Sa re ga ma found a Little Champ in Sanchita. She is talented and is sure to go a long way. But I wonder if it had been judge's choice( vs the audience's) would she have won?
Why this mass hysteria and sympathy for Diwakar, another contestant. Sure he sings well and he is blind. Some felt they should have a separate contest for the handicapped. But blindness does not come in the way of singing. And this forum should be ONLY about his singing talent. Period.
Take the serial, Nach Balliye- a dance competition, I am not sure if it is right to club a clearly trained and professional dancer- Bhaktiyar with others who are amateurs. It does not remain a fair competition then.
Last year in SRGM Challenge 2005 , Himani and Hemchandra were clearly better singers .
The first "Indian Idol" should have been Rahul Vaidya or Amit Sana.
Do you think the self esteem of those who lost would have gone down? Would they have turned cynical?
Talent surely is not the only criterion for winning, that much is clear.
So all is fair in war or game shows or is everything stage managed anyway?