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Indian Idol 5 – Best season ever?

IIndian-idol-5ndian Idol, Popular adaptation of the famous music reality show “American Idol” kicked off its first season way back in 2004-2005. The show ran over 4 Months, the longest ever in India, presented budding singers an opportunity to showcase their talent to the nation to realize their dreams!  People who tuned their TV’s to watch latest movies were now tuning into Indian Idol, making it the biggest and the most entertaining reality show on Indian Television. The show was aimed at finding “Desh Ki Awaaz” started off with a nation wide talent hunt with thousands of contestants auditioning with popular personalities in the Indian Music Industry.

A year later, Indian Idol had competition from a lot of other channels with each one having its own and better version of a music reality show! The producers were however not ready to give up. Hello Controversy! Indian Idol continued its upswing towards topping the charts again with every single episode dipped in controversy, The judges fought amongst each other publicly over a contestants performance, or the producers created link ups between the contestants to keep the interest alive. For the first time, The judges took more footage than the contestants that presented more reality than the scripted controversies. No blaming them, It bought them back to the top of the charts! That, however served as a reason for my disconnect..

The Fifth Season of Indian idol started in Sony TV from April 26 2010. This year too, Indian Idol was giving people of India a opportunity to fulfill their dreams and win a cash prize worth Rs. 1 crore and a music contract from Sony BMG. The refreshing change however was that Javed Akthar was gone, and India welcomed two new judges in the extremely talented female play back singers of the Indian film industry, Sunidhi Chauhan and the powerful singer cum music director Salim Merchant. Anu Malik however chaired his seat as played the only judge to have been a part of all the seasons!

If that wasn’t enough attraction, The singers, all 12 of them currently the part of Indian Idol are truly amazing. I wouldn’t call them the best I have seen in any reality show, but this was way better than all other season of Indian Idol! Every single time a contestant finishes a song, you feel like standing up and applauding the effort. Wow! If you haven’t seen the show yet, tune into SONY TV, Monday and Tuesday at 9 PM! And believe it or not, I haven’t really seen the scripted-stupid controversy yet! Thankfully so.. What you will see is a beautiful Sunidhi Chauhan and mind-blowing singers! Here’s a small introduction to some of my favourite singers that are part of Indian Idol 5.

1. Sashi Suman – Originally from Patna, bihar, Sashi travelled to Banaras, Lucknow and Madhya Pradesh chasing his dream when he was only 14! Sashi got an admission in reputed Music institute in Lucknow. He then ran a small music class for a living, and thereafter shifted base to Mumbai for a career in Music. With no place to live, Shashi started living in a platform in Andheri station. Rarely do you find people with such passion, and has all the focus that is needed to make a huge career in the Music Industry. My vote for Indian Idol 5 is for Sashi Suman!

It’s hard to select the best from 12 good singers, but sometimes you go with the heart. No. 2 on my list is Sreeramchandra from Hyderabad. He started singing during his school days, but began his professional training in singing only in the first year of his college. Sreeram comes into Indian Idol with playback experience in a few Telugu movies. Here’s wishing Sreeram all the luck with Indian Idol!

Indian Idol Top 12

No.3 is the very good-looking and charming, hamara Gujarat ni, Bhoomi Trivedi from Baroda! Just 21 years old this girl has got everything right about her to make the next Indian Idol. She comes in with experience of singing in the gala rounds of Indian Idol 3 & 4, both of which she had to quit for personal reasons. Kya Bhoomi ban paayegi desh ki awaaz? Only time will tell!

Shivam Pathak from Jaisalmer, Naushad Ali Khan from Jaipur are some other singers that give sashi the competition! A special mention however has to be made for Swaroop Khan from Jaisalmer, who does not know any more than Rajasthani folk, taking accolades from the judges every single time! Wow! 19 years old Arpita Khan takes everyone by surprise every time she makes an appearance! Tia kar is another good-looking 19-year-old who has been able to garner the votes from the people.

I did mention 12 contestants didn’t I? But that’s all I’ve got for you now. For more details on the contestants, and latest scoops from the Indian Idol scene, visit their official website, follow them on twitter or join me and thousand other fans on Facebook fan page. Bye for now! Before I log off, There is a contest on twitter and facebook, do join.

Kunal
PS: I think season 5 has been the best season ever! Disagree? Lets talk about it in the comments.

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  1. May 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Yup the singing is very good and compared to other seasons of Idol, the talent is the best in Season 5!! (There are other shows with better talent though!)

