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Paul Twohill
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Born
Paul Christopher Sherwood Twohill

7 March 1989
EducationCatholic High School, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Diploma in Mass Communication), RMIT University (Distinction in Professional Communications)
Parent(s)Angelina Estrelita Soluiano (mother), Anthony Twohill (father)

Paul Christopher Sherwood Twohill (more commonly known as Paul Twohill) is recognised for his participation in Season 2 of Singapore Idol alongside individuals like Hady Mirza and Joakim Gomez.[1] As of September 2019, Paul is an English Language teacher apart from being a singer.[2] Paul had been a host on Clicknetwork.tv, a Singapore-based online video network, that has featured various personalities like Rosalyn Lee and Bong Qiu Qiu. During his time with Clicknetwork, Paul Twohill was a co-host for ‘Chick vs. Dick’ and ‘Wonder Boys’.[3][4]

Background[5][6]

In Catholic High School, Paul was the lead singer of a rock band that had performed during the school’s annual talent competition called 'Catholic High Music Awards'.[7][8] Following his secondary education, he joined Singapore Idol.


In 2007, Paul enrolled into Ngee Ann Polytechnic where he obtained a Diploma in Mass Communications. During his National Service between 2010 and 2012, Paul served under 36SCE (Singapore Combat Engineers) as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel (EOD).[9] Following which, Paul furthered his studies at RMIT University where he graduated with Distinction in Professional Communications in 2014.

Personal life

Paul Twohill is of Australian and Chinese-Filipino descent. He was born to Anthony Twohill and Angelina Estrelita Soluiano on 7 March 1989.[10][11][12] Paul is the youngest of three children.[13] His older brother is Edmund Joseph Twohill who previously served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) under various appointments including being part of the Honorary Aide De Camp Corp (HADC).[14][15][16] His older sister, Natalya Ann Thora Twohill is the founder and co-founder of the companies, Ivy Cubs and Kiddet, both specializing in child enrichment activities.[17]


At 11 years old, Paul was affected by severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He claimed to have not showered for a year as he was afraid of soap. In that same year, Paul started singing seriously after being inspired by Britney Spears. This prompted him to join the choir.[18]


In a 2017 podcast interview with ‘Do Not Clique’, Paul stated his love for sweet and sour pork. He also enjoys watching the sitcom animation, Rick and Morty during his free time.[19]

Career highlights

Since February 2018, Paul Twohill is the Lead English teacher at Jan & Elly English Language School which specializes in phonics and writing classes targeted at children from 4 to 12 years old. Before teaching English classes, Paul Twohill developed a keen sense of business acumen as a Business Development Manager and Project Coordinator at companies like Veev Interactive Pte Ltd (May 2017 - Jan 2018), Passport Asia (Mar 2015 - Feb 2016), The Butter Factory (Feb 2013 - Oct 2014) and The Events Artery (Mar 2010 - Sep 2010). Additionally, Paul Twohill had previously worked at his sister’s company, Kiddet from March to November 2016.[20]


Spanning from February 2006 to January 2007, Paul Twohill was an artiste under Mediacorp Pte Ltd.

Clicknetwork.tv (2007 - 2018)

Paul Twohill (right) and Yan Kay Kay (left) on the promotional poster for 'Chick vs. Dick'.
Paul Twohill (left) and Charles Ng (right) pictured in a YouTube thumbnail for one of their 'Wonder Boys' episodes.

For a period of 11 years and 2 months, Paul Twohill was an artiste under Clicknetwork.tv.

Year(s) Series Role
2014 - 2017 Wonder Boys with Charles Ng[21] Co-host
2011 - 2014 Chick vs. Dick[22] Co-host

From 2011 to 2014, Paul was the co-host for the series ‘Chick vs. Dick’. The series follows a ‘battle of the sexes’ format featuring Paul Twohill and Yan Kay Kay (Yan Qihua).[23] In each episode, the two attempt challenges from ingesting a spoonful of cinnamon to learning how to pole dance.[24][25] Since its first premiere on 18 January 2008,[26] ‘Chick vs. Dick’ has a total of 99 episodes and garnered an estimated total of 1.6 million views on YouTube.


