Vijay Tv has been conducting Live Reality show of unearthing Musical Talent in Tamil.
The programme had/has judges from the Carnatic to the Light Music genre.
The judgments have so far been professional and the involvement , participation and performances of the children have been out standing.
The jarring note is the lady anchor who kept on repeating inane jargon, ‘amazing,one and only(what does it mean?)’ not to speak of the Tamil hyperbole!
One point that kept occurring to me was that the child Yazhini was included in the finals, though she was not voted for the Spot.
The explanation given was that, though she was not voted to be in the Finals, she has been included because the margin of marks granted to the last selected(in terms of votes), was only a fraction higher.
In plain language she scored less, yet she was selected because she scored marginally lower.
Is is fair to the contestants?
Why make a sham of votes then?
If you fail by one mark or 15 marks, you stand failed.
Coming to the finals ,Gautham ,Pragathi,Suganya,Ajith,Yazhini – all of them performed well.
Yazhini was good in patches.
ith is a master Performer on stage.
Suganya was scintillating in ‘Ezhu Swarangalil’
Pragathi displayed all round versatility.
And Gautham stole every one’s heart with his soul rendering rendition of ‘Ullathil Nalla Ullam’ which would have done Sirgazhi clap in his grave.( I have a post on this).
I have a dubious record of selecting winners.
I posted a blog on this on Super Singer last edition where I proved I lived up to my record of picking up some one who comes cropper(who, I feel , other wise would have won! ).
So I am not predicting the winner and spoil the chances of the Winner.
I shall post it after the results are announced to check whether even my thoughts affect the Final out come.
Again I retain my record of picking up a loser!(updated at 840 am 27 October)
Now it is the turn of Pragathi to suffer.
Ajith has been declared the ‘Winner’ of the Super Singer Junior Season 3-(2012)
Few points on the Final.
The show ,unlike the last one dragged on.
The Lady Anchor irritated the viewers by endless and meaningless chatter.
The performance of the Finalists on this occasion was very ordinary when compared to their earlier performances.
The exception was Pragathi.
One may not brush it aside as nervousness as the last year’s finalists turned out scintillating performances in the Finals.
The choice of songs by them was not really intelligent.
When you face a Live audience in the Finals, one should ensure that they choose a song that is in tune with their natural style,Simple and not a challenging one and one that is popular or at least that is very well-known to the people to ensure that they are able to relate to you and carry you through to the winning post.
Prgathi ‘s song ‘Isaiyarasi’ was rendered brilliantly ,but people were unable to relate to it as people are not very familiar with this song.
Goutham should have chosen a more emotional song as it is his forte.
‘Paattum Naane’ is a demanding song and the style of singing demands regal approach more than other things.
( by the way why at least one finalist of any singing competition chooses Paatum Naane?My cousin chose it in Raj Tv and won the Title)
After A.R.Rehman‘s entry the whole atmosphere became Rehman-centric and though it is said that his visit was a surprise, it did not appear so by the songs chosen by the contestants after his arrival-all songs were from Rehman’s.
As I was telling my son, Rehaman’s songs rest on orchestration .much less to actual singing and the singer is lost.
To add to the woes. surprisingly the Orchestra was mediocre, barring key board.
A word about the Winner.
Ajith is a good talent , he is yet develop the skills to be a Winner,
Pragathi had all of it,including versatility.
Probably people were swayed by Ajith’s age and his antics on stage.
Pragathi, cheer up, you should have won, you did not’…this is not the end ..you will become some thing of a celebrity singer before long.
Normally even in elections,if I vote for some one .the Party will lose.
Hope I am proved wrong this once.
I am writing this portion of the blog after the Winner has been announced.
To my chagrin, I retain my track record.
Sai Charan has won the Title.
He too deserves the award.
It is just that Sathyaprakash is slightly better .
The most touching scene was Santosh, the boy with a smiling face, who genuinely expressed his happiness at his friend/Competitor’s Day of Glory and carried him on the dais spontaneously.
A born entertainer, Santosh is destined to become a good light Music Singer with his mellifluous voice and right modulations.
More importantly a great human being , for one at such an age.
May God Bless Him.