Saturday’s episode of ‘The Voice India’ opened with a quick re-cap of last week and a reminder of the imminent eliminations. Only two out of four contestants from each of the teams, would be saved via public voting. In Saturday’s episode, team Shaan and team Mika would be performing therefore team Shaan went through the eliminations first. Akash and Ritu were saved from the eliminations and they have made it to the top 5 contestants of team Shaan! It was then time for team Mika’s eliminations. Tanvir and Passang were saved from the eliminations and they made it through to the top 5 contestants of team Mika. Sadly, Sana and Arpita were eliminated from team Shaan, while Harjot and Akshay were nominated from team Mika.
Before the live performances began, the special guests of the episode were music directors Sajid Wajid. Wajid had previously been seen on The Voice India mentoring team Shaan. They both performed their song ‘Main Superman, Salman ka Fan’ from Tevar. Team Shaan were the first to perform with contestant Snigdhajit. He performed ‘Jabse Mere Dil Ko Uff’ from Teri Meri Kahani. Coach Shaan was very happy with the performance, as were coach Mika and Sajid Wajid who gave the music to the original composition.
Team Mika were next to perform with Sahil. Sahil had won coach HR’s lucky jacket last week! This week he performed the title song of Dabangg ‘Hud Hud Dabangg’. After his performance, coach Mika was very happy but told Sahil to be careful of his ‘sur’ (melody) when performing next time. Coach HR could tell that Sahil was not himself and Sahil became a little bit emotional but did not wish to disclose the reason why. Team Shaan were back on stage with Varsha who performed ‘Tere Naina’ from Jai Ho. Varsha received a “once more” from the audience. Wajid was very impressed with her performance and said that he would definitely give her a chance to sing. Varsha then sang ‘Tere Naina’ as a duet with her coach Shaan who sang the original song.
Akash was next to perform from team Shaan and he sang the title track of Kill Dil. Coach Shaan was very happy with his performance and coach Sunidhi said that Akash was the ‘hero’ of the song. Pawandeep (also from team Shaan) was next on stage and he sang ‘Ye Laal Ishq’ from Ram Leela. He too had won a jacket from coach HR last week and was proudly wearing it during his performance this week! Coach HR was very happy to see Pawandeep wearing his jacket and also was very happy with his performance and especially for Pawandeep, he sang the famous title song of Aashiq Banaya Aapne. The audience then learnt that Pawandeep is known as one of the youngest tabla players. Sajid Wajid requested Pawandeep to try and aing while he is playing the tabla and if he managed to do both, he would receive a gift. Pawandeep obliged and sang ‘Dil Dance Maare’ from Tashan whilst also playing the tabla. He naturally received the gift from Sajid Wajid!
It was then back to team Mika with contestant Parampara. She sang ‘Munni Badnam’ from Dabangg. Parampara received a standing ovation from coaches Mika and Shaan. Coach Mika was very happy with her performance. We then had a quick jhalak (look) at Meet in the red room with the other contestants – this is a very light hearted and relaxed part of the show! Tanvir (team Mika) was next to perform. He sang ‘Rabba Main Toh Mar Gaya’ from Mausam. Tanvir received a standing ovation from coaches Mika and Sunidhi. Coach Sunidhi felt Tanvir sings very sincerely! Jyotica (team Mika) was next to perform and she sang ‘Joganiya’ from Tevar. Coach Mika was very happy with Jyotica’s versatile singing.
Team Shaan were back on stage with Ritu who sang ‘Jiya Re’ from Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Coach Shaan was very happy with this fantastic performance, whilst coach HR felt that singing was avegrage but her tonal quality was excellent. Back to Team Mika with Passang who sang ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ from Dabangg. Coach Mika was happy with Passang’s performance whilst coach Sunidhi was not happy at all. Host Karan then reminded us all that the grand finale of The Voice India would be in just four weeks!
The episode then ended with Sajid Wajid and the fabulous four coaches performing on the songs they sang together. Coach Sunidhi sang ‘Right Now’ from Housefull, coach Mika sang ‘Chinta ta’ from Rowdy Rathore, coach Shaan sang ‘You’re My Love’ from Partner and our favourite coach HR sang ‘Photocopy’ from Jai Ho! It was then time for the eliminations. From team Mika, Parampara and Sahil were safe. Passang, Jyotica and Tanvir would be saved from public voting. From team Shaan, Pawandeep and Snigdhajit were saved while Ritu, Akash and Varsha would be saved from public voting.
