Suspense was building fast when Sophie revealed that people of India, with an overwhelming majority, had chosen Vidhaan to be in the Academy. That meant Rohit was out of the contest and Vidhaan would get a second shot to be the Fame X champion.
Mumbai: Palash Sen is seen in a completely different role in Fame X, a sequel to reality talent show, Fame Gurukul.
He is a friend, a mentor and Dean to the 16 contestants participating in the show. The talent of the participants is formidable and so are the influences.
"Right from R D Burman, A R Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Led Zepplin, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd influence me," says a contestant, Aditya.
But talent is not that the show demands. The new season of the show will judge contestants not just on their singing abilities, but also on their X-factor. So amidst the comfortable confines of the rather well done up Fame X Academy, there are a number of spy-cams to monitor their every move and even a timetable to be strictly followed.
But when asked hat exactly is this X-factor, we got mixed reactions.
"That's a question still reeling on my mind," says Aditya.
Cyrus Broacha, who is one of the judge was in one of his humourous moods. "You mean the girl I was seeing before," he says.
But the dean has things sorted. "It could be the way the person walks or talks. X factor comes from within," says Palash Sen.
"X factor is when you perform fearlessly and confidently in front of any number of audience, " says singer and judge, Daler Mehndi.
So X Factor is not something you can borrow or steal. That's one reason actor Arshad Warsi gives for his presence in the industry.
"I don't know what X factor is. But if I didn't have it, I wouldn't have been here," he says.
On Monday, the contestants will vote for one of the four to be back in the Academy.
Fate of the remaining three will be decided after the caf round. This time two contestants will be voted out. Tune in to SAB TV at 9 p.m. to find out which one.
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