Sunday, July 8, 2007

Curtain coming down for Airtel Super Singer Junior.

All good things should come down to an end. So too Airtel Super Singer Junior, one of the best concept visualized by Vijay TV. The super singer is a contest for young singers possibly from the age of 8 to 15. This contest started abt 6 months back, the organizers made sure to reach most of the young singers from all over Tamil Nadu and attempt to select the best singer.

I am dumbstruck by the pool of young talents available, who sing songs effortlessly from the era of our great grand fathers. Specially, I enjoyed the gamut of songs sung like Classical, Semi-Classical, Fast beat, Western, Melody, Village tunes etc. I was overjoyed when one of the contestants sung "Oru naal poduma..." originally sung by Bala Murali Krishna from film Navarathri starring "Sivaji Ganesan" with panache.

In the process, Final four were selected. Saicharan, Krishnamurthy, Aparna and Vignesh. Each one has unique strength. Krishnamurthy's strength is his rendition of words and concentration, Vignesh has strong carnatic background, Saicharan and Aparna have great voices to back them. These kids, I believe should have learnt abt 100 songs in 6 months from past era apart from Illayraja and A.R. Rahman times, a monumental effort indeed!!. If they concentrate and work hard, i am sure these kids have great future and go places.

I did not like the media attention and hype these kids got, Probably they are too young to handle this attention and adulation. It also creates un-necessary pressure on other participants and kids. It is just another competition, The parents need to understand this.

2 comments:

Ganesh said...

Yep. They are very good and very talented.
But hope the media attention these kids get dont spoil their future.

Bhargav said...

Yes Gani. Let see how these kids and importantly parents handle this fame