Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
This will be a great event in pakistan where youth is crazy about indian and westren music and youth is try to be like them...
Judges for this show are FAmous singer Sajjad ALI and a female singer Hadiqa Kiyani and another is amusic produced I forget his name.
Anyway, this is gona be a huge hit and world will see alot of telented and rocker singer from pakistan...
Sunday, 27 December 2009
The 'Idol' format most of us know of because of American and Indian Idol is now all set to unravel in Pakistan in the coming months. Geo TV (in association with Fremantle Media), have bought the rights to the format and are bringing it to Pakistan! We're set to create history in this land of the pure where music has been the most consistent form of entertainment for Pakistanis for almost two decades now.
To mark the inauguration of this event, a concert was held on Saturday night at the PAF Museum, which featured some of Pakistan's well-known as well as new music artistes. It is a different story that the entire concert was on DAT (Digital Audio Tape) and this is exactly why Pakistan Idol is very welcome. It will promote live music in an enormous way, the most important aspect of music.
Coming back to the event - which was essentially a rehearsal show for Pakistan Idol event that will follow in the coming weeks and was being recorded for Eid - and one can't help but thing how much Karachiites love music. In spite of Ramadan, they came in throngs. From the "biker boys" to children to families and youngsters, they were all there. The families chose to sit and the kids as well as the teeny boppers were dashing off behind backstage getting their pictures taken with Shehzad Roy, Mustafa "Musti" Zahid of Roxen, screaming for Annie and Atif, and dancing to the bhangra king Jawad Ahmad.
Behind the backstage, a lounge was set up of Pakistan Idol, where artistes like Sajjad Ali, Alamgir, Faakhir and all others were sipping on drinks and giving sound bytes to anchors. Media booths were set up and the colour that grabbed one was blue, in the tradition of Idol shows that take place in over 30 countries. Alamgir was shaking hands with Mustafa Zahid, Sajjad Ali was chatting away with Ahmed Jahazneb, some artistes were just chilling, waiting to go on and others were speaking with the media and giving their take on Pakistan Idol.
As far as the concert goes, the artistes list was massive. Jal, Fariha Parvez, Yasir Jawed, Khawar Jawad, Ahmad Jahanzeb, Adeel, Rabi Peerzada, Roxen, Raeth, Shehzad Roy, Jawad Ahmad, Fariha Parvez, Huma Khwaja and Nauman Khalid all came to lip-sync to a song or two.
And the two hosts, Faisal Shah and Mahira Khan did a fabulous job of keeping the crowd excited. Between the two of them, Mahira was the crowd pleaser. On whichever side of the stage she would go, the crowd would roar for her. Faisal Shah was also quite decent. Together the two kept on coming stage in between performances and cracked jokes and yet maintained a level of decency that was such a delight to see.
Jal came out of their self-imposed exile and mouthed out new singles off their album. Amidst their singing, the sound went out and a huge "booo" and "wooohhh" resonated from the otherwise calmly seated audience and the gang of boys who stood in all corners. On an instinct they screamed for Atif and Farhan said, "Mera mike ki battery khatam ho gayi hai". The crowd wasn't fooled. Karachiites make for the toughest audience and it couldn't have been truer that night. But the silver lining for most performers was this: families. Families like to sit and clap rather than dance, shout and roar, and they find DAT shows quite acceptable.
The clear winners of the night were: Khawar Jawad, the 'Bandeya' guy, who made a mark on the music world after singing on the Khuda Kay Liye soundtrack. He took on the mike and for some 30 seconds, he sang a capella, without any music. As he walked onto the stage singing, Karachi welcomed him with open hearts. Soon his vocal magic was replaced by tape. Khawar Jawad is easily one of the most promising singers on the block and with an album in the making, it seems Khawar is set to conquer.
Similar was the response to Ahmad Jahanzeb, who is responsible for singing a major chunk off the KKL soundtrack. He came and Karachi roared for him. But he was like all others lip-synching. Another crowd pleaser was veteran Jawad Ahmad. Who doesn't know the beats of 'Jind Jan Sohniye'? As that song was played, people enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
In other performances, Rabi Peerzada and Huma Khwaja were the entertaining highpoints. And more than their music, it was them with a few dancers onstage, confident and grooving women that really caught attention. But even as they received cheers, it was Annie who Karachiites, especially "the boys" wanted to see. Annie is a star even though Rabi is a far better singer. Such is the world of pop. And it was the clique of boys who remains Annie's devoted followers. After almost every performance, they shouted out Annie's naming, hoping she might come on. She never did.
Roxen and Shehzad Roy also received warm welcomes. When Shehzad came for 'Sali', Karachi boys and girls grooved with him and sang to Roxen's 'Tera Mera Rishta' that has become one of the annoyingly addictive ditties around these days.
The other singing diva, all set to experiment with her next album, Fariha Parvez held her own with her hew funky track, 'Tu Aa Meray Pas'. Had she been live, it would've added more charm and energy to this performance.
