Anu Malik confident of the quality got this time in Indian Idol 5..

Anu Malik vows to make Indian Idol 5 the bestest season in terms of quality of performers..

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Anu Malik, the judge of Sony's Indial Idol 5, is confident that the talented 17 singers got this time will make the going very competitive.

While he appreciated the talent of this season, Anu Malik at the same time created a stir of sorts by indirectly admitting that contestants of the previous seasons of Idol might not have been up to the mark. The talented music composer and singer who has been a part of this highly popular Sony singing reality show right from its inception said, "Media would often complain that contestants could have been better.  These comments could hurt, but as a person, I appreciate constructive criticism.  Hence this time, we judges took it up on ourselves to make sure that the current lot really fits the tag line, Desh ki Awaaz".

This is very important for a show like Idol which has been popular for the quality of its singers. "I have really taken pains. Apart from the normal rigors of auditions, I went for pre-auditions to colleges in Rohtak ( a small town in Haryana) and malls where lakhs of folks turned out.  The idea behind this was to hunt for the best of hidden talent. This hard work has definitely paid off as the current lot of 17 singers will blow your mind away. This time I am sure the voting audience will really find it tough to decide who to vote out, as all are so good", said he.  This very big revelation had the media interested which then threw up the question of X factor, which was a defining factor in all the previous seasons.
   
Anu replied, "While the need to look good is important, what I am looking for this time around is just plain singing. Our choice of Swaroop Khan is indicative of what we are saying.  He is a folk singer who has no connection to Bollywood and style. He has retained his traditional Rajasthani attire as well." 

Co judge Salim Merchant also supported Anu and said, "I don't want to comment on previous seasons, as I was not a part, but for me V factor (voice and versatility to sing different genres) is most important. I have requested the channel and production house to focus only on the voice of the singer and not on how he or she looks".

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  • Posted on: 12 May 2010 at 6:56pmsalma93

    i dont like anu malik as a judge. he is really annoying and sometimes if feel he wants to be the simon of american idol

  • Posted on: 10 May 2010 at 2:35pmlarki_punjaban

    i think season 2 ( i guess) was much better with abhijeet sawant
    and he is right this season it seem 2 be look good =)

  • Posted on: 10 May 2010 at 12:43pmjaibaniwalia

    they should kick anu malik out of the show now...he is really irritating

  • Posted on: 10 May 2010 at 2:10amdesicrowd

    Every newer season of Idol he says that the talent this time is better but every Idol we are getting the worst winners of all...

  • Posted on: 10 May 2010 at 2:08amokbaba

    gitesh was good...this arvind is sooooo hyper...it seems he wants to become an actor.he will be evicted soon

  • Posted on: 10 May 2010 at 1:49amMicky_elle

    Gosh...the indian idol winners are so forgettble, xcept for abhijeet sawant since he keeps participating in different shows! I still cant remember the last years Indian Idol winner. what was her name and where is she??

  • Posted on: 09 May 2010 at 11:42pm-ShrNi-

    gosh each time Indian idol gets a beiiger idiot of its winner....

  • Posted on: 09 May 2010 at 11:16pmshyams

    Lets c d results first

  • Posted on: 09 May 2010 at 10:08pmShimzAR4EVER

    agree with piya...doesn't he say that in every season??? hmmmmm

  • Posted on: 09 May 2010 at 4:37pmmagicalmelody

    I wish Geetesh was there..

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