Episode # 6

August 28, 2007 at 8:29 pm 11 comments

I want to start this by actually talking about the quality of voice in the program. First and foremost this is not a voice hunt. The whole band needs to perform. Fair enough. But that doesn’t mean the voice can be bad. If you notice, across weeks voice has been bad and hence we don’t feel good about the program. The first week of the quarter finals had very strong voice in all the three bands and hence we felt good.. In any music show the voice is like the takes the lead.. if that is good overall looks good as everything else is in the background and hence called BGM : ).

This is probably the first week that I am in disagreement with judges. Let me get on with my views on the teams itself before mentioning my preference of the teams for this week.

The first team was “Aum“. The team was good overall.. but then the the voice wasn’t good.. The female lead (the only voice of this team) started off well. The first few lines she sang very well but then many a times it was flat (abaswaram) .Only reason she clicked for Vasundara is probably because the girl singing style was something similar to Vasundara (esp the songs from citizen).. but then except for the voice the band was good..In the remix round they actually got confused.They started off on a peppy note but then went to a slow rhythm then went again for a completely different peppy rhythm.It wasn’t clear what they were actually trying.The voice was clearly left wanting once again. Unfortunate they won…well.. the semi finalist have one lesser team to worry as Aum would be easily washed away in the semis if they continue to perform like this.

The second team that performed was Isai Mantra. They were also pretty good..but then lacked in the voice section.. they were completely off track (abaswaram) especially when they were singing on the chorus..each of them had a different note but then they lacked the harmony…in my opinion this would have been the first team to be eliminated for this weeks show. Their remix was very close to “aasai nooru vagai” song starting but then this team did a reasonably good job in the remix.

The third team for this week was Madras Tunes. They were very different.For the first time a team tried something different and more local.The male voice was very good. It exactly suited the kind of song they chose (the kuthu types). Unfortunately the female voice was again lacking. In their own composition the female voice was really bad. They actually would have won without the female voice as it spoiled the show. This team lost probably because the judges weren’t tuned towards a kuthu song though the tune was peppy and catchy. In the remix round the female voice caught up.She was not bad. This band was also confused in terms of changing rhythms/tempo. But overall it was pretty good.They were probably the best in the remix.But then they were led down by the Veena. I liked this band because they had variety of instruments + mix of male /female voice. So this team actually had a very good composition and did do a pretty neat job.I liked what Paul Jacob said – they have a great future.

The actual results for this week was like this. First to be eliminated was Madras tunes then Isai mantra leaving Aum to be the winner..

However in my opinion it was Isai Mantra to be eliminated first followed by Aum leaving Madras tunes the winner. But then I am not a judge:)


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On a Saturday evening……. Ekattuthangal

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sangs  |  August 28, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    i watched this episode on the net.and that particular clipping started off with this Aum team.N frankly,the female voice was terrible :-(( i felt it was such a letdown for this program ‘cos after hearing her perform,I stopped watching the rest of the episode.Its true that its not a voice hunt.But for a band to be good,the voice should also be good :(( Man,was she terrible or wat!!! But I also felt the negative comments from the judges were edited ??? was it ? i felt Vasundhara was going to say something negative,bt suddenly it cut to next shot.

  • 2. bsubra  |  August 29, 2007 at 12:49 am

    —Isai Mantra to be eliminated first followed by Aum leaving Madras tunes the winner.—

    I concur!

  • 3. raja  |  August 29, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    hi siva…i think bhoomi shud be a great contender…they have excellent compositions.. i likes V3 for performance but bhoomi had done such soulful rendition of their songs…the way they remixed atho antha paravai and their original song were on par with an ARR composition…atleast i felt so …i tried listening to their performance repeatedly after seeing a young band like them and it just grows on u..even the male voice was amazing…he stands a good future definitely…wat do u feel??

  • 4. Sami  |  August 29, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    romba correct siva, me too felt the same
    day by day program keezha irangi poguthunu ninaikkirean 😦 Lets wait and see it in semis

  • 5. Siva  |  August 31, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Sangs: You are right… it was bad but then it was only the voice that was bad..the composition /the accompaniments were good..i think definitely a lot of judges comments are getting edited…

    bsubra: thanks for stopping by .. glad i have another person with me on the verdict.. 🙂

    Raja: welcome.. Bhoomi have done a good job.. pretty good one..i agree.. but saying on par with ARR i think would be an exaggeration.. 🙂 the male voice was also excellent with control on the higher pitch…my order of preference of teams as of now would be V3, Bhoomi, Oxygen and Aum though Bhoomi and Oxygen are pretty close…

    Sami: I only hope it is not complete downward trend of the graph.. again only the voice is the issue.. rest is all great… lets hope voice will also be good from now on.. 🙂

  • 6. Sankar  |  September 1, 2007 at 10:46 am

    Vasundra Das always comes up with stupid comments… she doesn’t look at the entire composition.
    Somehow, like I mentioned before, the show has been going down since the start. Hope things change in the coming episodes.

  • 7. balaji  |  September 1, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    I do not understand what they are expecting from these bands. If they did not like the performance of Madras Tunes… They should ask themselves a question.. What kind of songs will be enjoyed by the public across tamil nadu? This show would have been much better if they had the bands perform in front of real people.

  • 8. Siva  |  September 2, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Sankar: As of now we only get to hear Vasundara Das comments..!!!! otherwise very little from other judges.. it would be really great to hear a lot more from judges..

    Balaji: I am certain this is going to be a great boost for all the bands.. this has provided them an opportunity for the world to know them..they will definitely reach great heights and could reach the world through their own albums… I agree it will be great to have these bands perform in public but this platform has provided that opportunity… this talent hunt is definitely a fantastic thought..especially for a whole band rather than just voice..

  • 9. sangs  |  September 3, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Yea,the composition was good.all the musicians seemed to have played well.still,the voice makes the strongest impression,when its bad :-o.I wish,if they cant find good singers,they can just play instumentals..surely that would be more enjoyable than hearing an off-pitch shrieking vocalist.

  • 10. Sami  |  September 3, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    did they show up this program yesterday…have they changed the timings..
    offcial blogger sir, sollunga sir 🙂

  • 11. Siva  |  September 4, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Sangs: You are absolutely right.. did you watch this week episode.. was awesome..

    Sami: Yup they did.. my post is on the way.. hopefully tonight.. 🙂 official bloggera? Sa Re Ga Me kelvipatta enna uthaka poraanga… 😉

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