A man from Singapore has actually thanked vocalist Tony Hadley for assisting him to finally win a radio competition money prize – after it was at first withheld over claims he mispronounced the star’s name.
Muhammad Shalehan was playing Star Call Drop, which brought a 10,000 Singaporean dollar prize (₤ 5,757), and needed to determine a variety of stars from brief clips of their voices when he employed on 21 April.
He was positive – however was informed he had not won.
When another listener later on went on to declare the prize with the exact same responses, he was informed he had actually been not successful due to the fact that test masters had actually considered his pronunciation of Hadley’s name to be inaccurate.
Objecting to the concern, he employed the big weapons, composing to the vocalist’s manager as a last hope.
To his surprise, Hadley reacted, actioning in with a video to inform the station that no, Mr Shalehan had actually not got it incorrect.
“As far as I’m concerned you pronounced my name correctly,” Spandau Ballet vocalist Hadley stated in his clip, explaining the result as a “misnomer”.
Sharing the oppression on social media, the story rapidly made headings.
Now, the radio station, Mediacorp’s Gold 905, has actually apologised and granted the prize.
In a brand-new video message, Hadley thanked the station, stating Mr Shalehan was “over the moon” to be vindicated.
The vocalist is because of carry out in Singapore in October, in a gig rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and has actually welcomed Mr Shalehan to participate in.
In a Facebook post about his “victory”, the winner stated he was “speechless” which it was “the best news of my life”.
Publishing Mr Hadley’s video on Facebook, the station stated: “Thank you for this message Tony Hadley – we have actually heard back from Shalehan too, and we are grateful that he has actually accepted the prize …
” To everybody: When once again, we are really sorry.”
Constantly think in your soul, people.