7.08.2007

Airtel Super Singer Junior


Airtel Super Singer Junior is the only TV show that I have completely watched in recent times without missing even a single episode (thanks to the re-telecasts by Vijay TV). Indian Idol has turned out like an Ekta Kapoor serial, manipulating the emotions of both the contestants and viewers; it is core melodrama than talent hunt but Vijay TV handled the kids with utmost sensitivity. There was no unnecessary suspense buildup or no exaggerating the emotions of the kids. The prime importance was given to their talents.

Now the show has almost come to an end and what an end it was with both super finalists Krishnamurthy and Vignesh giving their best. It was really surprising to see, Saicharan who was technically better than the other two not making it to the super finals but of course as he himself said, his choice of song was wrong and with a very unique bass voice like his, he should have worked on selecting songs which works best in his voice and in that sense the other two were brilliant. I don’t know how people voted for Aparna in the wild card round, not that she is a bad singer but she definitely doesn’t deserve to be a finalist.

Among the Wild card round contestants, Vidyalakshmi had better vocal quality and technical finesse in singing but she couldn’t make it because the song Anuradha Sriram choose for her was not so popular and Anuradha Sriram sang most of the lines giving little scope for Vidhya to show her talent. I initially thought Balasarangan would make it to the finals as he had huge public support but his folk with Anuradha didn’t click with the masses. But Balasarangan did a very good attempt in that song. Roshan had a very soft voice but was not consistent in his performance.

It was good to see Krishnamurthy and Vignesh growing better in their singing in each and every episode. If you have heard their singing in initial auditions, one would never have thought that they are going to be finalists, but definitely their hard work has paid off. I have seen Krishnamurthy earlier in Raj TV’s Rajageethams and even in that show he came as one of the finalists. Saicharan was already giving stage performances in Abashwaram Ramji’s orchestra. Vignesh is the real find of Super singer Junior. It is good to see, Vignesh and Saicharan’s name in credits of Kireedom soundtrack. They were in the child harmony list.

Now, when I think back there is one junior singer who got eliminated at a very earlier stage. When I heard her rendition of first few lines ‘Kannum Kannum Kalanthu’ from Vanjikottai Vaaliban in her first auditions, I thought she is going to be the Super singer or at least one of the finalists. Her voice control and the free flowing sangathis were admirable and I was looking her as a kutti Chinmayi, but I was shocked to see her getting eliminated in a later round and again the reason was bad song selection. Her name is Srinidhi.

Now the list of some of memorable performances in Super singer junior so far

1. ‘Palinginaal Oru Maaligai’ by Vidhyalakshmi
2. ‘Come on Come on ‘ by Deepti Suresh
3. ‘Chinna Kannan Azhaikkiraan’ and ‘Malarthum Malaraatha’ by Balasarangan
4. ‘Ninaithu Ninaithu Paarthaen’ by Roshan
5. ‘ Kannum Kannum Kalanthu’ and ‘Kaatrinilae Varum geetham’ by Srinidhi
6. ‘Sangeetha Jaathi Mullai’ by Krishnamurthy
7. ‘Vandhaal Mahalakshmi’ and ‘Marutha Malai maamaniyae’ by Vignesh

Now the war is between Krishnamurthy and Vignesh. I am really confused about whom to vote for. Krishnamurthy dared to attempt such a tough song like ‘Sangeetha Jathi mullai’ and he was near perfect in his rendition and Vignesh did a terrific job with his expressions and Sangathis in ‘Vanthaal Mahalaxmi’ but his only problem is his barely audible voice when he sings in low ranges. I already voted five times, every time I will vote for one and later think that other one also deserves it. I think Krishnamurthy will win though I would be very happy if it ends in a tie but with viewers voting it is rare to get a tie. So let us wait and watch what the whole Tamilnadu has to say?

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I vote for Krishnamoorthy.I like him very much.I think he is my brother.

ramprabu said...

Very Good review...
I think... for the first time you are reviewing the TV program.

I started watching this program from semifinals. I really like each and every episodes.

My vote is for Vignesh.

By seeing your review, I come to know that I have missed out some very good performances :(

But, some inconveniences are there in TV program reviews...

1. You should watch all the episodes(which is very difficult) to review that.
2. You can't review the program until it nears to the last few episodes. In that case, people can't watch those programs after reading the reviews (though they get impressed by the review).

vidhya said...

Krishnamoorthy wil be the winner...

he chose a tough song "raga deepam" and sang it with ease.

surely he wil be the winner...

Anonymous said...

I am surprised to see such a nice review for this show from you. I have been reading a number of blogs that criticize it's melodramatic approach in covering the emotions of kids and parents. Felt bad for the artists involved. Seems like it is worth to watch it.

