Who will be performing Siti’s Anta Permana at the semi-finals of Muzik-Muzik 34? — YouTube/DatoSNurhalizaVEVO

KUALA LUMPUR: Singer Bob Yusof expressed his surprise on speculations that he would be singing the song Anta Permana in the upcoming Muzik-Muzik 34 (MM34) semi-finals (SFMM34).

“Coincidently, I happen to like the Anta Permana song and have been performing it at various gigs.

“Some fans must have tagged the original singer when they shared the video clip on Instagram. I suppose that is how why many think that I will be replacing Siti to perform the song,” he said in a news report yesterday.

The 38-year-old Bob whose real name is Yusrizan Usop said that he was however prepared to fulfil the responsibility as best as he could.

Bob Yusof. — Instagram/Bob Yusof

Anta Permana, composed by Hael Husaini and Ezra Kong is one of the songs which have made it into SFMM34.

Meanwhile, a representative from Universal Music, Amir Wahab said that they were still on the look out for the most suitable singer to perform the song at SFMM34.

“If possible, we hope that the replacement would be a male singer, one who is not among the newbies,” said Amir.

From the beginning, Siti had maintained that she would not be singing the song if it got nominated in any competition, but told the composers that they could choose any suitable singer to replace her.

She had also named young singer Ernie Zakri as the perfect candidate to perform the song.

SFMMM34 will be held over three weeks on Nov 15, 22 and 29 at Sri Pentas 2, Plaza Alam Sentral in Shah Alam.