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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