It’s a proven fact that even in music talent shows, the audience judges by its eyes and not by it’s ears. And sadly enough, this has happened again. I still can’t seem to believe that Deepali has been eliminated from Indian Idol 3. If a girl was going to be the Indian Idol, it was going to be nobody but her.
It was annoying to see Emon and Deepali figuring out in the bottom 3 and as if that wasn’t enough, now Deepali’s been kicked out. If I’m asked, she was the best after Emon and now they both were standing in the bottom 3 along with Ankita, whom I’ve never really liked. I don’t like Ankita because in my opinion, she should never have got the kind of appreciation she has. Technically put, everybody knows that Ankita is not as good a singer as the rest of the participants and she definitely isn’t even close to touching Deepali. Her strength is purely performance and even that has been off-key in the last two gala-episodes. It seems that the audience has a penchant for voting people out when they started singing well. This is what happened with Parleen and now the same has happened with Deepali. I’m terribly disappointed because I was expecting her in the final 3 and she deserved to be there. To me, Ankita should have gone out because she doesn’t really seem to have a singing future. I know I sound bitter but face it, it’s true. She doesn’t have a magnificent voice and hence she can’t become a playback singer. She doesn’t have amazing looks and hence she cannot become an actress. I agree she’s a great performer but unfortunately, great performers don’t work in this country. She could sing an occasional song or two but she doesn’t have that thing in her that can make her really big in the singing industry. Of course I could be wrong and maybe one day she’ll become as good as any of those singers out there but then again, there’s much more chance of a Deepali being a much better playback singer.
I wanted to put up a Youtube video of what I thought was Deepali’s best performance but that isn’t available any longer. So I shall put up her second best performance.