Can Good-Looks Influence The Audience?

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Posted: 12 years ago
This question often ponders in my mind. I thought of putting it forward to analyze what everybody else thinks about it.

We have had good-looking contestants in Indian Idol and they have stayed for a longer period of time, while those who are not so good-looking got eliminated early.


Is it just a misconception, false suspicion or is it a reality? Does a good-looking singer actually attract the audience more or can a singer just rely on his/her singing to attract others rather than looks?

What is your take on this thought, do share in. Thanks.


Posted: 12 years ago
It is reality. What pleases the eyes of the voting population stays and what doesn't leaves. Unfortunately good looks don't translate into equally talented contestants.
Posted: 12 years ago
Tia was a good combination of good looks and talent. I love her angelic face.
Posted: 12 years ago
i think it does affect the voting system because a contestant who looks good and has good stage appearance, generally people would want to vote for them.
just my opinion
Posted: 12 years ago
Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*


It is reality. What pleases the eyes of the voting population stays and what doesn't leaves. Unfortunately good looks don't translate into equally talented contestants.


and what about "what pleases the ears?" lol.

i agree that to some extent looks do play a role, but only early on in the competition when we do not know the contestants and their potential well enough. when we had top 13, we heard like only 2 songs from a contestant at that point. so if a contestant made a mistake in top 13, we do not know what to blame it on. did he/she just have a bad day or is he/she really that bad? we dont know this cuz we havent seen enough performances to judge that. so we tend to resort to the only other option we have and that is looks (im assuming no other factors like regionalism and prejudice are playing a role here.). as messed up as it is, we as humans are slightly biased towards good looking ppl. that is just human nature. lol. Tongue(and im not saying this, psychology does. lol.) so at this point, the good looking ppl will get a second chance (assuming they made a mistake) and the not so good-looking ones leave (assuming they also made a mistake).

But as the competition progresses, we as audience get to know the contestants much more. we know how they sing, and if they almost always sing well or bad. so at this point, we have more than looks to resort too. if a contestant makes a mistake here like in top 5 or sumthing, we think back and see if he/she is always like this or is it just this day (which is far more a reliable way of judging than looks). and based on this, we vote.

so whether looks play a role or not depends on how far we are in the competition. so at this point in indian idol now, i do not think looks are playing any role. of course there are other things, like regionalism and prejudice etc. but that is a whole different story. lol. u asked me about the role of looks, i told u about the role of looks. lol.LOL

and im speaking generally here. of course, not everyone is alike and not everyone thinks alike. this is just a generalization. apologies for the long post. had so much to say.Embarrassed
Posted: 12 years ago
yes and no.actually, bhoomi and swaroop are normal lookers,but here they are in top 4. so basically what I want to say is various reasons influence the audience apart from good looks ,like regionalism,emotional aspects of contestants,lastly the true talent.Smile
Posted: 12 years ago
Originally posted by thewiseone


Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*


It is reality. What pleases the eyes of the voting population stays and what doesn't leaves. Unfortunately good looks don't translate into equally talented contestants.


and what about "what pleases the ears?" lol.


if that mattered as much as it should, most of us wouldn't be here complaining about voting trends! LOL
Edited by *Woh Ajnabee* - 12 years ago
Posted: 12 years ago
Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*


Originally posted by thewiseone


Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*


It is reality. What pleases the eyes of the voting population stays and what doesn't leaves. Unfortunately good looks don't translate into equally talented contestants.


and what about "what pleases the ears?" lol.


if that mattered as much as it should, most of us wouldn't be here complaining about voting trends! LOL
well said ClapLOL

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