Toshi and Aabhas are the viewers choice, the judges of Voice of India
throw a fit and select their own favourite wildcard contestant !
The musical talent hunt reality show, Voice of India (Star Plus), had six of its eliminated participants – Jaipur's
Toshi, Indore 's Priyani. Delhi 's Aabhas, Kolkata's Prantik, Ludhiana
's Arshpreet and a very reluctant Sumitra from Mumbai
- belt out
songs last week for the nation to once again vote for them. The concept
of the show allows two from among them to return to the competition as
wild card entries.
The upcoming episode on Friday is filled with drama, surprise and
conflicting viewpoints. Toshi and the youngest singing sensation Aabhas
are clear winners as far as viewers voting is concerned. But the fact
that no girl contestant made it as the wildcard entry infuriated the
sole female judge in this contest, Alka Yagnik
. She minced no words at
her disappointment over the viewers selection and insisted that as a
judge she should be given her right to bring back a contestant of her
The other judges also had their own viewpoints and after a huge battle
of words, Priyani was also given a chance to re-enter the competition
with three judges voting in her favour out of five.
the latest to-be-released Yash Raj film Laaga Chunari Mein Daag,
Konkana Sen Sharma and Kunal Kapoor, are the celebrity guests who
announce the winners in the wildcard category. And, Indipop singer
(who has apparently run into some trouble with the cops
over drugs today) will be the celebrity guest on Voice of India's
Saturday special 'Cricket meets Music' episode.
On this week's episode, producer-director Gajendrra Siingh says, "Tempers
had reached such a point that I thought Alkaji will walk out once again
over Priyani. Undoubtedly, the viewers have selected the best singers
but both being males got adverse reactions from the audience and
judges. There is anyway plenty of debate going on whether India will
ever crown a female singer and also if SMS's are the best way to pick
winners. To put to rest both these points and to give them all a fair
chance, I let the judges pick one singer instead of have them throw
tantrums and upset the schedule."
Author : Usha Thomas