TODAY Online, 22 Dec - https://www.todayonline.com/8days/spop-wave-champ-gao-mei-gui-talk-competition-was-rigged-they-might-well-have-spent-less-money-help-me-cut-song-1777031
Similar report in 8days, 22 Dec
Gao Mei Gui was crowned the winner of SPOP WAVE! on 21 Dec 21, but amidst the congratulatory comments was also a lot of unflattering talk about the Mediacorp singing competition being fixed in her favour since YES 933 is one of the official channels for the show, and she is a DJ with the station. The 32-year-old is certainly aware of what's been said, as she revealed during a phone interview with 8days.sg this morning, but she also has a response for the naysayers. “Nothing was scripted, and the judges gave us scores according to what they heard,” she clarified. She took part in Campus SuperStar in 2006 and other small-scale singing competitions when she was a student at NTU WKWSCI.