    Oh btw, doesn’t Rakesh look a little like you??? 😉

  2. May 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    oO Comment moderation, I see!!!

  3. Kunal Janu
    May 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Hey Ambika, Yes talent in the other shows is better than Indian Idol, but what makes Indian Idol 5 the best in the business right now is that it started the trend of finding good singers from every corner of the country, and u have to credit Sony for taking the first step. What other shows are doing is just taking the proven successful contest and giving it a new flavour with better talent!

    Comment Moderation, I’m not sure why WP is doing this, I have set the settings to allow comments from email id’s that have an approved comment on my blog already!

    Kunal

  4. sana
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 am

    i m talking abt naushad,he cant pronaunce the letters s,z nicely..he is pronounciation for these letters r like arebic alif ba ta sa..zaal…..he shud correct it..isnt it true?

  5. Kunal Janu
    June 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Hi Sana, Thanks for the comment. I think you are right, but all sufi singers according to me have a similar problem. Most of them say it correctly but when it comes to singing sa and za sounds a little different from what they usually sound like! Are u following the show without missing a single episode? Who is ur favorite?

    Kunal Janu

  6. June 5, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    for me season 1 and 5 is best because in 1 Abhijeet paticepet andin 5 sashi.

  7. DIKSHA
    June 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    RAKESH IS GOOD HE IS REAL HERO OF THE SHOW MAN.

  8. Amulya
    June 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I think Sree Ram has got a true potential….He blew up my mind after singing “Aaja Aaja”…..What a performance!!!

  9. Gail D'souza.
    June 30, 2010 at 9:41 am

    ITS VERY SAD THAT SASHI SUMAN WAS ELIMINATED,PEOPLE WATCH THIS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND WE DON’T GET A CHANCE TO VOTE THEN INDIA VOTES AND WE HAVE TO LISTEN TO DUMB SINGERS LIKE TIA & SWAROOP,OK THERE ARE OTHERS WHO CAN SING SO PLS SASHI NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 3 AT LEAST IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO BAD..

  10. Kunal Janu
    June 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Amulya, Thansk for the comment. Yes, Sreeram deserves to be the next Indian Idol, but when it comes to public voting there can never be a confirmed place for anyone. Sashi’s outster came as a shock! But after shashi i guess there is only one winner and that my friend is Sreeram!

  11. Kunal Janu
    June 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

    @Gial Thanks for the comment. Yes sashi’s elimination came as a shock to me, but what percentage of the indian audience do you think votes for the contestants? atleast I don’t even though I have favourites and Sashi was one on the top of that list! We just have to sit back, relax and enjoy the show, we know who the real singers are. Except Abhijeet Sawant, I haven’t seen any other Indian Idol make it to the best of the bollywood’s playback singers, so why worry?

  12. Amulya
    June 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks Kunal n hope that atleast this time a true singer after Abhijeet ends up winning d title….Sreeram all d best

  13. Amulya
    June 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Hey Shivam hails from Lakhimpur,UP n not from Jaisalmer…

  14. July 6, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    PLS MY FRIENDS VOTE CARE FULLY THIS IS NOT RELIGIOUS , ITS COMPETATION NAUSHAD SHOULD NOT DESEREV ELIMANATE I REALY FELT VERY BAD,THIS IS GREAT SHOCKING RESULT FOR ME ABOUT , HIS ELIMINATE FROM THE INDIAN IDOL I REALY DISAPPOINTED FROM THE NAUSHAD’S ELIMINIATE. IDONT KNOW WHETHER IS THERE ANY UNCERTANITY IN THE COMPETETION? IREALY DISAPPOINTED DEAR JUDGES & MY FRIENDS……………..

  15. Kunal Janu
    July 7, 2010 at 11:06 am

    My sympathies with you and Naushad! It’s sad to see good contestants getting eliminated, and we are hoping all that will change in times to come.

  16. tushar
    July 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Tia Kar was so good and cute but sometimes she felt nervous. i don’t know why she didn’t perform well but i think she should do better.

  17. tushar
    July 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    i think Sreeram is best singer in Indian idol season 5 bco’z he sing with heart and always he like a good person simple and true. i request all of u please vote 4 Sreeram. I love Bhoomi also but my first choice is Sreeram. Best of luck Sreeram u will win Indian Idol Season 5.

  18. sangeet
    August 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Karunya is the best singer of all indian idol because everyone still remember his voice after 4 years. I request sony tv to bring show of indian idol all seasons best singers competetion

  19. sangeet
    August 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I met Karunya last year during his show in Muscat, I was impressed with his talent & voice. Believe no one can beat his voice, He is next to Sonu Nigam.

  20. Kunal Janu
    August 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Sangeet, Thanks for the comment. I’ve not heard Karunya that much, but I’m happy about the fact that the right singer was chosen Indian Idol this year!

    Kunal
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