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Indian Idol 5 – Tia the winner?

It wasn’t a surprise to many as another deserving contestant of Indian Idol 5 saw the face of elimination. Yes, Tia was safe again and the victim of all this was Naushad Ali Kawa who ironically also won the performance of the week, a week before elimination. It was a first for Naushad, first time into the bottom 3 and immediate elimination from Indian Idol 5. Keeping him company in the bottom three were Swaroop and Rakesh. Saved from so many eliminations despite consistently mediocre performance, Is Tia the next Indian Idol?

Anu malik always has stood up for Tia, good or bad, he’s always had good things to say about the girl. Trying to save a Pretty face? Yashraj Kapil was another one of his favorites. I don’t understand why he does that, but this may be misleading the audience. Sunidhi and Salim may be having their favorites too, but the duo has been giving the harshest of comments right on the face of the contestants. The question however that occurs in my mind is: Are the audience influenced by it? I guess not. At least I am not.

I do not have the statistics to approve of that, may be it’s time Sony published that. What I noticed in the gala episodes before Sashi’s and Naushad’s elimination was the less footage time these guys were given. Sashi always received the minimum of comments, obviously he didn’t leave anything for the judges to talk. Naushad almost had a similar footage time as Sashi in his gala round. Most other contestants enjoyed more footage either because of their candy floss looks or just bad singing. Remember Bhoomi’s song? I didn’t understand why the producers had to show us how much Bhoomi has been trying to reach that scale? Were they trying to ensure that the audiences knew that it was only a bad day?! Was this an attempt to save her from elimination?

The results thumped it as a big ‘Yes!’ Bhoomi turned out to be first one safe! Nothing against her, she is a good singer, but wat I’m trying to say is that they showed everything to save her. So how are Tia & Swaroop still safe?

There definitely are a million people voting desperately for Tia, and Swaroop may be is getting votes from nook and corner of Rajasthan. I’m sure the producers can’t risk any dirty games for keeping somebody in the game. All the votes should be genuine! The voting audience I guess has to start sending 10 times the votes, or just stop voting because people voting for Tia and Swaroop are doing it better every single time.

All of that in any which way isn’t fair! Yes, it’s just a game, but a game is a game only until it is played fair! The more deserving just get out, because of a system that is faulty in itself. Luck also is a factor and the singers eliminated have just been unlucky, but luck plays with you only for sometime, after which you need to show the skill to win something this big. Two bad eliminations are going down my throat that easily.

Kunal, Why do you complain when you aren’t voting for anybody?
I do vote, only in places where I trust the voting process. Take Zee Dance India Dance little masters for example, no matter how many votes you send to the contestants, only one, the first one is valid. It means, you are only voting for your favorite. How hard is it for Sony to do just that? There is a problem though, people having a better fan following will always be safe despite poor performances. One of the contestants even went on to say that he’ll talk more, do some funny stuff and gain more footage because he thought that the people liked kids who were cuter. Yet, this process is far better than what is at place at Indian Idol.

Voice of India Chote Ustad, a singing reality show for kids on Star plus had an even better elimination process. Every week, the judges nominated 4 children into the danger zone and the contestant with the least votes was eliminated. This ensured that the most deserving contestant won the show! Anvesha, the winner already has sung two playback songs; the runner up Aishwarya has also started her career in the field of singing. What this voting process ensured was that the quality of singing of each contestant remained up to the mark by giving the judges the right to choose people for elimination while also giving the audience a right to choose their favorite.

If none of the above processes please the producers of Indian Idol, here’s a small change that will ensure the judges and the voting audience are both happy. After every gala, the voting is done as it is now. The judges choose which one of the bottom three contestants would be eliminated because otherwise i don’t think there is a necessity of a bottom 3 at all! It’s stupid and it only creates more drama.

I wish somebody from the organizing team of Indian Idol was reading this blog, and left a comment on why they continue being the ‘first music reality show’ that continues giving contestants the title of Indian Idol, most of them are no where to be seen except for their first free album! Abhijeet struggled for two years after Indian Idol to get his first song as a play back singer, and he continues to be the only one successful. I’m sure Sashi, and Naushad will find their places in the industry, but a title of Indian Idol would have made their life just about perfect!