The lack of live music made the night somewhat disappointing. Most musicians would've loved to go live but when a show is recorded for television, they end up lip-syncing to avoid sound glitches. With Pakistan Idol, this will change. Live singing is a staple of the Idol format.
Pakistan Idol will bring forward raw talent that Pakistan has in abundance. Idol has not just created musical icons, it has created success stories. Indian Idol has struggled because there is Voice of India and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa airing on other channels and the audience is divided. One is confident that Pakistan Idol will be different. We have no counter shows as massive as Idol yet.
No matter what efforts the US-allied Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf puts in, it will never suffice a continuous unconditional amicable response from the West. The government has stooped down to levels such that the former Education Minister Zubeda Jalal single-handedly decided to exclude significant portions from the religious syllabi of schools just because they taught about ‘Jihad’, litterally translated as spiritual struggle. In late 2006, Musharraf’s regime bombed madarsa’s (religious schools) in Northern Pakistan to prevent the country from potential terrorists. He is also liable for all the lives lost in Afghanistan because of the Air base offered to the US Airforce. On March 30, 2007, an Islamic Radio Station was shut which was aparently set up by pro-taliban clerics. Every time the US pressurizes Pakistan to prove its pet-tish nature, the Pakistani military holds pretentious peace talks with Waziristan’s residents which undoubtedly result in the capture of a few prospects to fill the ‘vacant’ Guantanamo Bay prisons.
It clearly demonstrates the level to which Pakistan’s current government is ready to give up its dignity and little respect that it may once have had. But will any of this be enough to receive continuous patronage and support from the West? And if it is, how much more of the constitution will be amended, how many more lives lost, how many years till Pakistani leaders comprehend the irregularity of Western-aid to Pakistan? It has for years, been an on-and-off event; whether Pakistan was allied or not, US and other foreign aid has been inconsistent through out history. Even today, after all these measures were taken, newspapers, critics and Western leaders continue to demean Pakistani alliance and never appreciated the extent to which Musharraf’s regiment sidelined all religious hardliners. Why is it, that these politicians choose not to learn from history?
No matter how ‘pleasant’ international relations may be,current affairs within Pakistan demonstrate extreme state instability in the interiors of this politically-befuddled nation. The Chief Justice vs President case seems to be beating the bush in convoluted terms and the aim of each has now been resigned to dirtying the other’s professional records. The MQM audaciously continues to threaten, now not only the lives of political figures but also all journalists involved with the coverage of this case and the May 12th incident.
What does the government do to implement its Western agenda without the public’s intervention and criticism? They introduce an ‘American Idol’ into the country, contrasting only to suit the different audience of the country. The Imam of the Ka’bah, Adbul Rahman Al-Sudais is invited to the country which attracts not only the most religious peoples’ attention but also that of the semi-religious and even that of ‘Islamic modernists’ to whom such events represent the full extent of religious fervor and devoutness. But the question holds, who, amongst the following short-listed nominees will win the Pakistani Idol:
- The President Pervez Musharraf and his pawn government electives
- The Chief Justice and his Opposition supporters
- The MQM and their incessant juvenile tactics to ‘liberate’ muhajirs (immigrants) and separate Karachi from the rest of the country
- The innocent Pakistani citizen who needs no more than a peaceful economic environment to subsist
'Pakistan Idol’ program aims at hunting music talent
KARACHI: ‘Pakistan Idol’ program for the music-lover youths kicked off here from the Geo platform, aims at hunting out the talented youths from all across the world and help them achieve their right place in the society.
This was announced here in a Pakistan Idol inaugural function marked by a colorful musical night studded with the renowned trendy vocalists winning the hearts of the audience at the PAF Museum and making Pakistan Idol a milestone in the promotion of music talents here.
A British television program Pop Idol telecast on October 5, 2001 touching the height of success transcended to the different countries and the Geo Television Network in collaboration with the Pop Idol’s franchise company Fremantle Media laid the foundation of Pakistan Idol. This unique program aims at exploring talented singers and giving them their rightful place.
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Pakistan Idol is an upcoming reality television show on GEO television, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. The show is a competition to find the most talented young singer in Pakistan. No official source has announced who the show will be hosted by as of yet. The show is set to air in Winter, 2007.
The show will begin with a cross-country tour in which singers audition in front of four judges: Abrar-ul-Haq, Hadiqa Kiyani, Ali Azmat, and Sajjad Ali. Eventually the performers will be narrowed down to 10 finalists, with each competitor performing live. Viewers have two hours following the broadcast of the show to phone in their votes for their favourite competitor. On the following night's episode (live again), the competitor with the fewest votes will be sent home. After the final two perform, viewers will have more than two hours to vote. The next day, the competitor with the most votes is declared the winner.
The show will be taped at the GEO TV Headquarters in Karachi.