Unlike other shows where you can jiggle your hips through a short song and tide over the occasional croak, on SRGMP your hips don't lie (that phrase a small tribute to Bappi, who I miss a lot this year). The focus is always on your pipes.
Small mistakes are caught, even the slightest lack of energy is noticed. The judges come ready to pick apart sur and taal. And there are no high energy performances you can hide behind.
But because the judges try hard to find the faults in every performance they sometimes come across as meanies - risking the ire of those high-strung SRGMP fans. As a result, the judges have devised some wonderful ways of telling the contestants if they suck.
Here is a guide to what the judges say (and what they really mean) on SRGMP.
You started really well!
(But it was all downhill from there)
We have a lot of expectations from you!
(And you hardly lived up to them today)
You sang better than last time!
(You blew then, you merely sucked today)
The standard of this show has gone up lately!
(And guess who's not up to it baby)
You must sing better next time!
(Good luck with having a next time)
Your performance was kamaal!
(Wish your singing was as kamaal as your performance)
You must do more riyaaz!
(You aren't going to make the cut, thanks for coming)
You have a very good voice!
(But your singing, well, that's a different story)
You were out of tune!
(Pack up your bags already)
- ~mad munky~ likes "you have a unique voice"
- maxdavinci adds "tonal quality" and "aaj ki awaaz"
- squarecut.atul envisions the legends of the past on SRGMP
- girlie girl enjoys the drama on SRGMP
- anu g wishes the US catches up with India
- Tania adds "you are well suited for another jonar"
- j tries to make sense of the ZeeTV marathon
- The judges ticks' during the singing amuses Kanan
- How about those excuses contestants make? asks Mind Rush
- svr has one on the on-demand singing
- The behen ki shaadi guy is an established Jagrata singer announces Anon