The anxiety of who will be the next Indian Idol is rising week after
week as the show has just four contestants left. With Meiyang Chang’s
exit, the top four contestants, though being best friends make sure to
leave no room for the other contestants to grab the title of third
Indian Idol. The battle has already begun and to get more votes and
good remarks from the judges, Amit Paul, Prashant, Ankita and Emon
boast of superlative performances in the tenth Gala.
It turned out to be a treat to watch each of the contestants performing
two compositions from choices made by the judges. Javed Akhtar remarked
that Amit’s train on Indian Idol was on the right track and has gained
the momentum, as he set the exciting tone for the evening with his song
“Dil Kya Kare” from Julie. And
while Amit was basking in all the praise, there sneaked a surprise
guest to test his singing skills. It was none other than Tushar Kapoor
and to add some fun in this exciting moment, he had a novel idea where
he would enact a song and Amit would recognize and sing it for him and
this turned out to be a fun session.
Prashant proved himself to be the dark horse of Indian Idol with his performance as he sang “Kuch Naa Kaho" from 1947 A Love Story and followed it up with “O mere dil ke chain”.
This was a proof for his tremendous improvement week after week. Ankita
was not far behind and stole the show with her two thunderous
performances in Anky Baby style! Emon who has always been considered
“Chota Sonu” rendered the title song of “Kal Ho Naa Ho”
and his soulful singing left a deep impact on all the judges except for
Javed Akhtar as he remarked that he was sounding more like Sonu. But he
proved him completely wrong with his next song “Dilbar mere”, a Kishore Kumar number indicating Annu Malik's stand that Emon is a singer par excellence is indeed true.
The audiences were grooved and were asking for more fun. This was not
the end, as Sharman Joshi and Kunal Kemu made their presence to add
more excitement and fun. They in fact sang few lines to give company to
the contestants, which left Anu Malik say his last two words and
suggesting them to stick on to acting instead!
Watch all the fun unfold on Indian Idol on Friday 31st August, 2007 only on Sony Entertainment Television.