Saturday, September 29, 2007

A BIG THANK YOU !

GREETINGS TO ALL !!!!!

It's been an extremely, excruciatingly painful pseudo separation that me & my blog have suffered for quite some time. Almost 5 months of Indian Idol and what do I have to write about it??? Loads, I'm sure. But at the same time I know that putting everything into words may nigh be impossible, because sometimes there are things that you can just experience and not relate. The Indian Idol journey is a part of me, and I shall try my best to put it forward. I wasn't able to keep a journal during this sojourn because I was busy and I prefer typing anyday over writing as well. Methinks I shall have to rely a lot on memory (which fails me often) and walk down that path again. So many months of speaking in Hindi (the language of choice when I speak) has taken the sheen off my English vocabulary a bit. As my favorite line goes, "I shall try my best."

But hey ! This blog isn't about my journey, atleast not yet, because the recounting of that magical voyage will take some time. For now, all I want to do is thank each and every person who has appreciated my work, my voice, my sincerity and has accepted me as I am, and in spite of what I am. Believe me, it is YOU who have given me newfound confidence and have also taught me that there is something good for good people out there :) YOU, whereever you may be, young or old, male or female - people of the world, you've made me a new person. Many people ask me , " How does it feel to be a celebrity?" - and although I've never used this answer, the reply that comes from the depths of my heart is that the best thing about being a celebrity is the power to make someone smile.... A smile is worth a thousand words, and if I can make people smile through my words, my voice and my smile ;) then I consider my life fulfilled.

Thank you very, very much. Life has changed a lot, for the better . But remember this, I remain the same always. I may not be able to reply to everyone. I may not be able to accept friend requests. All I can say is that YOU reside in my heart, and I can never ignore you.

Thank you for all the love. It takes a lovely person to give love, and I am fortunate to have recieved this love from such special people

Bye for now

64 comments:

  1. I've been watching you in Indian Idol and want to say, you were really wonderful, both as a singer and a person. I hope to hear you a lot more and best wishes for everything you do in life :)

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  2. hey.! i came across your blog last nite while preparing for a philosophy asignment & it was so much fun reading plus i really like your outlook on life :) You were my favourite throughout the indian idol & U rock :) it always created a pandemonium,,Take care . n best of luck with everything!

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  3. Hi

    Chang .,. I am the first to write comment to your blog.I am one of your gre8test fan.Our thoughts are almost similar., Ur voice has a magic at the same you are very good writer.

    Ditto .,you did throw all the other contestant aside u were extra ordinary

    Ditto .,U are rally Indian idol

    Best wishes to your band.,

    Your fan,
    Harshavardhan

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  4. so someone doesn't accept commenst from strangers and fans... was dissappointed to see mine not there...
    Another fan

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  5. acknowledging everyone's well wishes was the best thing to do. power 2 make someone smile... wow its a really lovely thought. always remain the way u r.

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  6. Greetings from Singapore.

    Hey Chang,
    i am fortunate enough to be able to watch you sing everryyy week and i must say, u have a really beautiful and unique voice!
    In fact, u r one of my favourite in Indian Idol along with Emon, Ankita and Deepali.

    Wish you all the best and i really hope i can get to meeet you someday though i feel thats kinda impossible coz u r living soo far away from me!
    haha
    Take care Dr.Chang!
    =))

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  7. Hey Meiyang! That was one really good gesture from your side. And This is one Reason why people are MAD about you and consider you as THE BEST! The other reasons you know!! ;)

    "All I can say is that YOU reside in my heart, and I can never ignore you." This is one statement that people rarely get to hear from the people they look upto and YOU have said it from your heart(It can been felt!)

    "I may not be able to reply to everyone. I may not be able to accept friend requests." Ahh Meiyang, Nevertheless... you reside in everybody's heart!!

    Good wishes for ur Future! Looking forward to see more of you! GOD Bless!

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  8. hey chang

    it has been good watching/listening to you on TV. and interesting reading your blog. keep the good work going and best wishes going forward.

    deepa

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  9. keep it up buddy ....

