Posted: 23 August 2013 at 8:42am | IP Logged
The concept of the show is different from the UK version which I've watched off and on over the years, the Jhalak makers took the rights from BBC as it's their concept but how the Jhalak people are doing it is not correct. They are taking people as contestants (the celebrity) which are already dancers, this year Sonali and Sumant both dancers, Mukti and her partner both dancers, Lauren and Puneet also both dancers, in the UK version that does not happen, in the US version who also bought the rights to produce their version it's been happening too both celebrity and choreographer are dancers in some of the cases which gives them an edge over the other contestants, therefore I feel the rules in this area should be changed the BBC should tighten up on the US and India to tell them to take celebrities that are not dancers into the competition as contestants.
After that they comes to what you asked is the show rigged as in the makers Colors TV have decided who the winner is going to be, No it's not rigged for the eventual winner, but some anomalies are taking place (things that should not happen for it to be a fair competition), So just to be clear here the eventual winner is not a rigged winner, last year's winner Gurmeet Chaudhury beat Rashmi Desai (a Colors actress) to the win, she was the better dancer Colors could have made her winner, but that would not be fair to all those that voted for Gurmeet to win, the scores from the judges and the audience numbers when added up made Gurmeet the winner. So though the judges voted Rashmi higher because of her dancing ability the votes from the public were less for Rashmi so she came second.
Saying all that I have said the judging in the competition week by week is questionable, the judges even if the difficulty level is low for Lauren they go out and say wow extremely over the top comments for routines where they were all in white (afterlife dance and the adam and eve performances) and also the one where they were in orange and red (this performance only had emotion and not many steps the routine was less difficulty), routines had very little difficulty, Lauren and Punit only held out their hands to each other the whole routine but only the emotion alone scored them high scores whilst others can put the same emotion but score low marks, the others have to do both emotion as well as high difficulty level, with lots of wow factor to score the high scores, whilst Lauren I've seen three routines where the difficulty level was low but only emotion (expressions) alone scored them highly, so I've criticised three of her performances. But out of the Independence day performances, her routine on Gandhi was the best performance, so what I want to see for fair judging is the scores to reflect what I'm seeing, they should show her going up and down too, that means the performance in orange and red should have scored a 25 maybe, after life performance 25 again to make them think okay lets come up with a more difficult routine and wow the audience, because the 30 30 30 each week is not reflecting what I'm seeing in her performance the routines are not hard enough to score the full 30 marks. Going to Drashti now the Bollywood performance scored a 29, but the point deduction by Remo Desouza he said he leg was crooked in the lifts I've watched the performance many times and her leg was not crooked it deserved 30 marks that performance her following week she did Afrobeats contemporary etc the routine was a bit boring but it scored 30, so to me after reflection what had happened the previous week maybe and also the fact she fell when she was practicing that performance Afrobeats one, they felt she's putting a lot of effort and we are being too picky, so you see the judging is subjective but there is nothing that can be done about it, human beings are making the decisions on what score to give. So perhaps we should just drop it rigged or not and just enjoy the performances each week and because the eventual winner is going to be 50% scores by the judges and 50% votes by the public we should just be assured the right winner will win, after all I'm sure the judges are not going to get involved in the final too much and leave it to the audience to decide, what I mean by that is they will give the finalists equal scores and let the public vote make which of the two a winner. So it's going to be fair as possible.