most when they are funny. Laughter is the best medicine they say. I have some really funny and joker friends. They always make my day!

Do you have a cause or do you support one?
My immediate one would definitely be the local music industry. I would like for budding new artistes like me to make it good, not only locally but in the region as well. Just like what Stefanie Sun and others have been doing all this while: Making Singapore proud.

Which living person do you admire most and would like to invite for dinner?
I really admire Nadya Hutagalung a lot. I don’t know why though. She’s just someone that I always liked. Take her to dinner? Hmmm, that would be sweet!

What are you reading?
Currently I’m reading the Robbie Williams biography Facing The Ghosts. It was given to me by a fan.

How do you spend your Sunday mornings?
I love Sunday mornings. Sunday is a lazy day. Of course nowadays I always have something to do. But mornings are usually spent with my family. Having a big nice breakfast and watching TV because there are a lot of good shows on Sundays.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Spending hours on end playing PC games. I love Call of Duty. Now they’ve got a third one out. I’m gonna get me some!

How do you recharge?
I just simply go back home and stay in my room with the TV on. An episode of Little Britain always does the trick!

What’s playing in your iPod/MP3/CD player?
Padi’s Menanti Sebuah Jawaban.

What do you collect?
I collect photos. Photos equals memories. I’m quite a forgetful person.

Where would you like to live?

What is your favorite item of clothing?
I like jeans. They can be casual or smart at the same time. Very convenient.

What accessory sets you apart?
I think it’s my Letter H bling-bling that I put on my jacket. It’s diamante encrusted… and mom gave it to me.

What about you scares others?
I think it’s how fast I can have a mood change. From sulky to happy in a snap.

If you had to play a character in a movie, which movie and which character?
Bruce Willis in Die Hard for sure. A one man bare-footed army against terrorists in a high-rise building. It can’t get cooler than that, man.

What did you believe at 18 that you wish you still believed now?
I believed that people were more straightforward, innocent and honest.


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