India's Raw Star aired it's first episode on Sunday, the 24th of September, the episode had high expectations given the extensive campaigning the show has done with Yo Yo Honey Singh and the host of the show, Gauhar Khan and it is pretty obvious with the response the show has received that the show has surpassed the expectations set on the show.
The show, unlike the other reality shows live up to their word in bringing us an unique show with fresh ideas. As they said the show does not linger on the celebrity judges and their opinion. The show does not waste time on showcasing comedy on a talent hunt show nor they have wasted a month on auditions.
Though there are many positives there are also some negatives regarding the show, at least in the first episode. Though the episode did not waste much time on Yo Yo and kept it crisp and interesting, they failed at maintaining the same with the host, Gauhar Khan. Also, though the claims they have presented the ultimate 10 raw stars, the talents they have showcased on the first episode are a bit of a let down, even though some of them are meant to bring shock waves in the industry.
Here are the 10 talented India's Raw Stars contestants, Yo Yo Honey Singh handpicked from their homes from across the nation and their details...
Here Are Yo Yo's Contestants
Here are the 10 contestants Yo Yo has picked to contest in the show.
Dipti Sharma (30) From Ahmadabad
Deepti Sharma hails from Ahmedabad and describes herself as a rebel. She is here to carve a niche with her unconventional voice. Her favourite genres are Jazz, Blues and Western Indie Rock. She sings and composes and is here to be the female Yo Yo Honey Singh.
Darshan Raval (19) From Ahmadabad
Darshan Raval is a perfect blend of desi music and international tadka. He is a combination of two cultures both rich in music, India and Pakistan. He has performed with renowned artists all over the world. His favourite music genres are pop and sufi songs. Along with writing and composing, he plays the harmonium and the tabla. He is the Singing Hero of India's Rawstar.
Jeffrey Iqbal (31) From USA
Jeffrey is a perfect blend of desi music and international tadka. He is a combination of two cultures both rich in music, India and Pakistan. He has performed with renowned artists all over the world. His favourite music genres are pop and sufi songs. Along with writing and composing, he plays the harmonium and the tabla. He is the Singing Hero of India's Rawstar.
Mansheel Gujral (23) From Pune
Mansheel Gujraal is from Pune. She is our bohemian beauty who merges border between folk and western music. Life is an adventure for her and she loves living it that way. Music is her strength and she enjoys singing Punjabi folk fused with popular music. Overall, she is an urban beauty with rustic touch.
Mohan Rathore (24) From Varanasi
Straight from the heartland of India,Varanasi, Mohan Rathore has a colourful personality and music that will make everybody dance to his tunes. His forte being folk songs, his pitch is urban desi.
Mohit Gaur (22) From Jaipur
Mohit left engineering to pursue a career in music. His favourite generes are pop and folk songs and even plays guitar.
Pardeep S Sran (22) Malout
Pardeep Singh believes music is his friend. Folk songs are his forte. It can be said that music runs in his family as his father is a singer too. He enjoys playing musical instruments like the Harmonium, Dafli and Tumbi.
Rimi Nique (24) Thailand
Rimi Nique grew up in Thailand which is why she addresses herself as a Thai Indi an Artist. Her favourite music styles are Hip hop, Indi, soulful songs. She can also sing in different languages. Apart from singing, she loves dancing. She plays the Harmonium and the guitar as well.
Rituraj Mohanty (26) From Orissa
Rituraj has come all the way from Orissa to make it big in the music industry. Music is his passion and Sufi is his forte.
Suraj Biswas (26) From Bengal
Suraj Biswas is bold and straightforward. A breakup is what brought music to his life. He left his job recently to pursue music. His favourite music genres are Western Indie Rock, Jazz and Blues. The multi-talented Suraj can play varied musical instruments like Drums, Guitar, Harmonium, Congo, Harmonica, Tabla and Keyboard. He writes and composes as well.
Hosted By Gauhar Khan
The show is hosted by Bigg Boss 7 winner Gauhar Khan.
Yo Yo Claims They Are The Best
Yo Yo claims that these are the best raw stars whom he will be mentoring through the show.
Millions of contestants mailed their videos to Yo Yo and he along with his panel filtered them to the top 10 contestants.
The show will have the contestants showcasing their own music rather than others.
Gauhar Khan, so far, been a draw back for the show. But let's hope she would improve as the show progresses.
Yo Yo claims the show is an ultimate talent hunt show.
Yo Yo's India's Raw Stars
Yo Yo's India's Raw Stars has hit the small screens let's wait and watch how the show progresses.