Hindi singing reality shows are pretty common nowadays and almost every channel has its own singing reality shows which are judged by famous singers and music composers. There was a time when Sonu Nigam, one of the most loved playback singers, used to be a regular face on the singing reality shows but nowadays he is missing from these Hindi shows and recently he revealed the reason behind it.
Sonu Nigam is presently judging the Bengali reality show Super Singer Season 3 with Kumar Sanu and Koushiki Chakraborty. While speaking in a virtual interaction with media, he states that he has chosen to judge this Bengali reality singing show because he has high expectations and he has refused to be a part of many Hindi singing reality shows because he is sick and tired to saying all those things again and again and he doesn’t like praising the contestants even if they have not performed well. He adds that now he neither looks forward to just earn money nor he wants to be a part of any show just for being a part of it.
Sonu Nigam who not only judged singing reality shows but also hosted them, for example – Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, states that he is the grand daddy of such reality shows because 22 years ago, he hosted one when there were not many singing reality shows. He added that over the years he hosted and judged a number of singing reality shows and even today when a new singing reality show starts, he is approached for judging it but he is no more interested in being a part of such shows because he doesn’t like someone telling him how to behave and what to say because he belongs to the old school which is the purest in terms of life and music.
Earlier singer Amit Kumar, son of Kishore Kumar, also stated that when he appeared on Indian Idol 12 and he was also asked to appreciate the contestants even if their performance was not good.
There is no denying the fact that these music reality shows have lost their charm and authenticity.
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