I seriously wonder what good Indian Idol is. I thought it was about having a complete stage-performing superstar. But in the course of its 2 seasons, it has completely degenerated into...well, crap. So atleast its biodegradable. Anyway, it doesnt make sense to me the parameters on which the idol-wannabes are judged. They can sing some of them, but not one of them is capable of doing anything more.
They come for their performances all decked up in all kinds of fancy dress, acting like they're going to set the stage on fire, like they've been doing this all their lives. Then, they start singing. And thats about all they do. They stand their stock-still and clutching the mic with both hands tightly, just sing. I haven't seen a single one who could do anything else besides really really good Statue of Liberty imitations.
The first season produced Abhijeet Sawant, chosen for what they termed his 'golden smile'...and he could sing a bit too. Except that now he looks like he's spent a year in the jungle with nothing but his shaving kit and a 100kg pack of Colgate Extra-White. And he hasnt really sung anything I've heard either.
This time on, the only idol-material contestant was Amey Date. He could sing pretty well, as well as prance around on stage at the same time. He didn't get votes unfortunately. So he had to go, in what was probably the most exaggerated exit of any person on any show on any tv channel!
That leaves three guys, just like last season. Except that I think this bunch is just as incapable of anything as the three guys in the 1st batch. Everyone seems to have one singular method/formula to capture votes -- look like a sweet next-door guy, smile at everything thats said, and blush like crazy. They keep chirping about how they've learnt so much and how grateful they are to the judges, to the audience, to the this, to the that...yawn! Each one says the same thing.
I dont care which one of them becomes Indian Idol. He's only going to be like a puppet in Sony TV hands until the one year contract runs out. A little bit of publicity about the small-town kid who is now dressed in suits and uses imported makeup. After that, you're going to see him running from city to city bawling in Dandiya nights or doing devotional gigs on Aastha Channel.