Chatterjee is a multi-talented contestant of Indian Idol. He touches
one's heart with his songs, his mimics make everyone laugh and when he
takes his guitar to play, the listeners never fail to get involved into
his tunes. This seventeen year old believes that he can make people
happy with his songs. At this young age, he has a Bengali album to his
credit and also has sung in local TV Channels. He brings a magical
atmosphere on the sets with his performance and is considered to be the
fore- runner in this contest.
How has Indian Idol platform been beneficial in your career?
Yes, without this
platform, my journey to Mumbai might have taken another 2-3 years. It’s
a honor to be standing right before Sonu Nigam
and singing in front of
Greats like Javedji, Uditji and AnnuJi. This experience has taught me
so many things, which I will remember forever.
Who is the best judge according to you?
Emon: Sonu Nigam
!! My God! It
was a dream come true for me as I sang before him. It was so nice. It
was my happiest day, but I feel sad that he was not a permanent judge
this year. Even then, those moments were great for me.
Have you had any professional training in classical music?
Yes, I have been learning it for the past 1 year now.
Do you think it is beneficial to be a trained singer?
Definitely, you always
get an edge when you learn music. With this background, you are ready
to sing any type of song, and that is one reason why Sonu Nigam
Idol. He is a living example for aspiring singers; he has sung every
sort of song. Extraordinary!!Everyone including the Great Kishore Kumar
had a basic training. Singing for such a long time needs training of
If you get an opportunity to bring back one contestant eliminated - who would it be?
Deepali … I don’t want to
recall that evening, it was so sad… It was just shocking and depressing
to me. She was my best friend ever. I have started missing her a lot
You are in Bottom 3 for the past two weeks, what do you think is your chance of becoming Indian Idol?
I am motivating myself to
do better. All that matters is good singing. I want to be a good
playback singer, so my focus is on singing. I don’t worry about
performance on stage as I know that a playback singer just needs to
sing in the studio and he need not have a basic training in dancing.
Whatever happens here, I will surely concentrate on my singing and will
carry on like this forever.
You are intoxicated and fully drunk – what song can you imagine yourself singing in this state?
(Laughs)! I have never been in this position before. But yes, I might sing ‘Is pyaar ko main kya naam doon….”
Which song did you sing for this week’s Gala and how did all the judges, especially your Idol Sonu Nigam react?
I sang the song ‘Ae
Dilruba’. Sonu Nigam
was very happy, and he said I sang it better than
him. It was such a big compliment for me, that too coming from him.
This is enough for me!! All the judges were extremely happy with the
way I sung the song. So I hope for the best now.
Emon Chaterjee is a name to remember for long! He is surely a new singing sensation and he has a Great Future ahead!
Reporter: Srividya Rajesh
Author: Barnali, Srividya Rajesh