ETC, Gilbey's join hands for music talent show contest

MUMBAI: ETC Networks channel etc and Gilbey’s Green Tea, will present the talent search, named Sur Milao Kuch Dikhao. The inter state level competition will provide a platform for talented individuals who want to make it big in the world of music. The show will allow them to showcase their talent to millions of viewers.

A press release says that this talent search was conducted across 18 cities in five states by Gilbey’s. It claims that each contest had an average entry of about two hundred aspirants. It says that the winner was selected from each state after an extensive and exhausting competition. These five state level winners went through extensive rounds of auditions followed by city level competition where they competed with other contestants and proved themselves to be the cut above the rest to enter the state level round.

The release also claims that each of the zonal winners will be put through the acid test of final selection by public. For 15 days, beginning 1 September 2003, etc will telecast capsules of the five winners all through the day.

Viewers of etc will watch these winners of the contest Sur Milao Kuch Kar Dikhao and in the end cast their vote to select the "richest and smoothest" voice of India. It is for the first time ever the national winner would be selected by the viewers of etc channel. Viewers can either send their preference through SMS on 303 or email their choice on

The channel will showcase the various winners as follows:

* Santosh Kshatriya, the winner from Maharashtra and Goa, is a commerce student who always nurtured the dream to come on a channel.

* Subhan Haider won from MP and Chattisgarh, who sings as the lead singer with Harmony Group in Raipur. He was trained in music by his father.

* Amit, an engineering student, is from Bihar and he has been winning awards at inter-university level.

* Bhanu Pratap from North is singing form 6th standard and trains in classical with three hours of Riyaaz everyday.

* Bijoy Bhatarcharjee, winner from West Bengal, is known as Abhijeet junior and dreams of meeting Abhijeet.

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