'I was shocked and heartbroken'- Manjeera Ganguly

Telly Buzz in conversation with Manjeera Ganguly, the first evict of Sony TV's X Factor...

Monday, June 20, 2011 | 6:07:45 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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The maiden elimination of Sony TV's X Factor India came as a shocker for the viewers and even for the judges.

Manjeera Ganguly is believed to be the contestant with a Pitch Perfect voice and it was unfortunate that the show lost her at the end of the very first Concert Round.

In a candid chat with Telly Buzz, Manjeera shares her experiences in the show.

How was the journey so far?
The journey has been very nice and a learning experience. I had a great mentor like Shreya Ghoshal who is really a very good human being from whom I learnt certain techniques of singing. I learned how to sing and dance through this show and I would like to thank my choreographer Neerav for this. It is tough performing with singing and dancing together, but once you grasp it, it is fun to do.

Did you expect to be the first evict?
Not at all. I did not ever expect this to happen especially after giving a performance for which I got great comments last week.

You were the pitch perfect contestant; you believe what happened is not right?
Yeah, to an extent I really feel so. But it is fine with me. We are entertainers and our main job is to entertain. And I think I have done that.

What was the one thing that came to your mind when your name was announced?
I was shocked and heartbroken. Tears rolled down through my cheeks.  

How is Shreya Ghoshal as a mentor?
Very nice. She is really cool and really approachable. She does not really get irritated when we go wrong sometimes. It is really easy to be with a mentor like that.

If given a choice, who would you choose as your mentor?
That's a difficult question because Sonu Nigam is my favourite and I also want to work with Sanjay sir. Sanjay sir is a director and a director understands a singer the most. He makes it easier for the singer to understand to feel the song because he will describe the situation and the context of the song.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali had said that you are a big threat to the other singers; comments?
That was so sweet and I am grateful to him. Please give me a break.

How has X Factor India changed your life?
Genuinely I can say that the show has given me a good exposure because my number of friends increased from 56 to 700. I am happy that people liked my performance and now I am recognized everywhere.

Who do you think was the strongest contender for you in the show?
I feel that Sahiti and Shovon are great singers and in teams I think Deewana and Nirmiti are really good and they are really creative. They have great chances to win.  

Who do you think deserves to win X Factor India?
Sahiti or Shovon.

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Posted on: 24 June 2011 at 10:58pm
she is the most talented and was gone so don't know about this voting... other than groups nobody is even good to mention about

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Posted on: 24 June 2011 at 9:12pm
Lv ur voice.wish u best of luck for ur future

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Posted on: 21 June 2011 at 6:09am
she is really talented and def her elimination was shocking...all the best to her for her future

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Posted on: 21 June 2011 at 6:01am
wowww she sang KMH song omg didn't know this .but really she has a gr8 voice shocked to c her eliminate .hope see her back with wild card

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Posted on: 21 June 2011 at 4:01am
I lvd her voice.i m listening to her song n my fav one(kmh t.track) since jan 2009 n that too daily.she deserved to b there

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Posted on: 20 June 2011 at 9:50pm
Oh she sang the title track of KMH? I did not know this.:) I wanted Geet or Last Minute grp to be eliminated. I hope she is back via wild card entry. :) She is a really good singer. :)

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Posted on: 20 June 2011 at 12:54pm
So sad for her...:(( she had sung the title track for KMH1 nd she has such a sweet voice..dunno why did they evict her??:s

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Posted on: 20 June 2011 at 10:29am
she sang kmh title song??
which one??
season 1 or 2??

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Posted on: 20 June 2011 at 10:20am sad...:( she has a lovely voice..n sang d KMH1 title's not fair:(

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Posted on: 20 June 2011 at 9:44am
She eliminated? Really its very shocking news for me about her elimination. What happened to viewers ? U all have been mad? Dont have power to recognise real talent?

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