Back to blogging after one week lol, I was completely out of subject, and preferred to hibernate during that period…
Before going into the main topic of today, just a few pics….
Supporting Bruno Julie.
Here, at DCDM Consulting, some of us changed our wallpapers to support Bruno Julie, our first mauritian olympics medallist…
The management even gave us some mins to watch the match…
Shot on the highway…
A vehicle with a trail moving around to promote La Vache Qui Rit…
It was really original and pleasing to see…
Thnks for Dou for taking this pic while I was driving…
Orange Sitara, the Final…
So, first of all, I didnt really know that the final was going to be today, despite the numerous adverts that have surely been broadcasted on the tv, which I didnt have the ‘opportunity’ to watch since I was back from home very late these last days.
I didn’t even watch the semi finals, since I was busy partying in Trou Aux Biches.
I was out in Port Louis today, doing some shoppings and on reaching home at around 4pm, I switched the tv, and discovered Orange Sitara, to my surprise…
Some of you have perhaps noticed my status on msn 😛
I was just in time to listen to the speech of the assistant Director General of the MBC, i suppose lol.
An important phrase which I still remember was something like:
There are lots of criticism on MBC, and I am very happy to know that there are people who criticise what we do. Simply because, this shows that we are being watched by them.
I truly believe that he takes all criticism positively, and that very good indeed since this will ensure that we get the best on our national television.
I won’t be writing much, just some pics taken at different instances, and some comments of course.
For once, the team has been able to design and set up a very pleasing stage(at least, good progress compared to the previous stages) for this final.
From what I have seen, there has been 3 rounds for the participants:
- Participants sing something of their choice
- Participants sing on a title chosen by the producer, Amber Mossae
- The judges ask the participants to sing on a random title given by the judges themselves.
There were 3 hosts this time;
- Richard Des Chambeaux
- The girl who took the place of our dear sanjana, lol!
- Someone from India, both judge and host at the same time.
The members of the Jury were professional ones…
I dont really know their names, but one of them was the director of Sahara Television, the other one sang for “Om Shanti Om” and the last one, who was also the host.
In the picture above, the “Om Shanti Om singer” was commenting on the performance of Artee Bheekarry, and even sang a part to show as example…
Thats great, unlike the Mauritian Jury who never sang to show how the singers should have performed! Shame!
Shakil Madani on stage…
This guy is simply great!
I am sure, loads of people appreciate his superb and original tv adverts!
He completely changed the atmosphere for the few mins he was on the stage.
He picked out some random persons from the audience and did a small drama of how boys should propose to girls and vice versa.
To all of the candidates who reached the final, Bravo!
They are good ya, but remember, what most of us have been criticising since the beginning of Orange Sitara is mostly about the organisation of the ‘dance and singing competition
The performance of Girish Hurloll was once more appreciated by everyone, including the jury.
The whole audience even stood up to applaud this gifted guy.
A few comments on the images…
What should be improved
- You have surely experienced the horrible sound set up at the beginning of the show, did you?
Could not the team test the sound before going live? It was only then that they were using trial and error to check which audio set up was nicer.
- Some background music would be really nice next time
- Move the candidates room nearer to the stage, it was really awful to wait for them each time their name was called, even the jury members did commented on the time they took to appear on the stage
And the winner is…
Before announcing the winner (on this blog), I did not watch the final completely but nevertheless I could hear everything from the tv set in the living room.
Sure, I wont be the only one to blog about this final, but lets hope there will be a few only lol.
ya lol, even my sister started her blog a few weeks ago.
L’example vient d’en haut 😛
Check our her blog now at http://dakshinee.wordpress.com
Lets come back to our post…
In fact, the winner will be all mauritians if the national television produces high quality competitions which have not been “copy-paste” from international competitions.
“Zouais”, “Expression”, “Bat sega”, “Ti mambo” are indeed good examples of such local programs that are indeed interesting.
On the other hand, we have “Orange Sitara”, “La chasse aux tresors” which are exact replicas of famous international competitions, with the mauritian touch!
Orange Sitara has succeeded in reaching all mauritians across the island, through the visits to colleges, market place, live performances on the streets, BUT did they really had to make use of their stupid adverts, stupid concepts of making musicians sing live. These are only a few, which have put this local competition to shame to loads of mauritians.
I really believe that Amber Mossae, the producer of this whole series of hindi dance and singing competition like “Orange Sitara”, “hum tum” etc should review his concepts he had been trying to introduce in Orange Sitara.
Be Original man!
Do change your studio design team!!! They are outdated!
And the winner is….
To be updated later on…
Rakesh Roy and Devina won the first place, tie between them lol!!!
At the third position, we have [pas p kone name la, but its the guy who won hum tum competition]
4th place : Artee Bheekarry
5th place : Moonien (i think)
Public sms voting : Nataraj
Updated on 31 August 2008 at 9pm…
Special thanks to Amishi for the names of the winner and different runner ups…
Btw, the show ended at around midnight, thus a total of 8-9hrs show!!!
I dont really rely on MBC since the final of “Hum Tum” started at about 3-4pm and ended at nearly midnight!!!
Again, Orange Sitara started at around 330pm, and its already 10pm.
Got to catch up some sleep, so I will be updating the name of the winner when I get up tomorrow 😀
Bye dear readers!