Idea Star Singer Season 5 on Asianet


Idea Star Singer Season 5 on Asianet

Idea Star Singer Season 5

Idea Star Singer Season 5 on Asianet

The fifth  season of the South India’s most popular musical reality Idea Star Singer to find the most talented singer begins this Monday ( August 2nd , 2010) at 8PM.

The new season inaugurated by jury members – music director Sarath, play back singers K.S.Chithra , M.G.Sreekumar & Pop Singer Usha Uthup  in the presence of  actress Bhama, who heralded the occasion by stumbling the thampuru. This edition will have thirty-nine contestants from across Kerala vying for the top spot. The audition was conducted in all major cities in Kerala and abroad.

Apart from the jury members, prominent personalities from film industry will attend as celebrity guest.

The title winner will receive villa worth Rs. 1 Core.

Asianet is all set to telecast “ Idea Star Singer Season 5 ” on every Monday to Friday, starting from 2nd August 2010 from 8.00 PM to 9.30PM.

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153 Responses

  1. SHAMJA says:

    I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR SEASON5 CONTESTANTS.

  2. leema says:

    hii sir im regularly watching iss from 07 onwards…i have a suggestion that pls do not give unnecessary importance to sms..talent should not be evaluated by sms…atleast in grand finale u can avoid sms.

  3. k.mohandas. vakkom says:

    wish so much all contestants

  4. ali pacheeri abudhabi says:

    I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR SEASON5 CONTESTANTS

  5. kannan says:

    Thats Ugly Renjini again on this program. Very bad performance in season 4 final. Bad anchoring I hve ever seen

  6. madhu says:

    Congrats to season 4 winner Joby and best wishes for the season 5 contestants.Request the authorities to display slides showing the names of various orchestra artists so that viewers can identify and know their names as well.Most viewers only know very few artists name.All of them are doing a fantastic job.I mean when the camera highlights a particular intrument just show a slide the showing the name of that artist.
    thank u

  7. Moni Meynan says:

    ALL THE BEST FOR SEASON FIVE CONTESTANTS.

  8. anvar husain jeddah says:

    hai joby congrats. yuo have secured the best singer of kerala.

  9. shiny sunand says:

    congrads joby and best wishes for season 5 contestants..

  10. P. SURESH KUMAR says:

    Most disappointed with the results of Season 4. Why not change the name of ISS STAR SINGER as ISS SMS SINGER ? There is no doubt that Joby John sang extremely well in the final but do we decide good singers by SMS alone ? This has to change. As far as I see it, its the biggest flaw in this programme. Asianet wake-up don’t be too greedy for money and spoil one of the best singing reality programs – thanks to the wonderful judges.

  11. Bindu Mohan says:

    I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR SEASON5 CONTESTANTS

  12. Bindu Mohan says:

    all the best for all 39 contestents

  13. Mohammed Basheer says:

    The Second day one boy has sung “Praanasakhi”…
    The favourite song he did big mistake, but no one judges
    found the mistake.. he sung repeat anupallavi,.. meanwhile he forgot second anupallavi. What is the judges, where were them all..shame….
    because the song is still sweet seventeen……..

  14. asiya says:

    feel very sorry for sreenath ,the real talented singer who had to give away the crown for people’s sympathy.

  15. ASHA says:

    Antony John inu special bhavukangal

  16. Mohammed says:

    First of all congrats for Joby John and now about idea star singer season 5 contestants they all are good only but i am saying they should not be over smart…but best of luck to them…

  17. aep says:

    idea can change your life

  18. Mr.BACKER says:

    Wish a best of luck..

    I like to Interesting watching Iss last 5 round (max 10 participant )

  19. nasheed says:

    iwishyouallthebestseason5

  20. Timmy says:

    Well done Joby….! Your talent and popularity was reflected in the Grand Finale. God Bless..! All the very best to the ISS5 contestants.

  21. SAJEEV says:

    I WISH ALL THE BEST FOR ALL CONTESTANTS IN ISS SEASION 5

  22. sujith says:

    wish you a good luck in grace of god everybody will have a bright future

  23. Subhas Chand says:

    It is with a fed up feeling that I write this about one of the best programmes in Television. “Idea Star Singer Season 5”. There is a sickening verbal abrasiveness of two male judges, each vying with the other and always MG Sreekumar winning in ragging the contenders in the pretext (or foolish belief) of “driving more confidence” into the novitiates of the show. We can see the singers blanch and whither in the awkward position they get cornered into, by the innuendoes and personal insults about their clothes, unbroken voices (Yadu who sang a song originally sung by Sreekumar, in the show on 6th Aug 2010), and bodies (‘Your body is that of an eight year old’ – comment by Sarath to Yadu) – overweight, obese, thin, very thin, whatever; even promising them nicknames based on their bodies!! Is this Kerala in the twenty-first century, one wonders. It seems that MG Sreekumar is taking out on the fresh talents his hidden feelings of failure to make it in a big way in the field of film music all these years with the same glitter that his college mates acquired for themselves in the industry. What other reason can you sir, at the helm of the Channel offer the public about the behavior of MG Sreekumar that betrays an adolescent immaturity often found in truanting, ragging college misfits? If you wouldn’t mind review the programme broadcast on 6th Aug 2010. And see how Yadu and Krishna were roasted and zapped of essence by Sreekumar, and Sarath working on Yadu after Sreekumar has had his pleasure, both of them fooling the public by saying it is all to instill confidence!! The same argument that ragging students make when questioned. If you do not take up this matter sir, and make necessary changes, you will be seen as promoting classless behaviour along with one of the sublime forms of Art – music and human body movement. Art without social sophistication is not aesthetic, whatever rationalization you might bring up to defend your protégés. Do not tarnish the social image of Kerala Society in front of world audience. Train the rotten apples, or chuck them out. Training social skills would be more productive in my mind. Let each of them have a holiday while in training. Or may be a piece of their own medicine given to them by you in front of a few people might sensitize them to others’ feelings. But that would be unkind, though quicker.

  24. Babu says:

    This is regarding star singer season 4 and 5.Previously it was Sarath and now it is Sri kumar.I thought after the disastorous and horrible performance of Srikumar in star singer 4 and other Asianet programme, he will be removed from asianet.Now we are shocked to see him again in star singer 5.He speaks like a pervert.He insults new singers about their personality, voice, nick names and with all uncomfortable questions which in the modern world people shudder even to imagine.He is crossing all limits to insult new singers.How can an young one participate in a singing competition when you finish their morale by attacking them straightaway in their first appearence?.It is a shame on a malayalam channel in the 21st century to allow something like this.I think Sarath has learnt some lesson and has improved in his usages..May the tribes of Chitra and Usha Uthup thrive and let these two gentlemen learn some manners and decency from them.
    We the malayalees in Chicago have decided to boycot this programme till these obnoxious people are straightened by the Asianet management

  25. ananth says:

    I am shocked to see the performance of Sreekumar, the judge,who in a perverted fashion insults new comers who are coming to participate in Idea star singer programme.What is the feelings of th parents of these children who watch the programme to see their children coming up in the world of music.He has no business to do it and it is against all TV ethics to publically insult youngters with his perverted comments. Shame on Asianet .Will the Asianet management remove him from the panel of judges and bring someone like Chitra who behaves in a civilised and cultured pattern
    Ananth

  26. babu says:

    You deleted my comments because it was not palatable to you?But what I wrote about Srikumar is a fact which every one of us feel.Please advise him to be more civilised
    Babu

  27. SankaraNarayanan says:

    Dear Asia net. Welcome 4 ISS season 5.Good deedi come back. Advise mr. M.G Sreekumar dont be too proud.
    Cheer once again.
    mani

  28. Rupesh says:

    helloo viewers “Mridhula” came back to rock season 5…so plz support her.

  29. Monu says:

    Hi

    I happen to be watching season5 first episode.

    It seems the judges need to keep up a standard of their own to the level of standard the show has. It is quite natural that when one gets used to the surrounding they will have a tendancy to be more free in nature. After all this program is watched by malayalees from different conrners of the world. It would be better to avoid many colloquial and other words like eda, poda etc. in between.

    Well just a personnel view. No hard feelings.

    And good luck for the new year episodes.

