Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I know I am a couple of days late, but I feel the need to write about this one. Four seasons of Indian Idol have gone by without my feeling much of an interest in them. I am not much of a TV person. But this time, I have been following the show rather sporadically over the past couple of months. The judges of the show were Annu Malek, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant.

Annu was okay with so much of hosting experience behind him. Sunidhi was cute and very supportive of all the eager youngsters. It was Salim who slowly grows on one. In the beginning, he appeared very quiet but his feedback to the contestants were always very encouraging and clear cut.

The Grand Finale was on August 15, 2010 and began at 8 pm. There were some scintillating performances by the three finalists Bhoomi, Rakesh and Sreeram. I love music especially the Bollywood kind. Rakesh was way better than usual while Bhoomi had definitely done better. Sreeram, of course, was the best. There was a performance by Sunidhi Chauhan. Not very good. I have seen way better from her. Sameer Khan also had a chance to sing and he was good. Shivam was called on stage when the RJ from Radio Mirchi came out to announce the winner who got an RJ contract with the company. Bhoomi was thrilled to get the award.

Shankar and Sreeram rocked the stage with their soul-stirring songs. I really enjoyed this part of the show the best. Sreeram being chosen winner was very much what I had expected and he truly deserves the prize and praise.

It was nice to see Amitabh Bachchan helping Sreeram with his 'thank you' speech when he was choked for words.


  1. i never got around watching this programme though i did glimpse Shankar singing. thank u for the detailed description

  2. lovely blog... mwah
    Watching and listening to sreeram was a pleasure and salim is soooooo cute