IDEA Star Singer - Asia Net

Music that is not orthodox Carnatic or Hindustani.
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Post by rajumds » 12 Mar 2008, 10:22

This is a wonderful program being broadcast on weekdays from 8.30pm to 9,30 pm. The show is in the final stage and I have been watching for the last 3 months. The quality of participants is very high and the way the judges (M G Sreekumar, Sarath , Usha Uthup) analyse the performances is a treat to watch. Don't miss
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Post by jananee » 12 Mar 2008, 16:55

Yes..i also watch it regularly and enjoy..i especially like to watch the judges' review.....and the participants d have a hig standard!
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Post by sivaramakrishnang » 16 Mar 2008, 21:37

Yes!
It is really a talent hunt, presented in a beautiful way.
Participants are also qualified singers.
I enjoy watching this programme everyday.
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Post by thanjavooran » 17 Mar 2008, 20:42

Yes an excellent programme. I enjoy the comments by the two judges viz. srikumar and sarath . They make the contestants to sing once again a particular portion which they are not quite convinced [ of course with thampura sruthi on ]
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Post by Sam Swaminathan » 18 Mar 2008, 01:19

Any chance this programme is available in any of the interenet sites? Alternatively, which TV is showing this programme?
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Post by krishnayoga » 18 Mar 2008, 02:39

Yes you can get all the Idea Star singer posted daily... at http://www.youtube.com
search for Idea Star Singer 2007 and a Youtube member called amidelaneboo is posting this.
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Post by thanjavooran » 18 Mar 2008, 06:04

Asia net is showing this progm.
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Post by thanjavooran » 19 Mar 2008, 05:48

Y'day's progrm was very nice and interesting. The contestants were asked to perform with mirudhangam and violin to show their talents/ capability in raga dilineation , pallavi, N and S. It was a novel experience for the participants as well as the audience . This will continue whole of this week. The timings are between 20 30 hrs to 21 30 hrs. Srikumar showed he is well versed in CM too. He sang kuraippu swaram to substantiate his comments about the performance. Don't miss.
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Post by rajumds » 19 Mar 2008, 10:46

Both Sreekumar & Sarath are well versed in CM. Infact Sarath is a student of BMK. They along with the contestants sang a lovely Vathapi at the beginning of yesterday's show.
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 19 Mar 2008, 11:47

I usually find the judge's comments cringe-worthy in such competitions ( American Idol who started this type of thing is the worst of the lot except for Simon ). I am glad in this case, it is not the case. Good for them.
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Post by srkris » 20 Mar 2008, 00:18

krishnayoga wrote:Yes you can get all the Idea Star singer posted daily... at http://www.youtube.com
search for Idea Star Singer 2007 and a Youtube member called amidelaneboo is posting this.
Wow thanks for that info.
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Post by thanjavooran » 22 Mar 2008, 06:00

Gangai amaran as one of the judges did his part well. While appreciating the contestant's efforts he narrated few anecdotes connected with other music directors and play back singers. It was quite interesting. He mentioned that in tamil channels too such detailed talent hunting should be done with the help of learned judges .
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Post by rajumds » 22 Mar 2008, 12:03

Amrutha's HM style thillana yesterday was wonderful. Watch it on U tube if available
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Post by arunk » 27 Mar 2008, 04:19

I have been watching a lot of videos of this program on youtube and I find the program to be very entertaining and quite excellent. The level of talent expected, as well as shown is quite high.

The knowledge of the judges (all from film/popular industry) is superb. Yes they appear to nitpick at times but it also shows their keen sense, and besides they themselves admit many times that it is their job :). This reminds me. I would like to propose that this would be educational for folks who may tend to dismiss film industry and that genre as a whole. Sure the content can be lewd, risque at times but in terms of the music field, I see boatloads of evidence that these folks have not only firmly rooted classical roots, they (still) give it utmost due respect. They stress its importance at every turn. The "dissection" of classical songs, classical based songs is usually more thorough and stringent.

