I have been watching this musical show for kids for a while now. And been following the performance of Diwakar for a long time. For those who are completely ignorant of this programme, let me just give you a brief introduction.
Diwakar sharma is a student of DPS R K puram delhi and has been in this programme since the very beginning. I would hate to mention it here in his introduction that he is visually challenged as for me it really doesnt make any difference. I guess a month back he was ruled out on the basis of poor performance and was brought back due to public voting.
For about 2-3 weeks now I have stopped watching the programme. And today I just thought let me just catch up. And today was a day for ruling out of another candidate out of the 4, to decide upon the top three. Even though diwakar has not been performing well, he has been one of my favourites throughout for his effortless singing. And the same has been with the public it seems.
But today in the episode, one of the judges, the singer Abhijeet accused people of voting in his favour only out of sheer sympathy. What turned out was ugly turn of events, some rude remarks and completely avoidable dialogues between diwakar’s father and the panel of judges (excluding bappi lahiri who was mum all throughout). And as luck would have it, one of abhijeet’s favourite contestants got out, and diwakar was in.
But was his inclusion in the top three as memorable as it could have been without teh drama that had already taken place? specially since his performance had been questioned and he had judges, of all the people, raising fingers at his physical condition being a reason for his fan following?
I just have one thing to say, either dont open the forum to voting, for people to express their views and make a choice for what they want or accept it without cribbing about it.
It was entirely their call. Then why create a hulla-boo about it now?