I have participated for the first time and was selected in my first attempt. I had a great experience. Fortunately, the judges were not rude to me. In fact, I got good comments.
I was in Indian Idol 1 but withdrew because my father was ill with a heart ailment. I was selected in the top 50 though. During my first experience, I was very nervous because of the number of participants. This time, I was nervous because judges knew me. But I got good reactions from them.
This is the first time I have participated in a contest. This is one show that attracts you towards it. I think I sing well and am a good performer. One of the reasons I participated is of course, the success of Abhijeet Sawant. And I like all three judges.
I have been learning music from Suresh Wadekar for the last 15 years. I also teach at the Suresh Wadekar Institute and do stage shows. I had a mixed experience. I was tense initially but, when chosen, I felt very happy. The judges were not rude. Whatever they said, I took in positively. Now, after seeing the episode, I know how right they were. They advised me to concentrate on my pauses, and I intend to work on that.
I am a South Indian from Delhi, but I have been living in Mumbai for the past 16 months. I came here to pursue my dream of being a singer. My father is a classical vocalist. I have learnt Carnatic music since I was a child. The judges did not say anything to me. I was surprised about that. I don't know if I should take it positively or not.
I am from Indore. I came to Mumbai 10 years ago, when my parents realised I was interested in singing. I have competed my graduation. I had a nice experience during the auditions even though the schedule was tight. We (the contestants) were encouraging each other in case our morale dipped.
I trained in music under my father. I have learnt for a year from Gandharva Mahavidyala and have not participated in reality shows before. I thought of participating in Indian Idol 2 because I feel I am trained to face the world. It has nothing to do with Abhijeet Sawant's success. It's just that here, we're getting a good platform to interact with people. The judges were not rude to me, as I didn't sing badly. In fact, they praised me.
I am a professional singer. I didn't participate in Indian Idol I but thought of participating this time because they presented the singers well in the last show. I also want to showcase my talent. It was a gruelling experience. Sonu Nigam told me my singing was westernised, and asked me to sing a typical Hindi song. During the auditions, I was nervous that I would change the song, which I had planned at the last moment!
I auditioned for Indian Idol 1 as well as Fame Gurukul, but didn't clear the pre-audition rounds. I got good comments from the judges in the final round of Indian Idol 2, although I had received bad comments initially for my facial expressions. I'm trying to correct my flaws, although I don't know how far I will be successful.
I am a Sociology graduate working at an advertising agency. I am also a student of classical music and know to play the drums. I don't even remember how and when I fell in love with music.