Amul Star Voice of India Chhote Ustaad is going from strength to strength. Never has a Chhote Ustaad episode had as much fun in any of its prior episodes as the one coming up on February 1, 2008. Great singing matched by scintillating performances, arguing judges , a soulful performance by Ila Arun and then a grand climax in true Indian style with more song, dance, fun and laughter with Bhojpuri Superstar Manoj Tiwari singing Holi songs like Rang Barse and Ang se ang lagana on the onset of Faagun.
For the first time in Chhote Ustaad, contestants sang songs based on folk music from various regions. If the boys sang brilliantly then the girls outdid them with ease.
Anvesha set the mood for the evening with Morni Baga Mein naache from Lamhe which brought back cherished memories of Ila Arun and Lata Di singing this track for Sridevi. Vyom Kapoor looked every bit his on screen counterpart when he sang the Ghana na Ghan from Lagaan. Sonia gave a dumdaar performance with Dumadum Mast kalandar.
When Aishwarya, looking like a million bucks, sang Nimbooda nimbooda… Ila Arun aptly described it in Hindi as "baat nimbu ki khattas ki lekin gaane mein bahut mithaas thi" .Prakriti's rendition of dayya re dayya re..bichuwa had audiences groove in excitement; while the usually perfect Areeb Khan failed to mesmerize the judges. What will be his fate? Will he stand a chance in Chhote Ustaad against tough competitors like Aishwarya, Anvesha, Sonia, Vyom and Prakriti? Will he or wont he make the cut?