  30. Murali says:

    Dear Programme Manager,
    We(Iam representing few people) have only disagreement
    with you Judges panel that one of the senior judge(male),
    are making nasty comments not at all a healthy one to the contexters.
    and not at all match with the rquirement.
    We appreciate MRS Chithra about her cultaral behaviour and comments,
    Finaly she is realy an asset to the show

  31. chiatranya says:

    Irrespective of how the judges may interact with the contestants(teasing/ragging etc), when it comes to judging and awarding marks i believe they are very professional and unbiased. The collective wisdom and judgement of all 4 judges cannot be far from truth.So in the process we may see some of our favourite contestants being eliminated. But selection depends on a lot of genuine,approved and valid rules (and luck!)all of which as viewers we may not be aware of.The finer musical details we may not understand otherwise we would also be as accomplished as the judges .
    Season 5 seems to be having a lot of trained and professional singers. So it seems it is going to be a very tough competition and the inexperienced singers may have an even tougher time.Wish them all the best.

  32. SARIGA SHIBU says:

    ALL THE BEST TO ALL,BUT WHERE IS OUR HARISH AND GANG RANGINI.WE WANT THEM BACK.
    WE WANT HARISH

  33. akhila says:

    This season5 will be an utter failure.sure.Judjes are making ready madejokes to make us laugh especially M.G.SREEKUMAR.very poor.shame
    .contestants are showing over performances to make us more impressive .NEETHA dancing and asking DEEDI to dance.Too much .v r not fools to think that they r highly talented.so try to improve the level and keep the standard.

  34. josemathew says:

    i wish all the very best of all participants.sing good and get the villa.

  35. anish says:

    ranjini is not suit for this malayalam reality show.because,many old age people are watching this programme.They couldn’t get what she is telling.please understand this is a malayalam reality show,malayalam channel.please try to up heave the hellenism of our malayalam

  36. Jaisha Azeez says:

    WISH ALL THE BEST FOR ALL CONTESTANTS IN idea star singer season 5!!!!!

  37. Jaisha Azeez says:

    WISH ALL THE BEST FOR ALL CONTESTANTS IN IDEA SATAR SINGER SEASON 5!!!!!

  38. Pranav S Nair says:

    Best Wishes for all CONTESTANTS in Idea Star Singer “season 5”.

  39. Sajeev Kumar C P says:

    First of all my hearty Congratulations to Joby, Sreenath, Preethi, Anju & Vidya for their good performance in Idea Star Season 4.
    I take this opportunity to convey my Best wishes & support for all those who are participating in Idea Star Singer season 5.

  40. REGHUNATH says:

    There is a request is that the in the final selection the SMS vote changing good contestant to back. most of the people voting depending upon caste and religion. For last all Finals I watched like that tedency. So don’t give importance for the SMS in the final stage. Take a good decision about this and select the talented contest.This is not a Sypathatic Reality show. Find Talent contestants and let them get the benefit.

  41. radhakrishnan says:

    This mail may not have much importance now, still I wish to express my dissatisfaction. The idea star singer is not electing or choosing the best singer, it is choosing a popular singer (which cannot be attributed to his or her ability). I am really felt bad for not electing the best singer.

  42. sangeeth says:

    ALL THE BEST IDEA STAR SINGER SEASON -5 AND SHREENATH PLZ SEND ME YOUR E-MAIL ID

  43. saju says:

    Ranjini’s anchoring was very bad on the final of ISS 4 .She was screaming there to make more powerful.But it doesn’t comes out well.What happened to her?In studio she is ok. people will get irritated soon.

  44. dhanushia says:

    borin to seee d same faces again…….. 🙁

    get some change , dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. narayan says:

    Dear Sirs,

    I am a serious viewer of ISS from the beginning it self. For me, it is actually a learning platform. What I feel is that Season 5 should introduce the aggregate marks of each contestant for the purpose of elimination. I felt this should have saved Shikha from eliminaion and made Sreenath the winner on the Grand Finale. Sreenath has not appeared in the danger zone but still he lost the crown. Joby is no doubt a good singer but if you evaluate his progress, it is not constant. Please give a thought.

  46. n.k.pushpakaran says:

    Star Singer 5 is definitely an improvement over the previous ones.The boys and girls are highly talented and they perform very well. Very happy to find the same illustrious judges. Didi is an excellent human being full of compassion but unfortunately she is unable to analyse the various nuances or parameters of music unlike the other three judges who are veterans in their own right.She is also not able to speak malayalam properly. She could only be a celebrity judge with 10 marks.She is able to say only ‘out of pitch’ which is inadequate.I like MG’s analysis of a singing performance and what he says is absolutely right in very few meaningful words. Of course he is a maestro, no doubt.No words for the singing sensation ms Chitra and the technically strong sarath sir. Excellent show, of course.The best hostess of the programme is ms.Ranjini. A very dedicated personality She is the real mascot and the brand of the ISS Star Singer. Luckily Asianet got such wonderful people for the programme. Please do not change the format.It is really super super. People need not get offended by certain wayward comments given by the judges. Even they pass comments amongst themselves. It eases the tension and provides an enjoyable environment. Best of luck to Asianet.

  47. D.Somasekharan says:

    i wish all the best to all contestents for season5

  48. Somasekharan Master says:

    Most of the contestents for season5 are more talented.The judges will be in a pathetic condition to have a judgement. My hearty wishes to all the39 contestents and the judging panel.

  49. AKHIL .S.JOHN says:

    let the spirit of misic enlight kerala MUSIC cannot have any murders
    No one can kill it

  50. AKHIL .S.JOHN says:

    good luck

  51. nkpushpakaran says:

    mridula warrier is an extremely talented singer in Star Singer 5. MG Srikumar’s off the cuff comment after her second performance, may be a slip of the tongue, that she could be out of the competition early is both sad and painful. She is a prospective finalist if everything goes well for her.The look of shock on her face at the comment was tell-tale.

  52. MANOJ KUMAR says:

    I WISH ALL THE BEST OF SEASON5

  53. Pravin says:

    What an indecent show is this. Two mail judges spoiled this show. M G Srikumar and Sharath believes that all contestant like indecent words and offensive questions. The management should either remove these two judges or they should control them and teach them how to talk and behave as per kerala culture. (Padichathalea padullu). This is a show where lot of malayalies watches with family. We are giving a wrong picture to younger generation by appreciating indecent people like MG Srikumar and Sharat. The management should role out code of contact for judges. These two judges looses their control at times, while female contestants are singing. The producer should not allow them to talk anything about Love, dress, contestant’s personal relationship, talent, behavior. I pray that the kerala high court should ban this program as they are spoiling malayali culture. Or the program coordinator shall send these two people back to first standard. Let them first learn how to behave and talk in a society.

  54. suzuki says:

    I think our judges have lowered their standard of judging!!!in the episode on 20.8.10! the contestant karthika’s second round performance was below average!!but the judges have given above average score!!!what is happening here !is this a reality show?? i request the judges to comment onthe contestants properly and give them their deserving scores only!!!!

  55. suzuki says:

    please request the contestants to keep their attitude on stage and towards judges!!they must not be allowed to talk disrespectfully to judges!!and there are some who give excuses for every mistake!!that must be avoided!!nowadays this programme is going worse!no reality at all .Full of DRAMA!!!!!!!!

  56. Neela.c says:

    All my friends have commented how SMS spoiled the selection.I read in the hindu that till 2nd round is completed Preethi warrier was first and only in the third round it was decided to elevate Jobby John to the first.Obviously because of huge SMS votes infavour of him more than 5 lakhs while Preethi and Sreenath obtained only 39000 and 1.5 Lakhs respectively.The Hindu added that his last song Hariharans tilted in his favour, about which one of my friend pointed out a horibble mistake by him.By gone is Bygone.
    But, I am sorry to mention that in this visual show Why Blind Persons are included? I have full sympathat when the blind man mimicry the greats of Music with sharp and excellent rendition, I broke down.But,they have no place here as it is not a broadcasting and is telecasting Programme.

