Talent hunt has been the best reality show people tend to enjoy a lot. They have gained their popularity for they have real average people with some serious talent in them. These shows showcase the talent of real person and not the actors. It is treated as a platform to gain name, fame and popularity that can uplift their talent and bring them in front of the world.
Similar shows are of Idols franchise and the voice franchise. These two shows have been famous all around the world. There are different versions of The Voice and the Idols according to the countries that adopt them. The most famous ones are “The Voice U.S.”, “The Voice India”, “The Voice Kids” etc. and “American Idol”, “Indian Idol” etc.
Now that these shows have recognized Nepal as a place where talent can be polished so that they can represent the country, Nepal Idol and The Voice of Nepal has been organized in Nepal as well by those two franchises.
About Nepal Idol and The Voice of Nepal:
Though both being similar kind of talent hunt show, they have differences in their format and how they have the selection done.
Nepal idol is a Nepali reality television singing competition that belongs to Idols franchise, created by Simon Fuller and owned by Fremantle Media. Nepal Idol 2017 was the first season of idol franchise in Nepal which was aired on AP1 TV.
There were three judges in the show Nhyoo Bajracharya, Indira Joshi and Kali Prasad Baskota. In the first season, auditions were held at seven cities Nepalgunj, Butwal, Narayangarh, Birgunj, Biratanagar, Pokhara and Kathmandu. Contestant from 16 to 30 years of age are allowed to take part in the audition. The winner of first season was Buddha Lama from Pokhara. There were 93,100,000 votes for the Grand Finale between two days according to the organizer.
2. Nepal Idol Season 2 Winner: Ravi Oad
3. Nepal Idol Season 3 Winner: Sajja Chaulagain
4. Nepal Idol Season 4 Winner: Bhupendra Thapa Magar
Watch Nepal Idol Season 1 ,2, 3, 4 – Episode 1 Here:
The show (Season 1) was hosted by television actor and model Sushil Nepal and actresses, model, VJ and television journalist Reema Bishwokarma. In the second season, Sushil was replaced by Aasif Shah, television producer, music video and TVC director, singer and actor.
Season 1 Detail:
|Created by||Simon Fuller|
|Based on||Idol TV Series|
|Written by||Suresh Paudel|
|Directed by||Laxman Paudyal (2017), Suresh Paudel, Lokesh Bajracharya, Aleen Shrestha (2018)|
|Presented by||Aasif Shrestha, Reema Bishwokarma, Sushil Nepal|
|Judges||Nhyoo Bajracharya, Kali Prasad Baskota, Indira Joshi|
|Narrated by||Suresh Paudel|
|Theme Music Composer||Julian Gingell, Barry Stone, Cathy Dennis|
|Country of origin||Nepal|
|Producer||Laxmi Prasad Paudyal|
|Running time||60 min+|
|Production company||Annapurna Media Network, Fremantlemedia, 19 entertainment|
The Voice of Nepal
The Voice of Nepal is the Nepalese format to the bestselling TV singing reality series called “The Voice”. The audition for the show (Season 1) was taken through The Voice of Nepal App on iOS and Android. Total of 12,000 clips were submitted within 30 days even from NRNs from Japan, Australia, Dubai and India for the first Season.
The coaches were Deep Shrestha, Sanup Paudel, Abhaya Subba and Pramod Kharel for the first Season and the series was directed by Mr. Laxman Paudyal who is also the director of another hit Nepali singing reality show Nepal Idol season one. The first episode of Season 1’s broadcast was done on Kantipur and Ramailo HD on August 25 2018. Simultaneously it was also released on YouTube channel The Voice of Nepal. The show was hosted by Sushil Nepal.
The Voice of Nepal Winners All:
1. The Voice of Nepal Season 1 Winner: CD Vijaya Adhikari
2. The Voice of Nepal Season 2 Winner: Ram Limbu
3. The Voice of Nepal Season 3 Winner: Kiran Gajmer
Season 1 Detail:
|Created by||John De Mol|
|Based on||The Voice Series|
|Directed By||Laxman Paudyal|
|Presented by||Sushil Nepal|
|Judges||Deep Shrestha, Sanup Paudel, Abhaya Subba, Pramod Kharel|
|Country of origin||Nepal|
|Executive Producers||Pralhad singh Mahat, Sushil Nepal|
|Editors||Anup Paudel, Sudeep Shrestha|
|Running Time||50 min +|
Watch The Voice of Nepal Season 1, 2, 3 – Episode 1 (Blind Audition) Here:
Nepal Idol vs The Voice of Nepal
Both of these shows are concentrated towards bringing forward the talent Nepalese people have within themselves by giving them a proper platform and recognition. There are tiny bits of differences regarding the format else, they both are just same thing. Let’s discuss some similarities first.
Similarities between Nepal Idol and The Voice of Nepal:
Singing Reality Show
Both of these shows are singing reality show. Candidates bring their talent upon the stage and display it to the judges. Judges bound between some technicalities, takes decision about bring them forward or not based the same technicalities.
First Big Franchise in Nepal
Both of them are the first of their kind to have chosen Nepal to start a new series here. These series are well renowned all over the world and to have it in Nepal is just awesome.
Recognition to Talent
These shows provide recognition to the talents from different parts of Nepal who just couldn’t afford to expose themselves.
Platform to excel
This is a perfect platform to excel. If you have some talent of singing in you, you can apply on these shows and try your luck. If your talent is serious enough, you will surely shine bright through these platforms.
Both shows have winners chosen by the audience of Nepal. The audience seem to elect the most deserving on the winner.
The contestant getting lowest vote has to depart from the show and the show marches forward towards the finish line with one winner.
Differences between Nepal Idol and The Voice of Nepal:
The audition process for the shows are different. The audition for Nepal is straight forward where judges interacts with the singers first and hear to just their voice, no music added. Whereas on The Voice, there is a blind audition where judges are only allowed to see the contestant when they are willing to take that singer in their team just by hearing.
Coaches Over Judges
Each of the judges are a coach for their team in The Voice, they train their team and prepare them for show format like Knockout, Battles, Live shows etc. On Nepal Idol, the judges are there to pick the singers qualities in singing and how they can clarify them more so they can emerge as a great singer.
Prize (May vary with Different Season and Business Plan)
Season 1: The winner of The Voice of Nepal Season 1 got cash prize of Rs. 25 lakhs, a brand-new car, Rs.20 lakh worth record deal and an opportunity to tour around the world. Whereas last time, the prize money for the Nepal Idol Season 1 winner was Rs. 20 lakhs, a Mahindra KUV 100 car and a record deal worth Rs. 15lakhs.
The Show and New Season are yet to release its episodes to the public and there can be many twists and plots that only producers and directors can decide. So, not having much differences, these shows are spreading the joy of hearing to such soothing voices that would have just let unnoticed if it wasn’t for these shows. The producers of these shows deserve a huge respect for bringing the respect to the Nepalese singers.
Author: Rabindra Ghemosu
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