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  10. Meiyang, Being a huge fan of your singing, I came upon your blog whilst googling you. Your blog reveals another aspect of you which i find very endearing. It is bookmarked and I check it every so often to see if you had returned to it....and finally today I see a post from you.

    Congratulations on your success on Indian Idol. You remain in our hearts and will surely be back into our homes with your music.

    I shall continue to read your posts. I myself am not a blogger...not yet anyway.

    About your stint on Indian Idol, the old chinese saying is 'he who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left'. I am sure you agree.

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  11. Meiyang, I live in Toronto, Canada and orignally from New Delhi. I saw your performance by chance. I have to admit that I was very very impressed by your performance and personality.
    I think you have the magical quality for the new generation, cosmopolitan Indian pop star.
    You have what it takes to transcend boundaries across different cultures and bind them to your music. You were fantastic and I am sure you will soon be cutting albums and I will be buying them. Best of luck for the future.

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  12. God i feel like such a stalker but really i just found your blog by mere chance...but you sing very well im sure you hear that alot already.

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  13. Thank you for sharing your experience, you will do great ! I am sure !!

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  14. hey dude... ure a really good singer.. all the best for ur future...

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  15. heyyyy

    great to know that you are back with the blogs....

    God Bless You

    bye....
    take care...

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  16. U r very gud human being who respects and CARES for feelings of others who love u.I really appreciate u.

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  17. Welcome back Chingu Mingu!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha!

    Jokes, apart, all experiences in one's life is a blessing - whether good or bad and I'm happy that you found your experience in Indian Idol to be one that is worth remembering and keeping it in your heart.

    Usually people would say, "Well, back to reality." NO WAY! That was reality - not a dream.

    Loved your answer to the question that is normally posed to you by people. hehehe.

    Write soon.

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  18. Believe it or not, I am a fan of yours from Mountain View, California. I truly think you have a beautiful personality and a incredible voice. Keep up the good work!

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  19. Hi Chang!!

    It is so cchhweet and courteous of you to say all that you did about the very people overcrowding your blog. Thankyou! I hope u will always remain the humble charming bespectacled guy with a big heart!!!
    Three words: You inspire me.

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  20. Welcome back to blogspot... I was waiting for a looonng blog but this is good enough for now :). I couldn't access your blog few days ago so I thought you probably closed it but lucky me you still have it. I am super excited to read your msg.
    btw if you haven't heard this enough times ... you were awesome! Fell in love with your voice the first time i heard it and do i need to comment on your looks? It’s self explanatory.

    Good Luck.
    Sonu

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  21. Hey Meiyang...I happened to watch your Idol performances. You were pretty awesome. (I would say the Dil Kya Kare one stood out!That was Mindblowing).It was disappointing that you couldn't go further in the competition but you got to where not many guys do.
    You will go places - thats for sure.

    On another note, I happen to be from Bangalore and have gone through your blog. Was just curious to know whether you did your dentistry from Bangalore?

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  22. Hi

    No need 2 keep my comments here, u just read N delete it. I hv heard sumwhr that a gud soul can only sing gud........he can sing in the way which will calm the depressed souls...........i think u hv that thing in u..........so dear no need 2 worry. u definately brings smile on the faces atleast on mine.........many things 2 write dear.......but not mking u bore by writing all........only a small request.......keep writing and keep smiling.......coz nt only ur singing but ur smile also hv power to bring smile on others face.. :-)

    Geets

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  24. Hi Chang,
    I was soooooo upset when u were eliminated.I sulked for days together much to the amusement of my better half!
    Well,I am writing to say that you were absolutely brilliant and thank you for all the wonderful songs you sang for us. Your Mitwa song rendition gave me goosebumps. Unfortunately the format of the competition is such that quantity rules over quality.Tough but true.

    I have been reading your blog since June and loving it. You truly are a gifted person. God bless u in your future endevours.
    Best wishes,
    Rima.

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  25. Hey Chang
    Nice to read your blog. Heard you sing on television :), you sing well and now I see that you write well too. Great :)

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  26. Hey Chang,

    It was a pleasure to watch you on the show. I especially liked your song selection (assuming that they let you decide which song to sing) and the 100% effort you gave in.