    Last but not the least Usha Uthup in every programme exposes her total ignorance in Music.Infact she just act asthough she participate in the singing of Judges to start with and pretends to note down the mistakes and simply state that she noted OUT OF PITCH in variably to all contents.But, manages saying Lovely Voice etc., total misfit When She will be removed? from this horrible exposure

  57. M.R.Ranganathan says:

    AMONG THE MOST DISTINGUISHED JUDGING PANEL OF K.S. CHITRA, SARATH AND M.G.SREEKUMAR, WHAT IS THIS LADY USHA UTHUP(SELF PROCLAIMED DIDI), DOING. SHE IS NOT ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE VALUE TO THE COMMENTS, AS SHE LACKS THE BASICS. SHE IS NO DOUBT A GOOD STAGE PERFORMER. SHE CAN BE BROUGHT AS A CELEBRITY GUEST. SO I REQUEST THE MANAGEMENT TO TAKE OUT USHA UTHUP FROM THE JUDGING PANEL( I HAVE NOTHING PERSONAL AGAINST HER).
    M.R.RANGANATHAN
    BANGALORE

  58. Jack says:

    Please join hands toghther dear mallus to get banned this cheating ISS program. Our culture is getting destoyyed. Plesde reomove Mg, Sharath and horrible anchor Renjini.. please file a petition inhigh court to bann this program. thanks

  59. Ziyad hassan TIRUR DOHA QATAR says:

    PLEASE SUPPORT LAMEEZ, NEETHI NAIR AND ZIA UL HAQ.IDEA STAR SIGER SEASON 5

  60. krishnakumar says:

    Dear producer,
    In my view, in the final joby sung the better song practiced,and his favourite song.definately he will sung better than others.In season 5,sangeetha,is a regular play,back singer.she sung so many songs.in leading ,music c omposers,like A.R.Rahaman,the ockar awardwinner. she also sung in sarath music compose,he is also in the judge panel.defentely sangeetha,will reach in the final and she will sung a song in the sarath composing,or A.R.Rahaman compose song,and nobody able to comment that the song was not upto the mark,so she will defenetly win the one crore,villa. so it is my view,it is better in every stage one song should be selected by lot to ensure the capacity of the contestent. And in semi final and final one song must be selected by the judges,and it should be sung by all the finalist and the better selected for the villa.
    thanking you,
    (a regular iss viewer)
    m.krishnakumar

  61. biju says:

    Kindly remove Sreekumar in season 5

  62. Santhosh Joseph says:

    It is my humble request that, advice to Miss.Ranjini to avoid such a useless comment to participants.

  63. alex says:

    All i can say is that this is not a reality show it is a partiality show. A girl from Tamil Nadu is given the priority by the useless srikumar and sharat by not even singing in the pure malayalee accent and she is given importance, might be some big shot. Sreekumbar is going beyond by using vulgar comments. My sincere request is please remove that squinty sreekumar and buffalo sharat. It is better they retain didi and chithra and take Venugopal.

  64. EM says:

    Basically this show is nothing but a business by whoever involved. This business is driven primarily by the money from SMS and it is no charity to the society.

    As far I know one can send as many SMS he/she can. If they are depending on sms for deciding the real talent they should have a proper system in place that should not allow more than one sms from one person (mobile) per show.

    However I am not denying the fact it help to identify the talents (but at the cost f common man)

  65. gopu says:

    My request to the judges is that please be sure of what you are talking about. Just for an example, shri.MG.Sreekumar paying tributes to Vayalar for those superb lyrics… “Innenikku Potttukuthan….of Guruvayoor Kesavan. Most of the malayalees who are fond of music Know that this a lyrical beauty created by Shri.Bhaskaran.The judges also should be aware of the fact that this is being watched by millions all over the world..The same advice they give to the kids.

  66. nkpushpakaran says:

    The rendering of the famous song “innenikku pottukuthanoru” by mridula warrier on ISS 5 was a stunning performance by any standards. All the very best to the young singer and please keep it up. I am sure the girl will find her own space in the most competitive world of music one day.
    The programme is going on very well. I have been watching this programme from its inception and I must say that the distinguished jury has maintained utmost objectivity at all times.

  67. A.G. Kutty says:

    In season 4 final , there were many classical songs ( Example: from the film “His Highness Abdullah”) and I noticed the excellent performance of the mridangam player ( the operson with a spectacle and who is in the higher age group)which actually backed up those songs to get elevated to a superb quality level. I do not know his name.The people in the orchestra are never projected by the program management and I feel they are doing a thankless act by that process. Only Anoop who is on the key board is known because Sharat keeps addressing him. I have seen most of the time, judges and Ranjini (and sometimes the partcipants too) appreciating Abbas, the dance director.

  68. M.Jayachandran says:

    Shabeer is the finest singer in this season, am i right ?

  69. sangeeth says:

    shreenath plz give me your mobile number i want to talk to you

  70. A.G. Kutty says:

    From Idea Star Season 5, Chithra is away now for a few weeks because of her foreign trips. Chithra’s in depth knowledge of music and her decent, gentle and polished way of communication to the participants actually are the best sides of this program. MGS & Sharath have also in depth knowledge in music, but at times , their attempts to make silly jokes an do ragging of partcipants nullify the better sides of their contributions. Usha Uthup is decent and gentle to partiicipants, but, although she is good in pop music, it appears she has absolutely no awareness of light and carnatic music and those of Ragam , thalam or Shruthi. She is confining herself to such statements like ” couple of notes were flat”, certain lines were out of pitch” etc. Well, with all due respect to the veteran pop singer, that is not what is expected of a permanent jury member. I think a permanent jury member should have considerable knowledge and provide more value addition while sitting as a judge for a high profile music competetion like this.

  71. nkpushpakaran says:

    MG’s potshots at one of the contestants in the recent episode on ISS5 were neither necessary nor in good taste. A naive girl talking like a parrot without giving a thought as to how many people are watching the sprogramme on TV! It was some sort of interrogation about too personal family matters! Judges are supposed to maintain a certain amount of decorum while on duty or otherwise. One could notice even Deedi showing her discomfort at the comments! Some off the cuff remarks about contestants may be okay but there should be a lakshman rekha. Asianet ought to inlude some code of conduct to the judges as well.

  72. S.Koshy says:

    It is not fair to put amateur singer and professional singer together in this competition. can Chithra also take part and win a villa?

  73. ramadevi says:

    IDEA STAR SINGER 5 IS GOOD GOING ONLY THING WE CAN TOLRATE RANJINI’S WAY TAKING ESPECIALLY TAKING MALAYALAM AND THE WAY SHE LAUGHS. EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A ANCHOR SHE SHOULD HOLD SOME HUMBLENESS IN HER BEHAVIOUR AS SHE IS A WOMAN. I AM SURE ALL THE WATCHERS OF THIS PROGRAMME TOLRATE HER JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT TO WATCH IDEA STAR SINGER PROGRAMME EVEN THE JUDGES AND OTHERS TOLRATE HER. ITS SO AWKWARD WHEN SHE LAUGHS. DOES NOT SUIT HER AND WE COULD NOT TOLRATE HER FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS WE ARE TOLRATING HER.ATLEAST FOR SEASON 6 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE APPOINT SOME GOOD HUMBLE GIRL

  74. reji m philip says:

    Three judges are enough.If possible please avoid the 4th judge usha Uthup.People are suffering this lady. Every time only one comment,”Lovely Voice”.Have any suffocation problem to Mr Sharath?.Viewers have suffocation problem when his comments are coming.

  75. t v muthuswamy says:

    The idea star singer reality shows were a big hit in its sphere so far. But in season 5, the show has adopted the unfair method of selecting candidates. This time contewstants like Kalpana and Sangeetha two full-fledged play back singers from Chennai are undeserving to be selected for this amaetures show.The two have sung hnudreds of film play back songs and are regular show girls in many music troupe, including that telecast by Pdhigai, Raj TV etc. Such contestants are totally professional and should not have been selected for this show, If they can be selected, even Chithra or Sujatha, swetha etc can also be selected for surely one of them will win the 1 crore villa !. It is an unfortunate development and Asianet has gone out of mind on this account. Further, Kalpana is a favourite of Chitha and Sarath, both have affimity towards TN and for the singer and her family. Such instances could be avoid ,if the show to be more interesting. Further, the two male judges are talking a lot of nonsense this time. Beware, many family people are watching and be careful in selecting words/comments, some even has bad taste,circastic and can befallen fallecy. After all these are only a competition and not a survival for life. Do not cross the limit of modesty, culture and heritage. Remeber both of them are good people but do not lose that fame by unfair or overdoing the show sitting at the judging panel. Because, this panel so far has received big respect from all viewers.

    t v m swamy

  76. Alex says:

    DEAR VIEWERS OF KERALA (Mothers and fathers)

    Please have a commonsense. The contestant by name Kalpana is given the utmost priority in this reality show. Is this a reality show or partiality show. U send ur sons and daughters for a reality show that they do well. But what are the respective judges of this reality show doing. They are giving more marks to one contestant mentioned above, so what about the other singers. It is a high time the parents or relatives whoever are sending their sons or daughters to fight this injustice done by the “Most Honorable Judges ever in Kerala” doing. They are ultimately making the above mentioned singer the Winner of the reality show. This is adding more pressures for other contestants in participation because they know they would not be getting the prize. Above all uncoothed comments by the fellow SreeKumar and that sharat and Mami Didi are adding a show similar to WWF or WWE.

