Freely Scripted Soul

March 15, 2006

Talent Hunt – Take 2

Filed under: The Magical Me,TV — Roshan @ 3:00 pm

Fate has its way. I was watching 2 of my favourite movies, LOTR and Sarfarosh yesterday. At one time, both the channels were showing ads. So I started channel-surfing and accidentally I watched Sony television – “Indian Idol” broadcast.

It seems the judges had walked out of the show, since according to them, the contestant Amey, who was thrown out of the contest by the audience, didnt deserve to be thrown out. I viewed the telecast just when the judges were brought back to the show by Mini Mathur. There was a heated talk between the judges and the audience. The debate started.

Both of them were right in their own ways. The judges wanted a re-match since they felt that Amey(leftmost – top row of heads) was more deserving than Anuj, who survived(rightmost – top row of heads). They said that they had had enough of seeing good singers(their favourites) been thrown out and they were going to complain to Sony to have a rematch. The audience said that what is done is done and Anuj has won fairly.

My view on this whole episode is that it wasnt really necessary. To me, it was absolute CRAP. I strongly agree with what Sonu says. He is right in supporting the better singer. The best singer has to win and obviously, the judges are in the better position to see who is the ‘best’. On the contrary, the format gives the judges no weightage. The audience rule the roost. If you want it to be like that, why are the judges sitting and giving their comments there? The fault is in the format. The format is CRAP.

At this stage of the contest, you cant change the format. So it has to be followed. Then whatever the audience decides has to be followed – no rematch, no change. The best singer may not win but the rules cant be changed in the middle, can it????

I think the judges have had late realisation that the format is faulty. They should have protested way back, atleast after the first version was over. Then those changes could have brought about in this version. But sadly, nothing like that happened. So, if we follow the rules, our loss is that we dont get the best since its not possible to change the rules now.
MAX MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let the debate continue. Atleast next time around we may get shows where pure talent wins.

PS : (I forgot to tell a very important point) The voted-out contestant Amey didnt accept the rematch offer but said what is done is done, accepted his defeat and quit. Kudos to him. It takes a lot of courage to do that.


  1. I knew long back that the audience voting is whole lot of crap. People do not have that much music sense and they sometimes vote good songs sung badly too. (My general knowledge, I have not seen a single episode of this show).
    Before judges walked out, there were protests from the select crowd outside the tv station.
    Basically, it was done to gain popularity and this controversy gives more what it wants -publicity.
    You are right that the rules, however wrong is it, should not change in between.

    Comment by Rk — March 16, 2006 @ 3:59 am | Reply

  2. @Rk

    I think you are absolutely right about the audience voting – giving more preference to good songs than good singing.
    Did you see the audience protesting??? I missed it but i heard the anchors say that there was a protest from the audience, who were mostly from Maharashtra, since the voted-out contestant Amey was from Maharashtra.
    Sadly, bad-publicity comes down to publicity itself.

    Comment by Roshan — March 16, 2006 @ 8:41 am | Reply

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