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
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
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.
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.
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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