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SVOI and SaReGaMaPa L'il Champs This Week - Critical Analysis

This week, if one reality show got the viewers emotional with the performances, the other show brought out tears of frustration, for wanting to see some performances.

Published: Monday,Nov 19, 2007 19:33 PM GMT-07:00
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For SVOI, it was the last week of wooing the viewers before the D-day next week. This week the two finalists Harshit and Ishmeet performed in their home grounds Ludhiana and Varanasi.

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As expected, both the boys got a heroes welcome back home, and the crowd response was overwhelming. The participants also left no stones unturned to out perform one another whenever they got the chance to perform. However at this point, Ishmeet is leading over Harshit by about 10% votes. Two points that stood out this week like an eyesore was the way regionalism was being advocated throughout, in both the Ludhiana and Varanasi shows. The other sore factor was the “Talk-athalon” sessions that Shaan, the judges, the special guest - Ravi Kishen Shukla, the participants' family members resorted to not just in the praise of the participants, but also in praising the states or conducting those numerous “who is better” polls. Between them all, they took up the maximum show time talking while the participants got minimum time to perform. The use of Bhojpuri, the use of “Sasri Akal, Bholenath, Har Har Mahadev, and Ganga Mayiiya and spotlight on all that pooja path/havan were such overkill that performances of the participants got overshadowed. Both the contestants on the other hand gave some really superb performances, and it was quite difficult for anyone to judge who was better.

If the talkathon session of SVOI brought the frustrated tears to eyes, then in SaReGaMaPa L'il Champs, it was “Delhi ki Roshni”- Vasundhara’s “Tera mujhse hain pehle ka naata and the Hari naam” that not only overwhelmed the judges, but left the audience speechless with emotions. If tears of joy came out on Friday, then on Saturday in the Masti ki Pathshala, it was the mimicry by Sonu and Aditya that left the audience rolling with laughter. The children also gave brilliant performances to make the show very enjoyable. The show has everything but the overall chemistry between the two judges is completely lacking. Both the judges seem to be going their own way during the show. At times, it gives a feeling that maybe a third judge could have been a better idea. Overall this was a week that was filled with music, masti and some memorable moments.

It’s really strange that while one musical show's simplicity is attracting the viewers, the other show has got so scripted that it has lost its basic essence and along with the changing format, it has lost the audience as well. At a time when the participants should be enthralling the audience with their mesmerizing voices and performances, the show packagers seems to focus more on voting polls, campaigns, and every thing else, but singing.

Author: Barnali

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Too_Much 15 years ago Didi its not only your views yeh janta ki awaaz hai
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avadvani 15 years ago its sad that the same gajendra singh who produced saregama and saregampa is now messing up SVOI just to stay in competiton with saregama.

your analysis is right on regarding both shows. the chemistry is lacking between the two judges but it is better than the histrionics of alka yagnik and what's his name singer.. in the last little champs or himesh reshamiya and ismail darbar for sure.
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urber 15 years ago i can't believe in ASVOI they still haven't decided who the winner is.. when II3 & SRGMP succeeded and are way ahead while all of em started on the same day.. i m thinkin we'll see lil champs finale b4 the SVOI finale..
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bittersweet93 15 years ago whre there's voting system, there's always more arguements, campaigns, accusations
thats why i wish like Lil' champs C2007 also let the judges pick the winners
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ammmu 15 years ago SRGMP Lil Champs was too cute this wk.. I missed Friday's epi, but my parents told me about it, nice to see such talented kids!

thanks Barnalidi!
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advil 15 years ago In the Varanasi show, the amount this Ravi Kishen spoke I am sure he left Navjyot Singh Sidhu far behind...!!!!

In LIl Champs, Vasundhara was really sweet.I simply love her simplicity and innocence. Sonu's mimicry of Udit Narayan was just too good.
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Anuradha 15 years ago I have still not watched svoi's last week episodes.. I knew it will be full of noise and bhashan's.. Tats trade mark of Gajji.. He used to do it during c2005, emet and lil champs too..
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