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Indian Idol 2 Winner: Sandeep Acharya

Sandeep Acharya is finally the Indian Idol 2! I was appalled at the way the judges were busy promoting the other contender Karunya. Its one thing to say he is a better singer.. but quite another to come to the stage and read letters from girls written for him that those bombos had given to one of the judges!! This, inmy view, was a crude attempt at showing his popularity in the masses!

If anything, the judges ensured the loss of Karunya by this mindless promotion! I am sure the Indian masses did not quite like this nonsense and wanted to go the way of a regular nice and smiling guy who just chugged along without animosity or anger – which, I believe he was entitled to!!

Sandeep’s bio:

Name: Sandeep Acharya

Date of Birth: February 4, 1984

Place of Birth: Bikaner

Currently Residing in: Bikaner

Education: Bachelor of Science

Family: Father, Mother, 2 Sisters & a Brother

Email: sandeep_idol@sify.com

Here is the stuff on the win
:

Sandeep Acharya has been crowned Indian Idol in the second season of Sony Entertainment Television’s popular talent hunt show. The 22-year-old lad from Bikaner, Rajasthan beat the 19-year-old Karunya to win the title at the City Studio in Lower Parel.

Although, the support for Sandeep in the audience was overwhelming, one must note that until a few days ago, Karunya had been tipped as the hot favourite for the title. Co-host Aman Varma opined, “Kudos to Sandeep, but I still believe that Karunya is a far better singer. But then, the influence of the North-South divide cannot be underestimated. Hindi channels are not so popular in the South.”

Judge Farah Khan disagreed, “I do not think regional voting has anything to do with it. If that was there, Karunya would not have come this far.” She too acknowledged that Karunya was a better singer technically, but added, “Indian Idol is not just about singing. Sandeep has an immensely likeable personality. In fact, he was my favourite contestant right since the contest began. I remember the day he had come for the auditions — oiled hair and a long kurta, to boot. He has undergone an incredible metamorphosis.”

Here is Will Smith on the sets of Indian Idol:

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