Indian Idol 3, 16th June: Fight to the finish … now four to fight for final two more places …

A bit strange results; in quick declarations, we got Amit, Ankita, Padmanav and Suhit in. I know, it’s going to upset many. I am really not happy about Aisha and Bhavin, but really happy to see Suhit in. Jaaved Sir was furious over Suhit and people’s choice and I could understand his emotions. But unknowingly, he has given Suhit the firing fuel …. There are a few rules with reality shows and Suhit is riding over them, if he kept on performing like last round then we are going to see something like Fame Gurukul, something like charm of Kaazi with a much better version.


Amit Paul: “Chal Chalein” Really strange … how could one forget lines at such a stage? Somehow I am not connecting with plot. No one could do such mistake, when he was already singing at his best and was completely perfect. I am looking for conspiracy theories in it. A sight of best performance, then trembling and giving excuse that you got emotional on a fellow contestant because he is out….. You know that in this reality show, only singing can’t make it everytime. Was this a trick? Sorry Amit… somehow… I am feeling like your choice of song is moving on a particular track and a particular mood… your voice is nice for sure… but are you versatile… ?? I am not criticizing but just thought to throw what came in my mind.

But I admit, you sang like the original version.


Ankita: “Kaisi Paheli Hai Yeh Jindagani” She really has something….. she is getting attention from all over. The set is all yours. Am I getting to see, you and Suhit being chosen from the four? Ankita… you were outstanding like ever and I really fear that are you able to match up the standard set by yourself. Don’t forget that you have to fight another battle off the screen too.


Padmanav: “Vande Mataram” A R Rehmaan is A R Rehmaan and your performance shown that. You felt nice, but the original was missing and I should that it seems that crossing or even touching A R Rehmaan is not a cake of any new comer. It was a sincere attempt and I should cheer for you.


Suhit: “Tu Hai Aasama Me” Now here comes the most awaited performance, The Heavy Metal Rocker …. Suhit Gosai… and this curiosity is making the glimpse of what hidden for the future. His expression and dedication were always unmatched. He sang it very well this time and you moved one more step up from the last performance. Outstanding is the only word.

Jaaved Sir started getting furious over the name and the same is really able to drag moiré votes for him, if my theory works. He was really singing at the best and even then being in controversy is making him look like a fighter. Suhit, I always been with such fighters and as I wrote last time … I am with the same words again… I am with you… I am rooting for you… Heavy Metal Rocker… keep your attitude… not only me, but many like me are with you. Don’t forget you performed last this time.

It was really strange when Jaaved Sir was over furious by saying that Janataa often makes wrong judgments. Its really cool to get Anu in for favouring Suhit as now Alisha got another voice to back Suhit. Best of Luck…. Another taste in the show… I am really happy with Anu Ji’s comment this time…. Really if even this time Jaaved Ji come to criticize him, then I am not expecting good words from his side for Suhit.. neither Suhit himself nor the public… Jaaved Sir.. you are the most respected judge for me even now… but I think you were not this much critical to even Kazi Taukir.

All the viewers! note one thing… not even final galas started…. But this boy made the waves for him.. either opposite or favouring ways.. but people are watching and keeping an eyes over him… his bad mouthing in audition times, when he was paired with Charu will remain in people mind.. but he was just emotional and frustrated and I could really understand the same… as bout his singing, then I rate him improving a lot and in style…. He is a rocker and will be… .. That’s my final note and it wont change… whatever the results might be.


My predictions goes in favour of Suhit and Ankita. What do you think?

Indian Idol 3, 15th June: The best show ever for Indian Idol …

Last time I said “Final result day… everyone was waiting for it…. From now on, the real battle will begin.” And now I admit that I was wrong…. Once we add today’s show, we come to know that there was no battle till yet and the real battle begins now.

What an Episode? Whattttttt annnnn Episode …… undoubtedly best show till yet and I am not saying it for only this version of Indian Idol. Watch the same and tell me, is anyone of you of another choice? After watching the Episode, I could say that there was no one from these six, who doesn’t stand for a chance to stay in Indian Idol. All the seven stands for best seven among all after taking account of today’s performance.


Twists and turns; everyone could guess that there was a lot of argument and cross arguments over the choice of top six, which later became top seven from the eighteen contestants for giving another chance to perform in Indian Idol. Few certain names from my side were Bhavin, Ankita, Aisha, Amit and Shifa, but judges really surprised me by skipping Shifa. I was much disappointed on loosing this cute girl from the show and the last hope shattered again.

Finally the top seven came out to be:

Aisha, Amit, Shantanu, Ankita, Bhavin, Padmanav and Suhit Gosai.

I know many of you might be surprised over the name of Suhit at least as I was on the same. If Suhit is chosen to make the place for a second chance, then there was someone, who was favourite of Jaaved Sir but not of others, probably Shantanu …. Anyway, that’s another thing.


Now, moving over the performances and don’t get surprised, if you will see me praising almost everyone… I am really really surprised to see every one of them. Just …. Let me go with review… the praises will come later.


