Yes, Chinmayi is a very natural host, very spontaneous. And she looks good too. She is said to have a bit of an attitude problem and it does show up sometimes in her blog. But she came across well as a host.
Btw, I didn't like Srilekha's facial expressions everytime Madhu got high marks. Sometimes she had quizzical expressions, at other times rather sarcastic expressions. Her responses to judge's criticisms were also a bit strained, as if she thought rather highly of herself. Madhu, on the other hand, came across as very humble and respectful. (Of course, no one could fault him and say anything negative about his singing, so he had no reason to display negative expressions, but his graciousness was very evident throughout the season.) Even as a judge, he did not make any hurtful comments.
Incidentally, I read somewhere that in the Hindi version of the show in which Shankar Mahadevan's team finally won over Shaan's team, there was a rather unpleasant encounter in the final round of the semi-finals. Apparently, Shaan got so upset that Shankar twice nominated himself to sing in order to boost his group's chances that he ripped off his own shirt after angrily saying that he too could have upped his group's score by singing solos!
Edited by Bonheur - 15 October 2010 at 2:50am