    So what are your plans now? Going back to dentistry OR going in music industry full time? Whatever you do, good luck from my side.

    JD

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  27. Hey u really do have a magical voice...keep it up....n will go a long way... Happy Birthday soon!!!!!!!!....From a fellow Dog :)

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  28. Hi There, guess discovered your blog like a million others as a forwarded link...

    You write well, with a lot of maturity and with a sense of being grounded. I hope with all your success, the way you write does not change.

    Have some great time times ahead.

    Ashish
    www.randomramblings.fullhydblogs.com

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  29. been reading ur blog since a long long time..well written ...

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  30. Hey Chang!
    I just wanted to say that I was realllyy happy to see you blog again..I wanted to know more about how it felt during your journey..and I love the answer you gave for the question that everyone probably wanted to ask "how does it feel like to be a celebrity?" I can totally relate..not about being a celebrity but about putting smiles on other people's faces...you have definitely put a smile on my face...and believe it or not I've thought about it too...I mean you have put smiles on thousands of people's faces if not millions...you are really in good place=) I'm very happy for you and good luck for all your future endeavors...
    Love
    Christin Mathew

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  31. hey, I think U put up a wonderful show on TV. U really were the STAR of Indian idol. N wats up with the boy-band formed on the eve of the final episode comprising of Abhishek, Suhit??......R we gonna see more of the band??
    Newaiz, I wanna wish U all the luck for the future.....takecare man.

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  33. Chang,
    Do keep writing anecdotes of Indian Idol. For a lay man, that's how far from, we get to experience this sort of journey. I know you will do well. I just hope you will keep up with the humbleness and simplicity that defines you, and that I cherish in you. It is not often that we come across someone so gifted and yet so humane.
    All the very best in all your future endeavors!

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  35. meiyang

    I found your blog links on India-Forums and came down here. nice to hear that you're going to write about indian idol.

    I loved your Mahivey. Your personality came out so well in that. I used to always wonder what song you would sing next. I got hooked on to you after listening to Salaam -e-Ishq. There was something about that sadak chap style that appealed to me.

    I think you should get all your song links from youtube and recount your indian idol experience in a seperate blog.

    b/w are you really making an album with Alisha called Chin and CHang. The title sounds so cute.

    good luck.

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  36. Hey Chang, Its a pleasure to read ur blog.. u write well... It takes a lot of courage to come in front of people to present ur talent. i am scared of facong people and hence use a fake id to express my self.. may be bcoz i dont want anyone to know the real me.. i dont know ehy but i am like that only.. All the best.. I as a fan have thruoghly enjoyed your singing and am desperately waiting for ur album to come out.. wish you loads luk:-) Mahi for now.

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  37. cool!
    looking forward for the 'inside stuff' regarding indian idol on ur blog ;)

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  38. Hi Chang, you have a great stage presence and it's entertaining to watch you sing. And I don't even understand Hindi. Maybe you should leverage on that to blast off a singing or show entertaining career. Can always fall back on dentistry if it doesn't work out.

    Warmest regards,
    Salim, Singapore

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  39. fiinally.. welcome baak to blogworld!! u were great in indian idol.. so here's an overly-obsessed-hyped-up indian idol fan wishing u the very best in all that u NOW do!! looking forward to seeing/hearing more of u soon.. :)

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  40. man many happy returns of the day.

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  41. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    MAY ALL D GOOD WISHES COME TO U
    U HAVE A BEAUTIFUL LIFETIME N A SWEET-SWEET B'DAY.

    HI CHANG
    YHIS IS CHITRA UR BIGGEST FAN ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    I REALLY LOVE U SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH N ALSO MISSING U SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH.

    U R SOOOO CUET, SWEET, HANDSOME.........................

    JUST I WANNA MEET U ONCE IN MY LIFETIME.

    UR SMILE N THOSE CUET EYES I LOVE THEM VERY MUCH

    U NO I HAVE ABOUT 800 PHOTOS OF URS N 70 PHOTOS OF URS IN MY HAND JUST NOW WITH D HELP OF THAT PHOTOS I FEEL LIKE U R WITH ME.

