Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sri Lanka Reality TV : Catch the wave properly...

It all started with ETV showing American Idol seasons in Sri Lanka - I think way back in early 2000s. Sirasa was the first one to copy it - and they did marvelously well with SIRASA Super Star. 

Sad thing was that every TV Channel copied from their onwards without having any differentiation or positioning. Derana had it, Swarnavahini had a good Comedy Star. Even the state TV channel Rupavahini did reality TV in a truly Sri Lankan way with "SRI LANKAN LIFE".

The latest flop was Swarnawahini Mega Star which had a major scene in the finale. What has happened was that in the grand finale out of the finalists - Parliament MP Dayasiri Jayasekara has been the favourite. They have announced his name as the winner and then announced some one else's name which caused uproar in the spectators who started taking the show to their control.

Watch below

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