Review: Episode 7 (25th May 2007) Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
This is the 7th episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 (Watch Videos of this episodes here). And this is the last week of ‘Round 1’. In each week of round 1, two contestants from each Gharana perform on the stage and at the end of week two contestants who don’t perform up to the mark get eliminated from the Challenge 2007.
The show starts with the cute Aditya Narayan who welcomes all the Magical Mentors who start with their Gharana saga and also welcomes Maha Guru Asha Bhosaleji. (This will be the last week of Ashaji as a Mahaguru).
Today’s Theme: – Song composed by Bappi Lahiri
Aditya reveals some facts about Bappida. Actually, Bappida’s real name is ‘Alokesh Aparesh Lahiri’ and he has given music for almost 500 films. It’s nice to see this legendary singer and composer rememorizing his past memories. He and Ashaji sung duet song Raat Baaki from Namak Halal (and Ashaji gave him 20/20 numbers) (I love this song very much). And then Aditya requested Ashaji to sing the Rangeela Re song (But the way Aditya sung his part was really funny).
Two contestants from Eklavya Gharana selected –
Anita Bhatt from Lucknow is selected by Ismail Darbar for Rock Gharana and Brijesh Schandaliya, from UP is selected for Yalgaar Gharana by Himesh Reshammiya.
First Gharana to perform – Himesh Reshammiya’s Rock Gharana
Shekhar – Voice quality is very good for both of you.. You have improved a lot..
Ismailji – you both have done tremendous improvement
Bappida – he says Nirupama sang well and for Joy he sings the song and says you will have to enjoy and sing
Himesh – The potential they have, they have not utilized it.. Agree with Bappida
Ashaji – None of them are singing with feelings
Next to perform is Hit It Gharana
Sarikha Singh sings “Bheega Bheega Mausam”
Imran Aslam Mohammad perform on “Aa Pehli Baar”
Imran is the one from South Africa who had visa problem but now he is here to perform.
Comments from Mentors :-
Himeshji – Sarika sang really good infact she was mindblowing.. Imran needs to improve a lot..
Ismailji – Sarika gave an excellent performance. Regarding Imran he said to Vishal that he told them that he is coming and he is such a great singer and all that and when he came it is like “Khoda Pahad aur Nikla Chuha”. Vishal replied back by saying he was the best in Johannesburg but his today’s performance not even one tenth of what she presented that day.
Bappida – Sarika’s song touched his heart but Imran really needs to improve to remain in the competition.
Ashaji – For Sarika she said when she sang anthra her high notes were shaky and whole sang overall looked out of place. She even asked all the gurus to comment if she was wrong. Vishal and Shekhar argues on it and Ashaji says if she would have sang one scale lower she could have performed better.
Next to perform – Ismail Darbar’s Yalgar Gharana
Comments from Mentors: -
HR – He feels situation is such that he doesnot want to comment anything. He leaving comments on Bappi Da.
Bappida – To Wasi he said if he is singing “zid na karo ab to ruko” he needs to sing with lots and lots of feelings he just cant sing plain. For Jyoti she got nervous.
Ismailji – He asked Jyoti why she got nervous. Jyoti replied that she got nervous thinking of all the people before she singing and Ashaji is sitting in front of her and the mere thought made her nervous. Ismail tried to console her and bring the confidence back by saying everyone here has started with the level where she is here today.
Ashaji says that even today when she goes on stage to sing she feels nervousness and her hands are all shaky and sweaty. She backed up Jyoti by saying her nervosness will go away with time.
Next to Perform – Bappida’s Josh Gharana
After Sikander finishes performance, Aditya asks Unko kiska intzaar hain, he says his wife.. There is a gift for Sikander.. He is shown his wedding photographs which he himself has not yet seen. Vishal says that Sikandar’s wife has been really lucky for him and he is going to go way far. Hearing this Sikander gets emotional and gets tears.. he says he didnt want to cry as the make up will get spoiled and he wanted to take a photograph with Asha tai.. Aditya consoles him says he will get a make up man for him again..
Ashaji then comments and says – “Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar”
ID asks – “Sikander bhai kaise ho” for which he replies – “Alla ki reham se maa ki dua se Public ki demand se tip top”
Sikander Ali (Pakistan) of Josh Gharana and Nirupama Dey (India) of Rock gharana go through next round. Rest of the 6 will have to perform tomorrow and out of them 4 will proceed, two will get eliminated.