Reality shows have come under the scanner after the infamous Indian Idol 12 controversy. The singing reality show that is currently airing on Sony TV is being criticised by the audience for promoting shouting over singing and praising contestants despite poor performances. Questions regarding Indian Idol 12's credibility are being raised. Amid this, former Indian Idol judge and popular singer Sonu Nigam told a leading daily that judges on reality shows should give honest feedback.
"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? 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 told.
He further said that it is natural to make mistakes on stage and it is perfectly alright. "It’s very natural to make mistakes on the stage. You can’t make everything perfect. Thoda flaws hai toh bhi chalega. 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," Sonu added.
Soon after Amit Kumar's statement about Indian Idol 12 caused havoc, Sonu issued a video statement and asked the reality show's team to not drag the matter any further and told fans to not take undue advantage of Amit's silence.
(Source: Times Of India)