From 2014 to 2017, Paul co-hosted ‘Wonder Boys’ with Charles Benedict Ng.[27] In each episode, the pair tried various activities from experiencing cryotherapy to ghost hunting.[28][29] The series has 25 episodes with an estimated total of over 300,000 views on YouTube.

Artiste under iPop Live (2007)

In the same year, Paul Twohill signed as an artiste under iPop Live, a one-stop online record label, music store and artiste management company formed by renowned singer, songwriter and producer, John Klass.[30] Under the label, Paul released two singles titled ‘Tell Me’ and ‘Here I Am’ which rose to first place on the 91.3FM music charts on the first week of May in 2008.[31][32] Paul Twohill also landed regular performance gigs at Timbre @ The Substation.[33]

Club DJ with The Commercial Underground Trio (2007)

After Singapore Idol in 2006, Paul briefly performed as a club DJ. He debuted with the DJ collective, The Commercial Underground Trio (C.U.T.) at Home Club in March 2007.[34]

Singapore Idol Season 2 (2006)

Paul Twohill performing on Singapore Idol Season 2. Screengrab from YouTube video.

Before furthering his tertiary studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Paul Twohill participated in the second season of Singapore Idol where he landed in 4th place.[35][36][37]


At the time, Paul was constantly picked on by the media for his signature shoulder-length hair which covered most of his face, his punk rock dressing and his use of eye-liner.[38][39][40][41] Despite the criticism, Paul stated that his hairstyle and dressing gives him confidence, akin to emulating the Biblical character, Samson.[42][43]


During the competition, rumours of a romantic relationship between Paul and fellow contestant, Jasmine Tye circulated among viewers. The rumour was only confirmed years later in a 2017 podcast interview with 'Do Not Clique'. During the interview, Paul mentioned that he had dated Jasmine for a brief period while they were both on Singapore Idol.[44]


Shortly after his participation in Singapore Idol, numerous fake accounts on Friendster began impersonating Paul. One account allegedly deceived 845 individuals. Despite the fake Friendster accounts, Paul Twohill remained unfazed. In an interview with The Straits Times, Paul mentioned that he was “totally fine with it”.[45] In December 2006, as part of a celebrity poll by The New Paper, Paul Twohill received the Wacky Award.[46]

Media appearances & performances

Paul Twohill performing at Our Tampines Hub in 2017. Photo from Paul Twohill's Facebook.
Date Event description
June 2018 Radio interview Jeremy Ratnam on Power 98 FM
December 2017 Interviewed by Fariqqin Annuar on the podcast station 'Do Not Clique'[47]
June & July 2017 Music Time @ Festival at Our Tampines Hub[48][49]
2015 Featured in 8 DAYS magazine[50]
May 2008 Promoted a Channel 5 reality game show ‘The Showdown’ at Orchard Road alongside ‘Live The Dream’ finalist, Victor Tang[51]
January 2008 Performed at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Open House with Singapore Idol finalist, Daphne Khoo[52]
January 2008 Pledged to reduce plastic usage at the launch of the online youth campaign '[minus]plastic' alongside media personality, Rosalyn Lee and television presenter, Eunice Olsen. The event took place at The [email protected][53]
December 2007 Hosted ‘Flow’, a rock music event at the Ministry of Sound[54][55]
October 2007 Performed at public launch of www.omy.sg - Singapore’s first bilingual multimedia website at VivoCity[56]
September 2007 Performed at the President’s Star Charity alongside Joakim Gomez and Taufik Batisah[57]
July 2007 Participated in the urban race event ‘Singapore Pan Pacific City Chase’ with Singapore Idol finalist, Emilee Kang[58][59]
2007 Selected as a celebrity tour guide alongside Singapore Idol finalists, Jay Lim, Norman Then, Nurul Maideen, Gayle Nerva and Emilee Kang as part of a special tour package by New Century Tours.[60]

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