    My sincere request is to BAN This dirtiest reality show on earth

  77. nkpushpakaran says:

    ISS5 is progressing very well in the run up to catch sprouting young talent. Wish you Asianet the very best.I do not understand how one of the favourite contestants Mridula got stumped in the second round.Pray she is not eliminatd like Shikha in Season 4! The girl from Chennai Kalpana sang the beautiful song ‘chandrodayam’with a divine touch.And she deserved to win the round with the highest marks.I am sure she will be a strong challenge to all malayali girls on the show.I do not believe there was any kind of partiality or favouritism from the judges. Similarly, Athira is another promising contestant. It is because of such contestants that the standard of the show is taking a positive turn.Of course, there are a number of mediocre singers in the show and they are all bound to be eliminated very soon and no one would shed tears for them.My suggestion is that the judges should refrain from asking the contestants about their personal life especially about their boyfriends/girlfriends and things like that. It is not amusing at all as we found in ISS4 in the case of RahulSathyanath.Best wishes!

  78. Neela.c says:

    Viewers kindly understand that all Tamilians and Tamilnadu people accepts and appreciate our Malyalee singers,directors,actors etc., someone was criticising the prnounciation of KALPANA and is unfortunate.Our renowned Dasettan sang ‘PILLAI-NILA” an horrible pronounciation.It is only an example many others do mistakes, which takes the meaning away in Tamil.YET THEY ARE GENEROUS and accept we there.Do not distinguish them from us., and it not conducive for existing good relationship.Further, KALPANA is already a Professional singer for several years participated and won several prizes,which none of the present participants have got.It is true she can not be equated with others.can we compare Chitra or Sujatha with others.She is in that line.Her father was the Magistrate actor in ‘SINDUBAIRAVI”tamil movie who has explained in Raag DEVAGANDHARI AND ARABHI and also a Yester Music Director Ragavender.She can not lose in any case by any means.She should not as professional should not have allowed to participate., having allowed her to participate, there is no way that others can excel her.This information is for the ignorant reviewers only.

  79. Biju Abdul Samad says:

    I love watching reality shows. But i have only one and one doubt in these kind of reality shows. As everyone know that reality show is in search of young talents. If so, then why you are selecting professional singers. I mean what Kalpana from chennai is doing here. Why she is being given chance. Then ISS can give chance to chithra, sujatha, MG, Sharath isnt it.

    Please give chance for youngsters to come up that all i want to say

  80. nkpushpakaran says:

    Asianet should announce the details of SMS received by each of the contestants at the time of elimination, including who got the maximum and the minimum numbers. They should also disclose the formula of calculalting the marks gained by the contestants due to SMS. It is not clear why this information is hidden from the contestants. One comes to know how much popular support one is getting through the SMS. In Season 4 Joby got more than 5 lakhs of SMS and how many marks it is translated into. Such transparency is good for the show. Or will that play havoc with the sponsors of the reality show?

  81. LISSA THOMAS says:

    WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR ALL THE NEW CONTESTANTS OF THE IDEA STAR SINGER SEASON 5.

  82. Jeevan says:

    Bad comments from many corners appeared in this forum against Sarath and sreekumar. Still they dont want to improve.who are this fellows to
    critisize the contestants personality, awarding nick names, un civilised comments.Is this type of ragging suits the standard of a world wide channel like Asianet.

  83. Riyaz says:

    where is chithra chechi… really we miss chithra chechi… all the best for all particapants for idea star singer season 5….

  84. smithasabu says:

    please update the recent episodes of ideastarsingerseasone5

  85. mohanan says:

    First of congratulations to Asianet for telecasting such a grand reality show. Sure it has paved the way for quite no of malayalees to groom their talents. Some times it appears that the final winner is not that talented in comparison to the other final 10 participants or so. Any way such things happen. What I have to say is the anchor as well as the judges use somany English words. being a malayalam programme and especially of songs no one says the malayam word for song “Pattu or ganam’. soon we will be listening ‘Aa song singiyathu’ etc. Not only in this programme but also in several other programme who cannot speak malayalam or born and brought up in european countries appears and our malayalam is a victim.

  86. bijurajan says:

    I have stopped watching this program due to the abrasive comments made by the judges. Either the judges should be warned by the authorities or suspended immediately. One of the judges made a comment about the size of yester year actresses. It was classless remark and should have been removed from the broadcast. Is this judge aware that not only actresses but todays actors also resemble ” kuttikal”. This is a worldwide phenomenon, be in Hollywood or bolly wood, men and women tend to have certain juvenile characteristics. There are no gregory pecks or prithviraj kapoors or prem nazeers today. So it is not fair blaming actresses alone.

  87. Shankar says:

    It is shame on Asianet to have as judge such a perverted character as MGS. Firstly he is arrogant. I also suspect that he is a sex pervert.
    What else can explain his comments to the young participants. Can not Asia net atleast counsel and guide him if not able to remove him from the panel altogether. Please Act.

  88. KK Rin says:

    Why Chithra is not in Idea star singer ?? Is they expelled her from the show?
    DIDI , MG and Sharat r one team and Chitra is the odd one and she is out…………one of the most foolish show….

  89. kundara says:

    we donot like renjini so we avoid this show. ente daivame enna ee parupadi onnu therunne very boor

  90. nkpushpakaran says:

    What I like the most in ISS is the stature of the judging panel comprising MGS/Sharat/KS Chitra/Usha Uthup(Didi for all)and of course the anchor Ranjini Haridas. Such a combination is hard to find in other shows. This makes the show a wonderful experience to those who watch the programme for the value it purveys. The judges minutely dissect the performance of each and every contestant with maximum objectivity and pass their enlightened comments. I think no one will find fault with the technical aspects of their comments except perhaps that of Didi because the latter has apparently no grounding in that particular music arena in which others are real experts!In too few words MGS sums up his assessment of the performance and that is a treat to watch.It makes real sense indeed. Ms Chitra has been missing from the show for some time now. Hope she will come back soon and make the programme more enjoyable. The show has got the best anchor in Ranjini and her overflowing confidence in conducting the programme is superlative. She can manage with any kind of situations (lending her shoulder to the sobbing participants etc. for example)which is absolutely needed in a reality show. We have seen the disaster to the show when she was changed for a short while in the Season 2. Good job, Asianet. I enjoy the programme to the core.

  91. nkpushpakaran says:

    The rendering of the song in P.Bhasakaran round by Mridula Warrier yesterday was really mesmerising and she even bettered the legendary S.Janaki Amma’s original.Best wishes and God bless to Mridula.

  92. premkumar says:

    Watching this show since inspection. yet to miss a single show. I felt the most important aspect in film music is Padam, Swaram, Thalam,Layam all are wequially important. LateMr. P.Bhaskaran will be GRINNING AFTER SEEING HIS PADAM lynched by Kalpana in his melody round and still getting a partiality 27 from one of the judges. Judges may have the right to bend but cant crawl.
    As regards seson 4, the winner stands exposed compared to Mr. srinath,Ms Preethi and mr.Rahul.
    Its unfortunate male perrmanent judges did not even notice preehis presence, so engrossed with Krishna, where as head and heels over Nayana when sang with nayana. They must come out of their shell.

  93. Prem says:

    I would like to watch Asianet programs in Texas USA. Unfortunately they are not available in Dishnetwork channel list. Most of the malayalam and Hindi channels are available in Dishnetwork but we dont have Asianet. Why asianet is not present in a leading network like Dishnet ???. Hope Asianet will come out with a solution for this soon.

  94. aneeshkumar says:

    in my appropach the best singer in iss season4 is sreenath so please avoid sms atleast in finals & where is chitra chechi we dont like ushauthup ,also best wishes to iss season5 contestents

  95. nkpushpakaran says:

    Excellence is the word apt to describe the performance of kalpana in yesterday’s episode.As judging panel remarked it was spellbound and a stunning visual treat! Look at the talent of the girl! Thoroughly enjoyable indeed and she surpassed mridula in marks by a whisker.In fact kalpana created a new benchmark for all the contestants in ISS showing very well that mediocrity has no permanence in a reality show.I think we could expect better singing and performance from the contestants.The judges have assessed the marks for the girl in an absolutely objecive manner although opinions may differ on this score. Best wishes and Godspeed to kalpana! You have created greater expectations from contestants.

