Monday, March 24, 2008

Of Reality Shows ...

In this post, Chinmayi writes bout' her Singapore TV show experience, she was the co-host for the finals of a singing talent search event called Yaar Andha Star 2008 on Singapore local television. I think this show is similar to the Airtel Super Singer kinda shows we have here.

But, i was really surprised to find that the final of this event was actually telecast live. A reality show( i guess i can call this a RS, right? all talent search shows are reality shows acc. to me) being telecast live = Wow.

We're are so used to seeing every single episode of 'such' shows being hyped up. Even a minor tiff between the participants or the judges, finds a place in all the promos of the show during the preceding week. These 'reality' shows on our channels will fail miserably if they were to telecast unedited feed with no added hype( even the camera pans and the music is part of the hype, a chappa matter is given so much build up). And i'm sure the Jodi No 1 kinda shows would bomb big time if they were denied all the pre episode build up ops.

I've been to one of these TV shoots (EQ2 - check this) , and the production is really pathetic. Nothing is really in place, everything is really messy, things go wrong all the time and the anchors were dumb( imagine having to give 5-6 retakes for a college name) .

Put these people incharge of a live show, result = The show will be more screwed up than the 'show' itself.

But, Kudos to Yaar Andha Star and Mediacorp production ( the producers of this show) for handling this well. At least Tamil audience someplace else get good content on their television. I'm okay ..

Cheers.

13 ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

ThanaMoi said...

yes guru.. it was telecasted live... i agree that its not that easy... but u know.. airtel is like in such a big scale.. otherwise the shows here are not... then... nth against the people of singapore(being a singaporean too).. i think the people or should i say kids of india are really much better in singing... maybe bcos of young time exposure....

Guru said...

Yep .. I decided to look up 'Yaar Andha Star' on Youtube after writing this post. And i got to see a few kids singing, i didn't think it was upto 'being on TV' standards (is there anything as 'this'?)

But then, i really liked the live(unedited) concept, that or i hate the reality shows we get here so much .. Can't really tell..

I still say - doing a 90 min show TV show live isn't easy ..

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am not sure what do u mean by TV standards. But anyway take a look at one of the contestant on you tube. I think it was good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpP4aVLRUqE

ThanaMoi said...

@ anonymous if u are reading this.. maybe i would like u to watch krishnamoorthy(winner of airtel super singer junior) and the 2nd price winner.. if i'm not wrong he's name is viknesh.. this is wat i and guru mean by standard in tv....however srinath was really cute.. i have to say that...

Guru said...

Hey anon,

I never said it was not good..

To clarify, by TV standards i think i was talking bout' performances we got to see in a show called Airtel Super singer here ..

Check this video ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNEZINUnays

Thats the winner Krishnamoorthy singing in the final .. And make sure you watch the whole video .. Totally worth it .. :)

Anonymous said...

taking the issue " being on TV standards". kaushik's singing can match the very best. Harini says "mindblowing" and tippu - "amazing voice" for kaushik, the guy should be of some standard. the guys elsewhere outside india do not get the exposure and publicity, due tks to sun tv n vijaytv. live performance and studio singing are totally different due to the audience. yaar antha star had 600 people infront of the youth singers. its not easy. kudos to the guys and especially kaushik who won.

Anonymous said...

i watched kaushik in youtube, quarter and semifinals posted. really fantastic. you guys watch and give your comments.

Anonymous said...

I watched Kauhsik. Though he sings well, I thought he lacked the x-factor and also his moves on stage were not natural.

Anonymous said...

what is that "x-factor".pl elaborate. this is just singing contest with a little bit of presentation due to the live audience. you are not acting in a movie.

Anonymous said...

X-factor is something which makes people like one instantly without knowing what it is (that is why it is called x-factor, my friend).

It was not just to find a singer it was to find a star or natural performer

Kayak said...

Its quite true that a reality show being telecast live =wow. Well,thanks for sharing her experience .I enjoyed.

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