I am reminded of one video: In a *semi*-classical round, a contestant picks "swaminAta paripAlaya" (which was rendered in a film). At the end the judge (sharath, the music director) asks him with surprise and wonderment "for a semi-classical round, you have picked a classical number - do you know?" and then with a bit of bewilderment and shock in his voice he asks "Do you you know whose composition this is? This is muttuswAmi dIkshitar's composition!!!" as if to ask him "arent you being unwittingly bold to pick this for your *semi*classical number". Then he goes on to dissect how the bhava of nATTai should be, where the contestant was off etc. etc. Pretty good.

To stop the ramble: In short, this is a fantastic program. I wish I can get it here in the US.

PS: What is also great is a free inter-mix (i.e. showcase) of various languages in the content (malayalam, lot of tamil and hindi in film songs, and of course there is a classical rounds which featured tamil, kannada and sanskrit etc.). Now this may be a localized/limited perspective but based on this and also some interaction with the malayalee community in the US, I have found them to be the most accepting and open w.r.t. other Indian languages and culture. I salute them for this. They should be an inspiration for all of us.

Arun
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Post by gobilalitha » 27 Mar 2008, 06:48

whilst on the subject of knowldedge of classical music of music directors, I like toadd that many music directors are blessed with capability to perform a kutcheri for 3 hours. but they might have chosen a different line on the face of stiff competition. let me stop with one song mannavan vandhanadi in kalyani ,music by KVMahadevan .has not the raaga been dissected threadbare? there are scores of other music directors.. in malayalam films I remember devaraj and srikumar gobilalitha
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Post by mohan » 27 Mar 2008, 07:44

Yes - the music for Indian films is still very raga based. Any decent music director (or vocalist) must have a good knowledge of classical music if they are to succeed!
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Post by arunk » 27 Mar 2008, 20:04

Agreed. I always thought so (being a huge fan of KVM, MSV(&R) and Ilayaraja - ok I guess Tamil Film songs in general).

I think though that there is some tendency to say that contemporary music directors may be "less classical" than old-timers. This is true in terms of output (as they adapted to changing times, and some forged new ground), but I think not in terms of the classical roots, or knowledge of classical music that the musical directors (or singers) may have. Also,they do still rely on these heavily (as appropriate) even for these contemporary tunes.

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Post by Rachana » 03 Apr 2008, 10:32

Dear friends,
I have heard Visakha Hari's Harikadha on Tyagaraja's life story. She sings each keerthanam and explains when the great composer sang that song also.(It is in youtube...'margazhi mahautsavam')
I would like to know when Tyagaraja composed and sang this"Mariyada gaadura....'I request for the context.If anybody knows, please share...Thanks.

In ISS 2007, Thushar sang it.Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezl_xUeS344
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb1BlhihYmA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjyD3Klz_JM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y590u0MlYXQ

Regards
Rachana
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Post by Suji Ram » 03 Apr 2008, 11:14

Wow! real talent...
very good
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Post by rajumds » 08 Apr 2008, 13:26

Tushar qualified for the grand finale thanks to the above performance. He got 96 marks from the judges pushing him to the second slot ( he was averaging 70 in the previous rounds) and got around 47000 sms points ( way above others) making him the top ranked. It is heartening that a classical performance can create such an impact .
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Post by braindrain » 08 Apr 2008, 15:48

There is a similar program running in Amrutha TV called "rAgaratnam' for pure carnatic talents between 10-14 yrs. This is telecasted between 8pm and 9:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. This is also into the finals ( I guess) and only 5 contestants are left. Ragam Tanam Pallavi Round is on as of yesterday. I'm not a regular viewer of this, so cant comment on it. Rajkumar Bharati Veteran Music Director Dakshinamurty are among the judges.
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Post by thanjavooran » 09 Apr 2008, 05:47

Braindrain ! Many thanks for sharing this piece of information.
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Post by Rachana » 18 Apr 2008, 22:03

Dear friends,
Do watch the grand finale tomorrow- April 19th sat- at 6.35 pm...ASIANET...
If by chance you miss it, watch it in www.youtube.com/amidalaneboo later...
:)
Bye
Rachana
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Post by Rachana » 19 Apr 2008, 23:39

Hi all,
Najim Arshad is IDEA STAR SINGER 2007
He won a flat worth RS.40 Lakhs
Durga came second and won the Ford fiesta.
Thushar third position and won Alto car
Arun sang beautifully and won one Lakh rupees cash....
So subha mangalam to ISS 2007!
Regards
Rachana
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