Indian Idol has reached its penultimate stage. The top
three are in place. The last lap has to be run and the
winner is till anybody's guess. The three young men have
all had a makeover and look like little rock stars. Their
confidence level is at an all time high. They are singing
at their best.
Javed Akhtar revealed how these
contestants have achieved international status because wherever he went
he was only questioned about them! It is a tough task ahead for viewers
to make their final choice. To make their task easier came Adnan
Adnan looked like a million bucks after his weight loss. Everybody was
as delighted as the contestants to have him on stage with the
contestants singing Aa raha hoon main from Dhamaal
the film that boasts of having Adnan as the music composer.
Each contestant sang two songs each… all Kishore Kumar numbers of
Adnan's choice. He made acute observations and accurate judgments about
their performance. Emon swept everybody off
their feet with his opening number…Yeh jo mohhabat hai from Kati
Patang. After last week's controversy and arguments about his singing,
Javed Akhtar was very happy with his singing and performance. All is
well and all is forgiven he said. Annu Malek felt vindicated. Prashant
followed it up with a delightful rendition of Ek ladki beegi
bhaagi si.. Annu Malek's whole hearted praise reduced the
young man to tears. It was the first time anybody had
showered him with so much praise. When Amit sang, time seemed to stand
still. The judges were unanimous in their verdict…the film
industry has found a new singing sensation they said.
In the next round the contestants dedicated songs to their
loved ones. Emon dedicated Banke tera jogi to his parents who were in
the audience and were overwhelmed by the gesture. Prashant
dedicated to his friends in the police force Bheege honth
tere… Amit the emotional one amongst them dedicated to his grand
mother … Betaab dil… for which he bagged full
marks from Javed Akhtar.
After hearing everybody Adnan had a word of advice to all. Remember
Lift karade in moments of self doubt "That's what I do", he
said. At the mention of the song Annu Malek, Alisha
and Udit Narayan joined him on stage and shook a leg.. that truly
lifted everybody's spirits.
There was more in store after all this. The highlight of the evening
was a jugalband between Adnan and Fazal Qureishi the
talented younger brother of Ustad Zakir Husain. The evening ended on a
high note with a rocking performance from Adnan and his
dancers. One could not have asked for more.
Catch all the action on Indian Idol on Friday , September 7 at 9 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.