As the jungs between contestants in our favourite musical
reality shows are growing nearer, we, as the viewers, are clinging onto
our seats, in utter anxiousness to see if our winner will come to the
end. How can we assure that our favourite will make it to the top?
Well, if you've got no mobile or cell phone, you're pretty much out of
luck. For years together now, the basis of voting in music shows have
been us, the janta
. We make the final decision of who wins the title and who doesn't - but is this fair?
fall from our eyes when we see our favourite contesants get eliminated
from a show and lose their chance of becoming India's next voice.
Eliminated contestants from all 3 music reality shows give a shock to
the viewers - Meiyang Chang, Deepali, and Emon Chatterjee from Indian
Idol, Junaid Sheikh and Harpreet Deol from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, and Toshi
from Star Voice of India. This gives the incentive for viewers to not
blame themselves, but rather, the channel. Whose fault is this?
Channel heads will blame it on the public voters - after all, it's
use who send hundreds of SMS messages everyday to keep our favourites
at the top, but when we see them go, who do we blame? The last resort
is to blame the format of the musical reality shows, where this
question arises - should we continue to have public voting as the final
decision maker for the shows? If talented contestants are getting
ousted out each week, then should the judges have the final say in who
goes and who stays? What should be the actual format for these shows?
We cannot decide ourselves, but we can surely think. Is public
voting the way to go? Are we able to trust our janta to the fullest and
make sure that talent wins over everything else, or must the judges and
other important factors be forced to play a key role as well?