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Indian Idol 4 : Why sing like the westerners?

By on Oct 18, 2008 | 1 comment

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For a change, I saw an episode of Indian Idol 4. To begin with, I admit that the bar has been raised this time. Some of the singers are very talented. They sing well and most importantly, they do not copy the famous singers. That said, my general observation is that all the fat girls generally sing Sunidhi Chauhan’s songs – in western style.

I’m not an expert to comment; but I know something about Indian & Western Music. Indian Music is NOT meant to be sung while you are dancing or jumping. Some forms of Western Music (hard pop, rock, hard metal) can be performed while you are running on the stage, jumping and screaming. Now the trouble starts when our Indian singers try to outperform the westerners. They try to sing Indian songs while ‘performing’. Have you ever noticed that?

Anyway, we have excellent panel of judges to judge and comment on the performances: Anu Malik (Music Director and renowned singer!), Kailash Kher (he truely is a talented singer!), Mr. Javed Akhtar (Lyricist), and Sonali Bendre (she gets a microphone to comment, so she’s an expert too!).

I hope they will do a good job (of entertaining us).

The Big K



1 Comment

  1. marina lobo

    October 29, 2008

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    Indian idol is a cool show but i am bored of the same concept i saw in this new show Hum Ladkiyan which i
    thought is a fantastic show..it has all the elements, which is required to prosper
    a middle class family..actors are very well selected and direction is superb..
    hopefully the story should be good and all i can say this is best show for the masses….
    all the best..there are some interesting videos of the girls on the link below. check it out
    http://humladkiyan.blogspot.com & http://www.setindia.com/hum_ladkiyan

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