Tuesday, July 24, 2007

http://starvoiceofindia.indya.com/videos.asp (official site, not great)
http://tinyurl.com/3yl8y4 (words)
http://tinyurl.com/2y5bg3 (show clip, unofficial)


It’s supposed to be a sad song, ok? Alvida from "Life in a Metro".
A really sad, weepy distraught song.

A goodbye song. Heart rending.Violins wailing to peppy beat and all that.
Goodbye oh goodbye, what more do I have to say when goodbye is all you said”- that’s what the first line translated in hindi means.
It’s not supposed to have the few hundred strong audience on its feet and clapping wildly.
Voice of India show on Star Plus, July 21, 10 pm, the usual talent hunt show for the weekend slot.
IRRRRRRRFAAAAAAAAAAAN. Irfan.
This young lean kid sung it so well.
Stupendous. Great voice. Great pitch. Great control. Takes the difficult atrocious scale changes like he was saying hello. Could jumble your guts in knots of despair and wrench a tear out of a stone. With all the tune gyrations, jumbles and stretches, everything. Perfect.
Song end. The difficult as hell judges are clapping, on their feet. The audience is clapping hard, all smiles. I am clapping hard, cheering, and it’s only the television.
Thank you, Irfan.

12 comments:

mystic rose said...

:)

austere said...

:)
heard it?

mystic rose said...

heard the song, not this particular one though.., couldnt find it in the link you posted.

AmitL said...

Heh heh..Austere,I almost got up and cheered,the way you built up the crescendo for Irfan at the end of the post.:)Yes,the guy sang quite well.

austere said...

Quite well?
arre he was TOO good.
sach.
:)


mystic- in the third link, after the song by priyani

mystic rose said...

thanks, heard it. yeah that was awesome! some performance. i think i like his better than the original, which i found to be too noisy. :)

austere said...

badhiya hain na, suleimaaaaaaaaan!
The original has too much happening, KK's voice is great but this kid was too good.
Standing ovation.

Portia said...

mmm.. i wish this computer had ears. your writing conveys the energy very well, even though i can neither see nor hear the performace.

austere said...

Portia! What a super comment. If the comp had ears it would write a tabloid bestseller. :). I wish I could translate but then the meanings would fall throught the cracks between the parched words.

Portia said...

yes, i had the same thought...literal translations don't do much for the power of a song. but the vibes are there in your words:)

shiv said...

For once I could see some quality in the talent hunt ... the first one found Shreya, and I think she was a real find. Hope this on throws up another one

austere said...

Portia- I WISH you could hear it anyway!

SHIV! Marvellous having you read and comment. Where have you been?

Yes, the wheat and chaff will get seperated in rounds of increasing complexity, but the judges are pretty direct at times.