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–