Like everything else in nature, music becomes its full self, when its sounds and laws are used by intelligent man for the production of harmony, and make it the vehicle of emotion and thought. And this is what we saw happening – almost – in SRGMP this week. Viewers were treated with some really nice melodies and best part – no anti-climax. Even the elimination decision taken by the public here was fully justified.
Courtesy : <img src="images/uploads/765_Mauli-Toshi.jpg" align="left" border="" height="216" width="259">In SRGMP, romance was in air this weekend. Almost all Contestants baring a couple maybe did justice to the old romantic numbers which was a dedication to Taj in the Friday’s episode. The controversy on versatility has now become everyday debate in this show. This issue was brought up again when “Mayya Mayya” girl Mauli Dave failed miserably in her performance and while she sang “Na sur hai Na taal hai” – it was quite evident that she was pointing the finger at herself. But then all the mentors, including Bappida who is supposed to be her mentor and guide her in the song choices agreed that Mauli has made wrong choice of song. Why this hype for contestants?? This hype does not end with SRGMP and continues to rule in SVOI with the judges giving high number of points even after the contestants not performing up to the expectations.
In SVOI, at last the selection for Bemisal-12 or rather we call it Bemisal-14 comes to an end. With this weird format, even though it got two extra contestants, it has lost some talented ones. The ratings by the judges continued to be disparaging. Toshi after his first awesome performance failed on both the performances this week. Once the judges fix up their eye on one contestant, they do not seem to be moving it towards the other even if the contestant fails miserably. This was seen happening with Mauli in SRGMP, Sumitra of SVOI and now again with Toshi.
Courtesy : <img src="images/uploads/BZ9_Aneek-diya.jpg" align="right" border="" height="324" width="218">Even with all these controversies and high drama, the credit goes to these reality shows for producing some great talents every year. This week too we had the show stealers who gave tremendous performance and made the viewers stick on to the show. In SRGMP again this week it was none other than the “Bengal Cub” Aneek Dhar, giving his fifth non-stop consistent performance in the show. He was already being compared to Vinit from C-2005 and now with him proposing Dia Mirza, who was the guest on Saturday, he seems to be proving that he is the “Topiwaala Tendulkar” of C-2007. Amit Paul is one of the underrated singers in Indian Idol, but this week he got the spotlight as his song Nasha yeh pyaar ka nasha hai, spread the “Nasha” of his voice all over the sets that he was asked to sing it again by everyone present there and this glued all viewers on to their TV sets. The same goes with Harshid of SVOI who was even tagged as the “Perfect Singer” by Abhijeet. His performance really touched everyone’s heart.
Courtesy : <img src="images/uploads/1A5_Emon.jpg" align="left" border="" height="240" width="340">But what are really disappointing to note was the judge’s comments to the contestants. At times they are so rude that they don’t realize what they are saying may demoralize the contestants. We saw it happening in Indian Idol and SVOI both this week. In Indian Idol this week Shabana Azmi was giving the proxy for Javed Saab and she made this very clear to Anu Malik that he was wrong in criticizing thus. Sometimes I fail to understand the comments of Anu Malik as in first week he calls Emon’s confidence level to be the best and in next week he terms the same confidence level to be overconfidence. It is beyond understanding how calling a performance “Wahiyat” will help the contestant in improving. Why not go for some constructive criticism so that they can improve. These contestants too deserve some respect. But seems these judges have a different thinking on this issue.
The public voting is again showing its color at times with Smita getting eliminated in Indian Idol while there were contestants who did not perform well. Hope the viewers give the correct verdict and the talent does not get lost in these shows and also lets see if the shows can live up to the expectations of the masses.
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