For the first time, I watched the most recent episode of SRGMP at a stretch. I was shocked to see SM and everyone else praising Jasraj so much, and the audience giving him a standing ovation. Nahin Samne is a fabulous song, one of my favorites, and the song embodies a lot of softness and tenderness, it is a very difficult song to sing. I heard Jasraj start the tune with the long "kaisi...", and expected the climax that happens in the actual song. Instead, he sang the same tune and carried it far, then took a breather and was very very soft in the climax, made me feel like he couldn't really pull off the climax so focused on the same tune.
After that, he lost me. Also, during the song he missed a few tunes slightly. I was very very disappointed. Right after this I heard two versions of the song on iTunes - one with Rahman and Hariharan, and the other with Rahman, Hariharan, and Sukhwinder. You really have to listen to Jasraj and then the actual song. Hariharan does the tune so so so so so beautifully, it touches your heart and is the softest most tender tune. Jasraj completely butchered it.
Okay so he sang the song in English and he did his own thing. However, to take such a beautiful mesmerizing song and then do your own thing in a way that is not as good as the original, is totally butchering it. I was absolutely shocked at how everyone was praising him so much. He is definitely overhyped.