Airtel Super Singer

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Airtel Super Singer
Genre Reality
Format Talent show
Presented by Chinmayi (2008),Divya (2010-11), Ma ka pa Anand & Bhavana (2013)
Judges Sujatha, Unnikrishnan, Mano, Anuradha Sriram and Srinivas
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Tamil
No. of seasons 4
Location(s) Tamil Nadu, India
Running time 1 hour
Original channel STAR Vijay
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run 2006 – Present
External links

Airtel Super Singer is a reality-based Indian singing competition in Tamil language that is being aired on STAR Vijay. The program seeks to discover the best singing talent in Tamil Nadu through a series of statewide auditions. The show is sponsored by the mobile service provider, Airtel. The show debuted in 2006 and has completed its three seasons, presently in fourth season. The winner of event gets a chance to sing a Tamil movie song.[1][2][3]

The show usually airs on All Weekday nights in India and is telecast worldwide through partner broadcasting networks.

Season synopsis[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The first season of Airtel Super Singer debuted in 2006. Nikhil Mathew was announced the winner given by singer S.P. Balasubramaniam and was selected to sing a song, Enadhuyire in the Tamil film, Bheema for the music director, Harris Jayaraj.

Season 2[edit]

Main article: Airtel Super Singer 2

Auditions for the 2008 show started on June 27, 2008. Judges had to shortlist from about 10000 canditates from auditions in three cities, Chennai, Tiruchirapalli and Coimbatore. Sujatha, Unnikrishnan and Srinivas were the judges of the show. Ajeesh won the competition and was chosen by Yuvan Shankar Raja to sing the song Idhu Varai for the soundtrack of the Tamil film, Goa.[4][5]

Season 3[edit]

The auditions were successfully held in various parts of Tamil Nadu. Saicharan won the competition (on votes by audience ) and his prize was a house worth 40 Lakhs given by Temple green Arun Excello, in Oragadam. Santhosh was 1st Runner Up and won a car . Sathya Prakash (adjudged to be the best performance in finals by the judges won 2nd Runner Up and his prize was 3 lakhs (IND). Pooja Vaidyanath was 3rd Runner Up and her prize was 1 lakh (IND) Srinivasan Raghunathan won judges special prize of 1 lakh as judges thought that he was strongest and deserving contest in wildcard who gave tough competition to one and all. His wildcard performance of 'Aromale' had sensational reach towards audience[6] Now, he sang for A. R. Rahman's musical Godfather Kannada in the name of Nivas A. R. Rahman changed that name.

Permanent Judges: Sujatha Mohan, Unnikrishnan, Srinivas. Audition Judges: Harish Raghavendra, S.P. Sailaja, Pop Shalini, Mahathi, Nithyasree Mahadevan, Sowmya, Malgudi Subha, and Unni Menon.

Season 4[edit]

Main article: Airtel Super Singer 4

The auditions were held in various parts of Tamil Nadu. The Season 4 Grand Finale held on 1 February 2014 was broadcast live on Star Vijay and YouTube.

Grand Finale:

Winners were selected by audience votes. Each contestants has given two performances in the grand finale.

Diwagar was declared as Title Winner.

Syed Subahan was declared as Judges Choice Winner for the best performance in Grand Finale and 1st Runner up as he got the second maximum votes of audience.

Sharath Santosh was declared as 2nd Runner up.

Top 5 Contestants

Diwagar, Parvathy,Syed Subahan, Sarath Santosh and Sonia,

Top 4 contestants

Diwakar, Sarath Santosh, Syed Subahan, and Parvathy

Top 3 contestants

Diwagar,Sarath Santhosh, Syed Subahan

Permanent Judges: Sujatha Mohan, Unnikrishnan, Srinivas.

Audition Judges: Ananth Vaidyanathan, S.P. Sailaja, Devan Ekambaram, Nithyasree Mahadevan, Mahathi, Pop Shalini, Sowmya, Malgudi Subha.

Other/Guest Judges: K S Chitra, S. Janaki, Mano and many others among the noted singers who judged the reality-show in its various stages.

Season 1 (2006)
Nikhil Mathew Winner
Season 2 (2008)
Ajeesh Winner
Prasanna Eliminated in Finals
Ranjani Eliminated in Finals
Ravi Runner-up Winner
Renu 3rd Place Winner
Season 3 (2011)
Sai Charan Winner
Santosh Hariharan 1st Runner
Sathya Prakash 2nd Runner
Pooja Vaidyanath 3rd Runner
Season 4 (2014)
Diwakar Winner
Syed Subahan Judges Choice Winner and 1st Runner Up
Sarath Santosh 2nd Runner Up
Parvathy Eliminated in Finals
Sonia Eliminated in Finals


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