This is very encouraging to observe that in music reality shows like Indian Idol and voice of india, many participants are trained in raga music and they are presenting songs based on ragas or songs which are fusion of indian and western music. The judges like Anu malik, Sonu Nigam, Farah on the one hand and Shan, Neeti , Benny and Salim are really doing great job by appreciating the participants who are selecting songs which need a solid classical or raga base. Thanks to them . this will really help in preserving our raga system of music – both Hindustani and carnatic.
Those who are aspiring to participate in such reality shows can now well appreciate that training in raga music really helps in developing certain skills which can enhance the qualitative aspect of any type of song