In Sunday’s episode, team HR and team Sunidhi were performing. It was time to see the results of the public voting from team Sunidhi. Vishwa was safe along with Shristi. Gopal and Pragya were eliminated from the show. Team HR were then ready with their results from the public voting and Deepesh was safe along with Sachet, while sadly Mona and Sakshi were eliminated from the show. Our favourite coach HR, told them not to worry as they would definitely be singing for him very soon! Host Karan then announced that now, each team has 5 singers.Sunday’s show also had special guest and musician Raghav Sachar (Raghav plays 33 musical instruments and is best known for his hit song ‘Jaane Khuda’ from Kabul Express).
Team HR were first to perform with Piyush who sang a very different version of ‘Sadda Haq’ from Rockstar. Piyush received a standing ovation from coaches Sunidhi, Shaan and his team coach HR who was extremely happy with this performance! Coach HR really let his hair down during this episode and put a lot of smiles on people’s faces with his cheery and encouraging attitude! It really was a delight to see him in such a happy and jovial mood! Piyush was the first one to receive a ‘Dhina Dhin Dha’ moment from coach HR and coach Shaan also joined in the celebrations this time! Sanjana performed next with ‘Mann Ki Lagan’ from Paap. Coach HR was seen encouraging Sanjana throughout her performance! Naturally, there was a ‘Dhina Dhin Dhs’ moment at the end!! The audience then got to see what was happening with Meet in the red room who was wit the contestants of team Sunidhi!
Team Sunidhi were next to perform with Rishabh who sang ‘Pichle Saath Dino Main’ from Rock On. There was a definite rock them going on here! Rishabh received a standing ovation from coaches Shaan and Sunidhi. Of course, he also received a ‘Dhina Dhin Dha’ from coach HR who made a special effort to do this moment in a different way each time! Team HR were back with Sachet who performed ‘Tera Naam Japdi Firan’. He also performed this otherwise dance/sufi track in a rock style and also added English lyrics! Sachet received a standing ovation from all four coaches! This time coach Shaan helped coach HR out with the ‘Dhina Dhin Dha’ and coach Mika joined in too! These truly were the special moments from the show!
Team Sunidhi were back with Parth who sang the Ishaaqzade title track. As Parth is not known to sing this kind of edgey song, he received a standing ovation from all four coaches! Team HR were next with Deepesh who had Raghav playing the flute on his performance. Deepesh sang ‘Ainvayi Ainvayi’ from Band Baaja Baraat. There was a wonderful jugalbandi between him and Raghav during the performance. Coach HR was very happy with Deepesh’s performance! Back to team Sunidhi with Shristi who sang ‘Ambarsariya’ from Fukrey. Shristi received a standing ovation from coach Sunidhi. Coach Mika then had a masti moment as he sang ‘Dil Kya Kare’ from Julie to both Shristi and Sunidhi with host Karan joining in between! Raghav also played the flute wonderfully whilst coach Mika was singing away!
Vishwa (team Sunidhi) was next to perform and he sang ‘Maahi Ve’ from Highway. He received a standing ovation from coach Sunidhi! Oishwarya performed next (also team Sunidhi) with ‘Balam Pichkari’ from Ye Jawani Hai Deewani. Oishwarya had Raghav playing the saxophone during her performance. She received a standing ovation from coaches Shaan and Sunidhi! Coach HR then started of a wonderful shaiyari moment between the fabulous four coaches! Team HR were back with Anish who sang ‘Kabhi Jo Badal Barse’ from Jackpot. Raghav accompanied Anish with his flute. Coach HR felt that Anish could have sung better.
It was then time for the results. From team HR, coach HR saved Piyush and Sanjana, whilst coach Sunidhi saved Parth and Rishabh.
Watch ‘The Voice India’ every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm only on &TV with written updates of the show every week at BollySpice.com!
In association with www.himesh-reshammiya.com