three musical reality shows are giving its viewers a wholesome treat of
music, drama, fun and now that they are nearing the grand finale, the
contests are also getting tight leading to contestants giving some
awesome performances. But, none can stay away from the reality of
eliminations too, which is the saddest part. With the elimination of
Emon, considered as one of the best contender for the title, Indian
Idol has reached its final stage. SVOI was no exception as it lost one
of the best contestant - Priyani and after Toshi’s elimination, the
slogan of this show “Suro ke saath no Samjhauta”
is now being proved wrong by elimination of some of the best singers
from the show. But it was very funny to notice the Guru’s giving lame
excuses for below par performances of their own contestants. When they
are ready to criticize the contestants of the other teams, then why
can’t they apply the same judgment for their own gharana contestants?
It was seen in both SRGMP where Musarrat was being supported by his
mentor Himesh and also Irfan being supported by Abhijit in SVOI. The
“Once More” performance by certain picked contestants is an injustice
for others as the viewers may get attached to those performances by
listening to them twice. These shows must stop showing these encore
is turning more into “SaReDraMaPa”. This week, Mauli Dave’s elimination
saw Bappida staging a walkout from the show after making some atrocious
and irresponsible statements. Bappida felt, with the elimination of
Mauli, now the show’s TRP was going to fall. Mauli’s request asking him
not to leave the show as Sumedha was still there, fell on deaf ears.
Firstly a question to Bappida - While feeling sad for Mauli and by
saying that TRP would fall, isn’t he questioning the popularity and
credibility of the other contestants, who have repeatedly given good
performances time after time? Wasn’t he indirectly also putting Sumedha
down!! And more important, he should know that the TRP of a show is not
ruled by just popularity of the contestants, but good performances and
general ambience of the show also play a vital role. On top of these,
viewers are now finding the love story saga played by all the mentors
with the exception of Vishal-Shekhar, very irritating. One simple
question, why do we need the love story drama or bringing Poonam’s
economic situation up every week? Doesn’t their talent speak for them?
is not very far and it seems to be capitalizing on Toshi’s elimination.
Now the Guru’s and producer of the show seem to be planning to have a
wild card round between Toshi, Ashpreet and Priyani and the one who
gets the maximum votes will get the entry. But how fair is it on the
other eliminated contestants or even the ones who would get eliminated
after this wild card round? Will they also be brought back by having
another wild card round? Why drive the viewers wild with frustration
with change of format? These shows seem to be bending their rules every
now and then, to cash in on sentiments. Why can’t they be fair to all
the participants? It’s high time, they decide on the exact format,
before they take the track of those long agonizing Tele-serials which
leave the main track to enter subplots and get lost totally.
However, the point to be accepted and acknowledged is that these shows
have transformed the otherwise less of interest on weekend TV shows.
They have attracted not only viewers, but have made the weekends
interesting, exciting and musical for all the viewers of Indian
Television. They have provided the platform to bring talents in the
view of public, they showcase and produce some very talented singers
every year and encourage more youth to take interest and give shape to
dreams of making a career in Music!!
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