With an increase in the number of reality shows, the viewers for these shows are equally increasing and to maintain this viewer base, the shows are trying their best to provide all the entertainment required.
This week in all the three shows, the common factor happened to be the quality of singing. May it be Poonam, Amanat or Mussarat’s performance in SRGMP or Emon and Amit’s performance in Indian Idol or Abbhas, Abhilasha, Harshid and other wonderful performances in SVOI, the contestants in all the three shows left such an impact on the viewers that they will remember these performances for days to come.
SVOI with its vague and unknown format is leaving viewers with too many questions unanswered. With some contestants singing solo while others duets, now the viewers are confused if they need to judge them based on their solo performance in the duet song or the contestants as a pair. With the format of “Satta Bazaar” they selected the two teams Agni and Prithvi but leaving the question in viewers mind as to how they would now follow up. They even started public voting without any proper information as to the day the voting ends. The show seems to be having everything that’s needed for a Suspense Thriller Bollywood Movie - music, dance, celebrity guests, catchy dialogues and added to it, the suspense. This show has lost lot of viewer’s interest not because of the performance but because of this weird confusing format. Sometimes they are seen adopting Indian Idol format and sometimes we see the gharana format of SRGMP. So, is SVOI = Srgmp + VOice + Indian Idol!!
Hug-O-mania has caught all the three reality shows where we can find the contestants hugging either the judges or the celebrities. The shows are not only bringing out the talented singers, but also talented shayars and especially in SVOI, the judges' comments are everytime in some sher format. If in SRGMP and SVOI, the judges are only praising or creating hype for the contestants, Indian Idol saw Annu Malek criticising contestants and ofcourse his main target Alisha too - even getting personal. The comment for Deepali “Your crush is crushing your singing” was totally uncalled for, as it more targeted her on personal level rather than on her singing. Hope his arrogant and superior-to-all attitudes does not affect the voting pattern!!
SRGMP had some really nice performances. Looks like Salman Khan left the show charged and the charge is still carrying on. Barring couple of contestants, everyone is performing really well. But the biggest question mark is the Gurugraph being used by the Gurus. Just as kids love playing video games and go on pressing the buttons, the Gurus here are doing the same too. Mauli, Aneek and Musarrat getting all 10’s on Saturday is something beyond logic. Do we take it that Musarrat’s brilliant performance and Mauli’s performance, which was more of shouting rather than singing, was at par!! And Vishal and his Versatility issue is becoming a regular feature now. He is making this Versatility issue into a “Very-Satiric” issue for every other contestant. So how about his own gharana contestant Raja!! Poonam and her life’s story was something that touched everyone, but could have been avoided being aired. SaReGaMaPa is turning more into Sha-Re-Pra-Bla-Ma show. But hats off to this brave girl!! By the way, why does Vishal have to stand up after/during every good performance and whistle!!
The time when people used to spend boring weekends has certainly now been replaced by music and masti, by these reality shows and thus the expectations of the people are also high. The bonding between the contestants and people is now so high that when one gets eliminated, there are tears in the eyes of the viewers. And if these shows want the people to remain hooked, these small aspects should be taken care of so that in the future we get to watch some more music and more masti.
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