With tonight’s win, Dasmond Koh no longer has to worry about making the Top 10 Most Popular Artiste List next year. The host and NoonTalk Media boss will be inducted in the All-Time Favourite Artiste club (affectionately known as ‘ascending the altar’) next year, joining fellow inductees like Zoe Tay, Fann Wong and Kym Ng. Indeed, 2019 has been a rollercoaster year so far for Dasmond, who in January had to go through the heartbreak of losing his protégé Aloysius Pang.
During the tribute to Aloysius, which was performed by NoonTalk artistes Xu Bin, Timothee Yap, Zong Zijie and Gavin Teo, Dasmond was seen tearing up as images of Aloy flashed on the giant screen on stage. Dasmond would later dedicate his Top 10 win to Aloysius in a touching speech, which he ended with a bow of gratitude to everyone who had mourned the tragic passing of the actor.
Here, 8days.sg speaks to Das right after his big win.