This weekend there was a touch of finality. It was about bidding adieu
to some shows and faces we got so used to watching week after week.
This week Mission Ustaad completed its successful run and found its
Ustaads. L'il Champs is one week short of the grand finale. While these
two shows inched towards its finale, the other two shows took a few
After thirteen week's of rigorous battle Mission Ustaad finally
got its Ustaad and it was none other than the truly deserving Jodi of -
Sonali and Roop Kumar Rathod. This Jodi with all the other Jodi's gave
some brilliant performances with the social messages as the icing on
cake. Mission Ustaad showed that music is aesthetic and such musical
shows can run very well without any drama. This show had some of the
best participants, some great judges but the show would not have been
as successful without the effective anchoring. Simone Singh deserves a
big round of applause for hosting the show so brilliantly. She played a
very important part in communicating the mission to the masses and
having a firm grip on the pulse of the show.
has now reached its penultimate stages and the last studio rounds were
completed this week. After last weeks fiasco, this week the show saw
fun and masti; devoid of any drama. The two judges were absent from the
show this week and their absence was felt very much. From the
performances on Friday, it was evident that even the contestants took
things too lightly in their absence. But Saturday saw some energetic
performances, lots of fun and frolic and some very touching moments
too. It was indeed overwhelming to meet the second celebrity guest of
the show Tejashwini and Akshay's interaction with her was indeed very
touching. Another host who deserves a big round of applause is the host
of L'il Champ – Aditya Narayan. He completed yet another successful
series and he has truly metamorphosed into a brilliant host like his
predecessors while emerging with a style of his own. His interaction
with the kids, judges, audience and the celebrity guests was very
two shows have reached their final destination then there are two
shows, which have inched away from it. True to its reputation, Star VOI has
repeated something that it has been doing from the very onset of this
show. The show producer seems to be too fond of stretching the show.
The show after reaching final five got two extra contestants in through
Wild Card round and the Challenger round. Now this week they decided to
stay away from elimination. Yet again the show is looking for the top
five. How fair would the decision be now if one among the previous top
five gets eliminated next week? Showing self created drama through AV's
is becoming a common feature of this show. Where hosts of other shows
are doing so well this is one show where the host has fallen short in
the anchoring department. Abhaas Joshi though highly exuberant and a
brilliant singer has failed to have the show under his control as
expected from a host. This was the second week in a row where he was
told off and this time by one of the judges who objected to his
comments. He needs to get a grip on his comments and style.
If any other show can beat VOI for stretching a show and not following any format whatsoever, then it's definitely K for Kishore.
This show is one show which is too inconsistent, be it performance wise
or judges ratings or even the format. The show after reaching final six
now took six more challengers. Last few weeks it seemed the
performances of the contestants were improving, but this week all such
hopes were dashed with some miserable performances by all the
contestants. The viewers are still unclear about the objective of this
show and it seems so are the judges. The hosts don't look very familiar
with the proceedings either.
deliver a successful show - apart from talents, three more things are
also required - Clear cut format, Good packaging and good anchoring. If
any of these departments fall short, the show also collapses. It's time
all the channel houses pay attention to this and deliver what it
promises at the onset.
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