  96. Jisha Balan - CBE says:

    I & my family a regular viewer of Star singer form 2007 wooh what a interesting program it is. we dont ‘ve any point of knowledge about music we just here ok, but now a days we started commenting b’for the judging legends sarath sir, sree attan, deedhi and of course our chinnakuil chitra – we miss her a lot. i havent written b’for today i wrote is to greet Star singer of season 5 Kalpana frm chennai for her yesterdays performance [29.10.2010] in rythm of chennai round Ahh… she was amazing I didnt she would be so energetic great she is really marvellous. My heart bound appreciation & prayers for her future success. And last but not least our Ranjini Chachi – you are the best anchor I ‘ve seen. many try to imitate you but no chance. you are a rocking star of our Idea Star Singer.

  97. Ramdas says:

    Season 5 have no talents like Season 4. In Season 4 all the finalists Other than Jobi are very good singers. Even though Jobi won due to sympathi votes. All the other three contestents are very good. Even Rahul also was a very good singer. For selection avoid SMS and depend on judges. So that the actual talent will win.

    This is my opinion.

  98. anandarajan and friends says:

    Let me first of all congratulate asianet for such a wonderful programme.thank you . But today we felt very irritated on the way those two Sujith and Sona was treated.we advice you to see other programmes and understand how elimination is being handled by very efficient anchors.This is not elimination , this is gas chamber killing.if someone with heart problem was among these they will defenitely be collapsed. So please try to behave properly to the contestants and be the best programme.

  99. divya says:

    please give chance to those ones who have not ever got any chance to sing in such programs but sings well ………………not to those once who are singers………..and they get will get a higher mark……………….

  100. kumaran udayan, buraidah, k.s.a. says:

    Please dont keep DEEDI as a permenent judge if your are continuing with other years of star singeers. The viewers have already recognised that, deedi cant judge properly. There perment terms she is using like out of pitch, upper note, lower note, out of breath, mic control through out her judgement. If the judge cant understand the singing language cant make justince to the judgement.
    Thank you

  101. alex says:

    The whole show is going for a toss. Idea Star Singer is roping in serial actors and celebrity actors to run the show. It is just a “SHOW” with no real singing talents other than a handful of three singers, the rest all zombies and commalies and that to a playback singer competing. Is this is a reality show or business show. God only knows the truth of what is happening behind this show. Added to that a bunch of “LUNATIC JUDGES” making sarcastic comments on singers making jokes, indecent remarks and a Kelavi called Renjeni (Horrible)das. Shows like these have made views addicted like pornsites, drug addict, cigarette smoking, and alcohol.

  102. Vrinda says:

    Hi
    I hope i am writing to Asianet star singer directly.
    I would like to put to your notice a few of my observations.

    As this programme is widely viewed by many people all over the world , mostly malayalees, you have to focus on keeping quality. Mainly quality seems to be dipping in terms of the comments given by specifically two judges- MG and sharath. They are highly sarcastic. They cannot make silly and very malayalee comments . This is a problem with mals – no respect for others . If they are younger to u then who bothers. And above all that if u are popular and famous you are excused for making any vulgar and jeering remarks. The only judges who are keeping their dignity are chithra and Usha Uthap when she was a judge.

    Your popularity is at its peak and u have to be realistic that it can only come down now. So don’t try anything silly and too dramatic and lose the quality. Just maiantain dignity and continue like u were towards the latter half of the previous season . The rooad show and stuff is nonsense and cheap. Keep ur class .

  103. nkpushpakaran says:

    In the last episode Mridula’s performance was really disappointing. Probably she is losing her confidence level while on stage.Siju kumar deserved at least 23 marks each from both the male judges in spite of the fact that he was given 10 marks by the CJ!

  104. jose says:

    To The Viewers of Asianet

    Yesterday 15-11-2010 i saw the the singer and when the fat lady (Kalpana) sang the song, the Greatest Singer of the world Chithra told that she hasnt written any mistake in the paper and showed it to her. Obviously a playback singer should not have any mistakes what bullshit remark is that Chithra making. She has to sing to perfection which any playback contestant should sing, or else she would not have sung 100 songs in Cinema and above all is that she praised Sarath when singing along with Yethu Krishna, whereas that Chitra did not have any courtesy or appreciation to remark a single word on Rengith Raj, what a shit of a judge is that Chitra. Does not she have a decency. Not only she, but also the other two judges MG and Sharat. I think it might be an order from someone above them that they have to praise that fat lady (Kalpana)and ignore Renjith Raj.

  105. nkpushpakaran says:

    Dear Asianet,

    It is appalling to see vitriolic and venomous comments appearing on this blog about a non-malayali girl participating on the ISS 5 show.I for one am unable to understand why we keralites have so much hatred towards non-malayalees.Keralites are known for their intelligence and hardworking nature in every sphere of activity anywhere in the world and they deservedly win laurels and acclaim. If one kalpana takes part in a malayalam channel reality show along with malayalees is the heaven going to fall? One should rather appreciate that a tamil girl is taking too much effort and courage to learn the difficult malayalam language so well that she has the courage of confidence to compete with the best amongst the contestants and win laurels. I salute her courage of conviction as rightly Shri MG Srikumar did in one of her unforgettable performances in the show. That should be the spirit of every viewer in a reality show and not spilling venom! The girl has entered the show as per the rules of ISS 5 and no one can stop her or discriminate against such non-malayalee participants. Some of them may have participated in some other shows or even in playback singing at some point of time. That is no reason to disqualify a contestant. If this girl is not good enough in the show she would be automatically out one day to the relief of intolerable persons. We are watching not the colour or creed or religion or region of a contestant but only what he or she is presenting on the big asianet stage of ISS 5. Best of luck asianet.

  106. jose says:

    The situation is not here about a malayalee, telugu, or tamil, it is the utmost importance given to only one singer, the judges showing more consideration. It is also a fact that her father is a playback composer, and these judges need some hand for themselves. When truth is written some lunatics dont like it, that is the reason. Just viewing and listening is not an entertainment, in that a good judgment and remarks should also be made by the judges. Or else it is not a reality show it is delusionality show, please understand that.

  107. Beula says:

    I too felt that Renjith was deliberately ignored….when all others who supported the singers were acknowledged by the judges (which, by the way, is good manners) it was pretty obvious that all the judges decided to ignore Renjith….not a word of thanks for supporting…praise was showered on the others who came from the same serial…life is not always fair and the judges may have their reasons or some pressure from whatever source but a simple “thanks” was just good etiquette & it reflects very badly on them…

  108. sheeba says:

    dear asianet \
    im a viewer of all the programs in this channel regarding idea star singer i have a smmall suggestion can u invite our former actress kartika (talavattam fame ) AS A celibrity guest in idea star singer v viewers like to see her once again this is the collective demand by all my relatives friends etc. thanking you

  109. jose says:

    Singing is Universal

    The singers are like ocean, their depth of knowledge in song is as sea, the same way the idea star singer judges can be termed as follows,

    Sharat = Bay of Bengal
    MG Sreekumar = Arabian Sea
    KS Chitra = Indian Ocean

    Oceans provide life support for living things, but nowadays these oceans are polluted by chemical toxins, waste materials, and as a result these have become infected and are killing organisms, likewise these JUDGES are totally polluted by someone above them, that they are helpless people, in short nothing but pawns. They have lost judgement in thought, clarity, and above all these judges are showing Bias. My sincere request is to provide good singers the right judgment without getting polluted ur mind from external sources, if so then u people are spoiling the skills and talent of good singers

    Thanks

  110. nkpushpakaran says:

    Athira is a very good singer by any standard and her performance has been consistent in the show. A simple girl, she is at the top second position in the forth stage.Best of luck and choose your songs diligently.

  111. Daniel says:

    Dear Administrators of Asianet,

    It does not take a keen analyst to see that the three judges of the reality show are being partial, especially where Kalpana the contestant is concerned. In fact, from their demeanor, the judges appear to be afraid of passing a single remark that might offend Kalpana, unlike the treatment accorded to the other equally, or more than equally talented contestants. The judges seem always over-courteous to her, with an affixed smile ever present, when commenting on her rendition. Kalpana is not a flawless singer. Her rendition of a KJ Yesudas song was way beyond average, even to the ears of a layman listener like me. And yet, the judges had only praises for her. Are the other contestants not up to the mark? Judges should be impartial, and not be hampered by fear, whatever the reason. Remember, the greatest singer in India today is KJY. With such qualities brazenly spilling from the judges, KJY would decline outright to even attend as a guest-of-honour.

