Sonu Nigam on reality shows: ‘Always praising contestants won’t do any good’


Singer Sonu Nigam says that reality present judges ought to keep away from overtly praising contestants as it should solely mislead aspiring singers. Sonu, who has been a decide on exhibits like Sa Re Ga Ma and Indian Idol, in an interview to ET Times mentioned that individuals will cease honing their expertise in the event that they at all times obtain reward from judges.

“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,” Sonu mentioned.

The singer’s newest feedback come weeks after he defended Amit Kumar for criticising the standard of singers on Indian Idol 12. Amit Kumar, who was a visitor on the episode the place contestants paid tribute to his father, legendary singer Kishore Kumar, informed ET Times that he didn’t benefit from the present however needed to reward the individuals as a result of he was requested to.

Following his remarks, Indian Idol 12 host Aditya Narayan and music composer Manoj Muntashir made feedback supporting the present. It’s when Sonu Nigam launched an Instagram video, requesting the makers of the present to finish this controversy and cease taking undue benefit of Amit Kumar’s silence.

“Nobody can do justice to Kishore Kumar songs. His son Amit Kumar is a great man and he has seen this industry much more than us. He is a very quiet and dignified person. He is not saying anything and you are taking undue advantage of this. I want to tell the Indian Idol team to end this controversy. There’s no fault of Amit ji and Indian Idol as well,” Sonu mentioned whereas explaining that it isn’t improper on the a part of the creators of the present to ask Amit Kumar to encourage contestants by saying good issues.

Since Kumar’s feedback, many musicians have opened concerning the totally different points of judging reality exhibits. Music composer-singer Salim Merchant backed Amit Kumar as he informed radio host Siddharth Kanan in an interview that requesting judges to reward contestants was not an unusual observe. Salim even mentioned that possibly as a result of he didn’t take heed to such requests, he isn’t judging any exhibits in the present day.


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