    N IF U HAVE SOME FREE TIME PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ REPLY ME AT

    www.chitra_love_chang@yahoo.com
    or
    www.chitra_chang@sify.com
    or
    www.melodiouschang@gmail.com

    OK
    BYE CUTIE PIE.

    WITH LOTS N LOTS OF LOVE
    FROM CHITRA.

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  42. MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY CHANG. HAPPY BIRHTDAY TO U!

    FROM,
    SRIJU

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  43. Hey. Thanks for blog at last...U write quite well, I must say. Anyways, I know u must've got millions, but lets add another 1 to it...Congrats! The only thing I'm curious about is, how do you feel after the show? I mean how has it changed your life? I dont mean to offend you or anything, but I dont reckon you're a star now or anything. I mean u r just a singer and calling yourself a star seems a bit 'over proud' (if that makes sense...!)
    Anyways, like your voice and your songs....Mahi Ve Rocks!
    Cheers!
    Komal.

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  44. Hey C,

    I'm so glad to see you back in the blog world. Was missing your posts and I would check your blog every other week to see whether you've updated or not. It's always been a joy going through your blogs and watching you sing.

    Anyways you take care and keep writing and singing. :)

    - Farah

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  45. hey chang. that was very sweet of u. its not possible to reply everyone personally. but acknowledging the love and blessings of ur fans publicly in such nice words,it shows how considerate u r. such a wonderful person will surely be successful in whatever he chooses to do. all the best chang. life rocks, and so do u

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  46. Winning ain't everything, the effort counts. You have achieved what others are dreaming of. The fact is that, the more and more you achieve/get, the desire/ambition goes up.
    You sing well and you did you best and thats what it counts.
    I wish the best in your life and hope that you keep your spirit up.

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  47. Good to have you back Chang. Thanks for your gratitude and let me say that the pleasure was all ours. Getting to hear someone with an honest voice is a rarity these days and I(we) enjoyed every part of it. Hope that now we get to cherish another facet of your immense talent. Keep posting!!!

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  48. You write as well as you sing! It was fun watching the Indian Idol episodes until the time you and Emon were voted out. It will be fun to get some insight from your point of view.

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  49. You were one of the best in Indian Idol. Keep smiling.

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  50. Hi Chang,

    Belated Happy Birthday.

    Welcome back, it seems you are ready to write.

    Till then,

    Wish you all the luck and hope you reach where you have set you eyes on

    Bye and take care

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  51. Hi Chang!!
    I know the talk has always been about your journey in the Indian Idol... But this link gave me a picture of the wonderfully talented person that you are!!
    For us who watch you folks on TV, you are someone who is unreachable, who is so wowww!! but when I went through these blogs of yours, somehow it made me feel that you are some one all of us can easily relate to... and it is just one of us who has achieved so much because of self belief and all the hard work..
    And hey, you write really well... going through your blogs has been an awesome time pass during work.. [:)]

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  52. Wow... Meiyang! Chang!!! Meiyang Chang!!!!!!! I was randomly listening to Hindi songs on youtube.com, and I stumbled upon yours by sheer serendipity! OMG! YOUR VOICE IS SERIOUSLY WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST EVER! I live in the states, Indian origin, and omg- I wish I could have been in India or had known about this Indian Idol-- I totally would have voted for you a million times over! Man, your voice could -- not scratch that-- would totally give Kishore Kumar and Adnan Sami something to totally get scared about! Man, you totally should have won this! I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR VOICE! Please let me know if you plan on making a CD or anything-- you're voice is absolutely scintillating! Honestly, there are no words that will do you, your talent, your beautiful voice justice. Wow.... even a sea of pearls.... a field of platinum...a treasure of diamonds- cannot compare to your pristine voice. =) I just became your number one fan!!!!!!!!
    Also-- may I just leave you with 2 more things-- you're very attractive! lol =) and! haha I'm quite embarrassed-- you're Hindi is superboi! I can barely speak it! =)

    forget India-- move to the US-- become a star here!!!!!

    You're number one fan!!!!!

    Radha!!!!!

