This week was a refreshing week where drama fortunately took a back
seat while magical melody had the drivers’ seat. While SVOI is inching
its way towards the grand finale in search of India ki Voice, Zee
SaReGaMaPa embarked on a new journey with L'il Champs International to
find a fresh new young voice.
This week’s show stealer was SVOI
with some brilliant themes and mind blowing performances. However,
there was a big disappointment too. With the elimination of Priyani,
the last of the female contestant, the wish of millions to see a female
participant vie for the coveted #1 title came crashing down. Yet again,
a talented singer lost out to the fallacy of public voting. If there
will be another “wild card” round to bring back female participants, is
at this moment a wild guess. It’s something that time and the show's
producer can tell, but from the way the judges were laying the
groundwork, it won’t be too surprising if such a thing really happened
especially keeping in view the past history of this show.
SVOI’s new and old song theme was a totally new concept and was really
entertaining to see, where the participants switch between old and new
generation songs with such ease. The qawaali theme and stage set up was
exceptional, although it reminded of such an episode of yet another
channel not so long ago.It was an absolute delight for the viewers to
watch as the participants in the presence of esteemed judges gave such
astounding performances. The little skit though enjoyable could have
been done without, as the performances were such powerful that nothing
else was required. It once again shows that, when the theme and song
selection is perfect, no props are required to boost the show.
SaReGaMaPa L'il Champs series
of Zee TV rolled out this week to a grand start. But after the gripping
euphoria that captured the viewers of the C2007, it will be sometime
before the L'il Champs series drive viewers into such fevered pitch.
The choice of Judges for this show rekindles hopes and visions of older
SRGM format devoid of drama. However, another judge in the show would
have made the show more interesting. Also, we hope that in future
episodes, we would see Suresh Wadekar ji more expressive. The kids
performed with live music to a live audience and this was probably not
a very good idea, as the experience can be very nerve wrecking for
fresh talents, especially for little kids. The international selections
proved to be a big disappointment and performances from them were too
While one L'il Champ has rolled out and another upcoming one being
advertised in Star Plus, it becomes essential to ponder on an important
point that is essential for a show involving little kids. The song
selection especially the lyrics need to be appropriate befitting the
age. We hope in the days to come, the research teams would pay
attention to this detail.
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