Posted: 23 March 2006 at 1:07am | IP Logged
Originally posted by breathing_irony
Hmmmm.....well for me the top contendors for II-2 were panna, monali, antara, karu, meenal and amey.
Meenal somehow faield to connect with the audience n farah's comments didnt help either!
MOnali had a gr8 start n was loaded with x-factor but none of her gala perf could match her piano perf somehow.....
Antara---she had everything to be an II-2....though she did give weak perf at times her voice could carry her thru'....her background would also help her since the aam janta could relate mroe 2 her.....but then sicne she was girl i feel she lost out.
Karu---He's a very good signer techincally.....really close to perfection when it comes to sur. Personally i faield to connect with him. I liked his singing but somehow he never touched my heart......n at times i felt he lacked tht x-factor or in Simon's words, the 'it' or 'wow' factor.
Panna----he had x-factor in ABUNDANCE. The best 'performer' easily.....gr8 screen rpesence, very camera- friendly....good looks......FANTASTIC dancer......realyl confident n the best thing was tht he enjoyed every 1 of his performacnes. His singing was weak most of the time but it was not lik he was a pathetic singer or something......he did have strong 'singing' performances lik 'jhalak' and 'hume aur jeene ki'
Amey----i always felt he was Indian Idol material. He sang well and he had loads of x-factor. What i realy liked abt him was the way he evolved through-out the shwo in terms of performance and confidence. He did have his bad days no doubt but there was always a spark n punch in his performance. And one realyl good thing abt him was tht he never repeated the singers...he tried a range of voices n genres......sometiems he wasnt so successful but ATLEAST he tried to bring abt some variation and experimentation. Guess the fact tht he was SRGM finalist and the throat infections went against him........
well said.... this is exactly how i feel too !!!!