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