The Airtel Super Singer Winner and Runner-up were a true shocker.
The decision to let the general public select the best of the top Super Singer 3 contestants was a blunder to say the least. This decision has undone every thing the singers, the trainers and the judges were diligently doing for over a year. There is no doubt that the original judges made the best choices, and most music stalwarts agree that the original three judges exercised great discretion in selecting the top two final contestants. Judging should have stopped there or at least, the Grand Finale winner should have been selected by a panel of 5 or more seasoned judges adept at identifying a true musical talent.
It is so sad, the grand finale just came down to popular voting. The rationale behind this general public deciding the grand finale winner is unfathomable if not highly deplorable. If the general public were to decide winners every year in other areas such as best actor/ actress or best peace maker, our popular actors and politicians respectively could have been voted best actors many times over and our politicians could have been nominated for Nobel Peace prizes almost every year.
Music literates all over the world who watched the shocking grand finale event only hope, that the true winners do not lose hope and confidence in their careers because of this dubious decision to let the masses decide the ultimate winner. And we also wish for a better format and more faith and respect for our judges in the forth coming seasons.