-kajan

SaRa said...

its always read gd reviews like this. I never get to watch the show properly. I dint know who went to the finals until i read yr blog..

As u have mentioned, i wish both of them wins!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bingo..even me n my sisters thought that srinidhi would make it to the finals during her auditions itself...she got selected once she finished her alaap in that song "kannum kannum"..we even called her chimayi look alike..strange that one more person thought the same way...

Suresh Kumar said...

I think most of them vote for Krishnamurthy.

Ramprabhu - Thanks. I don't review TV programs, I don't watch TV much except for some special programs like this..

Anon - The emotions of the parents and kids shown in the show are natural, they didn't deliberately do something to kindle their emotions unlike Indian idol

Sara - you missed something for sure

Anon - Glad to know that there were 2 people who thought the same way about Srinidhi.

Muthu said...

BTW...have you changed company? or just to Bangalore within the same company.
Now only I noticed the location.

Suresh Kumar said...

muthu - changed company

Anonymous said...

Hi Suresh .. How r u doing ??

Just to inform you ..Krishnamoorthy is my cousin .
--Sarathy

Anonymous said...

I garnered around 100 votes for Krishnamoorthy ..

Our family is very happy that he won
-- Sarathy

kanna said...

oh i didn't notice that you've moved to Bangalore till i saw the comment above..
Super Singer Junior is a very sensible and objective show, I think. Can't remember the srinidhi you refer to, but so far I think the judging etc has been very fair and objective. All three finalists (i'm not counting aparna) truly deserve it, and personally I find Krishnamoorthy a joy to watch every time. Vignesh is a terrific find too, such talent in so young a kid..

Suresh Kumar said...

hi Sarathy,

good to know that he is ur cousin. he has a great future ahead man

Kanna - I agree. Recently i started watching 'Sa Re ga ma pa' which i again a very good show though the judges fighting is little dramatic. So many of them among the finalists are talented...

Humanly said...

Good to know that you guys are watching the show continiously. I have the recording of the entire show from the beginning(without the commercials !!!). I watched super singer, liked it very much was crazy about it, but Super Singer Junior has exceed it by miles and miles. I am hosting a blog and will be soon posting it there, please feel free to visit my blog at, I only write constructive things there(interpreting Barathi's poems, etc.,)

http://perfectperceptions.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Ur review is simply superb.Its unbiased. U have missed 2 other good perfomances in ur list.
Dil thera,nannare- Aparna
veyilodu vilaiyadi-Saisharan.
and I liked Aayiram nilave - Balasarangan the most..
It'll be good if satellite channels hunt for such talents in all fields.. I feel it'll be good if they bring more talents from villages who doesnt have any classical background. It will be a great finding. And Vignesh also sings in Ramji's troupe... See the videos of Vignesh and Sai performaing in Jaya TV(YouTube). Its worth watching..

Suresh Kumar said...

Anon - I didn't like Nanare by aprna much becoz she has breath problem throughout the song, though her attitude and spirit were good...Saicharan's all performances were pretty neat and perfect....Aayiram Nilavae by Balasarangan was not upto the mark i thought, it was too tough a song for the kid to attempt... Yeah i noticed that later... even Vignesh sings in Ramji's troupe... will watch the videos for sure...

Anonymous said...

Humanly said...
Good to know that you guys are watching the show continiously. I have the recording of the entire show from the beginning(without the commercials !!!). I watched super singer, liked it very much was crazy about it, but Super Singer Junior has exceed it by miles and miles. I am hosting a blog and will be soon posting it there, please feel free to visit my blog at, I only write constructive things there(interpreting Barathi's poems, etc.,)

http://perfectperceptions.blogspot.com

O my god u have the recording of the entire show!!!!!!! I badly need those videos badly!!! Could you please please reply me back at within_the_soul@yahoo.com thanks alot!

Anonymous said...

hey i was wondering..u know the song that aparana sand in the wild card round kasthuri maan or something.. does anyone know what movie or the song name is. I really loved her voice and she deserved it :) but please help i have been searching for the song for like 2 weeks.

Anonymous said...

i vote for krishnamoorthy. i know him very well. i used to study in his tution class before. but know i dont . he is a cool singer.if you come to know his email id please inform to me

~vidhya!!! :)~ said...

thank u! :)

Anonymous said...

hei, the song which was sung by aparna is from the movie Azhagiya theeyae...(kasturi maan nilavae song - starring RAMBA)

marry said...

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!
_____________________________

Dissertation Methodology

Dissertation Writing service said...

This kind of information is very limited on internet. Nice to find the post related to my searching criteria. Your updated and informative post will be appreciated by blog

MBA Finance Dissertation writing