Reality shows give us some incredible talent. Some taste success way too early while some gets mired with controversies when the makers chose ‘entertainment’ over ‘quality'. Celebrated singer and former judge of the singing reality show Indian Idol, Sonu Nigam said that unnecessarily praising the contestants in the reality shows will not do any good to them. He says the judges shouldn’t spoil the kids during the show as they will get confused.
“As a judge, we are here to teach something to the contestants. We should give honest feedback to the participants. Always praising them won’t do any good. Humesha wah wah karoge toh kaise hoga (how will it work, if you always praise them)? We aren’t here to spoil these kids. Even the contestants won’t understand when they have performed well and when they haven't if we keep praising them,” he was quoted as saying to Etimes.
“It’s very natural to make mistakes on the stage. You can’t make everything perfect. Thoda flaws hai toh bhi chalega (It’s ok even if there are some flaws). These flaws make the show interesting. Some contestants are born talented, some work hard and learn. A few instantly get success while a few of them shine later,” he added.
Sonu further mentioned that he doesn’t say yes to all reality shows not because he is old school but believes in the right school.
The current season of Indian Idol 12 was also pitted against controversies after the show’s guest judge Amit Kumar revealed that he did not enjoy the show. Kumar even claimed that he was told to praise and uplift the contestants despite however their singing performance was as it was a tribute to Kishore Kumar.
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