Jamai Loman


Jamai Loman

Infobox musical artist
Name = Jamai Loman



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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Jamai Loman
Born = birth date and age|1986|06|30
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Origin = Gouda, Netherlands
Instrument = Singing, piano
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Occupation = Singer, actor, children's TV presenter
Years_active = 2003–present
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URL = http://www.jamaimusic.nl

Jamai Loman (born June 30, 1986 in Gouda, the Netherlands) was the winner of the first series of Idols (Netherlands) the Dutch variant on Pop Idol, pop singer and Dutch musical artist.

Biography

Jamai (at that time living with his parents and two elder sisters), grew up in Schoonhoven, where he started his "career" in a school musical. He also performed at the school's "Shownight" in 2000, and played in the school jazzband called 8CC.Fact|date=September 2007

In 2003 he entered the Dutch Idols competition. To his surprise, he survived round after round and was voted the winner. At the 2003 World Idol however, he only received 36 points and came in last, with a slashing Jury report.Fact|date=September 2007

Shortly after releasing his third single, Jamai decided to move from the music business to acting and he starred in the musicals "Doornroosje" (Sleeping Beauty), "Hello Dolly" and "Jesus Christ Superstar". Currently (January 2007) he is in "The Wiz", where he is playing the role of the Wiz and alternating the role of the Scarecrow.Fact|date=September 2007

Jamai's management announced that he will be playing the role of Marius Pontmercy in the musical "Les Misérables", at London's West End in the summer of 2007. This however proved to be false, the producers of the show claiming he had auditioned, but was never promised the role.Fact|date=September 2007


="Dutch Idol" Performances=

Top 30: Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson Top 10: Everything I Do, I Do It For You by Bryan Adams Top 09: Love Is All Around Top 08: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Elton John Top 07: De Vleugels Van Mijn Vlucht Top 06: Relight My Fire by Take That Top 05: Always Top 04: Angels by Robbie Williams Top 04: Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez Top 03: If You Don't Know Me By Now by Simply Red Top 03: Celebration by Kool and The Gang Finale: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Elton John Finale: Your Song by Elton John Finale: Step Right Up

Discography

2003 "Step Right Up", Single 2003 "Greatest Moments", Idols Album 2003 "Jamai", Album 2003 "When you walk in the room", Single (ft. Dewi, 3rd place Idols) 2004 "Wango Tango", Single 2005 "Super Guppie zingt", Album starring different artists, in connection with the Dutch "Children's Books Week" 2006 "Jesus Christ Superstar", Dutch Original Cast Album

Theater

*2003 "Bij Paul of de koffie", theater tour with Dutch artist Paul de Leeuw
*2004 Musical "Doornroosje" (Sleeping Beauty), Jonathan, Dutch tour
*2004-2005 "Hello Dolly", Barnaby Tucker, Dutch tour
*2005-2006 "Jesus Christ Superstar", Simon Zealotes, Dutch tour
*2006 "Musicals In Ahoy" - Ahoy Rotterdam
*2006-2007 "The Wiz", Scarecrow and The Wiz, Beatrix Theater, Utrecht
*2008 "Les Misérables", Marius, Netherlands

Awards

In 2003 Jamai won the "Gouden Vedel", a price awarded by the Dutch Association of Dancing Teachers to artists who release a good dance record. He received this award for his single "Step Right Up", used in dancing classes for learning the cha-cha-cha.
Jamai won the "John Kraaijkamp Musical Award 2005" for Best Upcoming Talent, for his role of Barnaby Tucker in "Hello Dolly". The Award includes a scholarship of 10.000 Euro.
Nominated for the "John Kraaijkamp Musical Award 2006" for Best Male Supporting Role for Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Miscellaneous

In October 2006, Jamai started presenting the children's Television program "Jetix Max", together with actress Nicolette van Dam. In December 2006, he dubbed the voice for penguin Mumble in the animated movie "Happy Feet". Jamai has been an Ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Holland since May 2004.

External links

* [http://www.jamaimusic.nl/ Official Website]
* Official Dutch Jamai [http://www.jamai.net/ Fanclub]
* Jamai [http://www.jamaifans.nl/ Fansite] (Dutch)
* Jamai at [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1386038/ IMDb]


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