Indian television audiences’ love for reality shows is quite evident over the past few years. Reality shows have come a long way from where they have started. Initially, the focus was to introduce the viewers to impeccable talents, but the goal has changed now for some shows as the focus now is on the drama and controversies only.
In a recent interview with BT, singer Sonu Nigam, who was also a former judge of Indian Idol talks about it and shares, “As a judge, we are here to teach something to the contestants. We should give honest feedback to the participants. Always praising them won’t do any good. Humesha wah wah karoge toh kaise hoga (how will it work, if you always praise them)? We aren’t here to spoil these kids. Even the contestants won’t understand when they have performed well and when they haven’t if we keep praising them.”
Talking about making mistakes during a stage performance, Sonu adds, “It’s very natural to make mistakes on the stage. You can’t make everything perfect. Thoda flaws hai toh bhi chalega (It’s ok even if there are some flaws). These flaws make the show interesting. Some contestants are born talented, some work hard and learn. A few instantly get success while a few of them shine later.”
He further adds, “You won’t see me in every other show. There are reasons for which I say yes to only a few shows. This is not because I am old school. But I am in the right school. I have grown up seeing my seniors practicing hours after hours, dedicating their lives to music, honing skills. And I learned from them,”
Sonu will be soon seen on Bengali television, judging the ‘Super Singer Season 3’.