Big Stage 2022: Just started, Iqbal Zulkefli is about to withdraw?
PUTRAJAYA: The appearance of entrepreneur and singer, Iqbal Zulkefli at the Big Stage 2022 arena stopped the puzzle of who will fill the 12th participant seat for this edition.
His appearance on stage in the first week was an unexpected surprise and even got various responses from netizens.
Iqbal or real name Ahmad Iqbal Zulkefli sang Broery Marantika’s song, Biar Bulan Bicara Sendiri, at the introductory concert on Sunday.
However, as soon as the performance was over, there was news that the Kelantan native wanted to withdraw from the competition.
According to the singer of the song Rain, he feels divided on whether to continue his struggle in the Big Stage or not.
“I’m actually still divided on whether I want to continue or I want to stop, I just have to ask Astro’s opinion whether I should continue or I stop my struggle here because I feel unworthy,” he said after being met at the first week’s Big Stage concert. at the Putrajaya International Convention Center (PICC).
At the same time, Iqbal also stated that if he decided to withdraw it was not a decision to deliberately seek “popularity”.
“If they say this withdrawal issue for me to seek popularity, honestly Big Stage is not the place, this is not my power because I don’t make any sponsorship and there is no interest here,” he added.
Meanwhile, answering a question on the rumors of Iqbal’s withdrawal from Big Stage Astro Ria Channel Manager, Norzeha Mohd Salleh said Astro would not stop if the decision had been made.
“Honestly, Astro will not stop not only Iqbal but any party to withdraw if they have a reasonable reason to do so,” he told Astro AWANI.
Iqbal still managed to continue his struggle on the big stage of 2022 when it was announced that no eliminations were done for the first week.