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!