This week, one thing the viewers can’t complain about is monotony! They
were treated to a variety of music and some outstanding performances!
The four shows covered some very diverse genres of music.
SRGMP was back to its fun and
drama free melody episode this week. Anamika gave another brilliant and
flawless performance on the song Maiya Maiya. But it was “Totaram”
Tanmay who stole everyone’s heart, not just with his songs but also by
his antics. The only sad part was the elimination of Vibhore – a very
unfair decision on the part of the public. Smita Nandi again failed to
deliver. It was really amazing to watch the way these kids, Aditya and
the judges were interacting among themselves bringing in very positive
energy back into the show. By the way what was the purpose of the hair
band donned by Shreyas!!
If it was the public who gave an unfair judgment to eliminate a
contestant in SRGMP, then it was the judges who ended up doing so in SVOI.
In the acid test, except for Vyom, none of the other three were up to
the mark, but due to disparity in the marking by the judges, Mansi got
eliminated. Friday VOI saw too much of drama and personal problems of
contestants being dragged into. But Saturday’s episode more than made
up for it with some really outstanding performances. The surprise
package this week being Sonia! This show runs without any theme leading
to lack of test of the contestants in different genres. The comment of
Kunal to Ghulam Ali
Saab that he is ready to pay whatever fee Khan Saab
demands on behalf of Jayant
as the kid comes from a poor background was
too unrefined. Where voters are always blamed for showing regionalism
while voting, it was too unfortunate to see the judges of this show
promoting the same blatantly.
In K for Kishore this week the
theme was “Ek mein aur ek tu” a duet theme and it was indeed very
interesting. The songs selected were all chart toppers and the
performances were much better than what we have seen before. The Indian
Idol girls Ankita Mishra, Prajakta Shukre, Pooja Chaterjee and Aditi
Paul gave a good back up support to some songs while they faltered in
some. Milind Ingle made an impressive entry as a challenger well
supported by Bela Shulake who has done many stage shows with Kishoreda.
The final marking system is not very clear and it was quite confusing
to see how the final score is calculated. Once again there was no
Mission Ustaad this week again
made sure to keep the quality high. The theme this week was - Mother.
It was one of the most emotional, thought provoking and overwhelming
episodes that left one choked with emotion. This was one subject that
captured the attention of even the ever elusive Rehman and made him
more vocal. The performances were brilliant, the judge-participant
interactions were thought provoking, the Brahmastra songs were very
touching and the personal touches in the show highlighted one very big
truth - Whether one is a celebrity or a common man, mother means and is
the world to him or her.
This week majority of the shows were free of “unwarranted drama” and
yet it could hold on to the public’s attention and left an impression
there. One thing all the four shows that have in abundance is –
talented participants. Their performances alone can create the biggest
impression for the public even in the absence of personal information
display or drama. All that is needed is selection of captivating
themes, good performances and an enjoyable clean script which
highlights the performances or musical strengths and not the
performer’s personal life.
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