A test contender who passed up a colossal money prize – in light of the fact that judges asserted he misspoke “Tony Hadley” – has been granted the cash after a U-turn by the radio broadcast.
At the point when Singaporean man Muhammad Shalehan was denied the $10,000 prize (£5,760; US$7,060), the Spandau Ballet vocalist sent a video of help.
However, the radio broadcast stayed inflexible Mr Shalehan wasn’t right – as of not long ago.
On Friday, Gold 905 said they were “profoundly heartbroken” and granted the cash.
Spandau Ballet, a test squabble, and a $10k question
“Since Tony Hadley has said that Mr Shalehan said his name effectively, who are we to dissent?” the station said on Facebook.
Mr Shalehan – a dad of three, with another infant due in August – told the BBC he was “so stunned” however “so glad”.
“I was unable to have done it without the assistance of Mr Tony Hadley,” he said.
Media captionTony Hadley: “He has his prize cash. Good karma to Muhammad!”
What was the test discussion?
On 16 March, Gold 905 – a station possessed by a Singapore media monster – started the “Superstar Name Drop” test.
Players needed to recognize 14 big names, each expression single word of the expression: “Gold 9-0-5, the station that sounds great, and causes you to feel great.”
It was difficult to distinguish even one big name – not to mention 14. Be that as it may, by tuning in to others’ answers, audience members could – over various weeks – sort the riddle out.
Mr Shalehan called multiple times, and endured to air twice – however didn’t find the solution right.
On 21 April, he at long last idea he had every one of the 14 answers – just to be told he scored 13.
However, on 6 May, another guest said precisely the same answers – and was granted the $10,000.
At the point when Mr Shalehan scrutinized the choice, the station said he had misspoke Tony Hadley on 21 April (see cut further down).