  112. Daniel says:

    CORRECTION

    My earlier posting “Her rendition of a KJ Yesudas song was way beyond average,” should have read “Her rendition of a KJ Yesudas song was way BELOW AVERAGE”.

  113. Gopalakrishnan says:

    Who will be contesting in Idea star singer season 6 Chitra, MG Sreekumar and Sharath. Please reserve ISS 6 exclusively for playback singers so that others need not take the trouble of participating and losing, thanks to the advantageous position the participants who are already into playback singing, like Kalpana are enjoying. Topping the herd at the end of almost every stage thereby putting the other contestants in a discouraged state of mind. Please note that this is definitely not an anti non Malayali feeling. She definitely has got an edge, having sung in films for a long time. It is for sure that Kalpana is going to be the winner of ISS 5.I have watched all previous ISS seasons but I do not feel like watching ISS 5. Of course it is not going to make any difference to anybody. God bless all

  114. anandan says:

    To Asianet

    Why do not Asianet chuck that anchor out, she is becoming so sick she is not Renjini Haridas but Choridas, as itching and irritating to viewers. Such Paagals should be thrown by Asianet, moreover she looks like a retired pornstar what else, can be said and above all idiotic judges like fat kelvzhi, fat buffaloo, and squinty MG. It is time for Asianet morons to change this program and give something entertaining to audience pls

  115. TOMS says:

    i AM A REGULAR VIEWER OF ASIANET STAR SINGER SEASON 5 AND VERY SORRY TO SAY THE PRESENT SECESSION IS VERY POOR IN QUALITY AND NOT A STANDERED PROGRAM..THE BEST EXAMPLE FOR THE POOR QUALITY OF THE PROGRAM .JUST WATCH THE WILD CARD PROGRAM..WHAT A POOR COMMENTS FROM JUDGES,, ESPECIALLY MR.SARAT AND M.G..SREEKUMAR..VERY BAD AND INTENSIONAL.. NO DOUBT FOR THAT…THEY SHOULD KEEP LITTLE MORE STANDERED AND DECENCY IN THEIR COMMENTS AND BEHAIVOR… THEY ARE NOW STARTED TO INSULT THE PARTICIPANTS AND BE HAPPY ABOUT ..VERY POOR..NOTHING MORE TO SAY..BUT I AM SURE PUBLIC WILL REALIZE THE FACTS VERY SOON….THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POOR RATED PROGRAM IN MALAYALAM CHANNEL..NO DOUBT.MAINLY BECAUSE OF POOR JUDGEMENT AND POOR QUALITY OF PROGRAMS….PLS TAKE THE CRITISISEM IN A POSITIVE MANNER AND MAKE NECESSARY CORRECTIVE MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE PROGRAM….BYE
    TOMS

  116. seenu.mb says:

    DEAR IDEA STAR SINGER ASIANET….

    I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SOME THING REGARDING THE VOICE TESTING THROUGH TELEPATHY…BECAUSE SOME OF YOUR CONDESTENTS ARE USING MAGNETING TELEPATHY FOR SINGING AS WELL AS LAZER TUNING..SO THAT THE REAL SINGER IS NOT IDENTIFIEED YET ..

    IF YOU ARE TESTINT THE VISE MATHING OF SEASON 4AND 5 YOU CAN FIND IT

    AND SOME OF THE SINGERS OF SEASON 4 ALSO USED BLACK MAGIC…
    SO THAT YOUR TECHNOLOGY IS UPTO ZERO///////////

    KODIKAL KODITHYTUKARYAMILA

    ARHATHA YULAVANU KODUKANAM

    FROM SEENU
    MANIYAMKODE
    MANNUR
    PALAKKAD
    678642

  117. seenu.mb says:

    YA THATZ Y IAM TELLING DUPLICATION IS DONE BY MANY SINGERS …
    SO THAT SOME OF THE PERSONS LOST THEIR LOVER LIFE AND THROAT

  118. seenu.mb says:

    BUT ANCHORING IS GOOD…BUT JUDGES ARE HIDING SOME THING THEIR FACE TELLS THAT…AND BCZ OF THE IDEA TAR SINGER .. SO MANY UNWANTED CRIMAL THINGS ARE HAPPENING….IF THE PERSONS WHO LOST THEIR THROAT BCOZ OF MAGNETIC TELEPATHY..IT WILL BE MUCH MORE GOOD AND TRY TO AVOID BLACK MAGIC IN IDEA STAR SINGERS…NIGALUDE VEENA ONNU TEST CHEYTHAL NANAYIRIKUM …SRUTHYPETTY…ORCHESTRA LIGHTING AND ALL..AND LAZER TUNING ….AUTO TUNING BLack magic and telepathy and mind trasmission expectionly in season 4

    eniyekilum technology update cheyu……………….
    yadhartha singers munottu varate….
    season 5il
    beena
    reshma
    reji
    jobi
    shibu.s
    anjujoseph
    and some others

  119. babu varghese says:

    hello the three judges you are not the top most singers and music directors in kerala. dont try to make fool the total viewers. this week the last elimanation what you people are did. you cheat teh girl nimisha and tried to cheat like us the few viewers. i am writin gthese for more than 100 peoples from our labour camp in saudia arabia. when you ask the question to nithin what ever he sung it ok. but after it was nimishas turn- questio by chitra. and again with out rest and gap sarath given very hard question to nimisha. it supposed to be asked with nithin and then nimisha. if nithin is okay you decided to give wild card to him give it. but why there is the formality to nimisha. the people are more smart than the people in kerala. dont forget this thing.
    and one mor eimportant thing. her i dont remember. the girs is from tvm as she says the great beleiever of srikrishna lord. pls rewind the video of that day. what sarath said is her song was not so good and she sung as she like as a composer. at last without a word ask her to move from danger zone. at least to say some word. the song was nice or bad. this is not the first time you people are making us fools. the way jobi got first prize. shame for alll keralite. ok thank you

  120. George Varghese says:

    During a recent Sarigama programme,M G Sreekumar asked Shikha and Nayana whether there was any politics in Idea Star Singer. The girls maintained a diplomatic silence. Of course, Sreekumar would be bothered because he knows there is politics in ISS. And how!
    Last year, during the season 4 of ISS, the elimination of Sreelakshmi is a concrete example. I have followed Sreelakshmi’s career. She had appeared for two seasons in Gandharva Sangeetham before qualifying for ISS. At the beginning of the competition, K S Chitra had said that she had a good future. In fact, she was one of the best performers in ISS 4. Compare her singing of ‘paadi’ from ‘aram thampuran’ with that of Anju Joseph’s rendering of the same song in the mega final. Anju had admitted that she considered Sreelaksmi a better singer and that she was sad when she got eliminated.
    But they, the eminent judges, one of whom had won six national awards, booted her out without any pangs of conscience. If she had got eliminated for incompetence there would have been no complaints.
    The facts speak for themselves. Till Sreelakshmi reached 7th round, she did not have the “distinction” of “qualifying” for the danger zone. Whereas Manjusha had the distinction, I believe, three times. She was there in the danger zone with Sreelakshmi and got selected to go to the next round. Even in the danger zone, Sreelakshmi sang so well that two-time national award winner Sreekumar said that he could find only a few mistakes.
    Among the eight candidates in the danger zone Sreelakshmi had the highest mark of 252 and the last candidate with three dismal performances had only 237 marks, a difference of 15 marks. You would understand the importance of a single mark when you realize that three candidates just above Sreeelakshmi had 253 marks and escaped the danger zone, only one mark more than Sreelakshmi. Yet, in spite of everything Sreelakshmi was shown the door and the candidate with the least marks of 237 was promoted to the next round. Of course, ISS will tot up many excuses. Obviously, ISS has other considerations other than merit.

  121. Thomas says:

    Is Idea Star Singer a singing competition or a cinematic dance competition? The judges have been getting carried away by the performance of Kalpana and awarding her marks not for singing but for her performance. This is very regretful.

    In no way she deserves 94 marks for her singing on the 30th of December. She may deserve it for her performance but definitely not for her singing which is as good or bad as the singing of any other candidate. The second best singer in the 5th round got only 89. Kalpana is not that better than any other singer.

    As for M G Sreekumar’s remark about Kalpana’s performance being better than the shows on the Broadway, obviously he has not been to Las Vegas.

