Saturday, August 25, 2012

Indian Idols: What happens to them?

Nothing much apparently. Most of these guys end up doing a lot of stage shows and singing at rich folks weddings. 

The first Indian Idol was Abhijeet Sawant. I remember how the entire country had joined in the general euphoria that Indian Idol had created, even when TVS Sa Re Ga Ma had been there for ages...probably because Indian Idol was more stylish. He has not had much success in playback singing. 
Abhijeet Sawant

Nor have these Indian Idols:
Sandeep Acharya

Prashant Tamang, although he does seem to have a decent career in films

Sourabhee Debbarma, although she apparently set a new Guinness record -- longest upside down singing 

Mynampati Sreeram Chandra -- has a reasonably successful career singing in South Indian films

Surprisingly, Antara Mitra, who was not a winner (season 2 finalist) has found some amount of success in Bollywood playback singing. She sang the semi-hit number Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si from the film Rajneeti and a handful of other reasonably okay numbers in recent films (Dil To Baccha Hai Ji, Action Replay, Golmaal 3). 

Antara Mitra
Another season 2 finalist, NC Karunya (judges' favourite) had has some success in Telgu playback singing.
NC Karunya
Monali Thakur (Season 2) is also picking up playback offers here and there. 
Monali Thakur

Meiyang Chang of season 3 has got one acting role and acts as an emcee for some programs
Meiyang Chang

With so much talent  surfacing from these reality shows, one would think that these singers will flood the playback singing scene in Bollywood. Apparently not. But more on that in my next blog....

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