Thursday, July 8, 2010

Season 3 :)

Season 3 of the popular talent hunt show, Airtel Super Singer, is all set to begin. Vijay TV, which had aired the previous two seasons, will be airing this season too. A press note from Vijay TV reveals that the prize money would be higher than what it was earlier.

The auditions took place in Chennai recently in which many young singers took part. Eight members - Suvi Suresh, Dr. Lavanya, J.K.V. Roshni, Krishna Iyer, Anitha, Sowmya, Ajeesh and Ravi - were part of the jury for the ground level audition. Noted singers S.P. Shylaja, Unni Menon, Pop Shalini and Carnatic vocalist Sowmya were the Judges for the second level of the preliminary auditions in Chennai.

Those interested could also send their voice recorded on a CD/cassette or could attend the ground audition that is set to take place in the coming weeks at Trichy and Coimbatore.

The press release states: “Srinivas, Unni Krishnan and Sujatha would be the Judges for the Airtel Super Singer 3.” Watch Airtel Super Singer from July 12, 2010 every Monday – Thursday at 9pm on Vijay TV.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Third edition of Super Singer announced by Vijay TV

Star’s Tamil offering Vijay TV announced the launch of the third edition of Super Singer titled Airtel Super Singer Season 3. The reality show will be aired Monday to Thursday during the 9 pm  primetime slot starting 12 July.

The ground level auditions took place at Chennai where a Vijay TV release claims that thousands of interested and aspiring young singers took part. Those interested could also send their voice recorded on a CD / cassette or could attend the ground audition that is set to take place in the coming weeks at Tiruchy and Coimbatore.

An eight member jury comprising of Suvi Suresh, Dr. Lavanya, J.K.V.Roshni, Krishna Iyer, Anitha, Sowmya, Ajeesh and Ravi judged the ground auditions. Jury member Ajeesh was the winner of the first edition of the show in 2008 and has gone on to sing for Yuvan Shankar’s musical, with ‘Ithuvarai ilaatha unarvidhu’ a duet song pairing with Andrea for the film Goa.

Singing personalities S.P.Shylaja, Unni Menon, Pop Shalini and Carnatic vocalist Sowmya were the Judges for the second level of the preliminary auditions in Chennai. Popular playback singers Srinivas, Unni Krishnan and Sujatha are the Judges for Super Singer 3.

Vijay TV promises to make the soon to be aired musical reality show bigger than its predecessors. The initial episodes of Super Singer will feature the auditions phase of various zones. Unique themes like melody, folk, western, duet, one-on-one, unplugged, and many more would be the challenges that will be thrown to the participants.

Airtel continues to be the title sponsor for the new edition of Super Singer. The third edition has three episodes every week, from Monday to Wednesday. The show aims to provide a platform for those above 16 years to showcase their singing talent.

As is the norm in the case of talent hunts in India, Airtel Super Singer 2008 will have a few rounds of competition followed by eliminations and the selected will move onto various levels, eventually leading to the finals. Also, as has become a practice across most talent hunts in India, viewers can participate at various stages in selecting their preferred singers. Ground auditions in Chennai have started yesterday (June 27) and will spill over to Monday (June 30). Playback singers Sunitha Sarathy and Deepan Chakravarthy are the main judges for the ground auditions at Chennai.

Besides Chennai, auditions have been completed at Coimbatore and Trichy. Playback singers SP Shylaja & Srilekha Parthasarathy were the main judges for Coimbatore zone and playback singers Mahathi & Mathangi were the judges in Trichy zone. Fifteen participants each have been selected from Coimbatore and Trichy.

To heighten the audition process in Chennai, video booths were set up at various vantage points across the city at select retail outlets for the participants to record their voice and gain entry for the auditions, claims a Vijay TV release. Around 20 participants could be selected from Chennai since the turn out for the auditions has been more than expected.

The winner of Airtel Super Singer 2008 will get an opportunity to sing to the music composed by the young music director and son of music maestro Ilayaraja Yuvan Shankar Raja.

Retail chain Spencers is the outdoor partner for this edition. The associate sponsors are Johnson Baby, Parle G, Premier Pressure Cooker and Pothys. The official print partner is Kumudam, and the radio partner is Radio Mirchi.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Super Singer 3

Super Singer 3

Vijay TV's Super Singer is back
Third season soon to hit your Television screens

The run-away success of the first two seasons of Vijay TV's Super Singer show was phenomenal. Nikhil Mathew and Ajeesh have become house-hold names across Tamilnadu. Following the footsteps of Nikhil Mathew, Super Singer 2008 winner Ajeesh also had rendered his voice to Yuvan Shankar's music. He has sung 'Ithuvarai ilaatha unarvidhu' duet song pairing with Andrea for the film GOA.