  122. Daniel says:

    With the latest Western song (albeit composed by A R Rahman) by Kalpana, donning a gaudy outfit, on a channel dedicated to Malayalam, or at least Indian, classics (however modern), and receiving a standing ovation from the eminent judges, I have decided to unsubcribe to Asianet altogether henceforth. Did she deserve the accolades? Did she deserve those astronomical marks? M G Sreekumar said he has not seen such comparable performance even in New Jersey! Ridiculous remark. I have enough western musical channels to watch here. I was looking forward to Malayalam/Indian music, modern they may be, but INDIAN IN NATURE AND LANGUAGE. Not some obese lady prancing on stage with an English song. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Goodbye AsiaNet. I have seen the last of you, and your partial, tremulous judges, who defer with fear.

  123. Karthick says:

    Rename the show The Idea Star Ass rolling. Singing has taken a back seat. No place for Mridulas, Athiras, Shilpas, Emmanuels, Zias.

    Please keep a box of tissue papers on the desk of the sentimental judges who split hairs while judging the singing of others and then show up a sheet of blank paper to display that they were fooled and blindfolded by the tomfoolery called performance and forgot that they were there to judge the singing ability. Which Broadway has
    M G Sreekumar been to? Perhaps he can only comprehend desi stuff.

    The obese lady hogged all the credit for the hard work done by the ISS dancers who deserve the compliments.

  124. Mala Aravindan says:

    Ithu oru thalipoli Parvadi aanu. Malayali kuttikal illathu oru parvaadiel oru Pandi Pennunnu analoo importance koduthirikunuthu. Ada MG Sreekumar pinna a randu pannikeludu koodae cherunu nasipikella ketoo da

  125. nkpushpakaran says:

    Mridula’s performance yesterday was disappointing. I expected she would score so as to maintain her lead at the top position in the 5th stage. Alas! it must have put pressure on her singing to slip into a mediocre performance.Best of luck to mridula.
    Kalpana’s theme in the devotional round was really superb and she deserved to score high marks. Her confidence level is on the ascent and with such mind boggling performace I think she has no real rival in the competition to win the top position in the final. I enjoyed the show very much. Unfortunately, there is no male singer who is so consistent in the show to reach the final stage as seen from the quality of their performace so far. Best of luck contestants.

  126. jose says:

    Mr pushpakaran if u have a singer like Kalpana then obviously there would not be any rivals since she is well established playback singer. Asianet is purposely making her a clear winner of Idea star singer 5. I think u must be a Tamilian u encourage her a lot, u must also have a sense that all well established playback singers sing well with good dynamics and diction so do not comment on these things. This is a reality show where amatuers participate this dumb Channel has made a playback singer a contestant, do not be tooo satisfied

  127. Karthick says:

    Idea Singers of season 5 seem to found their groove at last. The last two performances of the 5th stage by Emmanuel and Antony were the kind we expected from this bunch. Till now,they failed to live up to the expectations that we had in them judging by their display during the road show.
    Antony, I have no words to describe your singing and dancing. Take care not to be over confident. Emmanuel, simply superb. Though the marks did not justify your valiant efforts. Do not be too disappointed.
    Singers of season 5, it is time you pulled up your socks and give the best in you. Your best is yet to come.

  128. RADHAKRISHNAN says:

    I DON’T INTEND QUESTIONING THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PANEL OF JUDGES IN ISS 5 ON ASIANET BUT I DEFINITELY DEFER FROM THEIR SO CALLED IMPARTIALITY/PARTIALITY IN AWARDING POINTS TO THE CONTESTANTS.MARKS OFFERED TO ONE CANDIDATE WITH THE SAME MISTAKE BEING POINTED OUT DIFFER VERY MUCH IN AWARDING TO ANOTHER CANDIDATE WITH THE SAME FLAWS.THE JUDGES SEEM TO BE VERY PARTIAL FROM ONE CANDIDATE TO ANOTHER CONTESTANT.I FEEL THEY ARE INTERESTED IN PROMOTING A PARTICULAR CANDIDATE.I CAN TELL THEM ABOUT THEIR PARTIALITY,IF THEY WANT TO KNOW THE INSTANCES WHERE THEY FLAWED IN THEIR JUDGEMENT.
    SECONDLY,IRRESPECTIVE OF THE CHANNELS THE ENTIRE TELECASTERS ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING MONEYBY ACCEPTING SERIALSWITH SAME STORY THEMES WHETHER IT IS DEVOTIONAL/SOCIAL THEMES.THIS WILL REDUCE THEIR TRP IN DUE COURSE.FROM MY SIDE I HAVE STOPPED WATCHING SOME PROGRAMMES FOR THE SAME REASON.

    N.RADHAKRISHNAN
    DELHI

  129. valliant says:

    i agree with all the comments the viewers have put up here. but the show does not respect the opinion of the viewers. and y should they right? the play back singer, the fatso Kalpana, should be rightly evicted(thrown out) from the show and perform rather in front of music composers , not compete with amatuers.the host should be asked not to open her mouth like a hippopotamus. its disgusting with all her pseudo demeanours. i was surprised to see silly acting from an esteemed judge like Sree Chitra. May be she cant digest the competition coming her way from our new breed of play back singers. crying like a baby in front of the camera was completely artificial and showed her true nature. our christian composers should now have enough reasons to be wary of her than to take her in from her antics. its high time some body take things into their hands and teach these stupid foursome a lesson or too about right judgement and right action.

  130. jubi says:

    dancers of ISS is excellent ……
    vishnuettan is my favourite dancer..
    he is too cute

  131. M.O. THOMAS, SULTANATE OF OMAN says:

    Dear Sirs,
    Kindly forward this message to the Program Manager / Program Coordinators of Asianet Middle East Malayalam TV Channel and ensure that immediate action is taken to telecast Idea Star Singer Season 5 Program in the Asianet Middle East Malayalam TV Channel at 8.00 PM (Oman Time) – Indian Time 6.30 PM because of following reasons:
    I am sending this message on behalf of thousands of Malayalees who are working in the Middle East and missing to watch Asianet Idea Star Singer Season 5 Program, which is one of their best selected Programs, due to transmission of this program in the Asianet Middle East Malayalam TV Channel in odd hours at 10.10 PM (Oman Time) and ending this Program around midnight.
    Perhaps, the Program Manager / Program Coordinators of Asianet Middle East Malayalam TV Channel are not aware that maximum number of Expatriate personnel / workers including Malalyalees are staying in various Camps in the Middle East and there is a common rule to switch of lights in Camps exactly at 10.00 PM for not disturbing each other on their sleeps. They are accommodated in large numbers in Rooms and Barracks. These personnel have to get up early morning between 4.00 AM and 5.00 AM for getting ready to reach at their job sites located in various places by 6.00 AM.
    Since the Asianet Idea Star Singer Season 5 Program is taken in heart by Malayalees all over the World, especially, in the Middle East, I request for the best interest of these hard working Malayalees to change the present transmission time of this Program,”Idea Star Singer Season 5” to 8.00 PM (Oman Time) – Indian Time 6.30 PM.
    The Serial Programs which are being telecasted between 8.00 PM and 9.00 PM (Oman Time) – Indian Time 6.30 PM, may be telecasted at 10.00 PM (Oman Time). Actually, the Serials are being watched by house wives and retired persons. They have enough time to sleep during day time even though they watch this program till midnight.
    Your early response to this request will be highly appreciated.
    Thanking you.
    Yours faithfully,
    M.O. THOMAS
    A Well Wisher from Sultanate of Oman

  132. kavithasuresh says:

    Asinet Middle east Administrators,

    Am the daily viewver of idea star singer session 5. we r getting only asinet middle east. idea star singer sixth stage episode’s they didn’t showed properly in middle east. pls consider this mail, and do necessary action against this.

  133. M.O. THOMAS, SULTANATE OF OMAN says:

    Kalpana is one of the best contestants of Idea Star Singer Season 5. It is better to avoid any unwanted comments against her. We must respect all contestants of this program.

  134. jayamohan Oman says:

    Now ISS team is trying to make all their viewers fools. ISS team is thinking this is the only real and good reality show. Their only target is making money. all the viewers know very well that the contestants r facing various type of mental pressure from the team.please go thru the 7th stage[comments against Sai Balan ] ok i am agreeing that he made many mistakes. for those mistakes he faced unfair comments from the judges. think about MG’s indecent comment.and after that all the judges gave 25 marks each just b’cos he decided to quit. one think is sure that this team is trying to mentally harass the contestants.

