Indonesian Idol top five finalist in 2007, Fandy Santoso, was elected as the new vocalist Kerispatih. Why did Fandy selected among thousands of other applicants?
At a press conference at the office of Nagaswara, Jl. Johar, Menteng, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (12/05/2010), keyboard of Kerispatih, Badai answer people's curiosity about Fandy. Spoken, male was pure Jember selected through auditions
"He was selected from five thousand sending a demo. Of the 100 people taken last eight. He is eventually chosen, it's very draining," said Badai, keyboard of Kerispatih.
In the eyes of Badai, Fandy almost like Sammy, he has a sound with elements of R & B. However, R & B elements in the sound Fandy is not too condensed like Sammy.
"Actually we are not looking for a vocalist like Sammy because Sammy is legendary in Kerispatih and irreplaceable," he continued.
Besides having a voice that fit the R & B, Fandy selected for their taste responsibilities. According to Badai, each was asked to learn a song, born 26 April 1985 it must do well.
"I felt a burden to replace Sammy. But let me emphasize here, I just fill in the blanks of a band. I do not have the same with Sammy. I did not replace Sammy. Let Sammy with exceptional quality and I am with my character," says a guy who claims be Kerispatih fans since he was attending college.