Originating from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, singer Rozella was glad she had the backing and support from family, friends, fellow musicians and fans to help her persevere through the trying competition. When she first got the news, Rozella said her first thoughts were “not only am I working with the most supportive and talented band, I am also surrounded by the most amazing people. It feels so great to know that people genuinely appreciate your hard work and your music. This is only the beginning and I really appreciate the opportunity.
“It’s been such an amazing journey and I am so grateful for everything. My intention when I joined Tiger Jams wasn’t about winning prizes, it was about pushing myself out of my comfort zone and proving to myself that I can do this. I strongly believe that if you desire something, you have to find the courage to pursue it,” she declared.
Also surprised by the news were Son of a Policeman (SOAP). Their song, Fire, got the attention of Tiger Jams’ curators, who voted the “indie rojak” band into the Top 10. Prior to the competition, the band had been focusing on the production of their debut album, and commented that Tiger Jams came at an opportune time.