Channel [V] selects its 'Super Singer'

MUMBAI: Channel [V]'s talent hunt Super Singer reached its climax with Ravindra Upadhyay being crowned in Mumbai.

Upadhyay, a lawyer from Jaipur, was one of the five finalists who performed for the final muqabla in front of the jury comprising Adnan Sami, A R Rahman, Himesh Reshammiya and the who's who from the music industry.


In an effort to showcase the depth of their talent, each of the five finalists performed one cover version and one original track, which had been specially composed for them by leading music directors and lyricists like Sandeep Chowta, Palash Sen, Pritam, Medival Punditz and Abbas Tyrewala, informs an official communiqu?.

As the winner of this super quest, Upadhyay will walk with one music album deal with Times music. The first album would comprise four songs by the winner and the remaining by each of the four finalists.

The second album will be exclusively by the Super Singer, a music video, an opportunity to sing playback for Reshammiya in a Bollywood blockbuster and will also get a three-year contract with Channel [V].

Announcing the Super Singer, Sami said, "To find the country's Super Singer from a pool of thousands of equally talented youngsters was a very difficult task. The talent in this country is inexhaustible! I believe, Ravindra has the inherent talent to create and deliver music that will appeal to a wide range of audiences. His grasp of music is tremendous and he will definitely be a voice to reckon with! I'd like to say a big thank you to all the viewers for having participated. Your inputs have definitely helped me in the final decision making."

Adjudged as the Super Singer after a nationwide search for the country's best singing talent, Upadhyay along with the other four finalists underwent rigorous training over the past two months. The media release adds that the finalists were trained for the final muqabla in music, vocals and grooming, by the some best in the industry like Bhavdeep Jaipurwale, Dr. Rama Vaidyanathan, and Pallavi Walia Raj.

Commenting on the exhaustive selection process, Channel [V] head honcho Amar K Deb added, "With Samsung [V] Super Singer we have yet again created a stage for the youth to showcase their talent and had viewers across the country share every emotion that the contestants went through."

He further adds, "Another unique aspect of this quest is, unlike other hunts where the winner takes it all, in Samsung [v] Super Singer, the remaining four finalists also got a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with leading music directors of the industry and record an original track specially composed for them for the album. Now you see... the winner doesn't always take it all!"

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