Aisha Saiyad: “Sajana O Sajana” Best voice … One of the best attitudes ….. Always making her best out from unmatched passion, that’s the girl … Aisha Saiyad. The charming powerhouse is back. She started the Indian Idol 3’s performances in the piano rounds and she came back with a bang for these do-or-die rounds. Aisha… being attached to the last series, I know that it’s almost never in your favour, if you perform first in the show. You have a voice and dedication, which may make even Shreya Ghosal and Sunidhi Chauhan run for money. The song was no where detached from the original version. Now, you don’t need to care that you could find a place in Indian Idol or not … you got the place in hearts and soon we will see you performing for major music directors. If you don’t get selected and don’t get advanced in next rounds, then I am really worried about these kind of shows … how the people are looking over such shows… Aisha is undoubtedly the best girl, I have seen from all the music shows last two years. Are only equations important for clicking in such reality shows?

Aisha is such a heart throb and there is no reason for her not being selected for top 10 … I have crossed my fingers…


Shantanu: “Bheege Honth Tere” Heard the clip, in which he said that he was angry, when found himself out. It might be an attitude, but for me, it was his honesty to say the same. I was feeling a bit bitter, when someone from Judges was commenting that he is always disconnected from Audiences and also realized the same that he was not getting enough votes otherwise he was not being commented so. Before his performance, I was thinking that he has to give more than his best as Aisha has really raised the bar like she did even in the first show of piano rounds. But …

But Shantanu, you really really amazed me … where were you till yet? I really was not knowing that you could do that. It was Alisha said rightly that why not he chosen the same song for his performances as this really made the best of his voice out to rock. Really Shantanu, I am still thinking that where are your limits? You rocked man. Everything was better than perfect in your song. I salute your spirit and your anger on being out was justified. You well matched the level set by Aisha Saiyad.


Amit Paul: “Dil Lena Khel Hai Dildaar Ka” Everyone always praised his voice.. his voice truly has a special grain, which may be exploited for favour of music. This was sure up to the mark, but I should say that it was not his best. Yeah!! But the clip shown later about his habbit was sure fun to took the fun from his side. Amit! Probably, although everyone praised you, but for me you were a bit down from the standards set by Aisha and Shantanu and its perfectly normal as both of them were outstanding today.


Suhit: “Tune Mujhe Pehchana Nahin” The Heavy Metal Rocker is back with all the controversies. You chosen one of my most favourite song and with doing justice with the same, you won my heart. You are getting better and better and your Sur and voice is getting improved. You have everything, which a winner needs. You are much stronger than the last time. I found no fault in the performance and you were rocking all over.

Jaaved Sir was very judgmental, when he criticized Suhit. I am not agreeing with that and also the other Judges. I will say it once and you all reading my article should take it in once, Suhit, you have everything to make you another Kaazi Taukir. Suhit!!! You got me rooting for you. Although Amit missed to touch the raised bar, but you made it.


Padmanav: “Lagan Lagi Tumse Man Ki Lagan” A difficult song, tremendous dedication and what a justification with the song. Really it was a Do-or-Die and you shown your metal. Again you too matched the bar raised by Aisha, Shantanu and Suhit. I was really not knowing that always jolly Padmanav is such a trained and spirited singer. You stand for a chance.


Bhavin: “Sodiyein” Really it will remain as a question to all that how this boy was out? There was almost reason to keep him out from the contest, neither for me, nor for the Judges. This time …. Perfect start of the song…. A thing, which I don’t always get to see in such reality shows. He was never off key during the whole song. I want to ask from all the viewers, what are you looking for, if Bhavin can’t make it in top 10?

Although Jaaved Sir made a comment that he was a bit off key in lower nodes and he admitted the same. His sister also came to join him in singing the song “Phoolo Ka Taro Ka” with the mike from Audience. It was sure a nice moment. But I am asking myself, why I am not getting connected with Bhavin, even on being best every time, like I am feeling myself for Shantanu, Aisha and Suhit. Is this called X-Factor? Why and how the handsome guy Bhavin seemed to missing the same?


Ankita: “Tu Vishal Hai” Ms. Confident Ankita…. she already has a lot of good memories with the show. Not only me, but everyone was surprised with her choice of song and I found Alisha a bit down over this and Udit also serious over the same. Really the song was charmless, no matter how fine it was sang. Technically it might be perfect, but it was not having that material for the masses. It was really really brave and serious move to chose such a song.

Ankita….. you have risked your chances to get in, but I know you could make it to reach to next round as she was the last to come out from the show means she was sure getting more votes than others means strategically she stand for a chance. But I should say, Ankita don’t take such risks again. Even for this time, I am fearing for you.


So, here ended the undoubtedly best show of Indian Idol 3 and for me, the top four were Shantanu, Suhit, Bhavin and the fourth place being shared by Aisha and Padmanav. Unexpectedly, even I lost the magic of performance by Aisha from air … that’s what I was fearing from… Aisha, I could say only Best of Luck to you as today’s competition, luck and chances have made you in a bit danger and my mind is already showing a red alarm for you.