Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Indian Idol on Sony- Who is getting benefitted?

I recently found my lost blog(this one) , so blogging here again.

I have been consistenly watching the Indian Idol show in Sony TV since last year.
I must appreciate the judges for selecting such good talents and bringing them to the foreground.

But what happens after that is a total mess:(
They take the name of democracy, and ask people to send sms to vote for their preferred ones. And the funniest part is each individual can send any number of SMS's as he can....
Because of this dumb system, last year Rahul Vaidya, an excellent singer was out of the contest.
I don't say Abhijeet Sawant is not good, but i think the best people are loosing their chance to win because of allowing people to vote multiple times.

This year the experience has been even worser...the contest has become regional. People are voting to their own contestent and trying to bring pride to their own state. I don't say it's wrong to feel proud if someone from your state is winning. But what's more important is that the right talent wins. Amey was such a good singer, but still had to get voted out:(

Obviously this would happen, because equal opportunity is not given to every voter to vote for his candidate. Instead people are allowed to vote any number of times based on the pocket weight.

Ultimately who is getting benefitted is neither the people, nor the contestants, nor the film and music industry, and nor Sony...

The only one person getting benefitted is Airtel and Hutch.

I think this sytem of voting thru multiple SMS must be stopped ASAP. This is one way of gambling. Last year even Ms World or Ms Universe (don't remember exactly) was also on this stupid system.

I hope tomorrow we don't have to select our leaders with this type of SMS voting system!
If that's done, then i think It's time to think of a virus program to crash these systems. Just kidding:)

But i really hope people, the media ,Television and the Government realise this bad wave and excersice some control over it.

And ..Inspite of all this mess, i sincerely wish that Karunya wins this time's Idian Idol:).
And this is not because he is from my state, but because he is extremely talented.
An excellent singer indeed!

4 comments:

సుధాకర్(శోధన) said...

This is truly gambling, and our governments never open eyes at right time. The stupid CM him self is asking people to send sms to 2525 for Karunya. The mobile partners get crores of income and they pay a puny of it to sponser the event. The same is applicable to KBC. It's a weird Economic model.

Arun said...

Nice thoughts!!
I agree with you that multiple SMS is not a good idea for healthier competition. But generally speaking what do you think is the actual objective of the program? It's about making money and everything comes next. And to make money they need more and more publicity so that they can get more sponsors. And for this, you need to do marketing stunts like SMS'ing and showing public opinions on screen.

I'm not sure about whether people have the same feeling or not. But I always had this impression that no member in the panel is worth the dignity of connoisseur. Remember the stunts they do to make the singers emotional on the stage. Can we think that the finalist would have a healthy competition with this attitude? I always feel sorry for the artists who had to go through such situation. And artform can be expressed well, when you have the tinge of unconditional response from your inner side. Check out the story of any legendary artist. You can make out the same thing.

Finally what I can say is that everything seems to be fair in the game of money making but only irony is that it also effects a singer and his competency. Comments appreciated

Arun said...

Nice thoughts!!
I agree with you that multiple SMS is not a good idea for healthier competition. But generally speaking what do you think is the actual objective of the program? It's about making money and everything comes next. And to make money they need more and more publicity so that they can get more sponsors. And for this, you need to do marketing stunts like SMS'ing and showing public opinions on screen.

I'm not sure about whether people have the same feeling or not. But I always had this impression that no member in the panel is worth the dignity of connoisseur. Remember the stunts they do to make the singers emotional on the stage. Can we think that the finalist would have a healthy competition with this attitude? I always feel sorry for the artists who had to go through such situation. And artform can be expressed well, when you have the tinge of unconditional response from your inner side. Check out the story of any legendary artist. You can make out the same thing.

Finally what I can say is that everything seems to be fair in the game of money making but only irony is that it also effects a singer and his competency.

Comments appreciated.. Thank you.

Anjana said...

Hi Arun,

Yes i agree with you that the judges sometimes behave in a really weird way and it's very irritating too.

Infact to me everyone's behaviour seems a bit artificial:D