  135. RJV says:

    so sorry to say tat the 3 judges are favouring only kalpana the dark fat pig….shes an average singer

  136. leno says:

    star singer seson 5 is thara programme in asianet

  137. drsathishchandra says:

    Hi…

    I am living in mumbai for the last 10 years and an keen watcher for the asianet programms, now a days for increasing the TRP ratings asianet is making its programs a torchure, some good serials has to be aired please dont bring into unimaginable stories etc… and for the idea star singer it has to be modified a much more keenly. some of the costumes of ranjini has to be kept apart, and do please dont introduce those filim promotions inbetween. like the china town etc…. though the give 4 lacs , it has to be apart , since its has its own value and style , and sooner a season ends wait for a gap to start another ,thats a suggestions , and like wise in mumbai the viewers for idea star singer is reducing …..

    hope this suggest the best for a better review

  138. dev says:

    Please consider the following points to encourage the new comers to music field and to build up their bright future in music world
    (1) PLEASE DON”T ALLOW SARATH AND MG SREEKUMAR TO CONTINUE AS JUDGES
    (2) DON”T PERMIT PROFESIONAL SINGERS IN THE REALITY SHOW

  139. nkpushpakaran says:

    While the name ‘kalpana’ is an allergy and sends shivers down the spine to several of the bloggers I want to commend her super fantastic rendering of the song in praise of Allah, the prophet. Surely, she should get Allah’s blessings! Excellent,Asianet

  140. Mathew says:

    Hi, ISS season 5 is now going as a time pass show. Why Mano is sitting as a permanent judge panel? His comments are just like a celebrate’s comments. Please find som other good judge who knows Malayalam well. Mr. MG Sreekumar, you are again doing partiality,

    Dear Aisanet, if you do Season 6, it should be with new faces in all aspects including RANJINI.

  141. esskay says:

    Idea star singer will lose its viewers just because of the dramas and idiotic performances played by some of the contestants and the judges comments. Preference of this show should be for singing and not for dramas. Performances should be done while singing. The judges have been getting carried away by the performance of Kalpana and awarding her marks that she does not deserve. She in no way deserves that marks for her singing. No other contestants were seen using a collar mike other than Kalpana. Other well singing contestants like Mridula and Immanuel doesn’t get the marks they deserve. Sarat is so partial that he gave Immanuel only 25 for his stunning performance while MGS and Vaniyamma give him 27. The judges should just tell the marks right away instead of making everyone wait till the end of show. The viewers are made fools by making adjustments in the marks.

  142. Ramesh AK says:

    Good Morning Ma’am (K.S.Chithra)

    Iam a regular watch of Idea star singer the only programme after hertick tension in office get relax us in the night.by watching Asia net is encourage the young talent singer it good to watch..In south only two television channel contacting the programme in very good manner one is Asianet and other is Vijay TV.

    To Chithra Achi I dont now how to consul u I pray to god give you courage and healthy and mental strength mam I came to know after the tragedy in your life you are going to stop singing ” MAM PLS DON’T DO THE MISTAKE YOU PEOPLE ARE GIVEN GOD GIFTS TO THE WORLD WE ARE EARLY WAITING FOR YOU WONDFUL VOICE ONCE AGAIN”

  143. Paul P N says:

    I request sincerely ” THE JUDGES ” to treat all the singers equally. The Judges are highly talented and they are doing the job with great professional touch, “But” they are too polite, soft and shows some kind of respect to some of the contestants and others, they make fun of them. This is a fact and it is very obvious on watching the judgement part. This spoils the transparency of the “SHOW” and it has been pointed out in the earlier comments also.

  144. Praseed says:

    To Chithra Achi I dont now how to console you, I pray to god to give you courage, health and mental strength. Achi, I came to know about the tragedy in your life. ” Achi please join the judge panel in idea star singer because we are missing you a lot. Eagerly waiting to hear your splendid voice which we are missing.

  145. liz says:

    judges,
    what happened to the mark of anthony and immanuel,and deepak i am talking about the number 18,
    what was wrong with their singing, before the 10th elimination, why jyohti only got 6 marks from anuradha. i was expecting a much more better judging for jyothi from anuradha. because i have seen her in G-sangeetham.the same time anuradha gave kalpana a 10, why, what was so miraculous in her performance. actually jyothi and immanuel were better that day.
    jyothi is a better singer than babu i can bet that, any kind of song he can sing,i am betting this to you both sarath and mgs , jyothi will be far better than you both are, in his life.GOD WILL GIVE TO HIM.If you are alive watch it , and be sorry for what you did for these contestants .you will payback for this.
    why did mridulla got 27 marks today and the rest of them even 24.
    if it is pressure from asianet people ,go do some other work, other than doing the wrong and miserable job.
    i can tell you, kalpana is going to get 30 this time.isn’t
    that judges?
    how come nobody made any comments about ranjini’s pant(jeans)? how low or where it is sitting etc etc.
    thank God for these kids sufferings and patience to hear these comments .
    asianet pls keep this program impartial and trustworthy for the contestants and the viewers.

  146. Bangalore viewers says:

    Asianet Star Singer Season 5.

    This is for the Attention of senior Managers of Asianet Star Singer.

    The viewers assume that this show is for young budding singers of Kerala Origin. Once a person perform in any professional forum they become professionals and they should not be selected for this programme. In season 5 this lady Kalpana is a professional and must be disqualified from this programme. We just don’t understand why so much being praised about her singing and so much score is trust upon her which she does not deserve. She should find a place in some Tamil movie where she may do a better job. Judges should also keep in mind that this is a programme to show their ability in singing and NOT for acting. The judges are demoralising the other contestants by showing so much partiality. Please be fair and encourage deserving contestants.
    PLEASE DO REMEMBER THERE ARE MANY OTHER SHOWS IN OTHER CHANNELS WHERE ONE CAN PERFORM LIKE KALPANA IS DOING.
    HOPE MANAGEMENT AND JUDGES WILL LOOK INTO THE MATTER.
    Thanks

  147. Karthick says:

    Are Mridula and Akhil, and formerly Kalpana, the sensational finds of the Malayalam music world? The judges seem to have found a paragon of perfection in Mridula and reluctantly REDUCE marks from her. They seem to be scared to find anything wrong in her singing and even if they find any shortcomings, they point them out to her so politely and apologetically as if fearful of hurting her feelings and give the impression that they are negligible. She is just another good singer, nothing so exceptional. Tomorrow, the same judges will call a Athira or Shikha to sing in their movies.
    The judges have become so unpredictable in the 12th round. There words do not match the marks they give. They could praise a singer to the skies and then give average marks. Anuradha is a loose cannon. With the exception of awarding Mridula, we just don’t know what to expect from her, it could be a 28 or a 21. It is regrettable that the judges are behaving like this at this stage when the competition is becoming fierce. 12.07.2011

  148. Vineeth says:

    Athira was given only 21 marks by M G Sreekumar for her very good rendition of the song “poonthen aruvi”. Is it the beginning of politics in Idea Star Singer in season 5?

  149. RAGHUNATH says:

    4 JUDGES AND RENJENI TIME IS VERY GOOD .OTHERWISE THEY WILL NOT GET LIKE THIS CHANCES.EVERY BODY CAN DIVIDED I/2 OF THE FIRST.

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL
    RAGHUNATH
    MUSCAT.

  150. Aziz says:

    ISS.. it is just a business money making programme. When they stop SMS then may be we can expect a talent hunt programme. Otherwise all money making shows.

  151. Unni Nair says:

    Disgusted with Grand Finale

  152. Karthick says:

    I read a report that Asianet has cheated ISS 4 winner Jobi John. Jobi was supposed to pay a tax of Rs 33 lakhs to acquire the flat he won. As he is unable to pay, Asianet is reported to have cheated Jobi by giving many false promises. Asianet got out of the deal finally and left Jobi at the mercy of the sponsor. Whenever Jobi approached Asianet, he was told that it is no longer their responsibility, and asked him to approach the sponsor. The sponsor offered Jobi a flat in Vytilla instead of the villa, on condition that he did not reveal this to the media, and was shown a flat under construction. When he contacted the sponsors recently, he was told that due to the non-availability of workers, the work has been stalled. It is believed that the tax for the previous winners were paid by the sponsor and Asianet. The value of SMS votes polled by Jobi in the 14 rounds + the grand finale would be enough to pay his taxes.

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