Friday, 25 April 2014

Ali Asad Zaidi Ousted from Pakistan Idol in Dramatic Fashion


For those of who you missed the action last Sunday, Ali Asad Zaidi was eliminated in a heartbreaking anticlimax for the the teen sensation of the show.

The Karachi based contestant was sent off with an emotional montage of his journey in Pakistan Idol. For being a sport that he is, Ali Asad took the decision very gracefully and expressed his sorrow for missing the show.

However, many fans have not taken the news all that cheerfully. Ali Asad had undoubtedly developed a fan base and probably fairly enough, a lot of people believe he should have been in the finale, if not the winner.

Well, it all goes down to voting in the end. So Ali Asad's fans can console themselves by saying that he really did not get eliminated because of inferior talent.

Take a look for yourself.


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Ali Asad Zaidi's Elimination on Sunday - Source: Geo Entertainment 

Before the elimination round, Episode 39 aired on April 18, 2014 featured a Bhangra themed first round, with the appropriate appearance of guest judge Abrar-ul-Haq.

See the performances and be the judge for yourselves.


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Ali Asad Zaidi's First Round Bhangra Performance - Source: Geo Entertainment 


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Muhammad Shoaib's First Round Bhangra Performance - Source: Geo Entertainment 


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Zamad Baig's First Round Bhangra Performance - Source: Geo Entertainment 

Ali Asad Zaidi's performance was clearly dominant here, considering how comfortable he is singing lively tunes. The performances of Zamad Baig and Muhammad Shoaib were well executed, but both their voices sounded out of sorts with the theme.

The second round of the performance night on Friday was all about Fuzon, a band known for their fusion of classic and rock. And Fuzon compositions mean some very difficult songs to sing.


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Muhammad Shoaib's Second Round Fuzon Performance - Source: Geo Entertainment 

Muhammad Shoaib's performance on Fuzon's song "Ay Chand" was absolutely stunning, despite having erred momentarily. After his rather lackluster Bhangra performance, he really made a strong comeback, helping him become the first qualifier for the grand finale.


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Zamad Baig's Second Round Fuzon Performance - Source: Geo Entertainment 

Zamad Baig might have been thanking his stars when he saw a Fuzon based theme for the performance night. The song "Soona Soona" was completely in line with his vocal talents. 


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Ali Asad Zaidi's Second Round Fuzon Performance - Source: Geo Entertainment 

Ali Asad Zaidi's downfall was probably brought by his performance of Fuzon's song "Neend Na Aye", where he just might have trodden into unfamiliar territory. While he goes the extra mile with the effort, his strong, he is just not classically trained. At the same time, his performance is hardly ever terrible. 

However, Hadiqa's comment about his performance being the best of the show seemed to have not influenced people's opinions.

Despite Ali Asad's departure, there is a lot left in the show. Don't miss the performance round tomorrow night at 2100 HRS on Geo Entertainment for the final showdown between Muhammad Shoaib and Zamad Baig. 

The Grand Finale of Pakistan Idol will be aired on Geo Entertainment TV at 2100 HRS on Sunday, April 27, 2014. 

We can't wait to see who would eventually win the Pakistan Idol title.