The sensational victory of the first two seasons has paved way to the launch of the third season. Bigger promises, better prize money and eminent personalities as Judges, Season 3 of Super Singer is all set to be back on Vijay TV. All interested and aspiring singers across Tamilnadu above 16 years of age group can participate in Super Singer - Season 3. The only qualification to participate in this reality hunt would be zeal to learn music and the motivation to perform.

Procedures to participate:
Boys & Girls those who hold a passion for singing above 16 years of age, can record their voice in a CD / Cassette and send it to VIJAY TV Pvt. LTD, THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, Super Singer Season 3, P.O.Box no. 8484, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034. Also one can log onto and register their voice drop after filling in their complete biodata.

Super Singer 3 is sure to set new records than the first two seasons.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Vijay TV buys Kalavani

Sun TV has reportedly banned ‘Kalavani’ from its channel after the broadcast rights were sold to Vijay TV. ‘Kalavani’ is a widely appreciated film which stars ‘Vimal’ of ‘Pasanga’ fame and ‘Oviya’ as the lead pair. All the producers, distributors, the media, the theater owners and the audience have been happy with the film for its box office performance.

Besides, the film is neatly scripted and executed. Naseer, the producer of the film, has been the manager of Trisha. Although the film is doing well, Naseer is in a stalemate position unable to promote the film any further as Sun TV has banned the film. None of the songs, scenes, promos and trailers will be shown on Sun TV.

Sun TV and Kalaignar TV are two of the humongous TV Channels who vie for the telecast rights of each and every new film. Other Television Channels consider screening of new films as Sun TV’s and Kalaignar TV’s forte and leave it to the two giants. Even if they fail to get the Broadcast Rights, songs, scenes and promos will be aired on these two channels upon paying money.

However, this time, Sun TV has refrained from telecasting any songs or scenes from the film. Sun TV cites that Naseer is unreliable and he went on to show his film ‘Kalavani’ to two of the giant distributors and producers hailing from the State’s first family while Sun TV was holding talks to purchase the rights of the film.

The empirical production houses could not be offended with nor could the Sun TV be offended with. It sure seems a tough time for Indie Producers as they cannot withstand the clout and wrath of these ‘big Red giants, clouds, suns and sons’.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Whats up with Chennai audition ?

To heighten the audition process for Airtel Super Singer 3 in Chennai, video booths are set up at various vantage  points across the city at retail outlets  from June 26 till July 03, 2010. Video Booths are set up at Chennai Citi Centre, Dr.Radhakrishnana Road, Mylapore and Spencer’s Daily, G.N.Chetty Road, T.Nagar. Also interested people could record their voice on mobile van that would be travelling across the city.

Those who missed the above entries could also come for the first set of auditions that is to take place in Chennai on Sunday, July 04, 2010 at Sri Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai. For more information log onto

For the first time ever, a panel of eight Judges like Suvi Suresh, Lavanya, Ajeesh, Ravi, Anitha would Judge the participants talents.

Eminent singing personalities like S.P.Shylaja, Unni Menon, Pop Shalini and Carnatic vocalist Sowmya would don the role of preliminary Judges for the S
uper Singer 3 show

India gets its own music awards

India is finally getting its very own music awards. The Indian Music Academy (IMA) has joined hands with Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd to create awards that will be a celebration of all music genres.

At an event that had panelists like Shivkumar Sharma, Jagjit Singh and Salim and Sulaiman Merchant among others, the creation of Big IMA Awards 2010 was announced.

'We have many awards in our country but no exclusive music awards that will honour musicians from all over the country. With this award, we aim to encourage our music industry,' Shivkumar Sharma told IANS.

'Musicians never get their due, honour and dignity in our country, but now they will. We should have had something like this long ago, but better late than never,' added Salim Merchant.

The nominees for these awards will be selected by a jury comprising stalwarts and respected musicians from the Indian music fraternity.

'The carefully selected representative jury will ensure that BIG Indian music academy awards will emerge as the singular and most rigorous recognition of world class quality of Indian music,' said IMA co-founder Durga Jasraj.

The awards, which will be presented in January 2011, are aimed at recognizing music talent from across all genres of Indian music ranging from Hindustani, Carnatic, Bollywood, pop, jazz, folk, ghazal, sufi, et al.

Author :Indo Asian News Service
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