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  53. Hi Chang,

    You are quite a writer and a singer too :) For the first time I watched the Indian Idol show and it was truly a fascinating experience: rushing home, cursing the traffic...screaming at the autowala with the lil hindi I know "ana chalti chalo indian idol start karniwala hi" something like that. (I've even started humming hindi songs :)) Strangely I cried for every finalist that got voted out! Am sure the entire nation developed a decent amount of attachment with you guys. I hope all of you will continue to sing and make yourself heard.

    Cheers!

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  54. This is truly a lovelly & sweet humble post you'v left for evry1..honestly speaking i did watch you from auditions till the end ..& you were surely one of the gems of indian idol.All the best..& hoping to hear some great songs in your voice..By the way i can write lyrics i have something written & alwys thought you'l b just the right person 2 sing it..lol..so u can get back 2 me on that anytime if you want..;)

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  55. Thank you for all the music, you deserved to go all the way.

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  56. Dear chang..

    You said it takes a lovely person to give love.. But to acknowledge the feelings of those lovely beings is the art possessed by phenomenally beautiful people like you.
    You're one of those blessed beings whose works always speaks for them.
    I've always cherished your presence throughout the journey of Indian Idol. I am looking forward to listen to your voice somewhere in the near future. I appericiate your outlook towards life.
    Just wanna say that mundane things like words go on a toss when one tries describing a pure work of god in it's fullest splendidness and glory.. Remain the way you are..

    Lots of love,
    niyati

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  57. hey thansk for coming bk to ur blogs...n writing in again
    i was totally missing reading ur blogs...(after i have read n read ur older blogs again n again)
    nice to read n hear fom u again

    keep writing...mr multitalented;)

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  58. It was such a pleasure to delve a little deeper into the phenomenon called Meiyand Chang through your blog - it made the excellent singer on TV's reality show a real person to me. I am so glad I found your blog. Needless to say, I'm a huge fan and will look forward to day you release your album - hopefully the first of which will be Chin & Chang :-)

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  59. Whether you keep in touch with us or not it doesn't matter!Its impossible to reply to each and every person!I'm makin ur work easier by asking you not to reply to me;)But continue writing good stuff!To tell you the truth I started blogging because of you!And the response has been incredible!You can take a look (if you wish to)at what u have inspired in me.http://karmickonnection@blogspot.com
    Thank you Chang..some of my articles even appeared in the Indian Express(the older posts are articles).Some day when I get the Booker prize,I'll surely mention ur name..Lol!!God bless!

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  60. I like that sentence in your blog that says "I remain the same" :-)

    Just do it dude! That's what's made you what you are , don't forget to be yourself and don't change ever! Be your humble honest self! Always.

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  61. Hi Chang,

    You are absolutely amazing! Would you be interested/available for a show in US? I searched online for a contact of your manager/agent but didn't find anything. So had to resort to posting this here. Without divulging too much information here, if you are interested in performing in US in March of 08 please mail me at payalc5@yahoo.com or ashish.jain.email@gmail.com. We can send you the information as a follow up. We would love to have you here. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    You rock!!

    -Payal

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  62. hello chang, my name is shiju from chennai.dentist myself,orthodontist.luv singing its my passion.followed ur songs all thru the indian idol show and it was truly awesome.i must say u wre great. i would be greatful if i cud get in touch wth ye thru mail..wanted to know how and wat do v need to get thru the indian idol hopefully if there is a part4 series..looking forwrd to hearin from u.my email id is drshiju@gmail.com.once agin u have a fabulous talent and do keep singin by taking time out of our busy dental practice.
    shiju

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  63. Hiya,

    I just happened to find your blog when I was showing one of your songs to a Chinese person who has the same name as yours.. He was quite surprised. It made me very happy. Hope you're doing well as a dentist. I watched Indian Idol regularly and u made it so nice for us viewers. Best of luck!

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  64. Ok well I know this is a bit late, but I didn't watch any Indian Idol till your performances I watched on youtube. Amazing, that's all I can say after watching video after video of your singing. You are so talented and I think no matter what you were a winner. I wanted you to win so much! :( I hope you keep your cuteness and smile always cause you know all us fans luv u all the way and always looked forward to you perform!!! XD Anyways, best of luck in the future and I hope someday everyone will hear more of your songs in the future ^_^

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