August 4th, 2007 will showcase one of
the finest episodes of Indian Idol filled with a lot of fun, lots of
singing, lot of great performances, the usual quarelling judges and
finally the masaledaar Hindi-movie-style grand finale with more
songs, more performances and more masti with Ila Arun and her ghagra!
will make its debut
in this gala round. Contestants will sing different folk songs
from different regions. Boys and girls competed efficiently, topping
each others’ performances each time. Abhishek, minus his trademark cap,
commenced the evening with Rang De Basanti
, while Amit continued to charm us like his onscreen counterpart while giving an outstanding performance of the title track of Omkara
Prashant too presented the audience with his best performance to-date.
He sang to the tunes of one of Hrithik’s number from Mission Kashmir
. Deepali, who was looking as beautiful as Ash as she sang “Nimbuda Nimbuda”
superbly. Ila Arun
aptly summed up her judgement saying "baat nimbu ki khattas ki lekin gaane mein bahut mithaas thi"
. Puja’s version of Mahi Ve
brought tears to Annu Malek’s eyes and Javed Akhtar
, who isn’t exactly
superstitious, suggested that both girls should use a nimbu to ward off
the evil eye. Emon, who had been subject to much criticism by Annu
Malek, outdid himself with a brilliant rendition of “Preet ki Lath”.
Annu was left absolutely stunned and stated that he had indeed found
his playback singer. Ankita once again entertained the crowd with her
usual power packed performances, this time rocking everyone with “Mein Ayi Hoon UP Bihar Le Ne”
finally Chang brought the evening to a perfect finish, his performance
of “Rut Aaygee Re" from the film earth left everyone asking for
Adding another string to this fabulous musical night, Ila Arun
guest celebrity judge got back at Javed Akhtar
for what he put her
through in a musical show that they co-judged not so long ago. She
insisted that he take the stage with her and dance to her tunes of
ghagra and he obliged! The result was a laugh riot greater than has
ever been seen.
This is definitely an episode that
should not be missed! So mark your calendars and set aside the time on
4th August, 2007 at 9pm to tune in for the best episode of Indian Idol
only on Sony Entertainment Television.
Author: Khair, Eisha
Slide Show: Srividya Rajesh