I wish ‘that somebody’ also understood that the people watching like their show because of ‘Good’ contestants, they are intelligent and will switch to a better show if there isn’t anything interesting. My family loves Indian Idol, but given an option to choose watching Sa Re Ga Ma Pa or Dance Indian Dance, and I’m sure they’ll switch! For most of us, it’s the quality that matter and I hope they understood that.

It’s been an year of the most deserving people winning, not only in the reality shows but in the world of sports. Lets hope Sreeram becomes the next Indian Idol!

Until next time…

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  1. Gail D'souza.
    July 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Yes, Tia is so shameless she knows these guys are better than her but she does’nt care…wish Anu Malik could see these comments.

  2. Kunal Janu
    July 9, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Gail, I think it’s too harsh to be blaming the girl! She’s there because people are voting for her! It’s the system that is under question here, unless that changes we are to see more such eliminations!

  3. nitu1
    July 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Now its too late.I don’t know what can stop Sreeram from becoming Indian Idol. May be that’s Tia I guess. However everyone knows who is talented and surely they will be getting more opportunities than the guy with the title. I can exemlpify Karunya in this case. He got many chances than Sandeep. We know who deserved the title. So it is not the deserving candidates who always win the title. This is what I have come to know for the least.

  4. Kunal Janu
    July 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Nitu, I hope so too. I see glimpses of Rahman in Sreeram, looks and sounds the same. 🙂

  5. Aminrup
    July 11, 2010 at 12:57 am

    i DoN’T cAre Other,,,,bT HoNeStLy,sHiVaM pAtHaK mOsT Be ThE nExT iNdAiN iDoL.. He’s RoCK sTAr i SwEaR. wItH lUv………

  6. ssr
    July 13, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Tia has a sweet voice and she can be trained to sing better and improve. She deserves to stay.

  7. Kunal Janu
    July 13, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Hey SSR, thanks for the comment. It’s nice to see the kind of support she has been getting. Not one of my favorites, so i guess that will be that. 🙂


  8. Nitu
    July 14, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Finally Tia is gone!!! So I guess the stage should get ready for the coronation of Sreeram as Indian Idol…….All the best Sreeram. Its so amazing that Sreeram is the only contestant who didnot get into “Bottom-3”. So I feel that people are indeed supporting him very desperately. Thanks to the Janta who support and vote him.

  9. Kunal Janu
    July 14, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Nitu, Finally. May god bless Tia with a playback singer’s career, but she should know that she wasn’t the best of the remaining 5 and hence the elimination is justified. I hope she trains hard, and does make a huge comeback as a better and more established singer. Finally, we’ll see some real fight!


  10. Nitu
    July 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Yes,I too hope so.Let the battle begin!!!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:49 am


  12. Kunal Janu
    July 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Karthik, Well I never blamed Tia, I have only tried to question the voting system. What sparked the anger in me to write a post was the judges reaction on Sashi’s elimination. “Pata nahi janta kya soch kar vote karti hai!” WTF? If there is a problem, there is in the system. We as the voting public have no clue if a contestant is losing out by only one vote or more, we only know when the results are announced! Tia is a good singer, and hopefully she makes it as a playback singer and lives her father’s dream!


  13. radhik
    August 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    back of freaks bhomi is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better then tia sucked she looks likes she is 5 people just liked her because she was a small kid that why parsiera

  14. August 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Finally Tia is gone!!! So I guess the stage should get ready for the coronation of Sreeram as Indian Idol…….All the best Sreeram. Its so amazing that Sreeram is the only contestant who didnot get into “Bottom-3″. So I feel that people are indeed supporting him very desperately. Thanks to the Janta who support and vote him.

  15. realkerd
    August 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm
  16. Bady
    August 16, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Now its time sreeram guys, , , ,we already predicted after seeing tht telugu song in front of katrina tht he is the next indian idol 5, , , tht song is so o o o o o deserved

  17. Kunal Janu
    August 18, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Hey realkerd, Thanks for the video. Sreeram truly deserved the prize!

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  18. Kunal Janu
    August 18, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Sreeram is truly the most deserving contestant, he proved it to the people and he won it.

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