Sylvia Ratonel is a Temasek Poly graduate became the first female finalist and runner-up in the history of “Singapore Idol” competition in December 2009 and was touted as ‘The Beautiful Talent’ in the third season of “Singapore Idol”.
After the Idol competition, Sylvia inked a management contract with MediaCorp and a recording contract with Universal Music.
In 2010, Sylvia became the first local celebrity to be named the brand ambassador for international make-up brand Maybelline New York. She released her self-titled debut album which she co-wrote several songs including two 987FM chart-topping hits “Fly” and “It’s Raining”. She also performed a duet with Idol winner Sezairi Sezali at the” National Day Parade” and sang the national anthem at the “Singtel F1 Grand Prix”.
The same year, she was ranked as part of the Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World by FHM magazine and she also won the Breakout Star of the Year ELLE Awards.
In 2011, she was the voice behind the NDP theme song “In A Heartbeat”.