Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Idea Star Singer contest - the bungling SMS

What does it matter if Isaac Williams got eliminated from the Idea Star Singer contest?

He is the true Idea Star Singer - though destined to be uncrowned as that.

The contestant who beat him to it dissolved into tears.
so did all the other contestants.
and the anchor person .
and – hold your breath- the judge too!! Usha Uthup was heart broken to see him out!
The male judges were struggling to maintain a grip over their emotions.

What greater recognition than the tears of the people on the show, and that of the viewers on the other side? What greater recognition than the disbelief of the judges and who followed the contest closely?

The loser is the winner in this case.

The final winner will win a flat worth 40 lakh, but Isaac’s victory is over the hearts of all.

But something went wrong.

This is the price paid for high tech intrusion into such contests.

The truly deserving candidates should not be left to the mercy of sms


  1. I appreciate your writeup on the fumble of Williams on Idea Star Singer. My family and I watch the show regularly and were shocked to see them drop a talented singer. However, the thing is that such shows depend solely on SMS and people exploit technology. I think that such shows should not include SMS and just have the judges make a call regardless of how contraversial the decisions may be.

  2. Have you imagined what if Williams had a bit fairer complexion? or what if he was attached to a superior surname?

  3. i agree how the sms-es play a sometimes unfair role in elimination and selection of participants. but what has to be remembered is that all these shows stem from american idol, in which the ONLY factor that decides contestant elimination/selection are the sms-es... i guess the producers are justg being fair to the mother show! (sounds like what happened when melinda doolittle go eliminated from AI-07... don't know if u watched the show tho!)

  4. And have you listened to the Orchestra play music when this happens? They play this sad depressing music; and whenever someone gets eliminated you end up feeling miserable even if you never saw that person before!

    I lost faith in all reality shows. Too much melodrama for these SMSes. Theres no limit to the amount the channels make on account of all the SMSes.


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