This week heralded the beginning of Round 2 of the contest and therefore introduction of new Mahagurus - Khayyam Saab and Rajesh Roshanji. The theme for the two days was also something beautiful – Friday was Ismail Darbar
’s songs and Saturday was Raj Kapoor
’s songs. But unfortunately these Maha Gurus were not giving any insightful comments to the contestants for future improvement. Seems they were too busy securing their peaceful future here at the show! They seemed to be in agreement to whatever the mentors said, perhaps they were testing the waters before taking the plunge and getting the “debating” mentors wrath, oops I mean ”point of views” directed upon themselves so soon!
This weeks’ show stealer positively was Ismail Darbar
’s violin recital on Friday and the medley of Raj Kapoor
songs put together by Aditya and all the participants on Saturday. Performance wise, sorry to say, but none of the participants performed brilliantly enough to stand out on either of the days. If they were perfect on sur and taal, then they faltered in the feel area. The worst performance was by the girls. Meghna, the eliminated one was too bad but the other two were no better. Sumedha was the only good one and so rightfully got direct entry into the Agni Pariksha round. I agree, the two rounds were really tough but still maybe they did not try to their full potential. Amongst the boys, Apurva performed the best on Friday and got the well deserved green card. Through Amanat Ali
was good, he has some breath-control problems which became audible at a few places, something that he needs to work on. Could not find much difference in the singing of Tushar, the eliminated contestant and Sunil, the contestant from Sundernagar .
Today, apart from the medley, the highlight was the difference of opinion between the Rock Gharana and Hit It Gharana mentors, regarding Tushar’s performance and there was a show down between Vishal and Himesh. Vishal somehow has a habit of not letting Himesh complete his review. But among all what was the best part… any guesses!!! The ever silent Sekhar finally spoke! Bappida also spoke bit more and also declared this Vishvayudh to be the World Cup. That reminds me the wrist movement of Himesh when he was singing. He could be the answer to the bowling coach that Indian team is looking for. Or maybe a good choice for a fusion dances of Rock and Bharatnatyam. If tomorrow his remixes fails he can always look onto these fields.
But I am yet to understand why Himesh has to sing in every episode and that too without invitation. Also seems he has made it a point to see that his eliminated contestants have secured “Roti” in the future, so making promises to give them all a chance in his next album or live show. By the way, why was Vishal sitting in the studio with those dark glasses? No wonder Maha Guru Khayam was all time repeating “Chashme Baddur”.
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